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The Last Trail

The Last Trail

Written by Zane Grey

Narrated by Michael Prichard


The Last Trail

Written by Zane Grey

Narrated by Michael Prichard

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4/5 (10 ratings)
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7 hours
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Released:
Mar 2, 2009
ISBN:
9781400179282
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Description

The Last Trail is the third and final novel in Zane Grey's Ohio River trilogy. In many ways, this concluding volume of the saga is one of perpetuation. The wilderness along the Ohio has been rapidly disappearing. Forests have been replaced by farms. Woodsmen, hunters, and frontiersmen are becoming farmers. This is true, in fact, for almost everyone except that strange and wonderful character, the "mysterious, shadowy, elusive man, whom few pioneers ever saw, but of whom all knew," Lew Wetzel.



Known by the Indians as Death Wind, Wetzel and his partner, Jonathan Zane, are hard on the trail of white rustlers led by Simon Girty and Bing Leggitt. One night at their campfire, Helen Sheppard and her father, who have become lost in the forest on their way to Fort Henry, are approached by Wetzel and Zane. For Zane and Sheppard, this accidental encounter is the beginning of a romance that will be fraught with many dangers. Betty Zane, whose dash for gunpowder in the defense of Fort Henry during the Revolutionary War is now legendary, and her brother, Colonel Ebenezer Zane, are also among the characters in The Last Trail-older now, sharing their wisdom and experiences with a younger generation.
Publisher:
Released:
Mar 2, 2009
ISBN:
9781400179282
Format:
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About the author

Zane Grey (1872–1939) was an American writer best known for western literature. Born and raised in Ohio, Grey was one of five children from an English Quaker family. As a youth, he developed an interest in sports, history and eventually writing. He attended University of Pennsylvania where he studied dentistry, while balancing his creative endeavors. One of his first published pieces was the article “A Day on the Delaware" (1902), followed by the novels Betty Zane (1903) and The Spirit of the Border (1906). His career spanned several decades and was often inspired by real-life settings and events.


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  • (2/5)
    Set in and around Fort Henry shortly after the American revolution, the novel follows the adventures of the "border men" Jonathan Zane and Lewis Wetzel as they fight Indians and gangsters who threaten the settlers along the Ohio. They have dedicated their lives to killing the local natives and the white men who use the Indians to do their killing.Enter Helen Sheppard who falls in love with Jonathan and is determined to have him settle down and live with her on a farm. At first oblivious to her charms, he notices her when every other man in the settlement including some of the more unsavory types pursue her. Eventually he has to rescue her from some of the most unsavory men in the area.The border men at times seem almost super human with their ability to move unseen and unheard through the forest. As with any of Grey's fiction, one must wade through extremely long romantic descriptions of the countryside the characters travel through. Despite this, this was an easy and enjoyable read.
  • (4/5)
    This series by Zane Grey is my favorite of all his books. Wetzel is a stand out character, one I've never forgotten. To me, all the other characters in the books revolve around him, but Jonathan Zane is pretty cool too.
  • (4/5)
    The Last Trail by Zane GreyStory of Fort Henry and it's occupants and how some travel there to set up their farm to work it. Even with the military being there the bordermen can't handle all the corruption of the Indians and their friends.Helen and her father and nephew have arrived and she's quite put off one of the bordermen won't pay attention to her.Story takes you to the places the bordermen hunt for those who've stolen the horses and women. You feel like you're there with them as they crawl along the groundand smell and touch and see things in the surroundings.
  • (4/5)
    Zane Grey stories usually convey to the reader a piece of Americana that has long vanished. The Last Trail was no exception. Set in the backwoods country of the Ohio River a few years after the American Revolution, this story is of the last of the bordermen or woodsmen that were still roaming this area, hunting Indians and outlaws and helping the homesteaders stay safe. Many of the same characters from his earlier books Betty Zane and Spirit of the Border are in this story as well, in fact these three books are often grouped together as his “Ohio River Trilogy”.Grey portrays the border men as a dying breed, and uses a love story to show the pull that his hero goes through as he decides on whether to stay in the wilderness or come into the settlements and marry Helen, the girl he has fallen in love with. When Helen is abducted, he vows to get her back and start a new life or die trying.With lots of killings and violence, offset by the gentle love story, The Last Trail was a fun read. The author’s love of nature shines through his poetic yet detailed descriptions of the surrounding woodlands. Originally published in 1909, the prose is somewhat outdated and flowery, yet fits with the mode of the story.
  • (3/5)
    Very similar to Betty Zane with a different girl and "boy". Not sure I will read the last of the trilogy, "The Last Trail". Riders of the Purple Sage is the best of Zane, in my opinion.
  • (4/5)
    A lovely story of the frontier Ohio valley. A "borderman" who has renounced personal attachments in the face of his duty to the pioneers who depend on him, must examine his future and his philosophy of life when a young woman comes west. Lots of action, lots of derring-do. Lots of lovely description. There is some uncomfortable stereotyping of Native Americans, but frankly less than I expected. And, I still prefer Louis L'Amour, but Zane Grey is head and shoulders above Louis when it comes to affairs of the heart!!
  • (4/5)
    I consider this classic Zane Grey, as he continues the stories about the settlers in Ohio. Bordermen Jonathan Zane and Lewis Wetzel join with the settlers of Fort Henry in a shifting battle against several white and Indian enemies. The characters realize the coming end of the border life they know.