Hank the Cowdog
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  • 1

    The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
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    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.

    Sandra says: "Another Perennial Favorite"
    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..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 30 2014 by Sandra (JULESBURG, CO, United States)
  • 2

    The Further Adventures of Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
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    Hank's in double trouble! Hank conducts defensive maneuvers against an attacking silver monster bird. But the trouble really begins when Hank is stricken with a terrible case of "Eye-Croserosis". Can he find a cure? Will the mysterious Madame Moonshine be able to help him? Hank's job is at stake!

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  • 3

    It's a Dog's Life

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    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
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    It's all fun and games until somebody ends up in the pound. It's been a busy few days for the Head of Ranch Security, what with routine patrols and not-so-routine combat with headless monsters. When the dust settles, Hank decides to take a break from duty and visit his sister in town.

    Vanessa says: "love these cute stories! great family entertainmen"
    love these cute stories! great family entertainmen

    the clean family humor

    Reviewed on July 07 2012 by Vanessa (SUMMIT, MISSISSIPPI, United States)
  • 4

    Murder in the Middle Pasture

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    • By John R. Erickson
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    There's been a brutal murder on the ranch, and it's up to Hank the Cowdog, Head of Ranch Security, to conduct the investigation. The only problem is no one's talking. After a dangerous fact-finding mission, Hank thinks he knows who the guilty party is.

    Eleanor says: "We love Hank!"
    We love Hank!

    My 7 and 8 year old love to listen to these stries in the car. The stories are funny and relatable.

    Reviewed on May 13 2012 by Eleanor (Brick, NJ, United States)
  • 5

    Faded Love

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    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
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    Love doesn't come easy. Duped by Drover, mocked by Pete the Barncat, and busted yet again by Sally May, the Head of Ranch Security decides it's time for a break from the grueling daily grind. Heading into the wild outback, Hank goes in search of his true love, the charming Miss Beulah.

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  • 6

    Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

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    • By John R. Erickson
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    Guilty until proven innocent? Who - or what - has been killing chickens on the ranch? And what is Hank the Cowdog, Head of Ranch Security, going to do about it? Using his top-notch law enforcement skills, Hank launches one of the hardest-hitting investigations of his career. No one is to be trusted, and everyone is a suspect - even Hank!

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  • 7

    The Curse of the Incredible Priceless Corncob

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    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
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    From rags to riches...When Pete the Barncat offers to trade good, juicy steak scraps for a couple of old corncobs, Hank the Cowdog smells a rat. Why would Pete want to trade - unless the cobs are worth a fortune? So, armed with his Incredible PricelessCorncobs, Hank sets out to plan his Early Retirement. But retirement and the life of luxury don't come as easily as Hank expects. It seems as though everyone is after his treasure - even his faithful sidekick, Drover!

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  • 8

    The Case of the One-Eyed Killer Stud Horse

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    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
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    An eye for an eye. Things are looking pretty bleak for Hank the Cowdog. First he gets sick on poisoned bacon grease. Then he accidentally trips Sally May - and she ends up with a broken ankle. And if that's not bad enough, he gets stuck playing dress-up with Amy and Ashley, Little Alfred's cousins. But when Tuerto the Killer Stud Horse breaks free and charges at the girls, Hank knows it's up to him to protect them. He'll show that one-eyed horse who's boss - even if it means risking his own life!

    Kara says: "Excellent book for young readers"
    Excellent book for young readers
    Reviewed on November 12 2013 by Kara (Gainesville, FL, United States)
  • 9

    The Case of the Halloween Ghost

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    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
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    There's something spooky going on at the ranch! When Halloween arrives, Hank - the self-appointed Head of Ranch Security - has got his hands full of adventure. First there's a problem with the Tricker Trees. Then the ranch is invaded by two skeletons, a witch, and a pirate. And when Hank goes to investigate a strange sound in the cake house, he's sure it can only be one thing...a ghost. Can Hank rid the ranch of this unwanted visitor? Or is he destined to be spooked for good?

    Roberta says: "Fun for the whole family"
    Fun for the whole family

    We enjoy his subtle humor and dogs eye view.

