The Trail of the Axe


Read by Roger Melin

(4.4 stars; 45 reviews)

Dave ran a lumber mill in western Canada. There are some workers within his organization who he trusts implicitly, some who he doesn't trust at all, and some who he is unsure about. But Dave is basically a trusting soul. Most of the folks in Malkern liked him, as he had been a major factor in shaping the village and in providing employment for a lot of the folks who lived in the area. Dave was not a pleasant site to look at; ungainly, not very attractive, yet he had a heart that was the antithesis of his lack of physical attractiveness. Dave was a good friend to Betty, who had promised her hand in marriage to Jim Truscott, who was on leave from Malkern searching for gold in the Yukon territory to secure a future for himself and his bride-to-be. Truscott had asked Dave to watch over Betty during his absence, but when he returned from his fortune seeking expedition in the Yukon, Truscott was a changed man. He didn't seem the same personable Jim Truscott that Betty had promised herself to, and Dave was a bit suspicious of his personality alterations as well. Now, Betty had to decide whether to hold herself to her promise, and Dave had to determine whether or not he should also keep himself to the promise he had made to his friend. There is plenty of action, suspense, and personal introspection combined with a love story in The Trail of the Axe, and many a surprise awaits every turn. (Summary by Roger Melin).

(12 hr 15 min)

Chapters

Dave 21:26 Read by Roger Melin
A Picnic in the Red Sand Valley 32:31 Read by Roger Melin
Affairs in Malkern 23:54 Read by Roger Melin
Dick Mansell's News 18:13 Read by Roger Melin
Jim Truscott Returns 23:13 Read by Roger Melin
Parson Tom Interferes 21:04 Read by Roger Melin
The Work at the Mills 28:33 Read by Roger Melin
At the Church Bazaar 29:50 Read by Roger Melin
In Dave's Office 29:38 Read by Roger Melin
An Auspicious Meeting 24:06 Read by Roger Melin
The Summer Rains 18:22 Read by Roger Melin
The Old Mills 22:00 Read by Roger Melin
Betty Decides 16:04 Read by Roger Melin
The Mills 16:17 Read by Roger Melin
Betty Takes Cover 27:10 Read by Roger Melin
Disaster at the Mill 22:14 Read by Roger Melin
The Last of the Sawyer 25:43 Read by Roger Melin
Face To Face 21:35 Read by Roger Melin
In the Mountains 19:41 Read by Roger Melin
The Church Militant 25:06 Read by Roger Melin
An Adventure in the Fog 26:02 Read by Roger Melin
Terror in the Mountains 19:33 Read by Roger Melin
The Red Tide of Anarchy 32:18 Read by Roger Melin
In the Dead of Night 28:16 Read by Roger Melin
Mason's Prisoner 21:03 Read by Roger Melin
To the Lumber Camp 10:11 Read by Roger Melin
At Bay 15:01 Read by Roger Melin
Dave - The Man 33:45 Read by Roger Melin
The End of the Strike 14:16 Read by Roger Melin
In the Dugout 30:34 Read by Roger Melin
At Midnight 15:50 Read by Roger Melin
Two Men - and a Woman 21:53 Read by Roger Melin

Reviews

(3.5 stars)

Great writing but a slow story. Enjoy this author.

the trail of the axe

(5 stars)

Lots of action and Roger Melin is such an excellent reader, as usual.

(5 stars)

Excellent story! It doesn't rely on guns and killing for action it was well written, well executed and we'll read. Thanks