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The Man Who Rode Midnight

Narrated by: George Guidall
Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (79 ratings)
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Nearly 70, Wes Hendricks has led a tough and colorful life as a cowboy and broncobuster, and all he asks now is that he be left alone on his poor, hardscrabble ranch in the West Texas hill country. Not a chance - the powers that be in the little town of Big River (including Wes' old cowboy pal, druggist/Mayor Orville Levitt) have decreed that an artificial lake will be created to generate tourism, and Wes' ranch stands squarely in their way.  

Wes is offered great sums of money and is even threatened by the strong-arm tactics of Sheriff Wally Vincent, but he stands firm.  

©1987, 1990 Elmer Kelton (P)2018 Recorded Books

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  • Al
  • 11-18-18

None better

Elmer Kelton and George Guidall, both brilliant tellers of tales which enlighten and entertain us all.

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  • William
  • Dell, Montana, USA
  • 11-01-18

Depth of characters is amazing....

I wasn't prepared for how connected I would become to the characters in this story....very emotional... wonderful story

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Best western I’ve read

I was skeptical at first because it was of a more recent time. But after listening to it , it is my favorite book, and I have listened to several hundred westerns. Highly recommend it, you won’t regret it.

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Disappointing

I think Elmer was not true to himself and was trying to appeal to a younger crowd. Stopped listening at the 2 hours 20 minutes left mark. Sexual immorality. Unpleasant people. Not a western. Nothing like the Pumpkin Rollers.

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  • Barbara
  • SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, United States
  • 02-06-19

The team of Elmer and Guidall, just can't be beat

I LOVE ALL ELIMER KELTON,S BOOKS. THE STORES ARE ALL UP LIFTING. THIS BOOK WILL ENTERTAIN YOU AND
RESTORE YOUR FAITH IN THE GOODNESS OF PEOPLE.

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Close to home

My husband and I have farmed cotton in West Texas for nearly fifty years. We farm land his parents own and lands his grandfather farmed before them. This book hits close to home for us. Elmer Kelton was a friend of an old rancher we knew in our part of the world, Tee Knox. Elmer is the real deal. He writes from his heart.