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    • Slaughter

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    In the 1870s, buffalo hunters moved onto the High Plains of Texas. The Plains Indians watched hunters slaughter the animals that gave them shelter and clothing, food, and weapons. The battles at and near the ruins of a trading fort, Adobe Walls, became symbolic of the struggles between hunters and the Comanche. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • GREAT BOOK!

    • By Troy J. on 01-17-19

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Man Who Rode Midnight

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 47

    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.    

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • None better

    • By Al on 11-18-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • 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 454
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 385
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 388

    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

    • 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 35
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    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 Good Old Boys

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 223
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220

    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

    • Honor at Daybreak

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
    • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    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

    • Pumpkin Rollers

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113

    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 77
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 69

    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 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    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

    • Long Way to Texas

    • Three Novels
    • By: Dale L. Walker, Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
    • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!

    • By Mary on 12-25-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Other Men's Horses

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    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 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    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

    • Badger Boy

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    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

    • 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 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    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

    • Many a River

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: Ed Sala
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    When Comanches slaughter his parents in 1855 West Texas, eight-year-old Jeff buries their scalped bodies—and the charred remains of his younger brother. Taken in by a homesteading family, Jeff ekes out an existence. But as he dons Confederate gray, he never dreams his brother is alive—or that he’s wearing Union blue.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A story of the old west

    • By Richard on 12-09-10

    Regular price: $25.86

    • Hot Iron

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: Graham Winton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    In the early days of the Texas panhandle, starting a new life is hard - but keeping it is even harder. Espy Norwood is a troubleshooter who's got troubles of his own, and more troubles find him when he lands a job on a ranch on the Texas plains. Bitter landowners plot against him, determined cattle thieves sneak right under his nose, and his own son refuses to trust or even know him. Can he catch the thieves, save the ranch, and win his son's love?

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 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 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    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

    • Bitter Trail

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: Jason Culp
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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

    • Donovan

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: Kevin Orton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    Donovan was supposed to be dead. The town of Dry Fork, southern Texas, had buried him years before when Uncle Joe Vickers had fired off both barrels of a shotgun into the vicious outlaw's face as he was escaping from jail. Now Uncle Joe has been shot - in just the same way. And Judge Upshaw had found a noose hanging on his door.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Stand Proud

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: Jason Culp
    • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    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