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    • Mesa Verde

    • By: Gary McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Gene Engene
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Two Colorado cowboys searching for strayed cattle during a harsh snow storm discover the remains of an ancient city built into the side of a huge cliff. It is the ruined city of the Anasazi Indians, a civilization lost for over a thousand years. This is the story of how Mesa Verde, the cliff city, came to be. It is A.D. 400 at the Animus river Valley in what is now Northwestern New Mexico, and Echata, the leader of the Raven Clan, was concerned for his people.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting

    • By Jean on 12-19-15

    Regular price: $24.49

    • River Thunder

    • By: Gary McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Kevin Foley
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    On the vast and indescribably beautiful South Rim of the Grand Canyon a young Hualapai boy faces a bleak future in 1902. River Thunder's mother has just passed into the Spirit World and River Thunder will carry his flute, courage and trusting innocence to the Hackberry Day School still standing today on old Route 66 while never once imagining how his fate will one day soar like an eagle over the magnificent Grand Canyon.

    Regular price: $22.39

    • Transcontinental

    • By: Gary McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Kevin Foley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Even while the brewing Civil War threatened to tear the country in half North from South, the race was on to bind the country together East to West by railroad. This was a race by daring men and bold women, partnered in a dream and divided by their unchecked obsessions. They would fight the elements, the Indians, and each other on the way to riches and glory.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Colorado

    • Rivers West Series, Book 3
    • By: Gary McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Maynard Villers
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    When the rest of the West was already won... the mountains remained unspoiled and deadly. The men and women who tamed this savage land were tough, lawless, and when necessary, as mean as the traps they carried. They lived by a private code of proud honor and swift justice. Burly, broad-shouldered Isaac Beard is the living embodiment of that mountain code. To survive, he will have to fight his way to a safe haven near Spirit Lake in the Colorado upcountry....

    Regular price: $22.39

    • The Humboldt River

    • Rivers West Series
    • By: Gary McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Michael Taylor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    For many bold pioneers headed west, the sweetest sight of all was the Humboldt River, a crooked ribbon of silver snaking through Nevada into California. But to Libby Pike and her family, the Humboldt brought sudden disaster. Stranded with her young daughter, Libby found herself surrounded by hostile renegades and an unforgiving wilderness. Then she stumbled upon a father and his two sons in search of a dream valley where they could settle and prosper.

    Regular price: $20.29

    • Best of the West Expanded Edition, Vol. 1

    • Classic Stories from the American Frontier
    • By: Zane Grey, Will Henry, Elmer Kelton, and others
    • Narrated by: Roseanne Cash, Crystal Gayle
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16

    America's richest legends come from the frontier - from the land where the events of a single moment might erase the lines between law and lawlessness, between safety and mortal danger, between heroes and villains. The carefully selected stories in this collection are vibrant proof that the great American West is a fertile ground to storytellers. Here's the most varied collection of short stories, by 17 highly acclaimed Western writers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Collection!

    • By Jason on 10-23-09

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Showdown at Snakegrass Junction

    • The Derby Man, Book 2
    • By: Gary McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Gene Engene
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    The hat fit him, the tin star didn't. But when his pal, Sheriff Zeb Cather, was taken out of action, Darby Buckingham started playing lawman to the town of Running Springs, Wyoming. And the town sure needed him now, the gun-slick honchos of neighboring Snakegrass Junction were determined to blast Running Springs out of existence. Darby was a man of fierce loyalties and fiercer courage.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Derby Man

    • The Derby Man, Book 1
    • By: Gary McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Gene Engene
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Darby Buckingham was an unlikely candidate for frontier life. From his round-toed shoes to his derby hat, he was a man of culture, a creature of comfort, who liked his gourmet restaurants and expensive cigars. The short, stocky New Yorker made a fortune writing dime novels about the old west.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great book series

    • By ron on 09-05-13

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Colter's Hell

    • By: Gary McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Gene Engene
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    For young Quinn Wallace, reaching the land called Yellowstone was a quest he would rather die for than abandon. For the courageous woman who fell in love with him, it was a reason to surrender everything she once held dear. Pursued by her vengeful husband, the lovers fought their way into the mythical land, and then fought to stay.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great pioneer read

    • By Freeedom on 10-08-18

    Regular price: $22.39

    • Our American West

    • Volume I
    • By: Gary McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Rusty Nelson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    In Our American West, Volume 1, discover humor, tragedy, and courage in every one of these delightful stories. Gary McCarthy has been writing about the American West for 30 years and these are some of his favorite topics written - not for the expert or scholar - but for all the armchair admirers of thing historically written.

