GraphicAudio Releases RANGERS OF THE LONE STAR by Zane Grey
Zane Grey first presented this brilliant story of the West in a much shorter form as a magazine serial in 1914. Readers were thrilled and greeted it as another masterpiece from one of the West's greatest storytellers. The manuscript would suffer at the hands of Grey's book publishers, however. They took the second half of the story, deleted characters, changed the hero's name, and pasted it with the first half of another Grey manuscript to produce the awkward hybrid published as The Lone Star Ranger. Now, 100 years after its creation, the complete story finally appears in GraphicAudio as the author wrote it, restored to its original glory.
Rangers of the Lone Star
Written by Zane Grey
Approximate Run Time: 7 Hours
Number of CDs: 6
Content Rating: Ages 13+
Now Available at GraphicAudio.net
Deputy Marshal Russ Sittell is on special assignment from the Texas Rangers to work with Vaughan Steel in putting a stop to the rampant rustling in Pecos County. But everyone knows that local rancher--and mayor--Granger Longstreth doesn't want any Ranger interference in his town. When Russ takes a job on Longstreth's ranch, he's able to learn exactly how the rancher operates--and he witnesses the growing tension between Longstreth and Steele. A tension that can only lead to trouble.
Now Available on Download or Audio CDs at GraphicAudio.net
About the Author: Zane Grey was an American author of popular adventure novels and pulp fiction that presented an idealized image of the rugged Old West. He was born in Zanesville, Ohio, a town founded by his mother's ancestors. Growing up there, he developed interests in fishing, baseball and writing, all which would later contribute to his acclaim. He won a baseball scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied dentistry to please his father, graduating in 1896. He went on to play for a while with a minor-league team in Wheeling, West Virginia. He played a single major league game in 1903 for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
He became especially interested in the West in 1907, after joining a friend on an expedition to trap mountain lions in Arizona. Grey wrote steadily, but it was only in 1910, and after considerable efforts by his wife, that his first western, Heritage of the Desert, became a bestseller. He became one of the first millionaire authors. Over the years his habit was to spend part of the year traveling and living an adventurous life and the rest of the year using his adventures as the basis for the stories in his writings. Some of that time was spent on the Rogue River in Oregon, where he maintained a cabin he had built on an old mining claim he bought. He was the author of over 90 books, some published posthumously and/or based on serials originally published in magazines. Many of them became bestsellers.
In addition to the success of his printed works, they later had second lives and continuing influence when adapted as films and television productions. 112 films, two television episodes, and a television series, Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater, had been made that were based loosely on his novels and short stories.
"Rangers of the Lone Star" is Now Available at GraphicAudio.net