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Summary

Spur-Award winning author Elmer Kelton delivers the sequel to his novel Slaughter with this powerful story of one man's search for peace on the war-stricken plains of the Wild West. 

In The Far Canyon, Kelton masterfully unveils for his listener the finality of the buffalo’s demise, the beginning of a time when cattle would replace the American bison on the Southern plains and ultimately end the Plains Indian culture. The novel reveals the history of the period, not in a general grand swoop of the pen, but rather, up close and personal, so his listeners can judge the impact of the period upon his characters.

©2010 Elmer Kelton (P)2019 Recorded Books

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  • Troy J.
  • 17-02-19

great book

Maybe my favorite Elmer Kelton book . George Guidall is a top notch narrator and another favorite. His character voices just bring them alive. Well worth listening to.

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  • Judith Christensen
  • 06-03-19

Good book

Story line hold your interest throughout the book. George Guidall is the perfect narrator. As always his interpretation is spot on.

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  • Chris Burgins
  • 09-03-20

Loved it!

The second book continuing from Slaughter. Really enjoyed how we just continued right into this book from the end of Slaughter. Jeff Lanes backstory is a nice surprise worth how it ties up with Crowfeather. As always George Guidall narrating is a big plus. He really puts you in the book. Just wish there was a third book.

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  • MEMcL
  • 25-04-20

A Delightful Human Interest/History story!

First of all, I must admit that I would love hearing George Guidall read anything...maybe, even the phone book. When he reads a book, the listener can just settle in and enjoy the yarn he is about to spin.

But, this is a good yarn about the settlers in the midwest, and the life and hardships they experience on the Prairie and cattle ranches. Good people; hard work; joys and sorrows. The characters were well-drawn and credible. I hope that there will be a sequel to follow up on the family members.

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  • Koni Bock
  • 10-08-19

Very much enjoyed

I enjoyed this book very much. I did not know it was a continuation of the book Slaughter. both of these books are full of good and bad like all good storyline. I found myself having a hard time putting it down.

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  • Three River
  • 17-09-21

Epilogue ???

This second book I have listened to that desperately needs a more complete ending or at least an epilogue. To much left hanging

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  • Ben
  • 12-07-21

Elmer and George...The Best

Elmer Kelton and George Guidall make for the best audio book experience. The West is alive with these stories

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  • Jim Cavener
  • 10-12-20

A first read from Elmer Kelton.

Narration by George Guidall paired perfectly with Kelton's writing. It carried several narratives concurrently, making well-crafted intersections between them. Good post-bellum historical fiction culminating in the unsettled Texas panhandle.

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  • Samantha Turner
  • 14-08-20

I love Elmer Kelton!!!

Awesome, clean love story! you can tell Elmer did his research. great books! if you like westerns, this is a must read! And even if you don't, try it, you may find your next great love.

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  • Mr Dangerous
  • 16-05-20

Not bad...

While the writing is good, the characters and story were a little soft for my taste.

Guidall is always a good read.