• The Time It Never Rained

  • By: Elmer Kelton
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 03-14-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Recorded Books
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (362 ratings)

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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.
©1999 Elmer Kelton (P)2008 Recorded Books
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5 out of 5 stars
By NEIL SCHMITT on 10-16-09

One of best audio books I've ever read

I had this paperback novel and never got around to reading it. Then I decided to get it on audio. Thank goodness. First, the story is incredible and gives the reader a true glimpse of the struggles of the farmers and ranchers of the post depression era. From the pride of the rancher, to the relationship with his help, to a town coping with the struggles of the times. The actor/reader of this novel is fantastic and with a voice truly fitting the lead character. Highly recommend this audio book!

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16 of 16 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Allan on 05-28-08

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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11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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