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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (202 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elmer Kelton Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Hewey Calloway Series Release Date: June 2017 ISBN: 9781436109444
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamesmurphy | 5/4/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 3/19/2013

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tony | 2/12/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Camille | 8/25/2012

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathan Beck | 4/20/2012

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Lou | 5/21/2011

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wallace Kaufman | 1/4/2011

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Raymond Fleer | 12/15/2010

    " it was a great book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill Johnson | 10/2/2010

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 7/29/2010

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Camille | 5/29/2010

    " 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.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wallace | 4/3/2010

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 6/26/2008

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill | 6/17/2008

    " 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. "

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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 AudioFile Erphones 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.