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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
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    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....

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Far Canyon

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    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
    • Good book<br />

    • By Judith Christensen on 03-06-19

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Slaughter

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    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

    • Six Bits a Day

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    Hewey Calloway and his kid brother Walter head for West Texas - hoping to live their cowboy dream....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A very fun story.

    • By Mr. Mortimer on 07-06-17

    Regular price: $36.22

    • 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 79
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    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

    • 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 51
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 44

    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 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237

    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 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 475
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 405
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 408

    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 93
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    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

    • Honor at Daybreak

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
    • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

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

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not the same

    • By Sam on 03-13-19

    Regular price: $31.49

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