The Cross Brand

Read by David Wales

(4.4 stars; 157 reviews)

Jack Bristol shot the sheriff and stole his horse. He rode off, not into the sunset, but into the mountains. The mountain man held him captive for months and then released him. Why? And why did the girl scream with terror when she saw his face? Read this 1922 pulp Western to find the answers. Max Brand was one of many pseudonyms used by Frederick Schiller Faust (1892 – 1944), an American author known primarily for his thoughtful and literary Westerns. - Summary by david wales (3 hr 56 min)


Chapters 1-2 28:08 Read by David Wales
Chapters 3-4 25:36 Read by David Wales
Chapters 5-6 23:25 Read by David Wales
Chapters 7-8 20:04 Read by David Wales
Chapters 9-10 23:59 Read by David Wales
Chapters 11-12 33:49 Read by David Wales
Chapters 13-14 19:52 Read by David Wales
Chapters 15-16 20:01 Read by David Wales
Chapters 17-18 24:17 Read by David Wales
Chapter 19 16:55 Read by David Wales


Best Max Brand story.

(4.5 stars)

This was a fast moving and fun story to listen to with just the right amount of "Susan" in it. I feel like I've been horse back riding for the last 3 hours over pretty exciting terrain. Reader sounds like a real western cowboy, too. Thank you.

Glass of Sherry or Shot of Jack

(4 stars)

Typical western. Well read and enjoyable. Quick, almost abrupt, ending complete with improbable elements throughout to put the cherry on the cake. Worth a casual listen.


(5 stars)

I never cease to be amazed at Brand's unique plots. Enjoy this entertaining tale read by one our finest narrators.

A fast moving tale of the west

(5 stars)

Great story. A masterpiece by Max Brand. The reader did a superb job as well.


(1.5 stars)

The descriptions and activity of the horses was more interesting than the characters.

(5 stars)

nicely read and a great story.

(5 stars)

Another awesome book by Max Brand.