The American West by President Eisenhower's favorite writer comprises of Betty Zane (1903), The Spirit of the Border (1906), and The Last Trail (1909).
Revisit the West with the very first book from best-selling Western legend Zane Grey as he portrays the pioneer life in his own realistic and gritty manner. Although you know this book is a work of fiction, you cannot stop yourself from becoming part of the story and standing with Betty as she fights traitors, pride, and Indians while she makes her way across the plains to be with her beau, Alfred Clarke. Part romance, part fight for your life, edge-of-your-seat action, this is the story of Betty Zane, a pioneer settlement called Fort Henry, and the true American West. The range of emotions you'll feel as you listen to this book will leave you shaking in awe.
Spirit of the Border
Spirit of the Border tells the story of Lewis Wetzel who was determined to destroy the Native American Indians to protect the settlers in the Ohio River Valley. As Wetzel fights to remove the Indian threat, the Moravian Church Missionaries devote their time to converting the Indians to Christianity. As time runs out for the Native American population, two brothers arrive at the border and take two very different paths.
The Last Trail
Imagine a new world - a world that has recently been discovered and is as dangerous as it is exciting. The first settlers to the new lands of America were tough pioneers, and the life of a pioneer could be very short. The Last Trail, by multiple best seller Zane Grey, is the classic story of a West still in its infancy. Part romance and all action, embark on a journey through the dangerous plains and mountains as Jonathan, a border man and cowboy, fights to save the beautiful Helen from Indians, and then she fights to save her new lover from himself.
Dreadful.do not buy this as it is ruined by a reader who does not understand full stops among other things
A wonderful tale of the frontiers men of Ohio and West Virginia. Border fever is contagious!!
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
I enjoyed the books as they tell the story of the place in West Virginia wher I grew up. My grandparents often spoke of the Zanes and Girty's. Some of my relatives were there at the time so a personal interest and I enjoyed the book. I agree the narrator was not the best.
What did you like best about this story?
Home town experience.
Did the narration match the pace of the story?
Could you see Betty Zane Trilogy: Classic Western Library, Book 5 being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?
Yes but cannot recommend actors
The narrator has a beautiful voice, but it sounds like he is reading, and not well at that. Lots of pauses where you know he misread something. It reminded me of when we had to read aloud in class, and that one student that couldn't read well... absolutely excruciating.
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