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3.94 out of 53.94 out of 53.94 out of 53.94 out of 53.94 out of 5 3.94 (16 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Zane Grey Narrator: Robert Morris Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Ohio River Trilogy Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455172061
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The American frontier in the 1700s produced some men of utter ruthlessness, and Jim Girty was one of the worst. Living among the Delaware Indians in the Ohio Valley, Girty and his brothers incited acts of savagery and war against the white settlers.

One of Jim Girty’s targets was the Village of Peace, a settlement of Christian Indians who had been converted by Moravian missionaries. Girty and his ruffians, playing on the fear and hostility of surrounding tribes, incited them to gather at the village, where they threw the ominous war club on the ground.

Lewis Wetzel, a lonely, taciturn hunter whose family had been the victim of Delaware atrocities, swore revenge on Girty. The intrepid Wetzel, called “Deathwind” by the Delawares, had saved Fort Henry from Indian attack, but was he any match for the odious Girty?

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ken | 10/29/2013

    " I thought this would be a simple teenage-level Western, but it was a much deeper story. A lot of bloodshed, a lot of characters died that you really felt bad about. It was a really sad book; I didn't expect that. But it was based on some true events after all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee Scoresby | 3/17/2013

    " Terrific story, but yikes, misogyny at its best. Good, good Wetzel for killing Indians (unless they're Christians) - bad bad Indians for killing Wetzel and the nice Christian Indians. Nice character assassination of Simon Girty too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Torjohnson | 2/20/2013

    " Continuing the bloody Wetzel/Zane saga.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 10/5/2012

    " Only my second Zane Grey book. Like the last one I read, it's a fun piece of pulp fiction. I'm surprised how much some of it reminds me of Robert E. Howard's stories of Conan the Barbarian. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eddy Allen | 8/30/2012

    " As the Revolutionary war draws to an end, the violence on the frontier only accelerates. The infamous Girty brothers incite Indians to a number to massacres, but when the Village of Peace, a Christian utopian settlement is destroyed, the settlers know they will have to hunt him down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 8/9/2012

    " This book was written in 1906. It was amazingly easy to read, with good plot & contemporary style. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dianna | 8/6/2012

    " LOVE this Trilogy! Grew up on it, Wetzel has always been a hero of mine, makes you admire the american-indians and the frontiersmen for all they went through! Zane shows the strength of the settlers, as well as the injustice put upon the indians by many. A MUST READ! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise Derocher | 2/7/2012

    " Owned by my father when he was young in the early 1940s!! I have a Zane Grey from each of my parents - precious! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Denton | 1/29/2012

    " I've read many of Zane Grey's books and liked all of them except this one. The dialogue was so bad I could barely get through it. Wasted a couple of hours I wish I could get back. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 5/19/2011

    " I don't know that I learned anything but I love reading Zane Grey. Very interesting characters with old fashioned values and wonderful character. Great horses. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danzaiss | 3/18/2011

    " Good story based on historical accounts of when western Pennsylivania was the frontier. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danzaiss | 1/19/2011

    " Good story based on historical accounts of when western Pennsylivania was the frontier. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dianna | 2/25/2010

    " LOVE this Trilogy! Grew up on it, Wetzel has always been a hero of mine, makes you admire the american-indians and the frontiersmen for all they went through! Zane shows the strength of the settlers, as well as the injustice put upon the indians by many. A MUST READ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 8/24/2009

    " This book was written in 1906. It was amazingly easy to read, with good plot & contemporary style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ken | 7/31/2009

    " I thought this would be a simple teenage-level Western, but it was a much deeper story. A lot of bloodshed, a lot of characters died that you really felt bad about. It was a really sad book; I didn't expect that. But it was based on some true events after all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 7/13/2007

    " I don't know that I learned anything but I love reading Zane Grey. Very interesting characters with old fashioned values and wonderful character. Great horses. "

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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

Robert Morris is the founding senior pastor of Gateway Church, a multi-campus, evangelistic, spirit-empowered church in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. He is featured on the weekly television program The Blessed Life, broadcast to approximately ninety million homes in the United States and more than two hundred countries around the world. He is the bestselling author of ten books, including From Dream to Destiny, The Power of Your Words, and The God I Never Knew.