• Boulder Dam

  • By: Zane Grey
  • Narrated by: John Traven
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (154 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Zane Grey is at his best in this story of the building of the Boulder Dam, later renamed the Hoover Dam.

Straddling the great Colorado River, a huge structure is slowly rising - a dam that will alter the course of this ravaging river and harness its awesome power. Men from all over America have flocked to the site, laboring at the dam by day and filling the nearby Las Vegas gambling houses by night.

To Lynn Weston, a rich man's son, working on the dam means independence and the chance to prove his courage. But an even greater challenge faces Lynn: he discovers a girl who has escaped her abductors in the back seat of his car and becomes her self-appointed protector. Suddenly, he finds himself threatened by a pack of ruthless gangsters with a vicious plan to blow up the dam.

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

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Great story with very good narration.

This is not my favorite Grey title but everything Zane grey wrote is good. I appreciate John Traven more as a narrator with each new title I listen to.

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Boulder Dam

This book was interesting and exciting to read. The fact that I couldn't put this book down so that I could get to sleep was really challenging, but it was worth the lost sleep!

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Great Book

Loved the book . With that being said, I absolutely despised the ending! Could you have left any more things unfinished ?

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entertaining but outdated

the story was fine, a bit outdated with the helpless 1 dimensional damsel in distress and overly hyped up macho man hero, but a fun fictional accounting of life building Hoover Dam. good performance.

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Hoover dam

Good story if you want to hear about how the Hoover dam was build and what it took.