    Reviewed on January 10 2014 by Roberta (STEHEKIN, WA, United States)
  • 10

    Every Dog Has His Day

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
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    It's roundup time, and Hank the Cowdog is ready to strut his stuff. So what's Benny - a world-class cattle dog with the papers to prove it - doing at the ranch? As Head of Ranch Security, Hank knows it's his job to find out. But what Hank learns isn't easy to swallow. Benny has been brought in to take his place in the roundup!

    rebecca says: "Another winner! Clever and funny!"
    Another winner! Clever and funny!

    What a terrific storyteller! He crafts a great plot, full of wit and humor. Hank is up to his usual shenanagins. The usual cast of characters are ther..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 10 2012 by rebecca (pittsburgh, PA, United States)
  • 11

    Lost in the Dark Unchanted Forest

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    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
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    Lost: one little boy. When Little Alfred runs away from home and winds up in the Dark Unchanted Forest being trailed by a bobcat, Hank the Cowdog knows that it's up to him to save his young master. So, mustering up all the courage that a Head of Ranch Security can come up with, he bravely makes his way into the forest.

    Caleb says: "good audiobook"
    good audiobook
    Reviewed on April 28 2014 by Caleb ()
  • 12

    The Case of the Fiddle-Playing Fox

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    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
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    A rumor on the ranch: who ever heard of a fiddle-playing fox? Not Hank the Cowdog, that's for sure. But when several reports of unexplained fiddle music come in, Hank knows that it's his job to check things out. And to his surprise, he finds that the ranch has indeed been invaded by a fox with a fiddle!

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  • 13

    The Case of the Wounded Buzzard on Christmas Eve

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    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
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    Tis the season for chaos. It's the night before Christmas, and Hank the Cowdog, head of ranch security, is looking forward to a long winter's nap when duty calls him to accompany Slim into town for a last-minute shopping spree. Along the way, Hank and the gang are struck not only by the meaning of Christmas but also by a 25-pound buzzard who crashes through their windshield.

    Travis says: "Makes me laugh everytime."
    Makes me laugh everytime.

    Great for kids and adults. I grew up listening to Hank and now my kids find it just as enjoyable as I did. Good, entertaing story with a lesson.

    Reviewed on December 11 2012 by Travis (Mountain View, OK, United States)
  • 14

    Monkey Business

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    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
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    The head of ranch security and his first lieutenant, Drover, are finishing up an exhausting morning of patrols when a mysterious caravan of trucks rumbles past headquarters. Going in for a closer look, Hank the Cowdog apprehends a large red box bearing a mysterious label: "WARNING! MONKEY! DO NOT OPEN THIS BOX!"

    Cyndi says: "Hank Lover!!!!"
    Hank Lover!!!!

    My family loves the Hank stories. They are great innocent fun, however, this Hank story is a bit on the dark side. The plot has Hank acting sinister,..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 23 2010 by Cyndi (Newbury Park, CA, United States)
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    The Case of the Missing Cat

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  • 16

    The Case of the Blinded Blizzard

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    • By John R. Erickson
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    Mission: nearly impossible. As the Head of Ranch Security, Hank the Cowdog has seen his share of tough weather. So when a raging, swirling blizzard shuts down the ranch and Hank is stranded out at Slim's cabin, he isn't fazed one bit. At least, not until a phone call from the ranch house brings an emergency directive.

    rebecca says: "Another winner from John Erickson!"
    Another winner from John Erickson!

    This is the best series for BOTH adults and children who like a good story! John Erickson writes a terrific story, full of wit and humor, replete with..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 10 2012 by rebecca (pittsburgh, PA, United States)
  • 17

    The Case of the Car-Barkaholic Dog: Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
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    How do you spell trouble? R-A-M-B-O. After a brilliant use of the Syruptishus Loaderation maneuver, Hank the Cowdog wins himself a free ride into town. But when the ticket turns out to be one-way, the trouble begins for the head of ranch security.

    It seems that Hank's beloved sister and her children are the target of malicious threats from the neighborhood bully, a Great Dane named Rambo.

