The Long Dusty Trail

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 126 ratings

The Long Dusty Trail: The Beginning, Book 1 Publisher's Summary

As the great migration of men and cattle headed west to new untamed lands in the 1880s, one man stood tall. Jimmy Highsaw was honest as the day is long - cross him and hell was at hand. Leaving his job as trail scout for John Chisum, Jim rode to Durango to visit his sister, and fell headlong into a plot to bring a herd of the new breed of Hereford cattle from Kansas City to Durango Colorado. A long dusty trail filled with romance, gun smoke, hardship, and death.

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  • Book 1

    • The Long Dusty Trail: The Beginning, Book 1

    • By: Mel Adkins
    • Narrated by: John Stamper
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 55

    As the great migration of men and cattle headed west to new untamed lands in the 1880s, one man stood tall. Jimmy Highsaw was honest as the day is long - cross him and hell was at hand. Leaving his job as trail scout for John Chisum, Jim rode to Durango to visit his sister, and fell headlong into a plot to bring a herd of the new breed of Hereford cattle from Kansas City to Durango Colorado. A long dusty trail filled with romance, gun smoke, hardship, and death.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good western.

    • By Thomas on 08-29-16

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • Wild Horses of White Mesa

    • The Long Dusty Trail, Book 2
    • By: Mel Adkins
    • Narrated by: John Stamper
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    The Wild Horses of White Mesa is the second installment of the Long Dusty Trail series, and tells of Jim Highsaw and Josh Randles efforts to save their army contracts for supplying beef and horses to Ft. Sumner, New Mexico. When the snow storm of the century kills off most of their herds, they are forced to resort to catching wild horses to fill those contracts. Outlaws, crooked gamblers, and just plain bad men add to the problems of raising their high spirited sons, Bobby Glasgow and Jack Highsaw.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • disappointing language

    • By Butterfly on 12-28-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • The Long Dusty Trail: Birth of an Outlaw, Book 3

    • By: Mel L Adkins
    • Narrated by: John Stamper
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    This is the third and final book in the Long Dusty Trail series. It brings to an end the struggle of one families determination to build a cattle empire in the foot hills of the southern Rocky Mountains. Rustlers, thieves, bandits, and Indans have plagued the "Flying C Ranch" both on the long dusty trail from Kansas City with the first herd of Herefords, to the sensless killing of Bob Glasgow on his front porch.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Moderate at best

    • By mark on 04-30-15

    Regular price: $19.95