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Bitter Trail

Elmer Kelton

In Bitter Trail, Kelton tells the story of a tough teamster named Frio Wheeler whose wagons haul cotton from Texas to Mexico. Sounds like a peaceable enterprise? The problem is that the Civil War is raging throughout the South and Wheeler's cotton is to be sold for gold--gold used to buy guns and ammunition for the Confederate army. And, added to his balky mules, the broiling heat, and killing drought of the Mexican dessert, Wheeler has even more serious matters to contend with: His wagons are attacked, his cotton bales are burned, he is captured and tortured by bandidos in league with Union sympathizers, and he is betrayed by his best friend--his former partner and brother of the woman he loves!

In Bitter Trail, Kelton tells the story of a tough teamster named Frio Wheeler whose wagons haul cotton from Texas to Mexico. Sounds like a peaceable enterprise? The problem is that the Civil War is raging throughout the South and Wheeler's cotton is to be sold for gold--gold used to buy guns and ammunition for the Confederate army. And, added to his balky mules, the broiling heat, and killing drought of the Mexican dessert, Wheeler has even more serious matters to contend with: His wagons are attacked, his cotton bales are burned, he is captured and tortured by bandidos in league with Union sympathizers, and he is betrayed by his best friend--his former partner and brother of the woman he loves!
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Genres:

Western

Description:

In Bitter Trail, Kelton tells the story of a tough teamster named Frio Wheeler whose wagons haul cotton from Texas to Mexico. Sounds like a peaceable enterprise? The problem is that the Civil War is raging throughout the South and Wheeler's cotton is to be sold for gold--gold used to buy guns and ammunition for the Confederate army. And, added to his balky mules, the broiling heat, and killing drought of the Mexican dessert, Wheeler has even more serious matters to contend with: His wagons are attacked, his cotton bales are burned, he is captured and tortured by bandidos in league with Union sympathizers, and he is betrayed by his best friend--his former partner and brother of the woman he loves!

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jason Culp

Length:

6h 49m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:39


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:06


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:10


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:27


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:39


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:25


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:00


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:25


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:11


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:56


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:10


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:11


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:13


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:58


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:50


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:35


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:26


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:15


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:03


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:28


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:59


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:03


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:35


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:49


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:15


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:40


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:23


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:18


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:54


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:09


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:58


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:39


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:42


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:04


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:44


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:03


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:35


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:33


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:18


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:45


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:44


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:00


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:30


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:23


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:00


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:10


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:45


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:49


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:14