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3.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 5 3.93 (56 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Zane Grey Narrator: Ian Esmo Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9781470845438
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Three desperate people who had fled Mormon persecution were being held prisoner in a lost canyon. Among them was a beautiful lady named Fay Larkin, whom John Shefford was in love with.

The secret to the canyon lay in a hidden Mormon village of “sealed” wives, where the penalty for trespassing was death. And the treacherous half-breed Shad and his murderous crew were blocking the way to the village.

The tenderfoot Shefford was desperate to rescue his lady. To accomplish this was no easy task, especially considering he didn’t even pack a gun. He would have to fight his way to the canyon, knowing that his efforts might end in bloody slaughter.

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Quotes & Awards

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

    Hamlin Garland

  • “[Grey] knows the West.”

    New York Herald

  • “In the hands of reader Ian Esmo, this introspective early Western involving Utah and the Mormons is slow and methodical.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doug Dams | 2/6/2014

    " This Zane Grey story follows a man, John Stafford, who leaves home after a career failure to search for his purpose in life. Along the way he hears the story of a woman who needs help and so he starts to roam the west looking for her. His travels and the characters he meets and the dangers faced make this book a page turner. It also answers a question about the fate of two characters introduced in the book "Riders of The Purple Sage." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Britton | 1/24/2014

    " rescued mormon sealed wives and statuesque-stereotyped navajos, what more could a girl want from a pulp western "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jacob | 1/12/2014

    " Started out ok, with some Abbey like descriptions of the desert. The story plot started out interesting as well. However, about a third of the way through this one got really stale. Descriptions of the land became repetitive, the plot unfolded in painfully predictable fashion, and the protagonist degenerated into hand wringing questioning of his potential relationship with the Sago Lily. This book was fine for the cross-country plane ride I read it on but not one I would go out and buy. If you like Zane Grey or Westerns in general you could consider getting it for free on the Kindle but if your time is limited go ahead and skip it. 2 stars after a relatively strong start. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Timm | 1/10/2014

    " ZANE Grey is always a good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 1/9/2014

    " Zane Grey... need I say more?!? A must read, especially if you are from Utah! I don't know how many times I have read this book! It is just amazing! Make sure you read Riders of the Purple Sage first! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 1/1/2014

    " Sequel to "Riders of the Purple Sage", Grey clearly has issues with Mormons and presents Indians as noble, wise people. Description of the landscape is first rate. The story is melodramatic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 12/29/2013

    " Zane Grey... need I say more?!? A must read, especially if you are from Utah! I don't know how many times I have read this book! It is just amazing! Make sure you read Riders of the Purple Sage first! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kerry Olivetti | 12/17/2013

    " "He beheld what seemed a world that knew only magnitude." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Benedict | 12/8/2013

    " This is a wonderful story. I listened to it on Audible.com and the reader compounded the book close to greatness. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 12/7/2013

    " Sequel to "Riders of the Purple Sage", Grey clearly has issues with Mormons and presents Indians as noble, wise people. Description of the landscape is first rate. The story is melodramatic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rae | 11/27/2013

    " The entertaining sequel to Riders of the Purple Sage. I loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eddy Allen | 11/19/2013

    " "Yes. He wanted to stay, and I had work there that'll keep him awhile. Shefford, we got news of Shadd--bad news. The half-breed's cutting up rough. His gang shot up some Piutes over here across the line. Then he got run out of Durango a few weeks ago for murder. A posse of cowboys trailed him. But he slipped them. He's a fox. You know he was trailing us here. He left the trail, Nas Ta Bega said. I learned at Stonebridge that Shadd is well disposed toward Mormons. It takes the Mormons to handle Indians. Shadd knows of this village and that's why he shunted off our trail. But he might hang down in the pass and wait for us. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jacqueline | 11/17/2013

    " If you wanted to know more about what those Mormons got up to in the wild wild west this is your book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandra Lewis | 11/15/2013

    " Enjoyed this book alot. Enjoy westerns alot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Benedict | 11/14/2013

    " This is my favorite book of the Western genre. The visualization of the country is spectacular. The reading by Jim Gough is 10 on a scale of 10 and truly communicates the beauty of the story itself. Highly recommended. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mandy | 10/9/2013

    " The Rainbow Trail, a Romance by Zane Grey (1943) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jacob | 10/8/2013

