Hank sings "How Do I Do It?" and Rip and Snort sing "Me, Just a Worthless Coyote" in this hilarious adventure for the whole family.
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©1983 John R. Erickson; (P)1983 John R. Erickson
"Hank and his tales are hilarious....John R. Erickson's expressive, versatile, and energetic performance brings his own creation to life perfectly. Music and sound effects throughout complement this delightful tale, which will have listeners howling at Hank, the coyotes, and maybe the moon." (AudioFile)
This is the ultimate!Even though it is the first in the series, it is extremely good.Keep on writing Mr.Erickson!
Retired high school English teacher. I liked and worked with the at-risk student. Interested in about everything, but I love a good story.
Hank is falsely accused of the ultimate crime for a ranch dog -- chicken killing! Hank's adventures will intrigue pre-teens and entertain them even on a long trip across the wilds of Wyoming.
I don't think so.
It really did start out fun! I agree with other reviewers that the non-stop background music sure was distracting to me...but my 3 and 5 year old liked it. The book started out fun and my kids really enjoyed it. Kept them entertained and laughing throughout.
My problem with the book is that- I don't know the history and assume this was authored years ago- about half way through it got uncomfortably racist. I'm not PC and in an adult book this would be fine, but my children are impressionable and I was disturbed by the characterization of Indians (portrayed as coyotes) as very dumb, unclean, riotous, amoral, brutes with poor verbal skills. This was not just one moment or "scene" in the book, but a theme.
I remember enjoying Hank the Cow Dog when I was younger. He's hilarious and mighty tough. Boys and girls alike will be endeared to him for many reasons. This audio book was a special treat to share with my younger siblings.
I'm a mom. I have drama in my life. I don't want books with the F-bomb, nor graphic violence. I read for fun and to bring my family together. I read for reducing stress levels. We have never had a television in our home and our children are now mid twenties to 19. We listen together and look for belly-wrenching laughter. So what is it like to live without a TV? Awesomely educational and inspirational. Each new book is a marvel.
The story is cute and sometimes a little too sarcastic but it was pretty good. The worst was the background music. I hope the other books are music free.
A great story performed well by the author. However I find it hard to make out his words over all the background music. I used the listen to Hank the Cowdog as a kid and I don't remember all the background music being there. Was it added later? I wish it were gone so I could hear the story.
I used to love renting these from Cracker Barrel as a kid. So glad Audible has them, and my kids get to enjoy them.
Loves a good adventure with heart and lots of laughs.
Hank the Cowdog is an old series of books. The first, "The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog" was first introduced to my family as an attempt on my father's part to make mini road trip in a minivan packed with bored children more tolerable. The result was that it was an instant staple for future road trips and remembered with fondness today even after most of my siblings now have children of their own.
I purchased and listened to this audiobook out of fond memories of the stories and the family trips associated with them, but was surprised at how well Hank the Cowdog held up. The setting, comical tone, the language, and narration are still great and timeless.
Hank, a dog that believes he is the head of security on a dusty ranch, has many ridiculous adventures with colorful characters while he attempts to protect the ranch in his own often misguided or misunderstood ways. In this story, he tries to solve a chicken "murder" and catch those who raided the chicken coop, only stumble into more and more giggle inducing trouble as he does so.
Like an old Disney movie, Hank's audience is everyone of all ages with laughs for anyone who listens. A mom and pop are just as likely to burst out in a chuckle as the kids or the grandparents. A great way to entertain a family on a long drive. I speak from experience.
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