Riders of the Purple Sage

8 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 22 ratings

Riders of the Purple Sage 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...
Public Domain (P)1990 Recorded Books, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Riders of the Purple Sage

    • By: Zane Grey
    • Narrated by: Donald Buka
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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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...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good, fun read (Listen)

    • By Balbir on 25-10-08

    Regular price: £27.19

    • Riders of the Purple Sage

    • The Restored Edition
    • By: Zane Grey
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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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'.

    Regular price: £22.39

    • Riders of the Purple Sage

    • By: Zane Grey
    • Narrated by: Gene Engene
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very atmospheric, beautifully read.

    • By film and theatre buff on 19-03-15

    Regular price: £19.29

    • Riders of the Purple Sage

    • By: Zane Grey
    • Narrated by: Ann Richardson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Different....

    • By kanundra on 26-04-16

    Regular price: £13.59

    • Riders of the Purple Sage

    • By: Zane Grey
    • Narrated by: John Hitchcock
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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.

    Regular price: £24.19

    • Riders of the Purple Sage

    • By: Zane Grey
    • Narrated by: Michael Lackey
    • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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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.

    Regular price: £22.39

    • Riders of the Purple Sage

    • By: Zane Grey
    • Narrated by: Tim Danko
    • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Regular price: £22.29

  • Book 2

    • The Desert Crucible

    • By: Zane Grey
    • Narrated by: Jim Gough
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Regular price: £25.69