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  • 18

    The Case of the Hooking Bull

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    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
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    When Sally May and Loper head out of town for a wedding, Hank the Cowdog, Head of Ranch Security, knows it's up to him to keep things under control. After subjecting strawberry ice cream to rigorous product testing, test-driving a mysterious spaceship, and thwarting a sneak attack from a couch monster, Hank faces the fight of his life.

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  • 19

    The Case of the Midnight Rustler

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
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    Someone has been stealing calves from Uncle Johnny's pasture, and it's up to Hank and Slim to put a stop to it. In the hopes of catching the "crinimals" in the act, they set up camp in the field just north of the canyon. But the stakeout isn't all fun and games.

    rebecca says: "Funny. Funnier. Funniest!!"
    Funny. Funnier. Funniest!!

    Our family has been a fan of these audio books since the 1980's. They are delightful and entertaining to us adults and to kids of all ages. The charac..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 10 2012 by rebecca (pittsburgh, PA, United States)
  • 20

    The Phantom in the Mirror

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    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
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    After Pete the Barncat starts a rumor about a Phantom Dog in the machine shed, Hank the Cowdog - the head of ranch security - decides that he better check it out. And sure enough, when Hank takes a peek into the shadows, he sees the meanest, toughest, stupidest dog he's ever seen.

    rebecca says: "Another HANK winner!"
    Another HANK winner!

    These are utterly delightful stories that are not just for kids - adults enjoy the wit, the play on words by a masterful storyteller. My kids listened..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 07 2012 by rebecca (pittsburgh, PA, United States)
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    The Case of the Vampire Cat

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  • 22

    The Case of the Double Bumblebee Sting: Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
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    When Hank the Cowdog sticks his nose where it doesn't belong - into an old pipe behind the machine shed - he gets more than he bargained for. Before he can say "boy howdy", Hank gets a nip that sets his eyes a-watering and his snouta-throbbing.

    rebecca says: "A Superb Series - delightful for adults AND kids!"
    A Superb Series - delightful for adults AND kids!

    Funny. Funnier. Funniest!!
    A delightful series of audio books that is narrated by the author who is also a marvelous voice actor. His stories are ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 10 2012 by rebecca (pittsburgh, PA, United States)
  • 23

    Moonlight Madness: Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
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    Hank the Cowdog could have told Slim that bringing an orphaned raccoon back to the ranch was not the best idea. But since Slim never pays any attention to Hank, Loper, and Sally May soon find themselves housing an adolescent coon with a mischievous streak a mile wide.

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  • 24

    The Case of the Black Hooded Hangmans: Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
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    Tired of his reputation as a con artist, Eddy the Rac sets out to prove that he's really a master magician. But the trick's on Hank when Eddy pulls a disappearing act - and leaves the Head of Ranch Security perched in the henhouse with egg on his face.

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  • 25

    The Case of the Swirling Killer Tornado: Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
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    Ka-boom! Awakened by an attack from an invisible enemy, Hank the Cowdog knows that there's only one thing for him to do - get inside the house and make sure that his family is safe. But when he arrives, Hank learns that the house is in the path of a swirling killer tornado!

    W. says: "The Case of the Swirling Killer Tornado"
    The Case of the Swirling Killer Tornado

    This book is FUNNY! Sometimes you find the best treasures in books for kids. It lasted just long enough for me to do my wash in the apartment laundr..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 15 2013 by W. (Modesto, CA, United States)
  • 26

    The Case of the Kidnapped Collie: Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
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    It's a dark day for Hank the Cowdog. First, Loper invites Hank's archenemy, Plato the Bird Dog, over for some quail hunting on the ranch. Then Beulah, the collie of Hank's dreams, snubs him in favor of watching Plato in action. But when Beulah finds herself caught in the clutches of a ruthless cannibal, Hank knows there's only one dog tough enough to save her...and it isn't a bird dog.

    Bubba says: "Hanks the man"
    Hanks the man
    Reviewed on January 16 2012 by Bubba ()
  • 27

    The Case of the Night Stalking Bone Monster: Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
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    Jackpot! Hank is the happiest cowdog in the universe when scraptime leaves him with not one but three juicy T-bones. But before Hank has a chance to enjoy his treasure, they disappear! It can only mean one thing - there's a dreaded Bone Monster loose on the ranch. Can Hank put a stop to this devious creature - or will he lose his precious T-bones forever?

