When old money and older entitlement invade Missouri, Ruben Beeler is dispatched by the Federal Marshals Service to investigate complaints from small farmers and ranchers that a wealthy Englishman is taking over an entire county. Rube leaves his wife and their baby at home, and enters into a conflict where might is right, and Sir Merrit Treadstone is prepared to do whatever is necessary to establish the Calico Cattle Company and his new American kingdom. With Marion Daniels and Homer Poteet, Ruben faces poison, arson, and murder as he struggles to put down a British invasion and stay alive, on The Calico Trail.
©2013 David R. Lewis (P)2013 David R. Lewis
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"Oh No, There's Only 4 "Trail" Books Left!"
#3 in Lewis' s Trail series, this one was just as great as the previous two (Deer Run and Nodaway Trails.) These books are great fun for a long car ride, making the hours fly by and the stiffness from too much sitting hardly noticeable. But please don't think you have to limit these books to a car trip. Just about any time you need a good laugh (many good laughs, actually), start this series, relax and enjoy! As I noted in my other two reviews, it would be more fun if you started with book 1. AND, you don't have to be a fan of westerns--I'm not.
Lewis narrates his own books. He is amazingly good and you would NEVER want anyone else to narrate this series. The boys are all back for this adventure--Reuben, Homer, and Marion. In my household, we are on a first name basis! This time they need to set straight a power hungry, greedy, and ruthless Englishman who is attempting to take over the county by any and all means. As usual, lots of biscuits, beans, and bacon abound. Shoot-em ups, family time, baths at the barber shop, trusty horses--they're all here, too.
If you haven't tried this series, you owe it to yourself to jump in and give it a go. It comes very highly recommended by me. See my two earlier reviews if you're not convinced. It is the kind of series that makes me fret and worry that there are only 4 more books left to get (7 in all). It makes me not want to read them too fast or too often, so I always will have one to look forward to.
Get busy, Mr. Lewis. Please?
Refreshing and honest
Rube is probably my favourite - he goes from an awkward "aw shucks" to a hard no-nonsense man in control of any situation. He has a gentleness that is very endearing, and a strength that is very reassuring.
Loved Lewis' deep gravelly voice and his seemingly genuine way of telling his story.
Lawmen who get the difficult jobs done efficiently but with side-splitting humour.
This author needs to produce more books.
"A western that will keep you laughing"
A good story line, but enhanced by characters the keep you laughing to the end. I really enjoyed this book. Try it, you'll like it.
"A western story with some very good humor."
I liked the story, I didn't like the accent of the guys but as the book went on I liked them very much and it was well done.
Good story and I could see it really happening.
Thank you, I was entertained and could not stop listening until it was done.
My favorite western series. I hope the author continues writing more trail episodes. 5 Stars across the board.
"Very well done."
Easy to listen to. Characters are well developed. I would recommend this to anyone who likes westerns. Was a pleasure listening to the development of the plot in the characters.
"love this series"
couldn't wait to get back to reading it every moment was an adventure and I felt like I was on the trail.
"very good tale."
sure like the way this fella tells his stories. everything that I have heard has been aces.
What a great series to listen to! Great humor and very interesting! I loved it. I've heard each book of his several times over and still enjoy them.
"Easy listen. Fun listen."
Loved the humorous 'southernisms'. The book galloped along with a good story holding the reins. The author did a wonderful job with the characters! Check it out, you will not be disappointed.
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