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The Good Old Boys | [Elmer Kelton]

The Good Old Boys

Honored by seven Spur Awards and peer-selected as history's best Western writer, Elmer Kelton is the beloved author of a bevy of Texas tales, including his own revealing memoir Sandhills Boy.
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Publisher's Summary

Honored by seven Spur Awards and peer-selected as history's best Western writer, Elmer Kelton is the beloved author of a bevy of Texas tales, including his own revealing memoir Sandhills Boy. Set in 1906, The Good Old Boys is hailed as one of Kelton's finest works.

Cowboy Hewey Calloway loves to ride the open range like a solitary sailor on an endless sea. So when barbed wire and newfangled contraptions threaten his world, he's dead-set against progress - until he meets a pretty little teacher.

©1978 Elmer Kelton; (P)2007 Recorded Books

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    Dave Stillwater Lake, NS, Canada 03-24-12
    Dave Stillwater Lake, NS, Canada 03-24-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Kelton & Guidall - Great Team!"

    I must admit I was drawn to this book because I enjoy George Guidall. I also like Craig Johnson's novels of which Guidall is also the narrator. I'm not a western fan and I just finished Dickens' marvelous Dombey and Son. I also noted that Kelton was honored by his peers for his writings so I figured I give this novel a listen. I wasn't disappointed. Rich in characters, full of life and deep in description of the days when the automobile first arrived on the scene in the West. The anti-hero, Hewey Calloway, is a very likable character who seems to attract trouble despite himself. There are several similarities to Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire series, so if you enjoyed the Sheriff, you should enjoy this story.
    Need I add: Guidall makes it all come to life.

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    "My Favorite Kelton Novel"

    Guidell's reading is unsurpassed by any ebook narrator and his interpretation of both the dialogue and the narration in this book is masterful. I've "read" this book at least ten times and loved the last time as much as the first. I gave it 4 stars for story because of the choice Huey makes at the end. Great book--buy it and love it again and again.

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    Really enjoyed the story. Sounded just like I know small community living is. Great characters.

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