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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (196 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Zane Grey Narrator: John Bolen Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2009 ISBN: 9781400179442
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Jim Cleve has been deemed “a good guy” all of his life, and it agitates him to no end. Even his girlfriend, Joan Randle, has scorned him for this “weakness,” telling Jim, “You haven’t it in you even to be bad!” Dejected and hurt, Jim abandons the life he has known for the gold mining camps along Alder Gulch in southern Montana. It is here, among the thieves and murderers, that he must make a new name for himself.

Meanwhile, Joan realizes the danger that she has put Jim in and rushes off to save him. However, when she stumbles across the ruthless desperado gang leader Jack Kells, it is soon Joan who is in need of rescue. When Kells tries to rape her, Joan grabs his gun and shoots him. But something keeps Joan from leaving him to die. In the face of Joan’s loving spirit, Kells experiences his own change of heart. But it is too late; Kells’ outlaw gang arrives and takes Joan hostage.

So begins the border legion adventures of roving bandits, lust, and greed. With Jim’s search for a new identity, Jack’s moral dilemma, and the fight for Joan’s freedom, this thrilling story portrays the epic theme of man’s continual struggle between good and evil.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ariel | 9/29/2013

    " It was silly and fun. Too bad Joan turned into a cardboard-cutout plot vehicle halfway through. The turns of phrase in this book are hilarious; read it for the antiquity factor, if nothing else. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pat | 8/23/2013

    " Dated story and characterizations but nice descriptions of the countryside and towns involved. "

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

    " Was hooked,it just kept getting better "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 hillary | 5/24/2012

    " reading books written in the 19-teens is fun! everyone should do it. for reals. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy (WI girl at heart) | 4/10/2012

    " very good book. nice action and western romance to go around for any Zane Grey book lover. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kali | 3/14/2012

    " Rather slow moving "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eddy Allen | 7/26/2011

    " Joan Randle reined in her horse on the crest of the cedar ridge, and with remorse and dread beginning to knock at her heart she gazed before her at the wild and looming mountain range. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimbolimbo | 7/19/2011

    " Not my favorite Zane Grey book...could be because the reader I listened to used a really wimpy falsetto voice for the lead woman. I think I watched a movie of this book once because I remember such a story...a John Wayne movie or something. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 4/1/2011

    " This is the first Zane Grey book I have read. It was really interesting to imagine it being written 100 years ago. The storyline was fairly predictable, but fun to experience it unfolding. Now I want to watch the movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 1/23/2011

    " I love the western story here but oh my goodness... about 1/2 way through the girl turns into a whiner and I just couldn't get past it. Plus the 2 main love interests here were both strangly wonderful. Not great for a romance but very detailed for a western. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 7/16/2010

    " very good book. nice action and western romance to go around for any Zane Grey book lover. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 hillary | 12/8/2008

    " reading books written in the 19-teens is fun! everyone should do it. for reals. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ariel | 8/25/2008

    " It was silly and fun. Too bad Joan turned into a cardboard-cutout plot vehicle halfway through. The turns of phrase in this book are hilarious; read it for the antiquity factor, if nothing else. "

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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.