Riders of the Purple Sage
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    Riders of the Purple Sage | Zane Grey

    Riders of the Purple Sage

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Zane Grey
    • Narrated By Donald Buka
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    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...

    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 ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 25 October 2008 by Balbir (HAYES, United Kingdom)
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    Riders of the Purple Sage: The Restored Edition | Zane Grey

    Riders of the Purple Sage: The Restored Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Zane Grey
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
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    In Cottonwoods, Utah, in 1871, a woman stands accused and a man is sentenced to whipping. Into this travesty of small-town justice rides the one man whom the town elders fear. His name is Lassiter, and he is a notorious gunman who's come to avenge his sister's death. It doesn't take Lassiter long to see that this once peaceful Mormon community is controlled by the corrupt Deacon Tull, a powerful elder who's trying to take the woman's land by forcing her to marry him, branding her foreman as a dangerous 'outsider'.

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    Riders of the Purple Sage | Zane Grey

    Riders of the Purple Sage

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Zane Grey
    • Narrated By Gene Engene
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    Lassiter, a gunfighter, protects Jane Withersteen from cattle rustlers and greedy men who want her ranch, and her, for their own.

    Very atmospheric, beautifully read.

    When I decided I wanted to hear a Zane Grey book, I sampled all the available recordings of "Riders of the Purple Sage" and chose this one, read by Ge..Show More »

    Reviewed on 19 March 2015 by film and theatre buff ()
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    Riders of the Purple Sage | Zane Grey

    Riders of the Purple Sage

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Zane Grey
    • Narrated By Ann M. Richardson
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    Jane Withersteen, a sincere and faithful young Mormon woman, is persecuted by members of her own church. The as yet unmarried Withersteen has inherited a large and rich piece of property from her father. Elder Tull, an older church leader with several wives already, wants to marry her, but she does not want to marry him. She refuses him and is subsequently beset by troubles as Tull and his men wage a secret vindictive campaign against her.

    Different....

    The beautiful thing with Audio Books is that you can listen to them and do a hundred other things. For me it's driving.

    I used to watch and ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 26 April 2016 by kanundra ()
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    Riders of the Purple Sage | Zane Grey

    Riders of the Purple Sage

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Zane Grey
    • Narrated By John Hitchcock
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    Lassiter is the strong, silent stranger who takes on the powerful agents trying to drive the lovely Jane Withersteen from her ranch in this acknowledged Western Classic.

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    Riders of the Purple Sage | Zane Grey

    Riders of the Purple Sage

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Zane Grey
    • Narrated By Michael Lackey
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    In 1871 Utah, young Jane Withersteen is courted by Elder Tull, the leader of her polygamous Mormon church. When Jane refuses, the local Mormons persecute her. Meanwhile, Jane's friend, Bern Venters, is captured by Tull's posse and faces a harsh sentence. Jane defends him, causing even more friction with the Mormon populace.

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    Riders of the Purple Sage | Zane Grey

    Riders of the Purple Sage

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Zane Grey
    • Narrated By Tim Danko
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    Jane Withersteen and her friend, Venters, find themselves at odds with the local Mormon church leaders, who covet her vast and valuable property and, at the same time, despise her deep friendship with Venters, a Gentile. A stranger, Lassiter, enters their lives while searching for his long-lost sister and becomes Jane's protector and Venters' mentor. Soon afterward, Venters is thrust together with a girl named Bess, and the four of them discover how their lives have been intertwined for years.

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    The Desert Crucible | Zane Grey

    The Desert Crucible

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Zane Grey
    • Narrated By Jim Gough
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    Zane Grey wrote this splendidly thrilling sequel to Riders of the Purple Sage in 1915, but for almost 90 years it has existed in a profoundly censored version. At last, the real story can be told.

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