    " Started out ok, with some Abbey like descriptions of the desert. The story plot started out interesting as well. However, about a third of the way through this one got really stale. Descriptions of the land became repetitive, the plot unfolded in painfully predictable fashion, and the protagonist degenerated into hand wringing questioning of his potential relationship with the Sago Lily. This book was fine for the cross-country plane ride I read it on but not one I would go out and buy. If you like Zane Grey or Westerns in general you could consider getting it for free on the Kindle but if your time is limited go ahead and skip it. 2 stars after a relatively strong start. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kerry Olivetti | 8/30/2013

    " "He beheld what seemed a world that knew only magnitude." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Britton | 6/26/2013

    " rescued mormon sealed wives and statuesque-stereotyped navajos, what more could a girl want from a pulp western "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandra Lewis | 6/5/2013

    " Enjoyed this book alot. Enjoy westerns alot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee Ann | 5/19/2013

    " It's not as good as Riders of the Purple Sage, but still interesting and well-written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Audrey Grant | 4/4/2013

    " A re-read for me. I haven't read it in years but it was as good as I remember. I have always enjoyed Zane Grey's writting. This is one of my two favs of his. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee Ann | 4/3/2013

    " It's not as good as Riders of the Purple Sage, but still interesting and well-written. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jacqueline | 4/1/2013

    " If you wanted to know more about what those Mormons got up to in the wild wild west this is your book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kerry Olivetti | 1/30/2013

    " "He beheld what seemed a world that knew only magnitude." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Audrey Grant | 1/26/2013

    " A re-read for me. I haven't read it in years but it was as good as I remember. I have always enjoyed Zane Grey's writting. This is one of my two favs of his. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jacqueline | 10/14/2012

    " If you wanted to know more about what those Mormons got up to in the wild wild west this is your book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rae | 9/23/2012

    " The entertaining sequel to Riders of the Purple Sage. I loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Timm | 9/1/2012

    " ZANE Grey is always a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rae | 8/10/2012

    " The entertaining sequel to Riders of the Purple Sage. I loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Benedict | 5/10/2012

    " This is my favorite book of the Western genre. The visualization of the country is spectacular. The reading by Jim Gough is 10 on a scale of 10 and truly communicates the beauty of the story itself. Highly recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Goodrich | 3/14/2012

    " It is a great book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Timm | 10/29/2011

    " ZANE Grey is always a good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Benedict | 9/20/2011

    " This is my favorite book of the Western genre. The visualization of the country is spectacular. The reading by Jim Gough is 10 on a scale of 10 and truly communicates the beauty of the story itself. Highly recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Benedict | 8/31/2011

    " This is a wonderful story. I listened to it on Audible.com and the reader compounded the book close to greatness. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee Ann | 6/27/2011

    " It's not as good as Riders of the Purple Sage, but still interesting and well-written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruth | 3/21/2011

    " Fantastic.
    Deep and riviting.
    Unforgetable in every way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Audrey | 1/20/2011

    " A re-read for me. I haven't read it in years but it was as good as I remember. I have always enjoyed Zane Grey's writting. This is one of my two favs of his. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Audrey Grant | 6/9/2010

    " A re-read for me. I haven't read it in years but it was as good as I remember. I have always enjoyed Zane Grey's writting. This is one of my two favs of his. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 2/26/2010

    " It is a great book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 2/18/2010

    " Zane Grey... need I say more?!? A must read, especially if you are from Utah! I don't know how many times I have read this book! It is just amazing! Make sure you read Riders of the Purple Sage first! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 10/26/2009

    " Sequel to "Riders of the Purple Sage", Grey clearly has issues with Mormons and presents Indians as noble, wise people. Description of the landscape is first rate. The story is melodramatic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mandy | 10/18/2009

    " The Rainbow Trail, a Romance by Zane Grey (1943) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee Ann | 9/10/2009

    " It's not as good as Riders of the Purple Sage, but still interesting and well-written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Britton | 8/31/2009

    " rescued mormon sealed wives and statuesque-stereotyped navajos, what more could a girl want from a pulp western "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Goodrich | 8/26/2009

    " It is a great book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Britton | 7/7/2008

    " rescued mormon sealed wives and statuesque-stereotyped navajos, what more could a girl want from a pulp western "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mandy | 9/5/2007

    " The Rainbow Trail, a Romance by Zane Grey (1943) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Goodrich | 6/4/2007

    " It is a great book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Benedict | 5/25/2007

    " This is a wonderful story. I listened to it on Audible.com and the reader compounded the book close to greatness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandra Lewis | 10/13/2006

    " Enjoyed this book alot. Enjoy westerns alot. "

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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

Ian Esmo is an audiobook narrator who specializes in athlete and sports biographies.