Nodaway Trail : The Trail

  • by David R. Lewis
  • Narrated by David R. Lewis
  • Series: The Trail
  • 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Comfortable in his new life in Deer Run, young Ruben Beeler is called away by Marshal Marion Daniels to help in an investigation of murder and mutilation north of St. Joe. That begins a search for killers and leads the men northward into unfamiliar territory, pitting them against a family of outlaws who have ruled Nodaway County since before the Civil War.
Push comes ta shove right smart, an' things git hot an' heavy quick, as even Rube, an' Marion, an' Homer, out numbered an' outgunned, take to the dodge. It comes to be some desperate for all of 'em afore they git off the Nodaway Trail.

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The Gunsmith or the Mule? Gotta Love Them Both!

I cannot think of a more fun and enjoyable series. I am fixin' to listen to every one of them! And I do not say that lightly or for any other author or series.

Lewis narrates his own books, at least in this series he does. Nobody could do it better than he does. And I do not say that lightly, either.

Start with Book 1, Deer Run Trail. See my review of it on June 27, 2016. This one, The Nodaway Trail, Book 2, is just as good, maybe even a tad better. They are all back--young Reuben, Marion, and Homer. Don't forget Reuben's sweetheart, Harmony. Add a full cast of good guys and bad guys. Add another "trail trip", with lots of laughs, shoot-em-ups, taking care of business (both kinds), lots of bacon, biscuits, and beans, the two Arlisses (the gunsmith AND the mule), and you will have a listening experience that can't be surpassed. Trust me!

You owe it to yourself to try this series. If you have any sense of humor at all and you enjoy being entertained by audiobooks, this series can't be beat (in my humble opinion.) You don't have to be a fan of westerns, you just need to be a little fun-loving or adventurous.

Not for the pure of language or for those who hate swearing of any kind, even the smallest bit.

I give this series, at least Books 1 and 2, my highest recommendation. C'mon, you gotta have some fun once in a while!
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- Kathy

Loved it! Already listened 3 times.

Makes my mouth water listening to the simple home cooked meals either eaten on the trail or in the small town café: chicken and dumplings, corn bread, fried chicken, beef steak, ham and eggs, fried potatoes, bacon, catfish, etc.. I grew up eating simple yet delicious home cooked southern meals steeped in beans and greens seasoned with pork meats.

I want to strap on the six shooters and carry the sawed off shotguns to bring the brutal outlaws to justice. I admire his saving the weak and innocent. If you think it's OK to help the weak, even if it means being the only law in a lawless land, against overwhelming odds, you will enjoy this book and other in the series: great heroic gunfight scenes. The protagonist is a simple, polite, innocent young man who cares about right and wrong and has the skills to stand up against wrong and fight for right. I loved it. But maybe I'm to be considered a chump. I was a Boy Scout as a child and grew up watching black and white TV of the 50's and 60's such as "The Rifleman" and "Wanted Dead Or Alive". I volunteered to serve as an officer in the Marine Corps during the last 4 years of the Vietnam war, influenced by watching "Combat" as a child. Yes, I'm a idealistic person but I have a soft spot for the strong who stand up for the weak.I loved this story. I recommend highly.
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- Xavier

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-11-2013
  • Publisher: Open Book Audio