The Desert Of Wheat audiobook

May 11, 2008

“Jim Gough is the perfect reader for this story.He dramatizes moments of romance and

‘man’s inhumanity to man’ with his mellow style and baritone voice, which take the listener to a campfire

where Westerners tell tall tales amid the beautiful Western landscape. Listeners, young and old, will enjoy

Grey’s way with words and Gough’s relaxing cowboy drawl.”AudioFile

“Readable and engrossing.”New York Times

The Desert of Wheat is a thrilling and romantic tale of sabotage in the wheat fields of the Pacific

Northwest during World War I.

Young farmer Kurt Dorn is torn between going to France to fight the Germans, or staying in America to be

with the woman he loves and protect his wheat crop against saboteurs who question his loyalties. He

struggles to come to terms with his deepest beliefs and his place in the world.

In this passionate tale, Zane Grey, one of America’s most popular and enduring authors captures the anxieties

of the young country threatened by a foreign war and poised on the brink of a century of change.

Zane Grey (1872–1939), born in Ohio, was practicing dentistry in New York when he and his wife published his first book themselves. Grey presented the West as a moral battleground, in which his characters are destroyed because of their inability to change or be redeemed through a final confrontation with their past. 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.

Austin native Jim Gough’s distinctive voice is well known in the Southwest through his hundreds of commercials and radio shows. He has also appeared in feature films including Urban Cowboy, Places in the Heart, and JFK. When not entertaining folks with his western swing band, The Cosmopolitan Cowboys, Jim is recording audiobooks and writing.

Play sample of The Desert Of Wheat.

Written By : Zane Grey
Narrated By : Jim Gough
Published By : Blackstone Audio Inc
Length : 14 hours
Category : Historical
Download Price : $39.95 $26.95
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