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3.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5 3.50 (50 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Zane Grey Narrator: Ed Sala Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 1915 ISBN: 9781436181587
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Zane Grey’s books shoot fast and straight from the hip, hitting readers dead center with thrilling action. His name has become synonymous with western adventure. Because of his killing speed with a revolver, Buck Duane has lived the lone-wolf life of an outlaw. Every day is a struggle against desperate men anxious to prove themselves—and a bigger struggle to hold onto his basic human decency. So when the Texas Rangers offer to deputize him for a dangerous undercover mission, Buck grabs it as his final chance for redemption. The trouble is, the odds are good that the mission will kill him. In books like The Lone Star Ranger and To The Last Man, Zane Grey takes readers to a time and place where men lived by the speed of their draw and the strength of their convictions. Narrator Ed Sala gives compelling voice to the lonely longing of a Texas outlaw.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 2/12/2014

    " Zane Grey really has a way with westerns. I was a little disappointed with this one and it took a long time to finish the book. It was exciting but too mushy with the Rangers falling for the ladies. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shawn Jack | 2/11/2014

    " I'm surprised again at the writing of Zane Grey. I enjoyed this book and I like Grey's writing style. His depiction of the old west is old fashioned and fun. I also like how the romance and self-sacrifice and redemption is portrayed A nice, light diversion from heavier reading! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jed | 1/26/2014

    " I really enjoyed Buck's journey. Grey was able to take me to Texas, I could see it, smell it and hear it. Wonderful read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 1/19/2014

    " I love Zane Grey westerns. This was my favorite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennannej | 1/15/2014

    " Entertaining tale of a gun fighter turned Texas Ranger. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brent | 1/12/2014

    " Every once in a while it is fun to completely deviate from my normal reading fare and try something different. This was an entertaining enough read, although I enjoyed the first half more than the second (the first half seemed a little truer to human nature, less predictable, and less contrived). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Breanne | 1/11/2014

    " I have a hard time resisting a good western, gunslinging, cowboy romance! It was written a while ago and has a lot of western stereotypes but it was one very pleasurable read! +++ "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 CJ Bro | 1/11/2014

    " Havingb never read Zane Grey, I decided to give the audio version a try during my commute to work. I found the story compelling, although the writing style is quite different from what has become acceptable today. The story is probably 80% "tell" (narrative), giving it kind of an old-time radio feel. Occasionally it gets entirely too wordy and repetitious, but all-in-all, the story was enjoyable - your basic good guy falsely accused. The book is read by Michael Prichard, an actor and audio book veteran who has read the Clive Cussler books and Nero Wolfe series, among others. He reads well and has a good voice. My only issue is that the main character, Buck Duane, is a 23-year-old and Prichard has him sounding more like a 40-50 year old man. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert Kaufman | 1/10/2014

    " The story of Buck Duane. His transformation from bad guy (wearing black) into a good guy. Good story, fun for those not used to westerns. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 1/1/2014

    " Librivox.org podcast. First Western I have read/listened to and was pleasantly surprised. Will have to listen to more of Zane Grey. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bobwor | 12/29/2013

    " For good old fashioned fun - not even close to Ronicky Doone or Riders..., but easy to enjoy, a nice break. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jackie | 12/29/2013

    " Although I liked some things about this earliest of Zane Gray's books, it was not exactly great literature. His descriptions of the early West..to include areas I know well, were excellent and I will eventually try one of his later and better known works. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Red Rocky | 12/29/2013

    " I quite like a good western..., what I don't like is soppy romance in the middle of a gritty read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MeiLin Miranda | 12/28/2013

    " Grey's writing is straightforward and clear, much appreciated these days. I could have wished for a stronger ending. On the whole, quite enjoyable. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jackie | 12/17/2013

    " Although I liked some things about this earliest of Zane Gray's books, it was not exactly great literature. His descriptions of the early West..to include areas I know well, were excellent and I will eventually try one of his later and better known works. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MeiLin Miranda | 12/13/2013

    " Grey's writing is straightforward and clear, much appreciated these days. I could have wished for a stronger ending. On the whole, quite enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard Houchin | 12/8/2013

