Reed Anthony, Cowman: An Autobiography

Read by Richard Kilmer

(4.7 stars; 128 reviews)

Adams breathes life into the story of a Texas cowboy who becomes a wealthy and influential cattleman.. (Introduction by Wikipedia) (10 hr 18 min)


01 - In Retrospect 27:07 Read by Richard Kilmer
02 - My Apprenticeship 32:25 Read by Richard Kilmer
03 - A Second Trip To Fort Sumner 27:13 Read by Richard Kilmer
04 - A Fatal Trip 27:07 Read by Richard Kilmer
05 - Summer Of '68 27:03 Read by Richard Kilmer
06 - Sowing Wild Oats 28:55 Read by Richard Kilmer
07 - "The Angel" 26:26 Read by Richard Kilmer
08 - The "Lazy L" 26:46 Read by Richard Kilmer
09 - The School Of Experience 23:40 Read by Richard Kilmer
10 - The Panic Of '73 26:28 Read by Richard Kilmer
11 - A Prosperous Year 29:07 Read by Richard Kilmer
12 - Clear Fork And Shenandoah 26:03 Read by Richard Kilmer
13 - The Centennial Year 29:27 Read by Richard Kilmer
14 - Establishing A New Ranch 25:19 Read by Richard Kilmer
15 - Harvest Home 29:04 Read by Richard Kilmer
16 - An Active Summer 28:05 Read by Richard Kilmer
17 - Foreshadows 30:28 Read by Richard Kilmer
18 - The Beginning Of The Boom 29:51 Read by Richard Kilmer
19 - The Cheyenne And Arapahoe Cattle Company 27:03 Read by Richard Kilmer
20 - Holding The Fort 27:47 Read by Richard Kilmer
21 - The Fruits Of Conspiracy 31:18 Read by Richard Kilmer
22 - In Conclusion 31:50 Read by Richard Kilmer



(5 stars)

It's great to hear a tail of truth in cowboy life. I did cowboy work up to 17yrs. of age and have always hungered to know how it was done in the past. (p.s. I started at age ten) Even if this is not true for you, this is a must read for you as an American or simply a adventure seeker. This is like no history book I remember but will teach you just the same. The reader is excellent as expected for such a story.


(4.5 stars)

A finr picture of a real Texas cattle baron. The stories of the drives are well described. Kilmer reads with his naturally Texas drawl to perfection.

Great story of the old west not guns ablaze just hard honest wor

(5 stars)

Great History of Texas Cattle Drives

(3 stars)

I found this story to be quite interesting, but I can understand why some find it tedious. We follow the life of a young continental soldier, wounded, then assigned to help take care of the army’s cattle. From there on he takes us through year after year of learning the cattle business, driving the cattle to market, selecting good horses for the drovers, trading, trading, trading cattle for horses, horses for oxen, and round and round again. The weather, landscape, Indian attacks, government contracts, saboteurs... all come into play as he gradually moves up the cattleman’s ladder from hired hand, to foreman, to small partnerships with other ranchers, all the way up to a huge cattle magnate, herding thousands of cattle every year. I learned about the different grades and types of cattle, and much about their individual personalities. Reed Anthony was a thoroughly honest and compassionate character. He followed one of his early business associate’s insistence that he start collecting land scripts for acreage in Texas, long before it was thought to be worth anything. He secretly built up his collection of certificates over the years, fearing that if anyone knew they would call him a fool. He was gone from home much of the year with the cattle driving, but managed to raise 10 children with his loving wife. I listened to this novel as a free download from, read by an outstanding reader, Richard Kilmer.

(3.5 stars)

Very interesting account of the cattle industry in Texas between 1865 and 1890. The story does get redundant as each year is somewhat similar. Educational and well read

(5 stars)

the most gripping story I have ever listened to


(1 stars)

Nope really cannot handle th wording.


(3 stars)

Good well written historical account poorly read. Still enjoyed it. Worth reading.