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The Case of the Wounded Buzzard on Christmas Eve

Narrated by: John R. Erickson
Series: Hank the Cowdog, Book 13
Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
5 out of 5 stars (97 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Tis the season for chaos. It's the night before Christmas, and Hank the Cowdog, head of ranch security, is looking forward to a long winter's nap when duty calls him to accompany Slim into town for a last-minute shopping spree.

Along the way, Hank and the gang are struck not only by the meaning of Christmas but also by a 25-pound buzzard who crashes through their windshield. When they finally get to town, they get caught up in the festivities...and the Sandy Clothes parade. It's a holiday none of them will soon forget!

Junior sings "My Daddy Had a Wreck Today" and Wallace sings "A Pox, A Pox, on Emily Post".

Hot dog: don't miss out on any of Hank the Cowdog's adventures.
©1989 John R. Erickson (P)1989 John R. Erickson

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A Very Merry Story

John R. Erickson is amazing in the way that he can come up with all these totally different storylines! My 4 kids, 13 and under, absolutely love and crack up at every different story!!! Thank you John R. Erickson for making us laugh so hard, every time we listen to you😂😝

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great story

great story. good reader. hilarious. clean funny like Hank and drover and slim and junior

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so <br /> loved it Hank the cow<br />do is good me and

loved it
funny great awesomea we enjoy it every time keep making Hank thanks again

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Laugh out loud funny!

Would you consider the audio edition of The Case of the Wounded Buzzard on Christmas Eve to be better than the print version?

Yes

Which character – as performed by John R. Erickson – was your favorite?

Junior - the young buzzard

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

LAUGH!

Any additional comments?

This book is funny for kids and adults. The humor and language are clean, and the voices are hilarious! He does a great job on the voices and also in the songs! There are some sweet messages in this story, but I don't believe the messages are the priority, so if you're simply looking for a fun story with good humor, this is a great choice. It's festive too!

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  • Travis
  • Mountain View, OK, United States
  • 12-11-12

Makes me laugh everytime.

Where does The Case of the Wounded Buzzard on Christmas Eve rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Great for kids and adults. I grew up listening to Hank and now my kids find it just as enjoyable as I did. Good, entertaing story with a lesson.

What did you like best about this story?

I like humor in this book, especially the situations that Slim gets into.

What about John R. Erickson’s performance did you like?

The fact that he does all the voices himself adds to the entertainment value.

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One of THE best storytellers. Delightful!

What made the experience of listening to The Case of the Wounded Buzzard on Christmas Eve the most enjoyable?

One of our favorites of the entire series! We started with book 1 and ended up with a couple of dozen since the 1980's. Our tapes literally eroded so we got some CDs and now have them here through Audible where they never will scratch or degrade! John Erickson is a master storyteller and a superb voice actor. His wit, humor, malapropisms and spoonerisms of Hank have the adults laughing and the kids get hysterical over the various scrapes Hank gets himself into. These stories started out for adults, in a magazine for cowboys for 17 years. But they are terrific for the kiddies too. There is always a moral woven through the story. He also has plumbed the heart and mind of dogs!!