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  • 28

    The Mopwater Files: Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
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    Rufus the Doberman Pinscher has come to the ranch, and he's harassing the girl of Hank's dreams - the beautiful Miss Beulah the Collie. Meanwhile, Hank is suffering a serious case of mopwater poisoning. In his weakened condition, he enlists the help of that crafty little owl, Madame Moonshine.

    S. Thompson says: "We were rolling!"
    We were rolling!

    This is one of our favorites. There are parts of this story where we were laughing so hard we could hardly catch our breath!

    Reviewed on May 29 2012 by S. Thompson (Dallas TX)
  • 29

    The Case of the Vampire Vacuum Sweeper: Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
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    Cattle call. A gang of marauding dogs is threatening the calf population on the ranch, and Hank knows that it's up to the Head of Ranch Security to do something about it. But instead of being outside where he can fight off the fiends, Hank is trapped inside - at the mercy of Slim and his dreaded vampire sweeper!

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  • 30

    The Case of the Haystack Kitties: Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
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    Cat ranch or cattle ranch? Hank the Cowdog doesn't like cats. Not one bit. So when a mother cat and her kittens take up residence in the haystack, he does all he can to get them to leave. But they've got nowhere to go. Unfortunately, neither does the gigantic bull who has knocked down the fence - and is headed right for the haystack! Hank knows that it's up to him to run that bull off and keep the ranch safe for everyone...even if that includes a bunch of cats.

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  • 31

    The Case of the Vanishing Fishhook

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    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
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    Even after an exhausting morning defending the ranch against a vicious one-eyed robot, Hank the Cowdog, Head of Ranch Security, still has energy left to supervise Little Alfred's fishing trip.

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  • 32

    The Case of the Garbage Monster from Outer Space

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    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
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    Someone has been raiding Sally May's garbage barrels! Hank knows the crime is the work of a notorious gang of raccoons, but in a tragic case of mistaken identity, the Head of Ranch Security is himself forced to take the heat. More trouble lies ahead. Rip and Snort, the good-for-nothing coyote brothers, are planning to pull an even bigger job.

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  • 33

    The Case of the Measled Cowboy

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    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
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    When Sally May and Loper head off to visit the relatives, leaving Slim in charge of Little Alfred, Hank knows that trouble is sure to come knocking. But not even the Head of Ranch Security could have predicted what would happen.

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  • 34

    Slim's Good-bye: Hank the Cowdog

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    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
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    Things are not looking good for the ranch. So when Loper heads into town to negotiate with the banker, Slim hits the road in search of a new home. Meanwhile, Hank and his faithful sidekick Drover hitch a ride in the back of Slim's pickup. Before long, they come to a stop in an unfamiliar town. And when Slim lands himself a new job, Hank finds that he's no longer the Head of Ranch Security, but the Head of Chicken House Security.

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  • 35

    The Case of the Saddle House Robbery: Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
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    There's a new dog on the ranch, and Hank the Cowdog is none too thrilled about it. He's supposed to keep an eye on Jake until his owner shows up, but Jake's got other plans. He has to get to Madagascar before someone makes off with his treasure! As if Hank doesn't have enough to worry about, there's a saddle thief on the loose.

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  • 36

    The Case of the Raging Rottweiler: Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
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    The ranch is in the grip of a sweltering summer heat wave, and to make matters worse, Bruiser the Rottweiler is on the loose. First Bruiser attacks a defenseless fawn, then he threatens to come after Hank the Cowdog, the Head of Ranch Security!

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  • 37

    The Case of the Deadly Ha-Ha Game: Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
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    On a tip from Pete the Barncat, Hank the Cowdog and his faithful second-in-command, Drover, go in search of the fabled pot of chicken at the end of the rainbow. But before they can find it, Rip and Snort find them. There's only one way out - Hank challenges the coyote brothers to the Deadly Ha-Ha Game.

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  • 38

    The Fling: Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
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    Sometimes I take an opportunity to say good-bye to the cattle and wish them a safe journey. "Well, good-bye, you morons. It was nice having you here at the ranch, but it'll be even nicer having you gone. You ate all our grass and taking care of you was a pain in the neck. Good-bye, good riddance, and don't ever come back."

