Riders of the Purple Sage : Riders of the Purple Sage

  • by Zane Grey
  • Narrated by Donald Buka
  • Series: Riders of the Purple Sage
  • 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It's 1871 in the contented Mormon town of Cottonwoods, Utah, and Elder Tull wants to marry wealthy rancher Jane Withersteen so desperately that he's willing to use the water supply - the precious lifeblood of the land - to force her hand. But that was before a mysterious, lone gunman called Lassiter showed up...

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Good, fun read (Listen)

This is the first western I had ever listened to, and must admit I had many negative preconceptions of what to expect. To my surprise this was a deep work which focuses of many important issues including role and treatment of women in society.

I was very impressed with the style of writing and beautiful descriptions of the rigid west, which Grey wrote from first hand experience. Some of his characters can come across as caricatures, but this can be leveled even at greats such as Dickens.

Overall, an excellent audio book and introduction to the works of Zane Grey. Buka?s narration is beautiful and he poses enough variation to bring all the character vividly to life.
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- Balbir

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-07-1999
  • Publisher: Recorded Books