The Valley of the Giants


Read by Roger Melin

(4.8 stars; 55 reviews)

The man was John Cardigan; in that lonely, hostile land he was the first pioneer. This is the tale of Cardigan and Cardigan's son, for in his chosen land the pioneer leader in the gigantic task of hewing a path for civilization was to know the bliss of woman's love and of parenthood, and the sorrow that comes of the loss of a perfect mate; he was to know the tremendous joy of accomplishment and worldly success after infinite labour; and in the sunset of life he was to know the dull despair of failure and ruin. Because of these things there is a tale to be told, the tale of Cardigan's son, who, when his sire fell in the fray, took up the fight to save his heritage--a tale of life with its love and hate, its battle, victory, defeat, labour, joy, and sorrow, a tale of that unconquerable spirit of youth which spurred Bryce Cardigan to lead a forlorn hope for the sake not of wealth but of an ideal. (Summary from the text)

(12 hr 5 min)

Chapters

01 - Chapter 1 13:13 Read by Roger Melin
02 - Chapter 2 16:41 Read by Roger Melin
03 - Chapter 3 17:48 Read by Roger Melin
04 - Chapter 4 20:12 Read by Roger Melin
05 - Chapter 5 4:59 Read by Roger Melin
06 - Chapter 6 25:00 Read by Roger Melin
07 - Chapter 7 7:06 Read by Roger Melin
08 - Chapter 8 22:15 Read by Roger Melin
09 - Chapter 9 22:20 Read by Roger Melin
10 - Chapter 10 28:00 Read by Roger Melin
11 - Chapter 11 10:41 Read by Roger Melin
12 - Chapter 12 8:31 Read by Roger Melin
13 - Chapter 13 16:28 Read by Roger Melin
14 - Chapter 14 16:12 Read by Roger Melin
15 - Chapter 15 10:14 Read by Roger Melin
16 - Chapter 16 22:34 Read by Roger Melin
17 - Chapter 17 45:47 Read by Roger Melin
18 - Chapter 18 14:35 Read by Roger Melin
19 - Chapter 19 45:40 Read by Roger Melin
20 - Chapter 20 28:30 Read by Roger Melin
21 - Chapter 21 16:01 Read by Roger Melin
22 - Chapter 22 11:34 Read by Roger Melin
23 - Chapter 23 27:22 Read by Roger Melin
24 - Chapter 24 41:54 Read by Roger Melin
25 - Chapter 25 5:53 Read by Roger Melin
26 - Chapter 26 28:35 Read by Roger Melin
27 - Chapter 27 16:26 Read by Roger Melin
28 - Chapter 28 13:40 Read by Roger Melin
29 - Chapter 29 26:08 Read by Roger Melin
30 - Chapter 30 18:48 Read by Roger Melin
31 - Chapter 31 12:42 Read by Roger Melin
32 - Chapter 32 7:32 Read by Roger Melin
33 - Chapter 33 19:20 Read by Roger Melin
34 - Chapter 34 8:30 Read by Roger Melin
35 - Chapter 35 5:50 Read by Roger Melin
36 - Chapter 36 9:50 Read by Roger Melin
37 - Chapter 37 12:07 Read by Roger Melin
38 - Chapter 38 25:35 Read by Roger Melin
39 - Chapter 39 6:43 Read by Roger Melin
40 - Chapter 40 14:22 Read by Roger Melin

Reviews

Absolutely incredible!!(I've read it once and now listened to it

(5 stars)

excellently written a real page turner!!

Beautifully crafted historical fiction expertly narrated

(5 stars)

A lovely story of historical work of fiction expertly narrated

A DAZZLING SLEEPER

(5 stars)

A new author to me, but what an introduction. Roger Melin is certainly in the top three of your readers, and he is matchless with this type of book. One lesson--never trust a man called "colonel" (unless he sells chicken.

Awesome

(4.5 stars)

Awesome book, excellent narrator! Anything else I would write would be a spoiler alert, so I will stand content with the 4 words I began with.

(5 stars)

This a superb story!! Well written and very well read!! Could hardly quit listening!

(5 stars)

Emotional good read from start to finish their record how we link everything together

California adventure

(5 stars)

Excellent reading of a woodsy story set in northern California. Thank you Roger.

Excellent

(5 stars)

Bryce Cardigan has returned home to find that the family business is in jeopardy of being lost. Can he find a way to save it? This is a gem of a book having humor, adventure, romance, and most endearing of all is the relationship between father and son. As always, Roger Melin does an outstanding job of narrating. Highly recommended!