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Author: Elmer Kelton Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Audio Length: Series:The Hewey Calloway Series Release Date: June 2017 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781436109444

Publisher Description

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. Set in 1906, The Good Old Boys is hailed as one of Kelton’s finest works.

Cowboy Hewey Calloway loves to ride the open range like a solitary sailor on an endless sea. So when barbed wire and newfangled contraptions threaten his world, he’s dead-set against progress—until he meets a pretty little teacher.

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Great book. Second of books by Kelton; intend to read more. "

    - Jamesmurphy, 5/4/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A little slow-moving, doesn't have the good conflict plot that I've loved in a couple of Kelton's other westerns,. Rather, it's more of an internal character conflict than an action conflict, but still an excellent story. "

    - Melissa, 3/19/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " If you only read one western in your life this should be it. "

    - Tony, 2/12/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This was terrific. I loved, loved Huey Calloway and his love of the free roaming life style and nostalgia for a West without fences. I've never read a western before. Kelton is a gifted writer. Enjoyed this immensely. "

    - Camille, 8/25/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Loved it. Couldn't wait to get my hands on the last of the trilogy. "

    - Nathan, 4/20/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " The only Kelton book made into a movie. I often wonder why, perhaps because there is not enough sex and violence for hollywood in the true to life stories written by this very talented author. "

    - Mary, 5/21/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Not your cowboy movie West but the West that lies beneath and still shapes the culture and politics and economics of today's Texas. Also a damn readable story about a character who is larger than most life, but well within the boundaries of real people. "

    - Wallace, 1/4/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " it was a great book "

    - Raymond, 12/15/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Kelton is a master at depicting the life and times of his stories. This paints vivid picture of life during the decline of the American cowboy. "

    - Bill, 10/2/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A little slow-moving, doesn't have the good conflict plot that I've loved in a couple of Kelton's other westerns,. Rather, it's more of an internal character conflict than an action conflict, but still an excellent story. "

    - Melissa, 7/29/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This was terrific. I loved, loved Huey Calloway and his love of the free roaming life style and nostalgia for a West without fences. I've never read a western before. Kelton is a gifted writer. Enjoyed this immensely. "

    - Camille, 5/29/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Not your cowboy movie West but the West that lies beneath and still shapes the culture and politics and economics of today's Texas. Also a damn readable story about a character who is larger than most life, but well within the boundaries of real people. "

    - Wallace, 4/3/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " The only Kelton book made into a movie. I often wonder why, perhaps because there is not enough sex and violence for hollywood in the true to life stories written by this very talented author. "

    - Mary, 6/26/2008
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Kelton is a master at depicting the life and times of his stories. This paints vivid picture of life during the decline of the American cowboy. "

    - Bill, 6/17/2008

About the Author

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, served in the infantry in World War II, 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 more than eighty AudioFile Earphones Awards, has won three of the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for lifetime achievement/ During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,700 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. His forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.