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  • 39

    The Secret Laundry Monster Files: Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
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    When Hank the Cowdog hears suspicious sounds coming from near Sally May's clothesline, it leads to a midnight investigation of the ranch. Before he knows it, Hank finds himself caught up with his old friend Eddy the Rac - and face-to-face with one of a dog's greatest enemies: the dreaded Laundry Monster!

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    The Case of the Missing Bird Dog: Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
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    (2)

    It's the first day of quail season, and Plato the Bird Dog is missing. At first, Hank is willing to let him stay lost. But when Beulah pleads for help, Hank caves in and takes off in search of Plato. Before he can catch a scent of spotted bird-dog, he finds himself face-to-face with an angry mother hog and her litter. Can Hank's quick wits help him out of this fix? Or will he become hogmeat?

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 41

    The Case of the Shipwrecked Tree: Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (6)

    Hank the Cowdog and his trusty partner, Drover, are just beginning their latest investigation when a pirate suddenly appears on the front porch! Has the ranch really been set upon by one-legged men of the sea? Hank and Drover soon realize that the pirate is just Little Alfred in disguise.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 42

    The Case of the Burrowing Robot: Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (4)

    No sooner has Sally May finished planting her vegetable garden when some kind of unearthly being decides to burrow in the neatly planted rows of tomatoes and peppers. It looks like a job for the Head of Ranch Security, so Hank sets straight to work trying to dig the space monster robot out of its hole.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 43

    The Case of the Twisted Kitty: Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (7)

    It's winter in the Texas Panhandle, and the ranch is covered in snow and ice. So when Sally May sets off for town, Hank decides to follow Pete the Barncat's advice and bravely escorts her car down the slick road. Before Hank realizes what's happening, Sally May's car skids into a snowdrift - and she is angrier than ever!

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 44

    The Dungeon of Doom: Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    As Head of Ranch Security, Hank knows that it's his job to clear the ranch of all intruders - and that includes gophers. But when Hank's efforts to rid the yard of one such critter causes a stampede in the middle of the cattle roundup, Loper decides that he just can't take it any more. He wants Hank to learn some manners, so he's sending him to - gulp! - obedience school.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 45

    The Case of the Falling Sky: Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (4)

    When Hank hears a rumor that the sky is going to fall from the ranch's resident rooster, he is naturally a bit skeptical. But then a report from Pete the Barncat and a strange dream seem to support the theory, and Hank realizes that he'd better take the threat seriously. After all, as Head of Ranch Security, it's his job to protect the ranch from any and all potential danger.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 46

    The Case of the Tricky Trap: Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Someone has been stealing feed out of the feed shed, and Hank knows that it's his job to do whatever he can do to help nab the culprit. So when Slim sets a live-animal trap in the shed, Hank takes it upon himself to check it in the middle of the night. Unfortunately, the trap is a little trickier than Hank anticipated, and in the process of his investigation Hank manages to get himself...well...trapped.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 47

    The Case of the Tender Cheeping Chickies: Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Hank runs into a dispute with a giant bullfrog over the Emerald Pond. Then, there's a battle with a...well, let's just say a monster. It's too scary to even tell what kind of monster it is! However, things get really tough when Hank is entrusted with the job of guarding Little Alfred's soon-to-be prize winning chicks.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 48

    The Case of the Monkey Burglar: Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Hank learns about a tool thief on the loose who uses a monkey to help him do his dirty work. And before long, Hank finds himself face-to-face with the pilfering primate! Can Hank help to stop the criminals in their tracks, or will the crooks make a monkey out of the Head of Ranch Security?

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 49

    The Case of the Booby-Trapped Pickup: Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Tricked-up pickup! Hank the Cowdog is about to go on the ride of his life! When the old pickup truck breaks down, Slim ends up with a brand-new model on loan while the old one gets fixed. But Hank is used to the simple life on the ranch and doesn't know what to do when faced with power windows and door locks.

    rebecca says: "Dog lovers Unite!"
    Dog lovers Unite!

    Yes, I have always preferred the audio to the print version.

