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  • The Time It Never Rained | Elmer Kelton

    The Time It Never Rained

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    For decades, Charlie Flagg has eked out a living by raising cattle and sheep on his modest Texas ranch. Hardworking and old-fashioned, he distrusts federal programs that claim to help struggling farmers and ranchers. But as rainless years continue and others sell their souls for federal handouts, Charlie finds himself under increasing pressure to compromise his principles - and surrender his freedom.

    Doris says: "The time it didn't rain"
  • Six Bits a Day | Elmer Kelton

    Six Bits a Day

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    Seven-time Spur Award winner Elmer Kelton sets this "completely absorbing" prequel to his award-winning classics The Good Old Boys and The Smiling Country in 1889 Texas. Hewey Calloway and his kid brother Walter head for West Texas - hoping to live their cowboy dream. But when Walter's crush on a gal threatens the dream, Hewey plots to get Walter back in the saddle again.

    Russell says: "Enjoyable story"
  • The Good Old Boys | Elmer Kelton

    The Good Old Boys

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    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.

    Dave says: "Kelton & Guidall - Great Team!"
  • Pumpkin Rollers | Elmer Kelton

    Pumpkin Rollers

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    Six-time Spur Award winner Elmer Kelton was named the greatest Western author of all time by the Western Writers of America. In this novel, 18-year-old farmer Trey McLean aspires to be a cattle rancher. He leaves East Texas with four cows and heads west, but a corrupt sheriff quickly steals the animals. Helpless and confused, Trey finds trouble with a dangerous fugitive. But he also finds comfort and opportunity with a rancher’s lovely daughter.

  • Many a River | Elmer Kelton

    Many a River

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated By Ed Sala
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    When Comanches slaughter his parents in 1855 West Texas, eight-year-old Jeff buries their scalped bodies—and the charred remains of his younger brother. Taken in by a homesteading family, Jeff ekes out an existence. But as he dons Confederate gray, he never dreams his brother is alive—or that he’s wearing Union blue.

    Richard says: "A story of the old west"
  • Donovan | Elmer Kelton

    Donovan

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated By Kevin Orton
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    Donovan was supposed to be dead. The town of Dry Fork, southern Texas, had buried him years before when Uncle Joe Vickers had fired off both barrels of a shotgun into the vicious outlaw's face as he was escaping from jail. Now Uncle Joe has been shot - in just the same way. And Judge Upshaw had found a noose hanging on his door.

  • Jericho's Road | Elmer Kelton

    Jericho's Road

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated By Elmer Kelton
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    Jericho's Road follows the perilous trail of young Texas Ranger Andy Pickard, who has been assigned to control feuding ranchers on each side of the Mexico/Texas border. Caught in the middle of a potential bloodbath, Andy is determined to find a peaceful way to end the conflict.

    Ben says: "good read"
  • Shadow of a Star | Elmer Kelton

    Shadow of a Star

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated By Graham Winton
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    Deputy Sheriff Jim-Bob McClain isn't sure he's ready to follow in his father's footsteps as the law in Coolridge County. In fact he has a hard enough time keeping the peace between the drunks in the local saloon. But with tough Sheriff Mont Naylor to back him up, he figures he can handle whatever comes his way. Jim-Bob's first real assignment is no piece of cake. He must escort a ruthless outlaw into the hands of justice. All seems well with the lawless killer firmly in Jim-Bob's custody. But nothing prepares him for an angry mob determined to take the law into their own hands.

  • Ranger's Trail | Elmer Kelton

    Ranger's Trail

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
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    Ranger's Trail takes listeners back to 1874 for a rousing tale of the legendary Texas Rangers. The Rangers are reorganizing, and they badly want Rusty Shannon to re-enlist. But Rusty has plans for a quiet, married life. Then a terrible tragedy destroys his world, and sends him down the treacherous trail of revenge.

    Russell says: "Welll written and entertaining"
  • Hanging Judge | Elmer Kelton

    Hanging Judge

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated By Jason Culp
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    In Hanging Judge, Justin Moffitt is eager to help keep the peace as a deputy marshal in small-town Texas. That is, until Justin is assigned to the wrong marshal - a "hanging judge" who is as famous for his ruthlessness as he is for his commitment to justice. When Justin's boss hangs a controversial criminal, Justin must defend himself against an army of friends and relatives, desperate for revenge.

  • Badger Boy | Elmer Kelton

    Badger Boy

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
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    Elmer Kelton is hailed as the greatest Western author of all time by the Western Writers of America and has earned six Spur Awards during his impressive career. In Badger Boy, Kelton effortlessly sweeps listeners back to the post-Civil War Texas frontier, where ranger Rusty Shannon hopes to settle down as a respectable farmer. But trouble brews when Rusty captures Badger Boy, a white child raised by the Comanches who murdered his parents.

