• The Goodnight Trail

  • The Trail Drive, Book 1
  • By: Ralph Compton
  • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • 3.9 out of 5 stars (80 ratings)

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The Goodnight Trail

By: Ralph Compton
Narrated by: Scott Sowers
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Publisher's Summary

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.

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©1992 Ralph Compton (P)2011 Macmillan Audio

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lose of key parts of the story

the book has lost more chapters than it does hear try to find a better copy than this one

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disappointed in the quality of this story

I am horribly disappointed in the quality of this condensed version of this great story.
whenever edited it down for this version HORRIBLY BUTCHERED the whole story. it skips thru from scene to scene and leaves more questions than answers as to where the characters are going.......
dont get me wrong I LOVE Ralph Compton western's but whomever edited this one for this format screwed the pooch.

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Skipped chapters!!!!!!!!!

I have read the Trail Drive series a while ago and thought it would be fun to listen to it. I was very disappointed in the amount of chapters that where skipped!!! This is a cowboy book and they cut out gun fighting chapters!!!!!! This is just a politically correct version of this book and I don't know why they even made it if they weren't going to tell the whole story. I thought the narrator was very good that's about all.

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Not The Whole Story

Cannot recommend this audio book. As I listened, it became obvious that much of the written book has been left out as not important to the main storyline.
Wish I hadn't wasted my money but I may check out the written book for the complete story.

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Horrible

I have read the book. Major parts of the story left out. Characters appear and disappear from the story like ghost. Major story lines left out. Even after reading this book I struggled to keep up with the audio version. Female characters voice was done by a man...

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Love Cattle Drive stories

I enjoy this book. I've become a big fan of Ralph Compton books. l liked the characters, especially the brother and sister Nash.

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Butchered a classic

One of my favorite books butchered and condensed into this short recording. Scott Sowers did a decent job narrating it but they took too much out to follow the story.

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incomplete

Audiobook is missing many chapters, I'd say about 2/3 of the book was cut out.

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Awesome!

Scott Sowers brings every story to life and brings that bit of authenticity to the characters! Love me some Scott Sowers narration!!!

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Love the series!

Have listened to this book several times! would recommend if you like cowboys and westerns!