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Publisher's Summary

In the days of the frontier West, it was not unusual for desperadoes and fugitives from justice to seemingly disappear from the face of the earth. Shadow on the Trail by Zane Grey, one of the best-selling authors of all time, is the story of one such man who returned to reestablish himself in a law-abiding society.

In Texas, young bank robber Wade Holden, once the toughest, fastest trigger man in the notorious Simm Bell gang, makes a promise to his dying mentor that he will go straight. He is tired of shooting, riding, and fighting. All he wants now is to settle down on the ranch for a nice peaceful life. But with the Rangers on his tail, he struggles to find sanctuary. With the help of a young woman and her family, he attempts to turn his life around in Arizona.

©2019 Zane Grey (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • John
  • 22-09-20

Poor Narration

The narrator was disappointing. There was a very artificial and distracting cadence. There was also an emphasis on unimportant words and phrases.

This detracted from a good story.

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  • Mike L. Thompson
  • 21-10-19

sounds like a robot is reading the story

liked the story. did not care for the narrator. it is like a robot red the story.

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  • Marilyn
  • 24-08-19

A classic western but narrator disappointing

I waited years for this book to be narrated, having been one of my favourites, and was very pleased when it became available, especially as I'm almost blind and can no longerread the print version. but what a disappointment! Bentley's narration is peculiar: He's fine with dialogue (which saved him from a one star rating) but the connecting narrative passages are delivered in a sing-song style with a downward pitch at the end of sentences and pauses are mostly in the wrong places. It was irritating and rendered some passages emotionally flat. I so like the story, I persisted to the end but please Audible, don't let Bentley loose on any more titles!

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  • j. hughes
  • 12-04-21

Best story, forest reading!

I was intrigued by the story from start to finish. I consider this book to be one of Zane Grey’s best!
The reading performance was at Best hard to listen to. Words were miss-pronounced throughout, and inflections and perceptions of the reader were way off base in many instances. I kept wishing that I had the words in front of me so that I could turn down the volume.

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  • Gary
  • 09-03-21

Hard to listen to

I could not finish because of the
narrator. Not a reader I would listen again.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-03-21

Dishonor to Jesse Chisholm.

Chisholm was a short squat dark man, half Cherokee. He was an Indian trader famous for the trail he laid to service his multiple trading posts and for his role as a peacemaker. He never drove cattle and was not a rancher.

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  • Bruce L.
  • 01-03-21

Great story

Great story almost ruined by really bad vocal performance. The stilted omnipausung voice of the narration caused me to increase reading time from 110% to140% which somewhat compensated by the slow narration

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  • Just_Shoppin
  • 29-01-21

Dumb story dumber narrator

The hate for this book started 5 minutes the story. It gets no bettering . The characters are fake and the narration makes it worse

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  • Michael Hatch
  • 18-01-21

Horrible Reader his balls haven't dropped yet.

The narrator is awful ruined a great book. Main character sounds like a 12 year old.

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  • jetson s taylor
  • 05-01-21

Great Zane Grey Novel

Wonderful story, guns, money and beautiful ladies, romance.
Narrator wasn’t very good, bad accents and poor cadence, but it’s manageable and tolerable enough to enjoy the story.