Texas Rangers

9 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 315 ratings

The Buckskin Line Publisher's Summary

The Buckskin Line tells of Texas' chaotic early years, when a ragtag group of irregular volunteers fought to defend the far edges of settlement from incursion by Indians and frontier outlaws. In time, they would become known as the Texas Rangers.

This is a story of the early days when... 

An intense, red-haired young man named Rusty Shannon rides into Fort Belknap on the Brazos River and joins the Texas Rangers. Years before, Mike Shannon rescued Rusty from a Comanche war party and became his adoptive father. Not long ago, Mike Shannon was bushwhacked and killed, and his death still haunts Rusty. Rusty thinks he knows the identity of Mike's killers. But with Texas now in the throes of seceding from the Union, Rusty has his hands full fighting for the law in lawless Texas and for the life of the woman he loves. If that were not enough of a burden, Rusty is also heading for a showdown with the Comanche warrior who killed his family over 20 years ago.

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  • Book 1

    • The Buckskin Line

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The Buckskin Line tells of Texas' chaotic early years, when a ragtag group of irregular volunteers fought to defend the far edges of settlement from incursion by Indians and frontier outlaws. In time, they would become known as the Texas Rangers.

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 2

    • Badger Boy

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    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

  • Book 3

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  • Book 4

    • Ranger's Trail

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    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

  • Book 5

    • Texas Vendetta

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    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

  • Book 6

    • Jericho's Road

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: Elmer Kelton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Jericho's Road follows the perilous trail of young Texas Ranger Andy Pickard, who has been assigned to control feuding ranchers on each side of the Mexico/Texas border. Caught in the middle of a potential bloodbath, Andy is determined to find a peaceful way to end the conflict.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Fun Western Read

    • By Charles Atkinson on 03-18-11

    Regular price: $27.97

  • Book 7

    • Hard Trail to Follow

    • Texas Rangers, Book 7
    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    In Hard Trail to Follow, by seven-time Spur Award winner Elmer Kelton, young Texas Ranger Andy Pickard vows to track down the bank robber he thinks killed his friend and mentor. But as he traverses the rugged terrain, Andy's perplexed at the glowing reports of the felon's kindness and integrity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Western Masterpiece

    • By Anonymous User on 07-09-10

    Regular price: $21.52

  • Book 8

    • Other Men's Horses

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    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 William James on 07-04-16

    Regular price: $21.52

  • Book 9

    • Texas Standoff

    • A Novel of the Texas Rangers
    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    Before he set down his pen, seven-time Spur Award winner Elmer Kelton—the Western Writers of America’s “Best Western Writer of All Time”—cut 50 notches on his gunbelt of classics. In this final novel of the Texas Rangers, a young lawman finds his mettle put to the test while bringing justice to a remote settlement. To stop a series of baffling killings and thefts, newly married ranger Andy Pickard is dispatched to a central Texas community where locals are quick to pin the crimes on two feuding cattlemen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Listen!

    • By Alfred on 07-02-12

    Regular price: $21.52