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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (34 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ralph Compton Narrator: Scott Sowers Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Trail Drive Series Release Date: August 2011 ISBN: 9781427221001
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The only riches Texans has left after the Civil War were five million maverick longhorns and the brains, brawn and boldness to drive them north to where the money was. Now, Ralph Compton brings this violent and magnificent time to life in an extraordinary epic series based on the history-blazing trail drives.

Set on rescuing their old friend Clay Duval who is trapped inside war-torn Mexico, Gill and Van Austin, nephews of Texas founder Stephen Austin, cross the border after him and soon discover half of Mexico's army wants them dead. Taken prisoner by Santa Anna's soldiers, the brothers make a daring escape and head into Durango country, where they stumble on a valley full of longhorns—and a chance to build a future north of the border. All they have to do now is break Duval out of prison and drive the cattle to safety.

But faced with outlaws, soldiers and the cunning plans of a beautiful woman, the Austins are finding out that this isn't a trail drive, it's a war to reach the Bandera Range alive. And the only way to do it is the Texan way—figting for every bloody, dusty mile ahead.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It's a great story about Texas independence and the struggle of cowmen with Mexico, as well as the prevalence of outlaws. The Dublin Citizen

  • Compton offers readers a chance to hit the trail and not even end up saddle sore. Publishers Weekly

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About the Author

Ralph Compton (1934–1998) was an American writer of western fiction. A native of St. Clair County, Alabama, he worked as a musician, a radio announcer, a songwriter, and a newspaper columnist before becoming a novelist. His first work, The Goodnight Trail, was a finalist for the Western Writers of America’s Medicine Pipe Bearer Award for best debut novel. He was the author of the popular Sundown Rider series and the Border Empire series; a number of his later works also appeared on the USA Today bestseller list. Compton died in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of sixty-four. Since his death, a number of works have been published under Compton’s byline, including The Alamosa Trail, Riders of Judgement, The Abilene Trail, The Bozeman Trail, and others.

About the Narrator

Scott Sowers is an actor and audiobook narrator. AudioFile magazine named him the 2008 Best Voice in Mystery and Suspense.