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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (37 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elmer Kelton Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2008 ISBN:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 9/21/2011

    " Kelton shares (mostly humorous) stories about growing up on a ranch in Texas with a stern father, that didn't understand his literary leanings. My favorite portion of the book is the sweet, love story about how Kelton met his future wife, Anni, during World War II. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 R.L.B. Hartmann | 5/21/2011

    " Every American West aficionado will appreciate this intimate look at one of the greatest icons of "Western" fiction and non-fiction. Elmer Kelton was a hero in his lifetime, and his passing didn't change that status among people who knew him, or those who know his work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 EC | 10/22/2010

    " Real-life stories about cowboys & ranch life are often as good as or better than fiction! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolgene | 6/10/2010

    " There are simply not enough superlatives to describe the writings of Elmer Kelton. He is truly Texas finest writer, no one has ever been more able to describe the people and country of our State. His novels and books are timeless classics to be read over and over. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 4/10/2010

    " I am a fan of Elmer Kelton, so his autobiography intrigued me. I am a West Texas girl at heart and relate to his story. This will only appeal to Kelton fans or folks from West Texas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Todd | 10/17/2009

    " Those who enjoy Elmer Kelton will be interested in this autobiography. He not only speaks about his life but goes out of his way to describe West Texas. As someone from the area, I assure you he paints an accurate picture. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy Neal | 1/1/2009

    " Really enjoyed this book after discovering this author. I was living in Midland and working in Odessa when I read this book which explains alot about the area. If you read Elmer Kelton's westerns, you will enjoy this book about the author! "

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About the Author
Author Elmer Kelton

Elmer Kelton (1926–2009) was an award-winning author of more than forty novels, including The Time It Never Rained, Other Men’s Horses, Texas Standoff, and Hard Trail to Follow. He grew up on a ranch near Crane, Texas, and earned a journalism degree from the University of Texas. His first novel, Hot Iron, was published in 1956. Among his awards have been seven Spurs from Western Writers of America and four Western Heritage awards from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. His novel The Good Old Boys was made into a television film starring Tommy Lee Jones. In addition to his novels, Kelton worked as an agricultural journalist for forty-two years.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty-eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.