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The Goodnight Trail

The Trail Drive (Volume 1)

Ralph Compton, read by Scott Sowers

Macmillan Audio

Former Texas Rangers Benton McCaleb, Will Elliot, and Brazos Gifford ride with Charles Goodnight as he rounds up thousands of ornery, unbranded cattle for the long drive to Colorado. From the Trinity River brakes to Denver, they’ll battle endless miles of flooded rivers, parched desert, and whiskey-crazed Comanches. And come face-to-face with Judge Roy Bean and legendary gunslingers like Clay Allison. For McCaleb and his hard-riding crew, the drive is a fierce struggle against the perils of an untamed land. A fight to the finish where the brave reach glory—or die hard.

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Praise for The Goodnight Trail

“Lovers of Louis L’Amour–type Westerns will welcome [this] series.”
Nashville Banner

“A sweeping, historically accurate [series] that makes America’s trail drives come alive.”
Artesia Daily Press (New Mexico)

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Ralph Compton, read by Scott Sowers

  • Ralph Compton stood six-foot-eight without his boots. The Goodnight Trail was his first novel in the Trail Drive series and was a finalist for the Western Writers of America Medicine Pipe Bearer Award for best debut novel. He was also the author of the Sundown Rider series and the Border Empire series. A native of St. Clair County, Alabama, Compton worked as a musician, a radio announcer, a songwriter, and a newspaper columnist before turning to writing westerns. He died in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1998.
  • Scott Sowers
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The Goodnight Trail

The Trail Drive

Ralph Compton, read by Scott Sowers

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Macmillan Audio

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