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The Lone Star Ranger

The Lone Star Ranger by Zane Grey
By: (1872-1939)

Post-Civil War Texas, the Lone Star state. Buck Duane is a man who was almost born holding a gun in his hand. His father was an infamous outlaw and the young child grew up witnessing scenes of violence and betrayal. When he himself inadvertently kills a man, he is forced to go into hiding and must live with the very men he despises. However, the love of a beautiful young woman is his redemption. He joins the Texas Rangers and helps to rid the state of notorious criminals, hoping to exchange this for his good name and freedom.

A thumping good, old fashioned Western, from a master of the genre, published in 1915, The Lone Star Ranger by Zane Grey is a classic that shouldn't be missed by any fan. If you love tales of the lonely gun-totin' rider, carrying a burden of guilt on his young shoulders, riding through the endless badlands of the Wild West and single-handedly taking on a bunch of no-gooders, then this is indeed the book for you! Zane Grey's critics have often characterized him as a romance writer disguised as a Western writer, but that hardly detracts from the amazing depth of character and plot that he brings to his works. He also tends to give an intensity and inner life to his characters that other writers of Westerns may fail to do since they focus mainly on the plot.

Most of Zane Grey's stories were adapted to film and television. More than 100 of his books were transposed to the silver screen, while several of his short stories formed the basis of longstanding television shows. Scores of famous actors and directors have cut their teeth in Zane Grey movies. He also wrote several important historical books that detailed the colorful and eventful history of the West. His own ancestors Ebenezer Zane and daughter Betty Zane were important figures in the American Revolutionary War and pioneers of the West. Zane Grey's first book was titled Betty Zane and is a riveting chronicle of the life and times of this intrepid and heroic young woman who helped to colonize this rugged land.

Zane Grey was also one of the first of the millionaire best selling authors whose books were greedily lapped up by an adoring public. His readers enjoyed the mix of adventure, history, romance and action that he provided in all his works. The Lone Star Ranger is indeed a great addition to your collection of Westerns!

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 7 reviews)

Reviewer: - December 8, 2019
Subject: I enjoyed this!
I live westerns and really enjoyed this one. The narrator was excellent, in my opinion. I could set the speed .25 faster and there was no loss of clarity.
Reviewer: - February 21, 2019
Subject: Review Lone Star Ranger
Applaud and standing ovation for Mark Smith and his wonderful narration. Very good book, but I was hoping that he found the kidnapped girl from the first few chapters. Oh well.... :0)
Reviewer: - May 16, 2018
Subject: Lone star ranger
I love this book and Mark Smith made it better
Reviewer: - January 16, 2018
Subject: Lone Star Ranger
My thanks to Mark Smith! His superb rendition of the Lone Star Ranger has allowed me to rediscover Zane Grey : Many Thanks Mark!
Reviewer: - August 25, 2014
Subject: lone star ranger
Now Y'all know I ain't much struck with western novels but I must tell the truth that Mark Smith has done a fine job of the reading. I wouldn't go courting none of the womenfolk but he sure kept me listening Bristol England
Reviewer: - June 10, 2014
Subject: Lone Star Ranger
Good book, but the recording was bad. READ THIS BOOK.
Reviewer: - March 12, 2013
Subject: Lone Star Ranger
Loved this recording! Great job! Very enjoyable. Thank you!

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