We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
 >   > 
Deer Run Trail Audiobook

Deer Run Trail

Regular Price:$14.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

The year was 1881, an' young Ruben Beeler was makin' his way along near the Missouri River, findin' work when he could an' livin' the only life he knew. When he come on ol' Arliss Hyatt, beat to hell an' near shot to death, Rube done what he could for him. He didn't know that act of kindness was gonna wind up changin' his whole life, but it did.

Green as grass, Rube was a long way from bein' any kind of pistoleer or shootist, but when Marshal Marion Daniels come on him an' Arliss, an' needed help with the Duncan bunch for what they'd done, that tussle growed Rube up right quick. He stopped driftin', found friends worth lookin' up to, an' a young woman that was right admirable. Then a town in trouble put him behind a badge of his own, an' Rube done things he never thought he'd have to do. Life got tough. For the sake a Marion, Arliss, an' Miss Harmony, it come time for him to root hog or die, on the Deer Run Trail.

©2012 David R. Lewis (P)2012 David R. Lewis

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.7 (266 )
5 star
 (210)
4 star
 (41)
3 star
 (10)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (4)
Overall
4.7 (246 )
5 star
 (189)
4 star
 (43)
3 star
 (13)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Story
4.8 (249 )
5 star
 (212)
4 star
 (29)
3 star
 (6)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (2)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Jim "The Impatient" 05-09-16 Member Since 2016

    My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    38822
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1358
    1327
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    551
    13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "SUITS ME RIGHT DOWN TO THE GROUND"

    You want a book with good descriptions, how about a man, TALL ENOUGH TO HUNT GEESE WITH A RACK. You want a strong woman character, how about A THIRTY OLD WOMAN STUCK IN AN EIGHTEEN YEAR OLD GIRL. Need some good advice? SNEAKY, IS WHY I AIN'T DEAD. Maybe you like animals, A HORSE DON'T GIVE A SH@T WHAT IT'S NAME IS. Maybe you want a bad guy. HE AIN'T WOTH PI33 ON A GRASS FIRE. Perhaps your still thinking about if you should buy this book. SOMETIMES THINKING JUST MAKES THE WATER, MUDDY.

    YOUR LIFE SO DULL, YOU GOT TO TRY AND LIVE MINE
    Actually it's the opposite. I read a lot of horror and Sci-Fi, which can often get gory and intense. A nice warm book like this, where the main character knows right from wrong and blushes when a woman touches his arm, is a nice retreat from the intensity of life and strong intense books. The author narrates his own work and I don't believe anyone could have done better. I will continue this series.

    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kathy Davis, CA, United States 06-27-16
    Kathy Davis, CA, United States 06-27-16 Member Since 2008

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

    HELPFUL VOTES
    2823
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    559
    343
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    282
    45
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Turned me into a grinnin' fool!"

    Forget all the previous reviews I wrote where I said a book was good for some laughs. This audiobook is truly FUNNY and could be a new found cure for depression or for a listening slump. You just have to be willing to jump genres and get outside of the box.

    It is a cowboy story! Certainly not my first choice for a great listen. However, I really loved Lonesome Dove and this book had great ratings, too. I had never heard of this author before and he reads his own book. Arg--what a leap of faith!

    And believe me, it paid off. Everything about Deer Run Trail is perfect. It's a must read audiobook. David R. Lewis is a very talented fellow. He nailed the cowboy dialogue like you can't imagine, and he reads his own book like no one else could. I was smiling and chuckling (out loud) through the entirety of the story and loving every minute of it.

    You can't not get drawn in by young Reuben Beeler as he travels along the Missouri River seeking his fortune, or better yet, coming of age and finding his calling in law enforcement. And enforce he does! No political correctness here, no catering to the bad guys. It's the way we used to do it and it felt good, really good to hear Reuben and his mentors take care of business. And yet, what a sweetheart Reuben is! This book has a lot going on and it isn't all shoot-em-ups.

    I can imagine listening to all the books in this series. And soon. Highly recommended for pure enjoyment and a fun listen!

    15 of 17 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 09-30-14

    Dare to dream...

    HELPFUL VOTES
    83
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    184
    87
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    6
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Don't Miss This Author"

    David R. Lewis will keep your interest. This is well written, and since the author is doing the reading, the tale flows smooth as silk. The characters voices are clearly separate and firmly recognizable. The musical interludes between chapters is another plus, as it allows the imagination a few seconds to consider the storyline. David R. Lewis Is marking a clear trail and I will surely follow.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lady M 07-15-16
    Lady M 07-15-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1513
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    319
    304
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    90
    10
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Delightful !!!!"

    You might find the description "delightful" strange for a western, but it is an apt description. The bantering between friends was delightful. It's been a long time since I have found so much humor in word play in a book. I smiled through most of the book, even chuckled aloud a few times.

