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The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog Audiobook

The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog

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Publisher's Summary

It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it. Guts, glory, danger, and sacrifice are all in a day's work for Hank the Cowdog, Head of Ranch Security. While investigating a murder on the ranch, Hank finds himself the number-one suspect. He resigns and heads for the hills to become an outlaw. A band of ruthless coyotes are happy to teach Hank the trade. Will Hank be forced to raid his own ranch?

Hank sings "How Do I Do It?" and Rip and Snort sing "Me, Just a Worthless Coyote" in this hilarious adventure for the whole family.

Hot dog: Don't miss out on any of Hank the Cowdog's adventures.

©1983 John R. Erickson; (P)1983 John R. Erickson

What the Critics Say

"Hank and his tales are hilarious....John R. Erickson's expressive, versatile, and energetic performance brings his own creation to life perfectly. Music and sound effects throughout complement this delightful tale, which will have listeners howling at Hank, the coyotes, and maybe the moon." (AudioFile)

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    Kathryn Null 04-08-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Why so edventoris I don't know"

    I love T..... H .....E.. .......B .....O .......O .....K.i give it 5🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟.BY THE BOOK FOR KIDS and Parents. By

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Vohnna vidor, texas, United States 03-01-15
    Vohnna vidor, texas, United States 03-01-15 Member Since 2013
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    "The best!"

    This is the ultimate!Even though it is the first in the series, it is extremely good.Keep on writing Mr.Erickson!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 04-30-14

    Retired high school English teacher. I liked and worked with the at-risk student. Interested in about everything, but I love a good story.

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    "Another Perennial Favorite"

    Hank is falsely accused of the ultimate crime for a ranch dog -- chicken killing! Hank's adventures will intrigue pre-teens and entertain them even on a long trip across the wilds of Wyoming.

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    Olivia Seaton 08-04-17
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    "Enjoyable adventure story, but..."

    The narrator was fantastic, great voices for the various characters. The story was enjoyable. But the constant music in the background was so irritating and loud at times it was hard to hear and harder to *want* to listen. My kids loved it on our road trip, and that was a great plus. But if you make more of these as audio books, please please please nix 99% of the background music!

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    Dane's Ipad 05-18-17
    Dane's Ipad 05-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Purchase this book!!!!"

    I love it!!! The best purchase ever!!! Purchase the book if your bored. Awesome book John R. Erickson.

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    Christine 03-24-17
    Christine 03-24-17 Member Since 2016
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    "I loved this series as a kid!"

    I'm listening out of nostalgia. I love it just as much as I did when I was a kid!

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    Anastasia 03-01-17
    Anastasia 03-01-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Good for a while and then...!"
    Would you try another book from John R. Erickson and/or John R. Erickson?

    I don't think so.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

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    Have you listened to any of John R. Erickson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It really did start out fun! I agree with other reviewers that the non-stop background music sure was distracting to me...but my 3 and 5 year old liked it. The book started out fun and my kids really enjoyed it. Kept them entertained and laughing throughout.


    Any additional comments?

    My problem with the book is that- I don't know the history and assume this was authored years ago- about half way through it got uncomfortably racist. I'm not PC and in an adult book this would be fine, but my children are impressionable and I was disturbed by the characterization of Indians (portrayed as coyotes) as very dumb, unclean, riotous, amoral, brutes with poor verbal skills. This was not just one moment or "scene" in the book, but a theme.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Corrinne Smithpeters 12-31-16 Member Since 2017
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    "A Childhood Classic"

    I remember enjoying Hank the Cow Dog when I was younger. He's hilarious and mighty tough. Boys and girls alike will be endeared to him for many reasons. This audio book was a special treat to share with my younger siblings.

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    Tina Nibley, UT, United States 12-10-16
    Tina Nibley, UT, United States 12-10-16 Member Since 2017

    I'm a mom. I read for fun and to bring my family together. We don't have a TV (30 years!) and love the power of books. Read on!

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    "Music is very distracting"

    The story is cute and sometimes a little too sarcastic but it was pretty good. The worst was the background music. I hope the other books are music free.

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    PeanutButterandJelly 09-28-16
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    "Background music makes it hard to hear the story"
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    A great story performed well by the author. However I find it hard to make out his words over all the background music. I used the listen to Hank the Cowdog as a kid and I don't remember all the background music being there. Was it added later? I wish it were gone so I could hear the story.

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