    Reviewed on March 05 2013 by rebecca (pittsburgh, PA, United States)
  • 52

    The Case of the Most Ancient Bone: Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    Digging up Trouble...Hank the Cowdog is on the case in his 50th mystery, and it's an extra long, laugh-out-loud adventure! When Hank gets invited, that is, invites himself on an archaeological dig, all he can think about is impressing the head scientist's beautiful lady dog. But Hank's heart isn't the only thing that's about to get stolen!

    Cheryl says: "My son loves it!"
    My son loves it!

    Yes, my son laughs and laughs when he listens to this story. He just loves it!

    Reviewed on December 26 2011 by Cheryl (Portland, MI, United States)
  • 51

    The Case of the Blazing Sky: Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (6)

    It's summertime, and the weather on Hank's West Texas ranch is hot and dry. So dry, in fact, that everyone is on the lookout for prairie fires. So Hank bravely adds the title of Head of Fire Safety to his already impressive list of responsibilities and gets to work. But patrolling for fires is dull, and it's hard to do on an empty stomach. Despite the distractions - desperate hunger, a cruel trick at the hands of Pete the Barncat - Hank somehow manages to stay focused on the job at hand.

    Jamie says: "Enjoyable Listen"
    Enjoyable Listen

    Hank the Cow Dog is a fun series of books. Erickson continues his fun telling of Hanks escapades. Fun interaction of animals.

    Reviewed on March 15 2009 by Jamie (Norman, OK, USA)
  • 52

    The Quest for the Great White Quail: Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (4)

    Hank couldn't be more thrilled when Beulah the Collie comes to the ranch looking for help. It turns out her beau, Plato the Bird Dog, has wandered off in search of the elusive Great White Quail. With Plato out of the picture, Hank is convinced that he'll finally be able to win Beulah's affections. So he takes up the mission, hoping to score some points with his beloved.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 53

    Drover's Secret Life: Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (21)

    Everyone loves Drover, Hank's trusty sidekick. But have you ever wondered what the little, white, stub-tailed dog's life was like before he came to the ranch? Well, it's all here, in Drover's own words. Scratching his story out in the dirt on the machine shed floor, Drover comes clean about his secret life--from his early days as runt of the litter, to his frustrating search for a job, to his ultimate position as Hank's right-paw man.

    Lucy says: "Great book/Reviewed by Mickey 7th grd. & Kevin 4th"
    Great book/Reviewed by Mickey 7th grd. & Kevin 4th

    I LOVE DROVER!!!! So glad that J. R. E. wrote a book on the life of Drover. Here is the plot:
    Drover is a small puppy who is too old to stay in ..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 27 2011 by Lucy (Sacramento, CA, United States)
  • 54

    The Case of the Dinosaur Birds: Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (25)

    It's scrap day on the ranch, and Hank is looking forward to a delicious feast of juicy, fatty bacon scraps. But just as Little Alfred is doling out the goods, two very unusual-looking creatures fly overhead, and what was promising to be a glorious day takes a dramatic turn for the worse. Suddenly the scraps have vanished, and the Head of Ranch Security finds himself dealing with an invasion by a couple of ancient dinosaur birds! Can Hank get to the bottom of this latest mystery...before it's too late?

    Isia says: "Hilarious!"
    Hilarious!

    I thought this book was excellent, but my children missed the point completely. It was partly the strong American southern accent of the performer, or..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 19 2014 by Isia (Pretoria, South Africa)
  • 55

    The Case of the Secret Weapon: Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (12)

    There's a burglar on the loose, and he's robbing houses with the help of a supersneaky, super-stinky, secret weapon. When this character comes sniffing around Slim's bachelor shack, Hank the Cowdog heads right into action. But does Hank have what it takes to save the day even after getting caught in the spray of some very unsavory artillery?

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 56

    The Case of the Coyote Invasion: Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Hank the Cowdog is in hot water with Sally May--again! But, before Hank has a chance to convince her how sorry he is, he learns the ranch is being targeted for a major invasion from his arch-enemies the coyotes. Does Hank have what it takes to save his reputation, protect the ranch, and make things right with Sally May? Hank sings about his dog food in "Eating Doesn't Have to Be Fun", and Hank stops in his tracks when he hears "The Coyote Chicken Chant".

