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3.69 out of 53.69 out of 53.69 out of 53.69 out of 53.69 out of 5 3.69 (32 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Zane Grey Narrator: John Bolen Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2009 ISBN: 9781400179367
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A border town like Casita is no place for a drifter—especially a rich man’s son looking for adventure. From the moment Dick Gale steps into the stinking, sun-baked hellhole of gambling, corruption, revolution, and revenge, he gets more than he bargained for. His old friend Thorne is in love with a beautiful senorita who’s been targeted by Mexican rebel Rojas. A bold, sneering devil of a man, feared, envied, and idolised by his people, Rojas spends gold like he sills blood—and collects women like trinkets. Gale knows that defying such a man could be suicide. Defeating him is his only chance to survive—in a brutal one-on-one battle on the parched desert cliffs.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 10/7/2013

    " Who knew the westerns written by Zane Grey were actually romances in disguise? It's wonderful to think of all those men, hooked on Zane Grey, who were reading noble, honorable, uplifting romances. And man, can Grey write the landscape of the southwest! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jacqueline | 8/19/2013

    " Not my favorite of his books. Still mystical but very choppy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ramona | 7/15/2013

    " A great western with a twist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Swizz | 5/18/2013

    " This is my first Zane Grey book and I found it very enjoyable! Great characters and intriguing story. I'm not a big fan of what I would call "flowery descriptive" writing styles but it worked for this novel. Great read and I will continue reading Zane Grey's works. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessie | 4/6/2013

    " This isn't my typical book. My dad gave it to me because he liked it. Once I start a book...I have to finish. It was very slow to start and I was wondering why I started it, but I kept reading and then found myself wanting to find out what happens to all the characters! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Swizz | 2/25/2013

    " This is my first Zane Grey book and I found it very enjoyable! Great characters and intriguing story. I'm not a big fan of what I would call "flowery descriptive" writing styles but it worked for this novel. Great read and I will continue reading Zane Grey's works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee | 2/12/2013

    " Paced well... and it kept me wondering... something for other books to aspire too. Classic western too though... with clear good and bad guys - good for what it is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawn Carlson | 1/25/2013

    " spellbound and adventures of life,death,gunfire,and justice. this is old west. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jacqueline | 12/7/2012

    " Not my favorite of his books. Still mystical but very choppy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill Gunn | 11/21/2012

    " Very good book. Gave historical perspective most do not have regarding battles on border and policies of our government during that time regarding immigration. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessie | 10/25/2012

    " This isn't my typical book. My dad gave it to me because he liked it. Once I start a book...I have to finish. It was very slow to start and I was wondering why I started it, but I kept reading and then found myself wanting to find out what happens to all the characters! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill Gunn | 9/18/2012

    " Very good book. Gave historical perspective most do not have regarding battles on border and policies of our government during that time regarding immigration. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 9/18/2012

    " Who knew the westerns written by Zane Grey were actually romances in disguise? It's wonderful to think of all those men, hooked on Zane Grey, who were reading noble, honorable, uplifting romances. And man, can Grey write the landscape of the southwest! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee | 4/10/2012

    " Paced well... and it kept me wondering... something for other books to aspire too. Classic western too though... with clear good and bad guys - good for what it is. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 9/23/2011

    " An older book so the style is a little hard for me. Took me a while to get into this book, started it twice before and gave up in the first chapter. But now I am about a quarter of the way through and am really enjoying it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 7/17/2011

    " I was reading Zane Gray in the '50s and he still holds my interest...re-reading some of his books. What a powerful western tale spinner! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly Boylan | 7/12/2011

    " I am not a Western book fan, in fact, this is the first one I ever read. But, much to my surprise, I did enjoy it. The storyline was good and not predictable at all (which is what I really like in a book). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 6/18/2011

    " I was reading Zane Gray in the '50s and he still holds my interest...re-reading some of his books. What a powerful western tale spinner! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ramona | 5/17/2011

    " A great western with a twist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 5/11/2011

    " An older book so the style is a little hard for me. Took me a while to get into this book, started it twice before and gave up in the first chapter. But now I am about a quarter of the way through and am really enjoying it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawn Carlson | 5/1/2011

    " spellbound and adventures of life,death,gunfire,and justice. this is old west. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly Boylan | 4/23/2011

    " I am not a Western book fan, in fact, this is the first one I ever read. But, much to my surprise, I did enjoy it. The storyline was good and not predictable at all (which is what I really like in a book). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 4/14/2011

    " Very good book. Gave historical perspective most do not have regarding battles on border and policies of our government during that time regarding immigration. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 2/16/2011

    " I was reading Zane Gray in the '50s and he still holds my interest...re-reading some of his books. What a powerful western tale spinner! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ramona | 11/2/2009

    " A great western with a twist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 7/2/2009

    " An older book so the style is a little hard for me. Took me a while to get into this book, started it twice before and gave up in the first chapter. But now I am about a quarter of the way through and am really enjoying it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessie | 3/18/2008

    " This isn't my typical book. My dad gave it to me because he liked it. Once I start a book...I have to finish. It was very slow to start and I was wondering why I started it, but I kept reading and then found myself wanting to find out what happens to all the characters! "

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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

John Bolen brings his extensive theater, film, and television experience to audiobooks. His work in film includes The Land, The Inn Outside the World, Dream Parlor, and the American Film Institute’s Women Directors Workshop short This Is Bill. His television appearances include “CIA: Masters of Deception” on the Discovery Channel. He has performed at many theaters in the Los Angeles area. He is also a playwright and a member of the New Voices Playwrights Theatre.