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The Lone Star Ranger

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Zane Grey

Narrated By: Mark F. Smith

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2011

Duration: 11 hours 14 minutes


Buck Duane, son of a famous gunfighter, falls prey to the old problem – called out by a cowboy who wants to make trouble, Duane kills him and then must ride off to the lawless country near the Neuces River to escape being arrested and perhaps, hanged. His brief encounter with deadly gunplay has ignited a deep urging to repeat the adrenaline rush but is tempered by ghosts that haunt his sleep. He only dares to release his inner demon when he is taking down an outlaw who is particularly known for his brutality. He develops a reputation for killing the most notorious Texas outlaws, which draws an unexpected interest: a captain of the Texas Rangers offers him a pardon and a ranger’s badge if he will infiltrate the gang of the shadowy figure known as “Cheseldine” who wields vast power in West Texas, and make it possible for the Rangers to break the gang’s hold on the region’s towns. Duane accepts, never guessing in his wildest nightmares that he would sniff out this Cheseldine, his hideouts, his lieutenants… and fall in love with his daughter!


  • Cas S.

    The narrator has it down pat . We were unsure at first but she is good at helping you imagine the characters . We found it easy listening engaging and never a dull moment. CAS

  • James R

    This is a fantastic book. The author's descriptive, skilled story teller text and his intense pace keeps you glued to every word. The narrator's voice and inflections were outstanding! His skillful narration seemed to fit the setting, brought it to life and carried you seamlessly throughout the entire book. Wonderful!

  • Adam D

    enjoyed the book and narration, read Zane Grey in the 1950s.

  • Grady D

    Ok book not one I will listen to again The reader did not help the book sorry just never reached out and grab my attention

  • Richard B

    If you are soft hearted but tough you'll enjoy this book.

  • Walter Taylor

    Enjoyed the lone wolf aspect of the main character! Staying true to code of the west! A great read!

  • Elizabeth Pedersen

    If you enjoy wrangling, ranching, gunfighting old westerns you'll like this tale of a bad man gone good. And even better is the excellent narration by a true southerner.

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