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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lauran Paine Narrator: Barrett Whitener Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2005 ISBN: 9781455180196
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The “open range” men are free-grazing cattlemen—those who don’t own land but drive their stock through the country to graze. But Boss Spearman knows that times are changing for the open rangers. Local ranchers are staking claims to grazing areas and building up extensive cattle empires. Boss has no quarrel with the other ranchers, but he won’t be scared off either.

When Denton Baxter makes it clear, by killing one man and seriously wounding another, that he intends to drive Boss and his crew out, Boss must make a stand. But getting justice is not going to be easy. Baxter practically owns Marshall Poole, and the townsfolk have no use for free grazers. Boss’ only hope is the circuit-riding judge—if he can stay alive until he arrives.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Whitener’s performance of Spearman’s and Waite’s mutual embarrassment over their friendship is spot-on. When Waite bumps into romance, Whitener handles his befuddlement and clumsy attempts at courtship with warmth and amusement.”

    AudioFile

  • “A gripping tale of human greed and the fight for survival…superbly narrated by Barrett Whitener.”

    Library Bookwatch

  • “[Lauran Paine] is the best in the business.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mirah W | 12/20/2012

    " I was actually a little disappointed with this book. I hate to say it, but I think the changes made for the movie were for the best. I love the character of Charley Waite...and Susan is a great character as well. Very quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 10/3/2012

    " This book reminded me of a classic western novel. The good thing was I read the book before I watched the movie. Robert was a great actor choice for the role of the Boss but I think I would have changed actors for Charlie. Overall, the book was a really good intense, drama western. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth | 8/19/2006

    " Really? Someone read this book and said, "Hey, this will make a great movie!" ? And all the chapters about mud-- really? I think this would have worked better as a short story, with have of it taken out. It was decent, but dragged out waaaaaaay too long. "

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About the Author
Author Lauran Paine

Lauran Paine (1916–2001) was born in Duluth, Minnesota, a descendant of the Revolutionary War patriot and author Thomas Paine. His family moved to California, where he spent years in the livestock trade and rodeos and learned about the Old West. After serving in World War II, he began writing for Western pulp magazines. He wrote more than nine hundred books in several genres under his own name and pseudonyms, many published in Britain.

About the Narrator

Barrett Whitener has been narrating audiobooks since 1992. His recordings have won several awards, including the prestigious Audie and seven Earphones Awards. AudioFile magazine has named him one of the Best Voices of the Century. He lives in Washington, DC.