    Skaught says: "It takes a while to get to the Badger Boy story..."
  • After the Bugles | Elmer Kelton

    After the Bugles

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated By Graham Winton
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    Joshua Buckalew has left behind the deserted battlefields that claimed his brother Thomas. The war has cost him much, but it has also given him a strong bond to the land and to the Mexican families who stood with him against the tyrannies of Santa Anna. Josh is travelling with Ramon Hernandez his best friend and the man who had fought with him, side by side. Where they are going, he isn't quite sure.

    Jean says: "A Supercharged Yarn"
  • The Day the Cowboys Quit | Elmer Kelton

    The Day the Cowboys Quit

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated By Pete Bradbury
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    Honored by the Western Writers of America as one of history's 25 Best Westerns, and based on an actual 1883 Texas cowboys' strike, this Golden Spur Award-winning novel tells the gripping saga of veteran cowboys and upstart cattle lords vying for power and vainly resisting change.

    alyxsheerheart says: "Elmer Kelton, enough said."
  • Manhunters | Elmer Kelton

    Manhunters

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated By Jack Garrett
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    As he flees to the sanctuary of Mexico, Chacho Fernandez is unaware of the fuel he has added to the already simmering racial hatreds in and around the quiet town of Domingo, Texas. Through events set in motion by a misunderstanding, Chacho becomes a folk hero to his people and a dangerous fugitive to a group of zealous lawmen.

  • Sandhills Boy: The Winding Trail of a Texas Writer | Elmer Kelton

    Sandhills Boy: The Winding Trail of a Texas Writer

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    Voted by his peers as the best Western writer of all time and honored with a record seven Spur Awards, Elmer Kelton is the beloved author of such compelling tales as The Good Old Boys. A beautifully written and highly readable memoir, Sandhills Boy reveals the origins of a unique storytelling talent and Texas treasure.

    Jim says: "Shockingly boring"
  • Shotgun | Elmer Kelton

    Shotgun

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated By Jack Garrett
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    Rancher Blair Bishop of Two Forks, Texas, has too many enemies...and they are closing in on him. Macy Modock, whom Bishop sent to prison 10 years ago, is out of the hoosegow. Modock is returning to Two Forks along with his sidekick, who is known to be a mean gunman. Also arrayed against Bishop is rival cowman Clarence Cass, who is running his animals on Bishop's land. Complicating matters, Cass' daughter, Jessie, and Bishop's son, Allan, are in love.

  • Buffalo Wagons | Elmer Kelton

    Buffalo Wagons

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    By 1873, the great buffalo herds have been all but wiped out, and the hide hunters are looking for other work. So when Gage Jameson hears of one remaining herd, he sees a final opportunity to make a huge profit. But to find the buffalo, he will have to take his line of wagons deep into Comanche territory, where death lurks behind every rock.

  • Texas Rifles | Elmer Kelton

    Texas Rifles

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    In 1861, men are enlisting in the Texas Mounted Rifles to keep the land free from Indian raids. There are larger conflicts, however. Texas has seceeded from the union while war brews between the North and the South. Sam Houston Cloud has just joined the Texas Rifles. But he is deeply disturbed by the suffering he sees on all sides: White and Indian, Texan and immigrant. Elmer Kelton has an amazing talent for sweeping away stereotypes and filling his novels with unique, unforgettable men and women who know the ways of the frontier. Audie Award-winning narrator George Guidall's performance is superb.

    Russell says: "Just What I Expect from Elmer Kelton"
  • Llano River | Elmer Kelton

    Llano River

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated By Graham Winton
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    When former cattle man Dundee wanders into the town of Titusville, he's broke, tired, and itching for a fight. Instead, he gets a job offer...from none other than the top man in town, John Titus. Titus recruits Dundee to find out who's rustling his extensive herd of cattle. But for Titus, it isn't enough that Dundee find the missing cattle. He wants to place the blame on a specific person...Blue Roan Hardesty, a one-time friend turned sworn enemy of the powerful Titus clan.

  • Other Men's Horses | Elmer Kelton

    Other Men's Horses

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
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    In Other Men’s Horses, a young 1880s Texas Ranger must track down a fugitive who gunned down a notorious horse thief. Reaching the West Texas town where Donley Bannister was last spotted, Ranger Andy Pickard follows Bannister’s trail across treacherous, unforgiving terrain. But when outlaws ambush Pickard, Bannister risks his life to rescue his pursuer—instead of high-tailing it in the opposite direction—and provides life-saving medical care.

    Amazon Customer says: "No Focus"
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