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Buckalew Family
Texas Sunrise

by Elmer Kelton
Oct 1, 2012
7 Hours
7
978-1-59950-901-3
Ages 13+
This title includes the first and second part of the "Buckalew Family" trilogy. You can purchase and listen to the third part in "Bowie's Mine".

In Massacre at Goliad, tensions mount between Mexican authorities and American newcomers. Revolution is in the air, something Thomas Buckalew welcomes but his brother Joshua fears, since Joshua is in love with a Mexican girl. The story touches on the immortal battle of the Alamo but centers on the infamous Goliad massacre, and ultimately the decisive battle of San Jacinto, which made Texas an independent republic.

After the Bugles begins where Massacre at Goliad ends--on the battlefield at San Jacinto. Joshua Buckalew tries to put the pieces back together but finds that starting over in the aftermath of war can be as challenging as the war itself. The racial differences that helped foment the conflict have not gone away. And Texas finds that being an independent republic can be more difficult than being a colonial extension of Mexico.
 

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Director & Cast

Director Terence Aselford
Starring Terence Aselford, Eric Messner, Danny Gavigan, Thomas Keegan, Tim Pabon, Yasmin Tuazon, Michael Glenn, Elizabeth Jernigan, Scott McCormick, James Konicek, David Coyne, Michael John Casey, Drew Kopas, Alyssa Wilmoth, Christopher Graybill, Catherine Aselford, Nick DePinto, David Harris, Bradley Smith, Richard Rohan, Patrick Bussink, Bobby Aselford, Gary Telles, Tim Carlin, Nanette Savard, Ren Kasey, and Mort Shelby
Book Adapted for GraphicAudio by Catherine Aselford
Dialogue Editors Patrick Stratton and Damyon Richardson
Sound Designers Patrick Stratton and Damyon Richardson
Additional Original Music Johann Dettweiler
Cover Illustrator Jahbulani Ori
Producers Richard Rohan and Duane Beeman
Executive Producer Anji Cornette

Reviews

A superb blend of history and fiction by Guy (Posted on 8/20/2016)
Pleasant is NOT a word that I would use to describe this story, but outstanding, gritty, and realistic are. The characters have to live through early Texas history…Goliad and San Jacinto, with the Alamo mentioned. After Texas wins its independence from Mexico, its inhabitants still have to cope with Indians, greed, and prejudice. I was completely blown away by what happens to one character in particular, and my feelings toward that character! GraphicAudio brings this story to life with words, music, sound effects, and a host of great actors. Although I haven’t listened to many western audio books, for me, this is the one that others have to beat!
best thing ever by Adam (Posted on 10/21/2015)
The best thing to listen to driving down the highway is your audio books.
Texas Sunrise pleasant surprise by Lance (Posted on 4/20/2015)
Not being a big fan of western audio book. Because of the over the top accents and saloon scenes that seem to accompany them and the shootout on main street. This was not that at all. Enjoyed the story very much from the action to the drama to the romantic parts too. I wish this was a series. Being a Texan I can appreciate the storyline and the appreciate how it does follow history fairly well. Well done production need more western audio books like this.
Review by Wayne Noble (Posted on 7/12/2013)
This is really not two stories but one long story broken up into two stories. Elmer Kelton's famous love stories. Character loves who he can't have and never can get over it till the end and then doesn't marry who you think. Otherwise a good story. It just seems Elmer has a fascination or something with his men loving and holding on to women that are either dead or married and they can't have them. They always see who they can't have in the face of the one that is supposed to be in love with them. It's funny. I've noticed it in quite a few stories of his. Nearly every series.
Review by Johnny Tai (Posted on 5/23/2013)
A nice production with very moving intro music and a great cast of actors/actresses. The ones who play the Mexicans are especially convincing.

The whole thing reads a little like a history book though- and EC's style has always been a little draggy, making parts of this book rather dull.

There are some great action scenes however, and the interaction between characters are handled well.

Kind of strange how between part one and two it switched perspective too.

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