Chase Benteen Calder was bound to wrest a fortune from Montana land, where the whisper of riches swept across a sea of buffalo grass. With Lorna at his side, a woman who took the tough ways of the land as her destiny, he would breathe life into his dream. Through the treacherous Texas prairie, the perils of Indian country, and a bustling Dodge City, they forged their way to Montana. With Calder strength, they would harvest their fortune from the rich earth, on the sprawling plains of This Calder Range.
©1982 Janet Dailey (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Story could be good but can't get into it due to the AWFUL narration. Will have to try reading it instead. Never get a book with this narrator--no emotion or inflection in the reading. Just word after word.
No inflection or emotion--VERY dry.
Best book I've ever read/ and or listened too.
I loved the way it showed that absolute bad and then turned it 180 and showed the good. I've been looking for another series that I could absolutely get into for over a year now. Excited I found this one.
I enjoyed the story, although know going in that it was written when not too much attention was given to diversity or other perspectives. You won't find balanced views about all the players in the westward movement, especially Native Americans.
I felt like one chapter was closing and another beginning.
The narrator has a pleasant voice but was wrong for most of the roles. The charater Spanish, particularly, was made to sound like an East Indian, instead of like a man from Mexico. The Texans sounded like Bostonians.
Probably not, unless it was updated to include other perspectives.
A totally different performance. This was a much loved story, ruined by the narrator. I was happy to finally have this story available in a format that I could use, and sadly, downloaded it without listening to the preview. While I am sure that Mil Nicholson is a lovely person, her performance seemed to be a sad attempt at a caricature of a western. It would appear that either her or the director would base all of the characters other than the main one on the "whimsical sidekick" from the old black and white westerns. They all sound like Gabby Hayes. She voices Benteen Calder as a poor, female imitation of Clint Eastwood. Lorna's voice seems too high and flighty, and Spanish Bill? A Mexican? Perhaps she thought his last name was O'Malley. Her Spanish accent was remarkably Irish.
This is your typical bodice ripper romance, with a bit of a western flair.
While I could listen to the narration of the story, after the initial shock of hearing a female, slightly English accent, the voice characterization was just terrible. I couldn't get past it, and was ripped from the story every time someone spoke...
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