Brush Country [Dramatized Adaptation]: Barbed Wire and Llano River Audible Audiobook – Original recording
Irishman Doug Monahan runs a fencing crew outside the south Texas town of Twin Wells, digging post-holes and stringing red painted barbed wire for ranchers as protection against wandering stock, rustlers and land hungry thugs. Monahan's fencing operation is opposed by Captain Andrew Rinehart, a former Confederate officer and an old-school open range baron of the huge R Cross spread.
With his brutal foreman, Archer Spann, assigned to the violent work, Rinehart wages a barbed wire war against Doug Monahan. And neither side takes prisoners!
Narrated by: Casie Platt, Christopher Graybill, Christopher Scheeren, Daniel STevens, David Coyne, Dylan Lynch, Elizabeth Jernigan, Eric Messner, James Keegan, James Lewis, Jeff Allin, Joe Brack, Joseph Thornhill, Ken Jackson, Margie Tompros, Michael Glenn, Michael John Casey, Mort Shelby, Nanette Savard, Richard Rohan, Terence Aselford, Thomas Keegan, Tim Carlin
|Listening Length||10 hours and 3 minutes|
|Narrator||Casie Platt, Christopher Graybill, Christopher Scheeren, Daniel Stevens, David Coyne, Dylan Lynch, Elizabeth Jernigan, Eric Messner, James Keegan, James Lewis, Jeff Allin, Joe Brack, Joseph Thornhill, Ken Jackson, Margie Tompros|
|Audible.ca Release Date||October 28 2021|
|Publisher||Graphic Audio LLC|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #181,299 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#13,073 in Westerns (Books)
#22,907 in Genre Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
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A former farm and ranch reporter for the San Angelo, Texas paper, Mr. Kelton grew up on the sere and unforgiving plains of West Texas at a time when wildcatters were still wild and the real old cowboys were still around to tell their tales. His books ring with an accuracy that other Western authors only lust after.
I lived out in West Texas and today's residents are shadows of their predecessors - but you can still get a good idea of what the original Anglo and Tex-Mex settlers were like from looking at them. Or, you can read Kelton and get the real thing without visiting the Llano.
Often basing his stories or real events, he creates three dimensional charachters who behave like real people with real shortcommings and emotions. They behave like people we know instead of some pre-programmed Western versions of the Terminator. Not all his books end in a titanic shwdown of blazing six-guns. But then neither did everything in real life back then.
These two novels are a pair of his works that show off some of the best qualities of Kelton's writing, but when someone crafts book with as much expertise as he does, it is hard to rate any given work against the others. They are all good.
By the way, I highly recommend you also read Kelton's "The Wolf and the Buffalo" a book which Wayne Barton accurately called, "a western novel for pepole who don't like western novels". The better known "The Good Old Boys" shows a playful side of Kelton's writing and is, sorry Tommy Lee, better than the otherwise excellent TV adaptation.
If it's Kelton - read it.
for people who know the west and western people, that is enough. For big city people, why say more.