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 57

    The Disappearance of Drover: Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (19)

    Hank and Drover have just hitched an accidental ride into town in the back of Slim's pickup, and boy, are they excited! But the excitement turns to drama when Drover mysteriously disappears! Can Hank track down his faithful sidekick before it's time for Slim to head back to the ranch? Or is he off on a wild goose chase?

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 58

    The Case of the Mysterious Voice: Hank the Cowdog

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (7)

    When a funny turn of events brings a parrot to the ranch, Hank is not worried. After all, what harm can one copycat bird do? So he decides to go about his business. The only problem is, Loper and Sally May don't seem to appreciate his heeding their requests to bark louder and dig up the flowers. What's really going on here? Hank's not sure, but he's determined to find out! Picknickers sing "Because Thy Loving Kindness," and Drover sings a little number called "There Once Was a Doggie".

    Janice says: "Super entertaining, love to travel with Hank!"
    Super entertaining, love to travel with Hank!

    One of his best.

    Reviewed on September 17 2012 by Janice (United States)
  • 59

    The Case of the Perfect Dog: Hank the Cowdog

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (9)

    Hank is helping the cowboys with the dangerous mission of rounding up a very angry bull when a strange twist of events brings a yellow Labrador onto the scene. The entire ranch quickly becomes enamored with this new addition to the ranch's Security Division. Who wouldn't love a good-natured dog who strikes fear into the hearts of angry bovines, wears a big sloppy grin all day, and adores the ranch kids? Where will Hank fit in now that there is a Perfect Dog on the scene? Hank sings a little thing called "Happy Dog", and the yellow Labrador sings his story in "Happy's Confession".

    Carolynn says: "Funny. My son loved it and I didn't mind it either"
    Funny. My son loved it and I didn't mind it either

    Yes because we listen to it in the car on the way to my son's dad's. We both know the story and he likes that I know what he is talking about when he ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 29 2012 by Carolynn (STEPHENVILLE, TX, United States)
  • 60

    The Big Question: Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (9)

    Loper and Sally May have left Slim to manage the ranch while they go off to visit the relatives for the holidays. But just when it begins to look like another boring bachelor Christmas with Slim, a storm blows in and the electric fence seperating a herd of steer from the highway shorts out. Now, it's up to Slim, Viola, and the ranch's Security Division to jump into action! Things take a surprising twist when Slim comes down with a burning fever in the middle of the operation, but nobody, and especially not Miss Viola could have been ready for the even bigger surprise that transpires on the way to the hospital!

    Rebecca Huff says: "Great new story! Laughed out loud!"
    Great new story! Laughed out loud!

    That Slim realized that he loved Viola and wanted to marry her

    Reviewed on February 04 2013 by Rebecca Huff (central FL)
  • 61

    The Case of the Prowling Bear

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Loper and Sally May have left Slim to manage the ranch while they go off to visit the relatives for the holidays. But, just when it begins to look like another boring bachelor Christmas with Slim, a storm blows in and the electric fence seperating a herd of steer from the highway shorts out. Now, it's up to Slim, Viola, and the ranch's security division to jump into action! Things take a surprising twist when Slim comes down with a burning fever in the middle of the operation, but nobody, and especially not Miss Viola could have been ready for the even bigger surprise that transpires on the way to the hospital!

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 62

    The Ghost of Rabbits Past: Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Talk about a rude awakening! Things go from bad to worse when Hank and Drover wake up in the wee hours of the morning to a full-fledged invasion of the ranch. It's the coyotes, and they're set on making a take-out dinner out of the resident cat, Pete. But, when Hank does Pete a favor and prepares to join him in what promises to be the next great Battle of the Alamo, things take an even more unexpected turn. The coyotes catch sight of Drover and decide to kidnap him instead!

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 63

    The Homeless Pooch: Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 59 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (14)

    It all starts with Hank the puppy enjoying his family's backyard home. Feathers start to fly when Hank defends his backyard against invading...phantom ducks? Hank's mother says it's a good time for him to go out on his own before the dogcatcher arrives. So Hank makes his way to the Twitchell Livestock Auction. Will he join up with Slim, the cowboy he meets there? Or will the dogcatcher provide his new home?

