The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog : Hank the Cowdog

  • by John R. Erickson
  • Narrated by John R. Erickson
  • Series: Hank the Cowdog
  • 2 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it. Guts, glory, danger, and sacrifice are all in a day's work for Hank the Cowdog, Head of Ranch Security. While investigating a murder on the ranch, Hank finds himself the number-one suspect. He resigns and heads for the hills to become an outlaw. A band of ruthless coyotes are happy to teach Hank the trade. Will Hank be forced to raid his own ranch?Hank sings "How Do I Do It?" and Rip and Snort sing "Me, Just a Worthless Coyote" in this hilarious adventure for the whole family.


What the Critics Say

"Hank and his tales are hilarious....John R. Erickson's expressive, versatile, and energetic performance brings his own creation to life perfectly. Music and sound effects throughout complement this delightful tale, which will have listeners howling at Hank, the coyotes, and maybe the moon." (AudioFile)


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Good for a while and then...!

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It really did start out fun! I agree with other reviewers that the non-stop background music sure was distracting to me...but my 3 and 5 year old liked it. The book started out fun and my kids really enjoyed it. Kept them entertained and laughing throughout.

Any additional comments?

My problem with the book is that- I don't know the history and assume this was authored years ago- about half way through it got uncomfortably racist. I'm not PC and in an adult book this would be fine, but my children are impressionable and I was disturbed by the characterization of Indians (portrayed as coyotes) as very dumb, unclean, riotous, amoral, brutes with poor verbal skills. This was not just one moment or "scene" in the book, but a theme.

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- Anastasia

Why so edventoris I don't know

I love T..... H .....E.. .......B .....O .......O .....K.i give it 5🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟.BY THE BOOK FOR KIDS and Parents. By
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- Kathryn Null

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-01-2008
  • Publisher: Maverick Books Inc