• Sandhills Boy

  • The Winding Trail of a Texas Writer
  • By: Elmer Kelton
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (52 ratings)

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Sandhills Boy

By: Elmer Kelton
Narrated by: George Guidall
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Publisher's Summary

Voted by his peers as the best Western writer of all time and honored with a record seven Spur Awards, Elmer Kelton is the beloved author of such compelling tales as The Good Old Boys. A beautifully written and highly readable memoir, Sandhills Boy reveals the origins of a unique storytelling talent and Texas treasure.
©2007 Elmer Kelton (P)2007 Recorded Books

Critic Reviews

"Charming memoir....a pleasure through and through." ( Kirkus Reviews)

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Shockingly boring

How could such an accomplished author produce a work that plods as much as this one? After 6 hours of listening I threw in the towel as it was just too painful. I'll continue to be a fan of his stories, but this book was a huge mistake.

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Great story

Elmer Kelton is my favorite western author. I read every book of his I can get my hands on. His stories are real because he lived the subject.
I always wanted to know more about him and this is his life plus a lot of serious true history about life in most of the Twentieth Century. It also has a lot of humor at times, and a lot about WW1 and WW2 you only hear from veterans.

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Wonderful story

I loved Sandhills Boy ! True American history, told just as it was, with humor, and insight that shows how the American dream came true.

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Excellent read.

This was very interesting and entertaining, although I think it is a book a reader wouldn't want to start until after having read some of Elmer Kelton's other works.