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Calico Trail Audiobook

Calico Trail

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Publisher's Summary

When old money and older entitlement invade Missouri, Ruben Beeler is dispatched by the Federal Marshals Service to investigate complaints from small farmers and ranchers that a wealthy Englishman is taking over an entire county. Rube leaves his wife and their baby at home, and enters into a conflict where might is right, and Sir Merrit Treadstone is prepared to do whatever is necessary to establish the Calico Cattle Company and his new American kingdom. With Marion Daniels and Homer Poteet, Ruben faces poison, arson, and murder as he struggles to put down a British invasion and stay alive, on The Calico Trail.

©2013 David R. Lewis (P)2013 David R. Lewis

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    Kathy Davis, CA, United States 04-09-17
    Kathy Davis, CA, United States 04-09-17 Member Since 2008

    Besides incessant listening to audiobooks, I also read on my Kindle at night, birdwatch, garden (roses, daylilies), and do genealogy.

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    "Oh No, There's Only 4 "Trail" Books Left!"

    #3 in Lewis' s Trail series, this one was just as great as the previous two (Deer Run and Nodaway Trails.) These books are great fun for a long car ride, making the hours fly by and the stiffness from too much sitting hardly noticeable. But please don't think you have to limit these books to a car trip. Just about any time you need a good laugh (many good laughs, actually), start this series, relax and enjoy! As I noted in my other two reviews, it would be more fun if you started with book 1. AND, you don't have to be a fan of westerns--I'm not.

    Lewis narrates his own books. He is amazingly good and you would NEVER want anyone else to narrate this series. The boys are all back for this adventure--Reuben, Homer, and Marion. In my household, we are on a first name basis! This time they need to set straight a power hungry, greedy, and ruthless Englishman who is attempting to take over the county by any and all means. As usual, lots of biscuits, beans, and bacon abound. Shoot-em ups, family time, baths at the barber shop, trusty horses--they're all here, too.

    If you haven't tried this series, you owe it to yourself to jump in and give it a go. It comes very highly recommended by me. See my two earlier reviews if you're not convinced. It is the kind of series that makes me fret and worry that there are only 4 more books left to get (7 in all). It makes me not want to read them too fast or too often, so I always will have one to look forward to.

    Get busy, Mr. Lewis. Please?

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Jim "The Impatient" 05-13-17 Member Since 2016

    My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books.

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    "I LOVE LITTLE BILL, AS MUCH AS I LOVE HIS MAMA"

    A FELLER THAT AIN'T GOT NO RESPECT FOR ANIMALS, AIN'T GOT NO RESPECT FOR PEOPLE
    Warm, Sweet, Loving, and Funny are good ways to describe this book and the series. These books can be read in any order, they are all great. I would suggest starting with book 6, Killdeer Trail. This is my third, having read book 1, than 6, and now three. LIFE AIN'T ALL SUGAR, COOKIES AND RAINBOWS, but this series comes close. At times it is down right Laugh Out Loud funny. If your are thinking about not trying the series, than all I got to say is, I KNOW YOUR DUMB, THE QUESTION IS HOW STUPID ARE YOU.

    A NAME THAT AIN'T YOUR NAME CAN GET TO BE YOUR NAME IF ENOUGH PEOPLE SAY IT ENOUGH
    You don't have to be from Missouri, to enjoy this, but it brings even more pleasure to me, as most of these towns exist and I deliver to them once a week. Jefferson City, Mexico, Columbia, Sedalia and Centralia. Now I have not heard of Calico or Dunkstan, Mo. in which a lot of action takes place. It may be he needed to use fictitious names. I did find a small town, called Callao, Mo, which is in Macon County and which would be the right area. I also found that in Eldon, Mo, several Dunstan's live and that is the right area. He also mentions the rich green grass and it is still that way today.

    I AIN'T LIVED THIS LONG BY BEING FAIR, BOY
    This is the best author narrator you will find. He could not have paid anyone, who could have done it better.

    I TAKE A CHANCE IF I HAVE TO, BUT I DON'T NEVER GIVE ONE.

    59 of 67 people found this review helpful
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    Dale 04-18-14
    Dale 04-18-14
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    "Profoundly hilarious"
    If you could sum up Calico Trail in three words, what would they be?

    Refreshing and honest


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rube is probably my favourite - he goes from an awkward "aw shucks" to a hard no-nonsense man in control of any situation. He has a gentleness that is very endearing, and a strength that is very reassuring.


    What about David R. Lewis’s performance did you like?

    Loved Lewis' deep gravelly voice and his seemingly genuine way of telling his story.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Lawmen who get the difficult jobs done efficiently but with side-splitting humour.


    Any additional comments?

    This author needs to produce more books.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kennard 12-11-13
    Kennard 12-11-13

    Just an old retired guy, eyesight not as good as it was, so really enjoy listening to these books. Been listening for about 6 years.

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    "A western that will keep you laughing"

    A good story line, but enhanced by characters the keep you laughing to the end. I really enjoyed this book. Try it, you'll like it.

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    Kenneth Montgomery,TX 12-06-13
    Kenneth Montgomery,TX 12-06-13 Member Since 2010
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    "A western story with some very good humor."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I liked the story, I didn't like the accent of the guys but as the book went on I liked them very much and it was well done.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The humor


    What about David R. Lewis’s performance did you like?

    Good story and I could see it really happening.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you, I was entertained and could not stop listening until it was done.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Patrick mrofchak 06-08-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Outstanding"

    Best narration I've ever listened to, the entire series is a gem. I wanted to lite a schuck and out with those old cobs more than once.

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    Daniel Kennewick, WA, United States 03-24-17
    Daniel Kennewick, WA, United States 03-24-17 Member Since 2007
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    "Excellent"

    My favorite western series. I hope the author continues writing more trail episodes. 5 Stars across the board.

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    Big Vic 02-23-17
    Big Vic 02-23-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Very well done."

    Easy to listen to. Characters are well developed. I would recommend this to anyone who likes westerns. Was a pleasure listening to the development of the plot in the characters.

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    Michael 06-28-16
    Michael 06-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "love this series"

    couldn't wait to get back to reading it every moment was an adventure and I felt like I was on the trail.

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    charby 04-21-16
    charby 04-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "very good tale."

    sure like the way this fella tells his stories. everything that I have heard has been aces.

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