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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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    • Cloudy in the West

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    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 Man Who Rode Midnight

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    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....

    Regular price: $24.49

    • 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 242
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194

    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

    • Honor at Daybreak

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
    • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    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

    • 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 426
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 357
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 360

    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 Smiling Country

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    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

    • 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 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    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

    • Badger Boy

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    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

    • Long Way to Texas

    • Three Novels
    • By: Dale L. Walker, Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
    • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    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

    • Sandhills Boy

    • The Winding Trail of a Texas Writer
    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    A beautifully written and highly readable memoir, Sandhills Boy reveals the origins of a unique storytelling talent and Texas treasure....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Shockingly boring

    • By Jim on 04-09-11

    Regular price: $28.67

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