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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (407 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elmer Kelton Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Time It Never Rained helped convince the Western Writers of America to declare seven-time Spur Award-winner Elmer Kelton the greatest Western writer of all time. Forged from Kelton's 1950s observations of drought-ravaged West Texas, this compelling novel tells the story of one rancher's struggle to maintain his independence despite the swirling winds of change.

For decades, Charlie Flagg has eked out a living by raising cattle and sheep on his modest Texas ranch. Hardworking and old-fashioned, he distrusts federal programs that claim to help struggling farmers and ranchers. But as rainless years continue and others sell their souls for federal handouts, Charlie finds himself under increasing pressure to compromise his principles - and surrender his freedom. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jeff Dickison | 2/16/2014

    " A good book, but this is not a typical Elmer Kelton western. This book takes place in the 50's in West Texas and concerns what befalls a rancher, his family and his friends during a six-year drought. Unfortunately for me, Kelton stacks the deck too much against the rancher, who apparently never stands a chance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Julianne | 2/6/2014

    " Can I give it a 4.5? I really enjoyed this book, much more than I anticipated. The characters were rich and very real. The prose seemed to move effortlessly through quite a span of time. The heartache was tangible. And through it all, the ideas and philosophies that drove the main character were powerful enough to make me sit back and examine not just my own society, but my own part in it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by ~☆ Alice☆~ | 2/5/2014

    " Everyone should read this book IMO. I was living in San Angelo when I found a copy of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Michael | 2/3/2014

    " One of the best novels about love I ever read. Not to turn off the guys, but its about the love of life and mankind. During this time of immigration woes, Kelton has an intelligent take on the issue. A magnificent book. "

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