    " The best western I've read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zinger | 11/23/2013

    " A fun exciting western. Better than his Riders of the Purple Sage. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shawn Jack | 11/18/2013

    " I'm surprised again at the writing of Zane Grey. I enjoyed this book and I like Grey's writing style. His depiction of the old west is old fashioned and fun. I also like how the romance and self-sacrifice and redemption is portrayed A nice, light diversion from heavier reading! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bobwor | 7/10/2013

    " For good old fashioned fun - not even close to Ronicky Doone or Riders..., but easy to enjoy, a nice break. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyle | 5/28/2013

    " An exciting and adventuresome story. Well worth the read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brent | 4/5/2013

    " Every once in a while it is fun to completely deviate from my normal reading fare and try something different. This was an entertaining enough read, although I enjoyed the first half more than the second (the first half seemed a little truer to human nature, less predictable, and less contrived). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyle | 3/27/2013

    " An exciting and adventuresome story. Well worth the read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Red Rocky | 3/19/2013

    " I quite like a good western..., what I don't like is soppy romance in the middle of a gritty read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 2/7/2013

    " Librivox.org podcast. First Western I have read/listened to and was pleasantly surprised. Will have to listen to more of Zane Grey. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 1/24/2013

    " I'm a sucker for cheesy westerns sometimes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/3/2013

    " Pretty good...although it felt like Zane Grey started out writing one story and halfway through decided to go in a completely different direction. If you like westerns this is good reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jed | 1/2/2013

    " I really enjoyed Buck's journey. Grey was able to take me to Texas, I could see it, smell it and hear it. Wonderful read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fredrick Danysh | 12/26/2012

    " Deputy US marshall Russ Sittell is on assignment to investigate and stop the lawlessness in Pecos County, Texas. His mission becomes compromised when he falls for a local girl. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert Kaufman | 10/20/2012

    " The story of Buck Duane. His transformation from bad guy (wearing black) into a good guy. Good story, fun for those not used to westerns. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Breanne | 10/9/2012

    " I have a hard time resisting a good western, gunslinging, cowboy romance! It was written a while ago and has a lot of western stereotypes but it was one very pleasurable read! +++ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 6/18/2012

    " Zane Grey really has a way with westerns. I was a little disappointed with this one and it took a long time to finish the book. It was exciting but too mushy with the Rangers falling for the ladies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard Houchin | 4/14/2012

    " The best western I've read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/20/2012

    " Pretty good...although it felt like Zane Grey started out writing one story and halfway through decided to go in a completely different direction. If you like westerns this is good reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennannej | 2/12/2012

    " Entertaining tale of a gun fighter turned Texas Ranger. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 1/4/2012

    " I love Zane Grey westerns. This was my favorite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zinger | 11/30/2011

    " A fun exciting western. Better than his Riders of the Purple Sage. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fredrick Danysh | 11/24/2011

    " Deputy US marshall Russ Sittell is on assignment to investigate and stop the lawlessness in Pecos County, Texas. His mission becomes compromised when he falls for a local girl. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 9/28/2011

    " I'm a sucker for cheesy westerns sometimes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Breanne | 8/7/2011

    " I have a hard time resisting a good western, gunslinging, cowboy romance! It was written a while ago and has a lot of western stereotypes but it was one very pleasurable read! +++ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 5/4/2011

    " I love Zane Grey westerns. This was my favorite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 2/19/2011

    " I'm a sucker for cheesy westerns sometimes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 2/1/2011

    " Zane Grey really has a way with westerns. I was a little disappointed with this one and it took a long time to finish the book. It was exciting but too mushy with the Rangers falling for the ladies. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zinger | 10/26/2010

    " A fun exciting western. Better than his Riders of the Purple Sage. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyle | 6/5/2010

    " An exciting and adventuresome story. Well worth the read. "

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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

Ed Sala has narrated dozens of audio books throughout his career. His readings include Harlan Coben’s Tell No One, Stephen Sears’ Gettysburg, and Cormac MacCarthy’s Outer Dark.