Far Canyon

Narrated by: George Guidall
Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (147 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Spur-Award winning author Elmer Kelton delivers the sequel to his novel Slaughter with this powerful story of one man's search for peace on the war-stricken plains of the Wild West. 

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. The novel reveals the history of the period, not in a general grand swoop of the pen, but rather, up close and personal, so his listeners can judge the impact of the period upon his characters.

©2010 Elmer Kelton (P)2019 Recorded Books

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great book

Maybe my favorite Elmer Kelton book . George Guidall is a top notch narrator and another favorite. His character voices just bring them alive. Well worth listening to.

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Good book<br />

Story line hold your interest throughout the book. George Guidall is the perfect narrator. As always his interpretation is spot on.

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Loved it!

The second book continuing from Slaughter. Really enjoyed how we just continued right into this book from the end of Slaughter. Jeff Lanes backstory is a nice surprise worth how it ties up with Crowfeather. As always George Guidall narrating is a big plus. He really puts you in the book. Just wish there was a third book.

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Not bad...

While the writing is good, the characters and story were a little soft for my taste.

Guidall is always a good read.

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A Delightful Human Interest/History story!

First of all, I must admit that I would love hearing George Guidall read anything...maybe, even the phone book. When he reads a book, the listener can just settle in and enjoy the yarn he is about to spin.

But, this is a good yarn about the settlers in the midwest, and the life and hardships they experience on the Prairie and cattle ranches. Good people; hard work; joys and sorrows. The characters were well-drawn and credible. I hope that there will be a sequel to follow up on the family members.

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My first read of this author. Trust me, It's GREAT

Wonderful story from first sentence to last. No filler. Great read, you will not be disappointed.

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Very much enjoyed

I enjoyed this book very much. I did not know it was a continuation of the book Slaughter. both of these books are full of good and bad like all good storyline. I found myself having a hard time putting it down.

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Great listen

I really enjoyed this story but it left a little short on the closure to then go into another book. Hopefully some of the other lesser roll characters will be expanded upon as his would make a great series starter.

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Disappointed n depressed

Though the narrator does a fabulous job on reading the parts, I only ever wanted to hear about the Native Americans. Not the white man's eggregous flattening of the life and culture of the American Indian West.

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