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    • Cloudy in the West

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    In the Texas backlands in 1885, 12-year-old Joey Shipman's father dies under mysterious circumstances, and the boy is forced to live with his stepmother and Blair Meacham, a hanger-on at the farm. After the death of a black farmhand and friend, and another "accident" that almost takes Joey's life, the boy runs away and joins forces with his only kin - Beau Shipman, a drunk and a jailbird. Beau and three other characters become Joey's unlikely partners as he is trailed by their murderous Meacham, in league with Joey's stepmother in their scheme to inherit the Shipman farm.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great Elmer Kelton & George Guidall Combo

    • By Gene on 09-09-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Man Who Rode Midnight

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    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.    

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Good Old Boys

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 202
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199

    Honored by seven Spur Awards and peer-selected as history's best Western writer, Elmer Kelton is the beloved author of a bevy of Texas tales, including his own revealing memoir Sandhills Boy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Kelton & Guidall - Great Team!

    • By Dave on 03-24-12

    Regular price: $31.60

    • The Time It Never Rained

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 429
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 360
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 363

    For decades, Charlie Flagg has eked out a living by raising cattle and sheep on his modest Texas ranch. Hardworking and old-fashioned, he distrusts federal programs that claim to help struggling farmers and ranchers. But as rainless years continue and others sell their souls for federal handouts, Charlie finds himself under increasing pressure to compromise his principles - and surrender his freedom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of best audio books I've ever read

    • By NEIL SCHMITT on 10-16-09

    Regular price: $36.37

    • Honor at Daybreak

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
    • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Frontier mobster Big Boy Daugherty warns any who'd stand in his way: Get out or die. One man will do neither. Sheriff Dave Buckalew is a man too proud to give up and too stubborn to give in. He liked his town the way it was - before the bootleggers, brothels, and fortune-seeking roustabouts - and so did a lot of other hardworking, decent folk. Together they'll fight to win back their town - and their future. This is the story of their heroic stand.

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Long Way to Texas

    • Three Novels
    • By: Dale L. Walker, Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
    • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Long Way to Texas brings together three rare Kelton novels, all with Texas roots: Joe Pepper, Long Way to Texas, and Eyes of the Hawk.

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Badger Boy

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    Elmer Kelton is hailed as the greatest Western author of all time by the Western Writers of America and has earned six Spur Awards during his impressive career. In Badger Boy, Kelton effortlessly sweeps listeners back to the post-Civil War Texas frontier, where ranger Rusty Shannon hopes to settle down as a respectable farmer. But trouble brews when Rusty captures Badger Boy, a white child raised by the Comanches who murdered his parents.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It takes a while to get to the Badger Boy story...

    • By Skaught on 03-16-13

    Regular price: $26.57

    • Pumpkin Rollers

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    Six-time Spur Award winner Elmer Kelton was named the greatest Western author of all time by the Western Writers of America. In this novel, 18-year-old farmer Trey McLean aspires to be a cattle rancher. He leaves East Texas with four cows and heads west, but a corrupt sheriff quickly steals the animals. Helpless and confused, Trey finds trouble with a dangerous fugitive. But he also finds comfort and opportunity with a rancher’s lovely daughter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Easy listening

    • By Robert on 04-11-18

    Regular price: $21.52

    • The Smiling Country

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 57

    The Smiling Country, filled with pathos and humor, is set in the last days of the Old West. Hewey Calloway may be pushing 45, but he can still rope and outride most things on four legs. Refusing promotions, he prefers to remain a simple ranch hand. But as he rides the West Texas plains, automobiles are beginning to dot the landscape....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great snapshot of the classic western personality

    • By Larimore Cummins on 01-09-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Day the Cowboys Quit

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    Honored by the Western Writers of America as one of history's 25 Best Westerns, and based on an actual 1883 Texas cowboys' strike, this Golden Spur Award-winning novel tells the gripping saga of veteran cowboys and upstart cattle lords vying for power and vainly resisting change.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Louis Lamour look out!

    • By Steve on 07-20-17

    Regular price: $28.67

    • Six Bits a Day

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    Seven-time Spur Award winner Elmer Kelton sets this "completely absorbing" prequel to his award-winning classics The Good Old Boys and The Smiling Country in 1889 Texas. Hewey Calloway and his kid brother Walter head for West Texas - hoping to live their cowboy dream. But when Walter's crush on a gal threatens the dream, Hewey plots to get Walter back in the saddle again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A very fun story.

