The Goodnight Trail (Abridged / Compact Disc)
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Other Books in Series
This is book number 1 in the Trail Drive (Audio) series.
Former Texas Rangers Benton McCaleb, Will Elliot, and Brazos Gifford ride with Charles Goodnight as he rounds up thousands of ornery, unbranded cattle for the long drive to Colorado. From the Trinity River brakes to Denver, they'll battle endless miles of flooded rivers, parched desert, and whiskey-crazed Comanches. And come face-to-face with Judge Roy Bean and legendary gunslingers like Clay Allison. For McCaleb and his hard-riding crew, the drive is a fierce struggle against the perils of an untamed land. A fight to the finish where the brave reach glory or die hard.
About the Author
Ralph Compton stood six-foot-eight without his boots. "The Goodnight Trail" was his first novel in the Trail Drive series and was a finalist for the Western Writers of America Medicine Pipe Bearer Award for best debut novel. He was also the author of the Sundown Rider series and the Border Empire series. A native of St. Clair County, Alabama, Compton worked as a musician, a radio announcer, a songwriter, and a newspaper columnist before turning to writing westerns. He died in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1998.Scott Sowers is an accomplished actor of both stage and screen. His theater credits include roles in "Inherit the Wind," "A Streetcar Named Desire," "Bus Stop," and "A Few Good Men." His many television credits include guest roles on "Law & Order," "The Black Donnellys," "Six Degrees," "All My Children," and the Hallmark Channel's "Season for Miracles" and "The Yearling." Scott has also appeared in the films "Trust the Man," "The Village" and "The Ten." He has narrated numerous audiobooks by such authors as Douglas Preston, Robert Ludlum, John Hart, and Nicholas Sparks. In reviewing the "AudioFile "Earphones Award Winning book "Down River," written by John Hart and published by Macmillan Audio, "AudioFile" magazine described Scott as "[providing] a bewitching rhythm and pace, expertly capturing and elevating this story of redemption. The combination of Hart and Sowers provides the perfect marriage of prose and voice. Together they enable the book to transcend genre fiction and become something exceptional."
“Listening to these stories, read by Scott Sowers, can make the drive from Omaha a lot more tolerable.” – Living History, The History Channel Club
“Lovers of Louis L’Amour–type Westerns will welcome [this] series.”
“A sweeping, historically accurate [series] that makes America’s trail drives come alive.”
—Artesia Daily Press (New Mexico)