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Elmer Kelton

Elmer Kelton of San Angelo, Texas is a native Texan and author of over 50 Western novels. He has won many awards for his work and has been recognized as the Greatest Western Writer of all time by the Western Writers of America, Inc. He is the author of Forge's Texas Ranger series.

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    • The Buckskin Line

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    The Buckskin Line tells of Texas' chaotic early years, when a ragtag group of irregular volunteers fought to defend the far edges of settlement from incursion by Indians and frontier outlaws. In time, they would become known as the Texas Rangers....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Realistic West! A new favorite author!

    • By Techie Type on 04-29-19

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Slaughter

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    In the 1870s, buffalo hunters moved onto the High Plains of Texas. The Plains Indians watched hunters slaughter the animals that gave them shelter and clothing, food, and weapons....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a great story

    • By Koni Bock on 02-07-19

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Far Canyon

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    In The Far Canyon, Kelton masterfully unveils for his listener the finality of the buffalo’s demise, the beginning of a time when cattle would replace the American bison on the Southern plains and ultimately end the Plains Indian culture....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great book

    • By Troy J. on 02-17-19

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Badger Boy

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It takes a while to get to the Badger Boy story...

    • By Skaught on 03-16-13

    Regular price: $26.57

    • The Time It Never Rained

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 498
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 423
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 426

    For decades, Charlie Flagg has eked out a living by raising cattle and sheep on his Texas ranch. But as rainless years continue, Charlie finds himself under increasing pressure....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of best audio books I've ever read

    • By NEIL SCHMITT on 10-16-09

    Regular price: $36.37

    • The Good Old Boys

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 253
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250

    Cowboy Hewey Calloway loves to ride the open range like a solitary sailor on an endless sea....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Kelton & Guidall - Great Team!

    • By Dave on 03-24-12

    Regular price: $31.60

    • Ranger's Trail

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    Ranger's Trail takes listeners back to 1874 for a rousing tale of the legendary Texas Rangers....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Welll written and entertaining

    • By Russell on 08-13-12

    Regular price: $26.57

    • The Day the Cowboys Quit

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    This Golden Spur Award-winning novel tells the gripping saga of veteran cowboys and upstart cattle lords vying for power....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Louis Lamour look out!

    • By Steve on 07-20-17

    Regular price: $28.67

    • Jericho's Road

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: Elmer Kelton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    Jericho's Road follows the perilous trail of young Texas Ranger Andy Pickard....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Fun Western Read

    • By Charles Atkinson on 03-18-11

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Man Who Rode Midnight

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    Nearly 70, Wes Hendricks has led a tough and colorful life as a cowboy and broncobuster, and all he asks now is that he be left alone on his poor, hardscrabble ranch in the West Texas hill country. Not a chance....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • None better

    • By Al on 11-18-18

    Regular price: $24.49

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