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Desert Gold

Desert Gold

Written by Zane Grey

Narrated by John Bolen


Desert Gold

Written by Zane Grey

Narrated by John Bolen

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4.5/5 (8 ratings)
Length:
10 hours
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Released:
Mar 30, 2009
ISBN:
9781400179367
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Description

Richard Gale, a college football star, travels to Mexico to prove himself after failing in every business opportunity that his wealthy father had handed him. When he arrives at an Arizona border town, a chance meeting with an old friend launches him into an adventure to save a young Spanish beauty from a ruthless Mexican bandit.



Within the mystical beauty of the desert landscape, this extraordinary novel touches on many complexities of humanity, including honor, lust, vengeance, and love. And in this western classic, Zane Grey captures the grandeur of the true Old West as only he can.
Publisher:
Released:
Mar 30, 2009
ISBN:
9781400179367
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook


About the author

American author (Pearl Zane Grey) is best known as a pioneer of the Western literary genre, which idealized the Western frontier and the men and women who settled the region. Following in his father’s footsteps, Grey studied dentistry while on a baseball scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania. Grey’s athletic talent led to a short career in the American minor league before he established his dentistry practice. As an outlet to the tedium of dentistry, Grey turned to writing, and finally abandoned his dental practice to write full time. Over the course of his career Grey penned more than ninety books, including the best-selling Riders of the Purple Sage. Many of Grey’s novels were adapted for film and television. He died in 1939.

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  • (4/5)
    A quintessential Western adventure story. This one is a classic in that format. It uses the rugged elements and stock characters in a plot that is simple and enjoyable, but with just enough foreshadowing and cultural exploration to place it above the typical dime-store novel.
  • (3/5)
    One can almost eat Zane Grey;s descriptions of his western lands. Fabulous! Moderns probably pooh-pooh these tales of men that are "pure of heart and noble of character," and women that are "Passionate and strong, yet always ladies." Zane's portraitures became known in America as "the code of the west," an instance of where fiction influenced life. That happens more often than not, methinks.