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The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog Audiobook

The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog

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Publisher's Summary

It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it. Guts, glory, danger, and sacrifice are all in a day's work for Hank the Cowdog, Head of Ranch Security. While investigating a murder on the ranch, Hank finds himself the number-one suspect. He resigns and heads for the hills to become an outlaw. A band of ruthless coyotes are happy to teach Hank the trade. Will Hank be forced to raid his own ranch?

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.

Hot dog: Don't miss out on any of Hank the Cowdog's adventures.

©1983 John R. Erickson; (P)1983 John R. Erickson

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    "Why so edventoris I don't know"

    I love T..... H .....E.. .......B .....O .......O .....K.i give it 5🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟.BY THE BOOK FOR KIDS and Parents. By

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    Vohnna vidor, texas, United States 03-01-15
    Vohnna vidor, texas, United States 03-01-15 Member Since 2013
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    "The best!"

    This is the ultimate!Even though it is the first in the series, it is extremely good.Keep on writing Mr.Erickson!

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    Kindle Customer 04-30-14

    Retired high school English teacher. I liked and worked with the at-risk student. Interested in about everything, but I love a good story.

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    "Another Perennial Favorite"

    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.

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    Corrinne Smithpeters 12-31-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A Childhood Classic"

    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.

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    Tina Nibley, UT, United States 12-10-16
    Tina Nibley, UT, United States 12-10-16 Member Since 2016

    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.

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    "Music is very distracting"

    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.

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    PeanutButterandJelly 09-28-16
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    "Background music makes it hard to hear the story"
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    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.

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    David Monterey, CA, United States 06-21-16
    David Monterey, CA, United States 06-21-16 Member Since 2009
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    "Great kids series!"

    I used to love renting these from Cracker Barrel as a kid. So glad Audible has them, and my kids get to enjoy them.

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    The Super-duper Amazing Silver Golem 03-16-16

    Loves a good adventure with heart and lots of laughs.

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    "Hank: a timeless chuckle for families everywhere."

    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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    Braden Wheeler OGDEN, UTAH, US 10-12-15
    Braden Wheeler OGDEN, UTAH, US 10-12-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Hank the skunk dog lol"

    Me and my child loved this book. So interactive and fun to listen to. Go Hank the cow 🐮 dog 🐶!

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    Jane Harrisburg, IL, United States 08-15-13 Member Since 2012
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    "One of my favorite read aloud books for kids."
    Would you listen to The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog again? Why?

    Absolutely! The pace and story line moves right along. The students are always disappointed when I stop reading and beg me to keep reading. That's why I got the Audible version, I was losing my voice I read so much. Also, the author reading it and the background music made it, well, Wow!


    What does John R. Erickson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He reads it the way he meant it to sound. It was fun to hear what he emphasized vs. my reading of it.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes, at the end when Hank chose to save Drover and the ranch.


    Any additional comments?

    I read this book every year to my 4th grade class. It is one of the funniest, most humorous books I have read.

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