    This was my first listen for David R. Louis but now I want to hear more from this talented man. He is also a terrific narrator.

    Although with all westerns people get hurt or killed violence is not the theme of this book; justice is. The book revolves around a young drifter whose life is transformed by a good deed.

    David R. Louis is one of the few western writers I have enjoyed. Usually if I can't find a book of my liking in my favorite genre, Historical Romance, I usually turn to Louis L'Amour westerns. He's a great story teller and usually has a talented narrator. Although very different styles of writing, I must say I found David R. Louis's "Deer Run Trail" even more entertaining. I look forward to listening to more of his books.

    If you'd like to listen to a book that leaves you smiling I highly recommend it this one. Thoroughly entertaining!

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Susan Bartonville, TX 07-10-17
    Susan Bartonville, TX 07-10-17 Member Since 2012

    I don't usually rush out for all the "best sellers", but give each intriguing book/author a look. I have found many diamonds in the rough.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1061
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    593
    565
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    175
    81
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Excellent"

    I loved this book and will definitely be continuing the series. It is a clean, wonderful western that brings the nuances, food, clothing and livestock of the early 1900's to life. This is certainly not anywhere close to my usual genres, but the characters and the story sucked me in and I stayed up late into the morning to finish it in one sitting. The story is based around law men of this era, which could absolutely go toward the macabre, but the timely humor and no nonsense personalities of the characters kept it light. I usually don't think it is a good idea for authors to narrate their own work, however, in this case it would not be the same without David R Lewis's delivery and finesse of the different characters voices. I highly recommend this book to readers of all genres.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Xavier Los Angeles, CA, United States 07-03-15
    Xavier Los Angeles, CA, United States 07-03-15 Member Since 2011

    I enjoy counter-terrorism, westerns, historical fiction, detective mysteries, and old school comedy like "A Christmas Story".

    HELPFUL VOTES
    311
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    161
    124
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    49
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "3rd fun listen before writing this review!"

    I loved this series. This was the first book. I have listened to all 5--- three times. I thrill over the gun battles. I smile with glee at the language of the "old timey" men and women of the post civil war "West". There is humor, there is chivalry, there is brutal violence, There is "good guy" wins over "bad guy". If you love westerns, you'll love all 5 books in this series. Highest recommendation!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kennard 06-17-14
    Kennard 06-17-14

    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.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    81
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    29
    27
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Best I have heard in a long tine"

    This story kept me laughing and hoping it would not end. I listen to books a lot and It has been a long time since I enjoyed one as much as this one. A good story, easy writing, believable, just a wonderful listen. I will look for more books by David R. Lewis, but he will have a hard time topping this one

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Victor Apple Valley, CA, United States 01-26-15
    Victor Apple Valley, CA, United States 01-26-15 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    45
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    53
    21
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Very enjoyable, excellent performance"

    Great story. Refreshing to go back to a simpler time where people are real and words were different yet full of meaning. Yarn for yours or see'd for seen etc, the Missouri draw and folksy ways about the characters brings a real feeling of Americana to the story. There is no confusing tough from good and bad. David uses an amazing assortment of voice and dictate to create his characters personalities. Great story, moments of genuine emotion. Highly recommend

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Freeedm WETUMPKA, ALABAMA, United States 03-15-14
    Freeedm WETUMPKA, ALABAMA, United States 03-15-14 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    69
    13
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "you gotta hear Deer Run Trail, impressive narrator"
    What made the experience of listening to Deer Run Trail the most enjoyable?

    As someone else wrote, it is rare an author is a good narrator for his own book. Lewis hit a home run. He weaves honesty, helping folks in trouble, young love, loyalty and standing up against evil into this story. I enjoyed the male / female tension and differences. None of that political correct crap. Authors different voices are very authentic. I enjoy narrators like, Guidall, Bagby, Nelson, Engene . Also Folksy guitar music.. Blends well..<br/>You need to hear this!! I am a platnum listener.. J.k.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The old Marshall.. Sounded gritty, fearless but had compassion.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the deputy received back, his Dads old rifle that the old gunsmith and Rube refinished.. Very sweet and moving.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely.. <br/>Will listen to it again.<br/> Already bought & sent a second Deer Run Trail as a gift to a family member.


    Any additional comments?

    I was impressed with this author<br/>Will order his next book...

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    patricia Pepperell, MA, United States 07-06-17
    patricia Pepperell, MA, United States 07-06-17 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Outstanding Western"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this to a friend, it is an easy book to follow, the author who is the narrator does the different voices quite well..


    What does David R. Lewis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The inflections in the voice, adds emotion.


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

    Men of honor


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.