    Vanessa says: "We finally find out how hank winds up on the ranch"
    We finally find out how hank winds up on the ranch

    yes, I love hearing the crazy thoughts of hank the cowdog

    Reviewed on July 09 2012 by Vanessa (SUMMIT, MISSISSIPPI, United States)
  • 64

    The Return of the Charlie Monsters: Hank the Cowdog, Book 63

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    In this exciting case, Hank falls victim to a series of sneaky schemes: first, a Turkey Debacle endangers his relationship with Sally May, then, a case of poisoning puts him at death's doornail, and finally, a disastrous ride to town almost finishes him off. As each terrible event takes its toll on his reputation - not to mention his dignity - Hank begins to notice a pattern. Could it be that an evil mastermind is behind these plots?

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • The Watermelon Patch Mystery: Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 13 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (16)

    When Hank is attacked by a Headless Cowboy, he knows it's going to be a tough day defending the ranch! But when Slim discovers Sally May's watermelon patch has been raided by raccoons, things get serious. Slim, Drover, and Hank are entrusted with the job of a nighttime stakeout to catch the raccoons in the act. Will Hank save the day? Or will busted watermelons prove Hank is a bust as the Head of Ranch Security?

    Cyndi says: "Hank Lover!!!!!"
    Hank Lover!!!!!

    This book kept the family in stitches!!!! The kids loved the songs. Don't miss it.

    Reviewed on September 23 2010 by Cyndi (Newbury Park, CA, United States)
  • The Kitty Cheater: Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 13 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (9)

    To cheat or not to cheat? That is just one of the questions to be answered on the ranch! While interrogating J. T. Cluck, will Hank be able to figure out what scary creatures are planning an attack on the ranch? After Hank lures Pete the Barncat into making a foolish bet for scraps, would Pete try to cheat the Head of Ranch Security? Will truth and justice win in the end?

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • The Runaway Windmill: Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 17 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (12)

    When a enemy spy disguised as a chicken sneaks on the ranch, it's going to be a wild day for Hank. Will Hank be able to protect the ranch and some newfound valuables of his? But Hank's biggest challenge will be whether he and Drover can lead a rescue to save Slim from his ride on a runaway windmill!

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • The Cookie Moon

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 15 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (6)

    When Hank makes the mistake of asking Drover what he's doing, Drover reveals his observation that the moon looks like a cookie! After some highly scientific discussion and calculations, Hank and Drover agree that the moon is a cookie, not swiss chesse. And, when Loper sets down Sally May's picnic basket, which contains some oatmeal raisin cookies, the plot thickens, and Hank realizes the cookie moon was a sign that he should...you'll never guess what!

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • The Dancing Cowboy: Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 16 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    Sally May is planning to host a dance in her yard and launches a major Spring Cleaning Offensive! When a grumbling Slim is drafted to haul trash to the burn barrel, Hank decides it might be a good idea to keep an eye on him. He was right! Later, Miss Viola’s pickup breaks down in front of Slim’s house, and she needs Slim’s expert help as a mechanic. Will the bachelor cowboy take theopportunity to ask her to the dance or will the Head of Ranch Security have to take her to the dance? Miss Viola sings “Silly Old Maid.”

    Amy says: "funny lighthearted story once again."
    funny lighthearted story once again.

    Funny, lighthearted, cute

    Reviewed on May 25 2012 by Amy (United States)
  • The Valentine's Day Robbery: Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 18 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (23)

    It's Valentine's Day on the ranch but bachelor-cowboy Slim Chance doesn't know it. Sally May tells him to forget about the cows and "Go to town and buy a nice gift for Miss Viola!" Slim hates to shop, but he goes to town (with the dogs, of course) and buys a nice box of candy for Miss Viola. But on the way to Viola's house, Hank and Drover take an interest in the candy and...will there be a Happy Valentine's Day on the ranch? Slim sings a bachelor's opinion in his "Valentine's Song."

    Hailian says: "Short But Charming"
    Short But Charming

    I am a devout fan Hank the Cowdog. I am a new member, and the deals on Hank audiobooks are superb, far better than buying CD's. In this story, the aut..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 08 2011 by Hailian (TRACY, CA, United States)