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The attacks of the huge lobo Gray Cloud have caused the remarkable price of $2,500 to be put on his head. And it falls to big Dave Reagan, considered little better than a half-wit in that part of the range, to discover the monster held fast in two of his traps.

Something in the fearless animal's eyes keeps young Dave from killing the wolf. Instead Dave releases Gray Cloud, who is unable to walk, and rescues him from a prairie fire that threatens them both. Dave brings Gray Cloud home and chains him in a shed that he uses as a blacksmith shop. Dave expects now that, as a result of this feat, his cousins will finally come to respect him. But as far as they are concerned, this is the time to put a bulletin Gray Cloud, cut off his paws and head fur, and claim the $2,500 reward.

What they didn't anticipate is that Dave would object to their plan. Dave escapes with Gray Cloud into the wilderness, and it is there that the two become indelibly attached. It was an error, however, for Dave to think that men would not intrude on them. Before long both Dave and Gray Cloud are fugitives, having to protect each other as they attempt to elude their pursuers.

©2014 Max Brand (P)2014 Blackstone Audiobooks

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Awesome story and I life with wolves.

Anything wolf themed I look for, I live with wolves and I'm devoted to them, so when I saw this book I was unsure about the western side of it.... omg... I'm so glad I gave it a chance, what a really REALLY good story on how a man and a wolf became best of friends and the adventures they have together....
100% recommended....... enjoy

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  • ReviewMistress
  • 30-04-19

A Story about a Simple Minded Man Full of Wisdom

One of my pet peeves is when smart people make obviously stupid choices in books. This book is about a simple minded man who is the wisest person in the book. He is lovable and heroic and made me cheer for him. I had no idea this book was written in 1933 as it is timeless. An easy read that will leave you feeling good.

...and then there is Mark Bramhall who is one of my favorite narrators and even better in the western genre. He does not disappoint.

If you like westerns at all, you will love this book. If you don't like westerns, you'll probably like this book.

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  • David O
  • 03-04-16

fun throwback western mountain man story from 1933

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. Larger than life characters; good versus bad guys; man meets wolf.

What does Mark Bramhall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His usual brilliant reading -- Mark Bramhall can do no wrong; he is clearly one of the best. I now look for books that he's reading, even if I haven't heard of the author...

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  • Naunie
  • 07-12-20

A wonderful feel-good

I loved this story. The narrator is wonderful for the context. I couldn’t put it away.

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  • Crafts consumer
  • 07-10-20

I'm struck dumb!

This book, written over 85 yrs ago, had me spellbound from the beginning. Rich cannot begin to describe the authors writing and storytelling. I'm a fan for life. bravo the the narrator too, there is none better.

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  • Ronald C. Parker
  • 19-05-21

Max Brand And Mark Bramhall Can’t Beat!

The creator of the Max Brand stories died in 1944 but his stories live on! I had never read any of the books until finding them on Audible and I must say that Mark Bramhall does a marvelous job of bringing the book and all of its characters to life.

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  • B. Choate
  • 29-01-21

A very entertaining listen

It's kinda Bubba Gump meets Grapes of Wrath meets Call of the Wild. Very entertaining, from the endearing main character to the fight scenes to the morality play. At times it's a little hokey by modern standards (The Indians said "How") but that's part of the charm. It's a breath of fresh air in our crazy modern world.

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  • Cath65
  • 19-08-18

Just so very good!

l could not see how anyone would not totally enjoy reading or listening to this book period.

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  • Pamela S K Glasner
  • 28-10-21

Just Had To Stop Listening To It

Well, I guess I'm in the minority, but after getting more than half-way through it, I just had to stop. It was just one situation after the next after the next of jerks being cruel and abusive to a vulnerable person. I don't find that entertaining. Not only that, but those scenes of abuse dragged on and on and on.

Why that guy Jack showed up at Dave's home and thought he had the right to challenge everything Dave said is beyond me, other than he was a bully and a class A jerk. It made no sense to me that he'd ask a question and then get angry at Dave's answers. WHY??? It's utterly unreasonable and unbelievable.

And why the Indian thought he had the right to tell Dave that he (Dave) didn't have the right to live alone in the mountains because he hadn't earned that right is also beyond me. He didn't know the first thing about Dave and, after the Indian told his story of sadness and loss, I thought "That Indian didn't suffer any more than Dave did. Therefore Dave DOES have the right --- and that's assuming the Indian had the right to be judge and jury over a man he knew nothing about!"

If someone had shown up at my home and said the same thing to me, I'd have sent him on his way, possibly with several less-than-ladylike words of farewell.

By the time the author got Dave and the Indian into the town and poor Dave was once again being verbally abused by onlookers, I'd had enough. MORE than enough. There were so many opportunities to make this a great story -- I'm very disappointed.

I will say, though, that Mark Bramhall narrated beautifully with the right inflections and believable accents. Well done, Mr. Bramhall.

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  • CT
  • 07-07-21

Good story, pleasurable listen

No foul language. No erotica. Just a good story. It was nice to hear this kind of writing. I will be looking for this author again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-06-21

Forest Gump meets White Fang.

Forest Gump meets White Fang. A great book that kept me up far to late.

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