Riders of the Purple Sage
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    Riders of the Purple Sage | Zane Grey

    Riders of the Purple Sage

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Zane Grey
    • Narrated By Donald Buka
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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...

    The Father of the Genre

    If Zane Grey's books sound like cliche cowboy stories, it's because he invented the genre. His writing conveys an authentic voice of the times about ..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 07 2005 by Ellen (New Boston, NH, United States)
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    Riders of the Purple Sage: The Restored Edition | Zane Grey

    Riders of the Purple Sage: The Restored Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Zane Grey
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
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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.

    Great book

    It's getting harder and harder to find good books that aren't filled with foul language and sex. This is a good clean book. A little cheesy at times b..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 16 2015 by Wendall M. Barclay ()
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    Riders of the Purple Sage | Zane Grey

    Riders of the Purple Sage

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Zane Grey
    • Narrated By Jim Roberts
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    The novel tells the story of Jane Withersteen and her battle to overcome her persecution by members of her Mormon church. She does this with the help of her non-Mormon cowboy friends Bern Venters and Lassiter.

    Good version

    A great classic

    Reviewed on March 27 2015 by Herrick ()
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    Riders of the Purple Sage | Zane Grey

    Riders of the Purple Sage

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Zane Grey
    • Narrated By Gene Engene
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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.

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    Riders of the Purple Sage | Zane Grey

    Riders of the Purple Sage

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Zane Grey
    • Narrated By Ann M. Richardson
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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.

    Great Western, Best Version yet
    Reviewed on May 07 2016 by Victor @ theAudiobookBlog (United States)
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    Riders of the Purple Sage | Zane Grey

    Riders of the Purple Sage

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Zane Grey
    • Narrated By John Hitchcock
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    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.

    One of Zane Grey's Best

    This is one of Grey's best works. It is spellbinding in its imagery, captivating in its simplicity, and a good old fashioned love story, to boot. Th..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 04 2005 by Stephen (Freehold, NJ, USA)
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    Riders of the Purple Sage: Book 1 of the Riders Series | Zane Grey

    Riders of the Purple Sage: Book 1 of the Riders Series

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Zane Grey
    • Narrated By John Bolen
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    A gentile sage-rider is about to be whipped by the Mormans to coerce the rich and beautiful Jane Withersteen to marry against her will. In desperation Jane whispers the prayer, "Whence cometh my help!" Just then, an unlikely hero, the infamous gunfighter Lassiter, routs the persecutors and is drawn into this conflict on the Utah-Arizona border.

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    Riders of the Purple Sage | Zane Grey

    Riders of the Purple Sage

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Zane Grey
    • Narrated By Michael Lackey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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.

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    Riders of the Purple Sage | Zane Grey

    Riders of the Purple Sage

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Zane Grey
    • Narrated By Tim Danko
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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.

    You will be transported back to the Wild West!

    This is an excellent rendition of Riders of the Purple Sage. I have listened to other audio recordings of this book before, but this one is the best b..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 20 2016 by Emily ()
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    The Desert Crucible | Zane Grey

    The Desert Crucible

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Zane Grey
    • Narrated By Jim Gough
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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.

    Authentic Zane Grey Mormon Western

    First, this Audible book is not for everyone. This book was written in 1915 when the timeframe of this Southwestern USA novel was nearly contemporary...Show More »

    Reviewed on August 16 2011 by Brad (Littleton, MA, United States)