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4.08 out of 54.08 out of 54.08 out of 54.08 out of 54.08 out of 5 4.08 (64 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Zane Grey Narrator: Robert Morris Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2010 ISBN: 9781455171149
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Set in the dangerous West Virginia frontier, this is the story of the heroic Betty Zane, the beautiful young sister of old Colonel Isaac Zane, one of the most courageous of the pioneers.

Balanced against the grim incidents of the Indian War is the love story of Betty and Alfred Clarke, a handsome young soldier. Their romance, however, is plagued by troubles and endless interruptions before reaching its stirring climax. The exciting life around Fort Henry, an attack by Indians, Betty’s heroic defense of the beleaguered garrison at Wheeling, the burning of the fort, and Betty’s final race for life make up this remarkable story—a story filled with the life, color, and spirit of pioneer days.

This novel, based on real people and events, is an evocative historical tale that will capture your heart and your mind.

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  • “[Zane Grey is] an amazingly significant literary phenomenon.”

    Hamlin Garland

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 2/20/2014

    " I'm not really a fan of westerns, but I liked this book. It was hard to read about the terrible things that human beings did to each other, and I loved that Zane Grey tried to be fair to the Native Americans before the time of political correctness. They were still the very bad guys, but there was an attempt at least to understand their motives. And I actually liked how he portrayed women. Again, writing in a time when women were regarded as only the fairer sex, he gave the women in his story a little gumption and a lot of courage. And the story itself was incredible. I couldn't put the book down when the fort was undersiege. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 2/18/2014

    " I really, really, really liked this book. It had romance, adeventure, humor, a love triangle, and great characters. It's a true story written by the heroine's great-grandson in 1903. Obviously, some of the material (like the dialouge) is left to the author's imagination. Because of the time it was written it has what we consider now, racial slurs about African-Americans, Native Americans and the British. It's a great story about the settling of the "west" right after the American Revolution. I listened to the audio and found myself doing house tasks I normally dread with some enthusiasm so I could have an excuse to listen. Totally worth ten hours of my time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 2/2/2014

    " I really, really, really liked this book. It had romance, adeventure, humor, a love triangle, and great characters. It's a true story written by the heroine's great-grandson in 1903. Obviously, some of the material (like the dialouge) is left to the author's imagination. Because of the time it was written it has what we consider now, racial slurs about African-Americans, Native Americans and the British. It's a great story about the settling of the "west" right after the American Revolution. I listened to the audio and found myself doing house tasks I normally dread with some enthusiasm so I could have an excuse to listen. Totally worth ten hours of my time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teri | 1/27/2014

    " This was one of my favorite books as a young teenager. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carole Moran | 1/19/2014

    " This is one of three books that Zane Grey wrote of the time, happenings, and actualy incidents that occurred in the lives of his ancestors who were pioneers into the Ohio wilderness. Ebenezer Zane was the founder of what is now Wheeling, West Virgina; Isaac Zane lent his name to current day Zanesville, Ohio. Betty Zane was a pioneer ancestress who enacted a brave part in frontier history. Grey's books are simplistic when compared to James Fennimore Cooper's novels set in the same time period, but provide color, excitement, adventure and personal insights. Also a bit of actual history mixed in there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 1/18/2014

    " I'm not really a fan of westerns, but I liked this book. It was hard to read about the terrible things that human beings did to each other, and I loved that Zane Grey tried to be fair to the Native Americans before the time of political correctness. They were still the very bad guys, but there was an attempt at least to understand their motives. And I actually liked how he portrayed women. Again, writing in a time when women were regarded as only the fairer sex, he gave the women in his story a little gumption and a lot of courage. And the story itself was incredible. I couldn't put the book down when the fort was undersiege. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 1/13/2014

    " This was a fu read for the Fourth of July. Also was fun to know about the area and some of the names in the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancye | 1/9/2014

    " I have started to enjoy Zane Grey books now that I can get them for free on the kindle. This one is about his great grandmother. She was a tough woman who had a major part in helping prevent the fort from being burned down by the Indians and British. Very fun read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jason | 12/19/2013

    " There is an engaging kernel of revolutionary America-era Frontier Fort life that is unfortunately surrounded by the chafing chaff of a treacly harlequin-esque romance. Grey fares better in the sequel, SPIRIT OF THE BORDER, by dropping most of the romance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancye | 12/16/2013

    " I have started to enjoy Zane Grey books now that I can get them for free on the kindle. This one is about his great grandmother. She was a tough woman who had a major part in helping prevent the fort from being burned down by the Indians and British. Very fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marjorie Seward | 11/29/2013

    " I read this book in my youth and loved it and have reread it from time to time just to enjoy a good historical story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff Marrs | 11/27/2013

    " Really fun book to read. Takes you back to a different place and time. Very predictable, but fun to get lost in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Neal | 11/23/2013

    " One of many written by Zane Grey. First written I believe. Loved the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teri | 11/13/2013

    " This was one of my favorite books as a young teenager. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Puffer T | 10/19/2013

    " There are a lot of Zane Grey books on that darn shelf at the library. It will take me forever to read em all...I am writing this with a cowboy accent.....yee haw! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teresa | 9/19/2013

    " It was a pretty good frontier book. May read more of this author's books when I'm up for frontier historical fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pammy | 9/9/2013

    " It's good reading as a near-biography, but darn right painful as a novel. But hey--it was his first attempt! I have relatives that lived in this same region in the same period of time, so it was perfect for my needs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 8/17/2013

