Zane Grey wrote this splendidly thrilling sequel to Riders of the Purple Sage in 1915, but for almost ninety years it has existed in a profoundly censored version. Young John Shefford, escaping from his troubled past in Illinois, heads west to follow up the curious legend of three people living imprisoned in Utah's isolated Surprise Valley, one of whom is a beautiful girl named Fay Larkin. Shefford, half in love with the girl he's never met, is determined to find the valley and free her—if she's still alive. Shefford is nearly overwhelmed with his experiences of the beauty of the high desert, his first meetings with Indians, his ideas regarding Mormon men and their secret wives, and his encounter with real love, all of which work their changes in him. He comes out a man made true and good, finally freed from the shame he has harbored so long.
|Publisher:||Blackstone Audio, Inc.|
|Edition description:||Unabridged, 10 CDs, 11 hrs. 30 min.|
|Product dimensions:||5.70(w) x 5.20(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
ZANE GREY (1872–1939), born in Ohio, was practicing dentistry in New York when he and his wife published his first novel themselves. The man, whose name is synonymous with Westerns, made his first trip west in 1907 at age thirty-five. Motion picture rights brought in a fortune, with 109 films based on his work.
Jim Gough's distinctive voice is well known in the Southwest through his hundreds of commercials and radio shows. He has also appeared in such feature films as Urban Cowboy, Places in the Heart, and JFK. A native of Austin, Texas, he can also be found entertaining with his western swing band, the Cosmopolitan Cowboys.