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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 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 38
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 33

    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

    • 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 440
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 371
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 374

    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

    • Cloudy in the West

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    In the Texas backlands in 1885, 12-year-old Joey Shipman's father dies under mysterious circumstances, forcing him to live with his stepmother and Blair Meacham, a hanger-on at the farm. Soon, the boy runs away and joins forces with his only kin - Beau Shipman, a drunk and a jailbird....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great Elmer Kelton & George Guidall Combo

    • By Gene on 09-09-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Good Old Boys

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206

    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

    • The Smiling Country

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 64

    Hewey Calloway may be pushing 45, but he can still rope and outride most things on four legs....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great snapshot of the classic western personality

    • By Larimore Cummins on 01-09-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Slaughter

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    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....

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Honor at Daybreak

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
    • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Frontier mobster Big Boy Daugherty warns any who'd stand in his way: Get out or die. One man will do neither....

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Pumpkin Rollers

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    In this novel, 18-year-old farmer Trey McLean aspires to be a cattle rancher....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Easy listening

    • By Robert on 04-11-18

    Regular price: $21.52

    • Buffalo Wagons

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    By 1873, the great buffalo herds have been all but wiped out, and the hide hunters are looking for other work. But Gage Jameson hears of one remaining herd....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Texas Author

    • By Mike B. on 01-29-18

    Regular price: $25.87

    • Long Way to Texas

    • Three Novels
    • By: Dale L. Walker, Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
    • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Long Way to Texas brings together three rare Kelton novels, all with Texas roots: Joe Pepper, Long Way to Texas, and Eyes of the Hawk....

    Regular price: $34.99

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