    " This was a fu read for the Fourth of July. Also was fun to know about the area and some of the names in the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patty | 8/3/2013

    " My mother and grandmother have always wanted me to read this book. It was fun - good old fashioned historical fiction "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Betty Weimer | 7/27/2013

    " Read this book when I was a teen and loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fredrick Danysh | 7/25/2013

    " Zane Grey's first novel published in 1903 based on the story of one of his ancestors. He depicts life on the early Ohio frontier. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 7/24/2013

    " Awesome read with realistic characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 4/13/2013

    " Awesome read with realistic characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dianna | 1/8/2013

    " LOVE this book, and enjoyed the reader. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff Marrs | 12/15/2012

    " Really fun book to read. Takes you back to a different place and time. Very predictable, but fun to get lost in. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teresa | 12/3/2012

    " It was a pretty good frontier book. May read more of this author's books when I'm up for frontier historical fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patty | 10/21/2012

    " My mother and grandmother have always wanted me to read this book. It was fun - good old fashioned historical fiction "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pammy | 8/6/2012

    " It's good reading as a near-biography, but darn right painful as a novel. But hey--it was his first attempt! I have relatives that lived in this same region in the same period of time, so it was perfect for my needs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Betty Weimer | 6/27/2012

    " Read this book when I was a teen and loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sadie | 5/31/2012

    " A three book series. My mom read many books to us of this author. They are wonderful and children will love them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bill Jackman | 5/23/2012

    " I didn't like it much when I first read it 50 years ago. It was not any better this time. The main characters are too single faceted. It is not bad for a first book, but I am glad he made later characters be more complex, although none were ever very complex. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rae | 5/18/2012

    " This was one of the first Zane Grey books I read. I loved that the author wrote about his own ancestry. It's a great story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Puffer T | 4/24/2012

    " There are a lot of Zane Grey books on that darn shelf at the library. It will take me forever to read em all...I am writing this with a cowboy accent.....yee haw! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Neal | 4/22/2012

    " One of many written by Zane Grey. First written I believe. Loved the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marjorie Seward | 12/12/2011

    " I read this book in my youth and loved it and have reread it from time to time just to enjoy a good historical story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sadie | 11/25/2011

    " A three book series. My mom read many books to us of this author. They are wonderful and children will love them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rae | 9/29/2011

    " This was one of the first Zane Grey books I read. I loved that the author wrote about his own ancestry. It's a great story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dianna | 8/10/2011

    " LOVE this book, and enjoyed the reader. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fredrick Danysh | 6/8/2011

    " Zane Grey's first novel published in 1903 based on the story of one of his ancestors. He depicts life on the early Ohio frontier. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bill Jackman | 5/27/2011

    " I didn't like it much when I first read it 50 years ago. It was not any better this time. The main characters are too single faceted. It is not bad for a first book, but I am glad he made later characters be more complex, although none were ever very complex. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dianna | 2/18/2011

    " More Frontier than Western, I LOVE Betty Zane. Grew up reading this series by Zane Grey about his ancestor, Lewis Wetzel is my hero :) With lots of action and descriptive passages of the frontier, a MUST READ in my eyes! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jason | 1/28/2011

    " There is an engaging kernel of revolutionary America-era Frontier Fort life that is unfortunately surrounded by the chafing chaff of a treacly harlequin-esque romance. Grey fares better in the sequel, SPIRIT OF THE BORDER, by dropping most of the romance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dianna | 11/17/2010

    " More Frontier than Western, I LOVE Betty Zane. Grew up reading this series by Zane Grey about his ancestor, Lewis Wetzel is my hero :) With lots of action and descriptive passages of the frontier, a MUST READ in my eyes! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dianna | 2/25/2010

    " LOVE this book, and enjoyed the reader. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dianna | 2/25/2010

    " More Frontier than Western, I LOVE Betty Zane. Grew up reading this series by Zane Grey about his ancestor, Lewis Wetzel is my hero :) With lots of action and descriptive passages of the frontier, a MUST READ in my eyes! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sadie | 6/22/2009

    " A three book series. My mom read many books to us of this author. They are wonderful and children will love them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Puffer | 12/9/2008

    " There are a lot of Zane Grey books on that darn shelf at the library. It will take me forever to read em all...I am writing this with a cowboy accent.....yee haw! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anna | 8/9/2008

    " I don't think any more stereotypes could possibly be crammed into this book.

    Typical western. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teri | 6/15/2008

    " This was one of my favorite books as a young teenager. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patty | 6/4/2008

    " My mother and grandmother have always wanted me to read this book. It was fun - good old fashioned historical fiction "

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About the Author
Author Zane Grey

Zane Grey (1872–1939), born in Ohio, was practicing dentistry in New York when he and his wife published his first novel. Grey presented the West as a moral battleground in which his characters are destroyed because of their inability to change or are redeemed through a final confrontation with their past. The man whose name is synonymous with Westerns made his first trip west in 1907 at age thirty-five. More than 130 films have been based on his work.

About the Narrator

Robert Morris is the founding senior pastor of Gateway Church, a multi-campus, evangelistic, spirit-empowered church in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. He is featured on the weekly television program The Blessed Life, broadcast to approximately ninety million homes in the United States and more than two hundred countries around the world. He is the bestselling author of ten books, including From Dream to Destiny, The Power of Your Words, and The God I Never Knew.