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“Listening to these stories, read by Scott Sowers, can make the drive from Omaha a lot more tolerable.” – Living History, The History Channel Club
“It makes for great listening and is highly recommended. Audio books make the miles go faster as well as easy listening at home.” – The Dublin Citizen
“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)
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 is an accomplished actor of both stage and screen. His theater credits include roles in Inherit the Wind, A Streetcar Named Desire, Bus Stop, and A Few Good Men. His many television credits include guest roles on Law & Order, The Black Donnellys, Six Degrees, All My Children, and the Hallmark Channel’s Season for Miracles and The Yearling. Scott has also appeared in the films Trust the Man, The Village and The Ten. He has narrated numerous audiobooks by such authors as Douglas Preston, Robert Ludlum, John Hart, and Nicholas Sparks. In reviewing the AudioFile Earphones Award Winning book Down River, written by John Hart and published by Macmillan Audio, AudioFile magazine described Scott as “[providing] a bewitching rhythm and pace, expertly capturing and elevating this story of redemption. The combination of Hart and Sowers provides the perfect marriage of prose and voice. Together they enable the book to transcend genre fiction and become something exceptional."
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