Calico Trail : The Trail

  • by David R. Lewis
  • Narrated by David R. Lewis
  • Series: The Trail
  • 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


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Customer Reviews

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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?
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- Kathy "Besides incessant listening to audiobooks, I also read on my Kindle at night, birdwatch, garden (roses, daylilies), and do genealogy."

Profoundly hilarious

If you could sum up Calico Trail in three words, what would they be?

Refreshing and honest

Who was your favorite character and why?

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.

What about David R. Lewis’s performance did you like?

Loved Lewis' deep gravelly voice and his seemingly genuine way of telling his story.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Lawmen who get the difficult jobs done efficiently but with side-splitting humour.

Any additional comments?

This author needs to produce more books.

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- Dale

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-15-2013
  • Publisher: Open Book Audio