    • By Mr. Mortimer on 07-06-17

    Regular price: $36.22

    • Ranger's Trail

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    Ranger's Trail takes listeners back to 1874 for a rousing tale of the legendary Texas Rangers. The Rangers are reorganizing, and they badly want Rusty Shannon to re-enlist. But Rusty has plans for a quiet, married life. Then a terrible tragedy destroys his world, and sends him down the treacherous trail of revenge.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Welll written and entertaining

    • By Russell on 08-13-12

    Regular price: $26.57

    • Sons of Texas, Book 1

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: Jason Culp
    • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    In 1816, Mordecai Lewis, a veteran of Andrew Jackson's Indian campaigns and battles against the British, moves his family into the western Tennessee canebrakes. But Mordecai, a born wanderer, is not satisfied with farming, and with his sons Michael and Andrew and some other backwoodsmen, he leads a foray into Spanish-held Texas to hunt wild horses and bring the mustang herd to sell in Tennessee. Crossing the Sabine River, Mordecai's party encounters a Spanish patrol determined to repel all American invaders.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A GREAT WESTERN READ!!

    • By Gary on 12-04-11

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Dark Thicket

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    One of America's greatest Western storytellers, Elmer Kelton has been voted the greatest Western writers of all time by the Western Writers of America. Dark Thicket is one of his many classic tales of the history of his home state of Texas. Young Owen Danforth rides home to Texas as a wounded Confederate soldier, at a time when his home state is as savagely divided as his nation. As a grievously wounded America staggers toward the inevitable end of the Civil War, secessionist "home guards" and staunch Union loyalists fight their own bloody battles on a more local scale.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Sandhills Boy

    • The Winding Trail of a Texas Writer
    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Voted by his peers as the best Western writer of all time and honored with a record seven Spur Awards, Elmer Kelton is the beloved author of such compelling tales as The Good Old Boys. A beautifully written and highly readable memoir, Sandhills Boy reveals the origins of a unique storytelling talent and Texas treasure.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Shockingly boring

    • By Jim on 04-09-11

    Regular price: $28.67

    • Other Men's Horses

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    In Other Men’s Horses, a young 1880s Texas Ranger must track down a fugitive who gunned down a notorious horse thief. Reaching the West Texas town where Donley Bannister was last spotted, Ranger Andy Pickard follows Bannister’s trail across treacherous, unforgiving terrain. But when outlaws ambush Pickard, Bannister risks his life to rescue his pursuer—instead of high-tailing it in the opposite direction—and provides life-saving medical care.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • No Focus

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-04-16

    Regular price: $21.52

    • Texas Vendetta

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Winner of a record seven Spur Awards, Elmer Kelton pens fast-paced stories with well-developed characters and unbeatable excitement. In the midst of a long-standing family feud, three Rangers must fight to keep order in the tenuous state of post-Civil War Texas.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Texas Rangers

    • By D. Joslyn on 09-25-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Stand Proud

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: Jason Culp
    • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    In Stand Proud, one of his most controversial novels, legendary Western writer Elmer Kelton takes on a character who is not as easy to like as he is to admire. Frank Claymore is cantankerous, stubborn, and intolerant - just the qualities that make him a success as an open-range cattle rancher on the West Texas frontier.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Elmer standing proud. Excellent historical fiction

    • By R on 05-03-12

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Bitter Trail

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: Jason Culp
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    In Bitter Trail, Kelton tells the story of a tough teamster named Frio Wheeler whose wagons haul cotton from Texas to Mexico. Sounds like a peaceable enterprise?The problem is that the Civil War is raging throughout the South and Wheeler's cotton is to be sold for gold - gold used to buy guns and ammunition for the Confederate army.

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Eyes of the Hawk

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    Thomas Canfield descends from a line of Texas's earliest settlers. A proud man with a fierce-eyed stare, he inspires the Mexican of Stonehill, Texas to call him el gavilan - "The Hawk". When Branch Isom - an insolent, dangerous newcomer - seeks to build his fortune at Canfield's expense, an all-out feud ensues. Hurtling the town toward a day of reckoning that will shake the entire town to its very roots. Eyes of the Hawk is a classic tale of Western history, told by one of the most critically acclaimed writers of the American West.

    Regular price: $20.99

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