    Regular price: $16.09

    • The Pony Express War

    • The Derby Man Series, Book 4
    • By: Gary McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Gene Engene
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    Look sharp, hit hard - that's the Derby Man's style. He's a fast-moving mountain of muscle who throws himself into the thick of the West's greatest adventures - like the Pony Express, a grueling 2,000 mile race through hell. The pace and terrain are deadly enough but vengeful Paiute warriors and murdering saboteurs led by a sadistic giant threaten to turn the route into a trail of blood. Then one man with the guts to save the Pony Express stepped forward - the Derby Man.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Grand Canyon

    • By: Gary McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Gene Engene
    • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Here is the bold adventure story of William Dunn, an educated man yet an accomplished mountain man. His life becomes forever entwined with the wild, unforgettable, Grand Canyon. He hires on as a guide for the John Wesley Powell historic expedition into the Grand Canyon, but then leaves the expedition to guide two men back to civilization.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great introduction to the Grand Canyon

    • By Suzanne on 06-02-15

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Blue Bullet

    • The Horsemen, Book 4
    • By: Gary McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Maynard Villers
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Ruff Ballou and his sister Dixie journeyed west with trouble at their heels. But luck is on their side in Rum River, New Mexico, where they race one of their champion thoroughbreds to victory. A rich man’s greed pits their good fortune against Ruff's life and they must take up a money-making challenge to capture Blue Bullet, the legendary stallion that no man has yet tamed. But their worst enemy is time. A bounty has been placed on Blue Bullet, dead or alive, and savage killers are out to collect that reward.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Mando

    • By: Gary McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Maynard Villers
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Mando Killion's world was shattered by Santa Anna's brutal invasion of Texas. Scion of a wealthy ranching dynasty, he saw his father die at the Alamo, his mother and brothers murdered, and his beautiful sister taken hostage by a debauched Mexican General. Mando came of age during the most violent days of Texas history, as a hearty band of patriots led by Sam Houston fought a bloody revolution for freedom from tyranny.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Whiskey Creek

    • The Derby Man Series, #10
    • By: Gary McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Gene Engene
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    When Darby Buckham's fianceé Dolly Beavers fails to show for their announced wedding, he realizes something is wrong. He strikes out for Reno convinced she must be a victim of foul play. Darby is accompanied by an overzealous, aspiring young writer. Looking after this tenderfoot while tracking down Dolly's captors on a danger-ridden trail that winds through Nevada, Wyoming and Colorado, Darby wonders if he'll live to see his wedding day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • better and better

    • By Christopher on 06-05-15

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Sodbuster

    • By: Gary McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Gene Engene
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Sodbusters are about equal to farm animals on the social scale of the ranching community of Wyoming in the 1870s. Zach and Carrie Bennett, teenaged children of that wretched class, are determined to escape the scorn. They resolve to trek to Texas on foot. They are babes on the prairie, ignorant of the geography and hostility.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging

    • By Jean on 06-04-15

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Rail Warriors

    • The Derby Man, Book 9
    • By: Gary McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Gene Engene
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Darby Buckingham, the West's hardest hitting, toughest fighting, fastest thinking hero, now charges into what threatens to be his most unbeatable challenge: helping the Union Pacific win the great railroad race across the continent. With time running out, the Derby Man must overcome ferocious Sioux and Cheyenne, brutal weather and terrain, the treacherous Missouri River and the toughest collection of men ever assembled to lay track.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Best of the West Expanded Edition, Vol. 2

    • Classic Stories from the American Frontier
    • By: Zane Grey, Elmer Kelton, Matt Braun, and others
    • Narrated by: Roseanne Cash, Gary Morris, Ed Asner, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    America's richest legends come from the frontier - from the land where the events of a single moment might erase the lines between law and lawlessness, between safety and mortal danger, between heroes and villains. The carefully selected stories in this collection are vibrant proof that the great American West is a fertile ground to storytellers. Here is the most varied collection of short stories by 17 highly acclaimed Western writers.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very entertains. Good relaxing stories.

    • By Glenn A. Wallis on 12-07-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Mustang Fever

    • The Derby Man Series, Book 3
    • By: Gary McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Gene Engene
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Darby Buckingham, the portly New York writer, had an appetite for local color to add punch to his newest dime novel. But when Hench Hightower rode into town with his half-dead herd of mustangs, Darby had no stomach for what he saw. It was time to end a vicious cattle baron's control of the Nevada range...time to end the murder of the mustangs. Darby looked like a dude, but he'd fight like a demon. Caught up in a stampeding adventure, Buckingham swore he'd live to tell the tale.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Noise in Recording

    • By Gene on 03-01-17

    Regular price: $20.29

    • The American River

    • Rivers West
    • By: Gary McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Michael Taylor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    John Augustus Sutter came to the wide and wild California country to build an empire. At his side was Morgan Beck, out to stake his own claim at the confluence of two powerful rivers, the Sacramento and the American.

    Regular price: $18.89

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