• Wanderer of the Wasteland

  • By: Zane Grey
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (91 ratings)

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Wanderer of the Wasteland

By: Zane Grey
Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
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Publisher's Summary

From the master of the Western comes a novel full of romance and adventure.

Adam Laret - big, young, and headstrong - ran from Ehrenberg to the banks of the Rio Colorado. He was blindly fleeing his scheming, gambling brother and the woman Guerd stole from him. But Adam’s escape wasn’t complete until Guerd, in the company of a sheriff, hunted him down. Then Adam committed the ultimate crime. With the mark of Cain upon him - he traveled into the desert to atone for his sins.

In a vast, harsh world of heat and beauty, of stealthy creatures and gnawing starvation, Adam faced death and madmen, Indians and strangers who lived where life was impossible. But nothing he did - no act of courage, righteousness, or violence - washed Adam clean. Until he met a woman and made a choice: to fight his way back to civilization, the most dangerous place of all.

Public Domain (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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deep story

the writer exposed some profound truths and moral principles in this story that are lacking today. I feel like he could have ended the story with more of a "happily ever after" ending. overall I loved the story

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keep looking

Love Zane Grey but I thought this book would never end , and the end was not satisfying.

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  • RJ
  • 09-17-22

Escape from a troubled youth!

Adam Loret is a disillusioned, young man traveling across the country from the East to join his brother in California. The story describes his travel, the countryside, and the people he met along the way. The story reminds me of Boulder Dam, also by Zane Grey, as Adak’s trail takes him along the red Colorado River. Adam was a tenderfoot, to say the least, in many ways. His childhood with his older brother, Guerd was a constant conflict. Yet, Adam could not hate him, but nothing had changed. Enter the parable of Cain and Abel. Adam fled the gold camp. Due to his unfamiliarity with the country, Adam headed into the desert. Luck was on his side. This is quite the flowery and descriptive tale of the territory, the men that lived there, and the long-time issues of Adam’s childhood. It is interesting and beautiful in its prose but a bit slow for my taste.

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Overly descriptive and analyzing every emotion to the nth degree.
Could have fit this book and it’s sequel in one book

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Great moral

Great story great moral to the story , a man who was able to have the courage to face reality instead of running away …