The Time It Never Rained

  • by Elmer Kelton
  • Narrated by George Guidall
  • 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Time It Never Rained helped convince the Western Writers of America to declare seven-time Spur Award-winner Elmer Kelton the greatest Western writer of all time. Forged from Kelton's 1950s observations of drought-ravaged West Texas, this compelling novel tells the story of one rancher's struggle to maintain his independence despite the swirling winds of change.For decades, Charlie Flagg has eked out a living by raising cattle and sheep on his modest Texas ranch. Hardworking and old-fashioned, he distrusts federal programs that claim to help struggling farmers and ranchers. But as rainless years continue and others sell their souls for federal handouts, Charlie finds himself under increasing pressure to compromise his principles - and surrender his freedom.


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Customer Reviews

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The time it didn't rain

This is the first Elmer Kelton book I have listened to. It was so interesting and gave me many hours of pure satisfaction. I highly recommend this book to everyone.
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- Doris

The time it never rained

Slow like the country it is set in but could I leave the car when I reached a destination? No!
Why? The story is enchanting to me and enthralling and the future is always inviting.
A beautiful exposition and a clear portrait of life on the farm.
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- Allan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-14-2008
  • Publisher: Recorded Books