Laramie Holds The Range


Read by Bob R

(4.9 stars; 37 reviews)

As with most of Frank Spearman's novels (and non-fiction), "Laramie Holds the Range" is set in the West during our early railroad days. He used the best of the illustrators of the day, such as N.C. Wyeth. Occasionally, a character would appear in more than one of his stories. The strongest elements of his novels, including this one, are his outstanding descriptions of the landscape and the physical elements of his characters. In this story, Kate Doubleday travels West to join her father, whom she has never seen. Laramie is a mountain rancher, who is opposed by Kate's father and all of the large cattlemen of the range. While it is a familiar struggle, Spearman effectively weaves a plot that holds the reader's interest. (Summary by Bob Rollins, Augusta GA) (11 hr 51 min)

Chapters

Sleepy Cat 18:02 Read by Bob R
The Crazy Woman 17:13 Read by Bob R
Doubleday's 15:30 Read by Bob R
At The Eating House 10:55 Read by Bob R
Cross Purposes 24:35 Read by Bob R
Which Wins? 28:07 Read by Bob R
The Close of the Day 8:46 Read by Bob R
The Home of Laramie 22:10 Read by Bob R
At The Bar 26:14 Read by Bob R
Laramie Counts Five 8:18 Read by Bob R
A Duel With Kate 25:08 Read by Bob R
The Barbecue 23:51 Read by Bob R
Against His Record 16:56 Read by Bob R
Lefever Asks Questions 11:15 Read by Bob R
The Raid of the Falling Wall 16:34 Read by Bob R
The Go-Devil 14:56 Read by Bob R
VanHorn Trails Hawk 9:36 Read by Bob R
Hawk Quarrels With Laramie 13:14 Read by Bob R
Lefever Receives the Raiders 19:18 Read by Bob R
The Doctor's Office 20:03 Read by Bob R
The Hiding Place 11:25 Read by Bob R
Stone Tries His Hand 17:50 Read by Bob R
Kate Rides 18:15 Read by Bob R
Night and a Header 16:33 Read by Bob R
A Guest For an Hour 16:44 Read by Bob R
The Crazy Woman Wins 19:41 Read by Bob R
Kate Defies 10:47 Read by Bob R
A Difficult Resolve 10:22 Read by Bob R
Horsehead Pass 21:15 Read by Bob R
The Funeral---and After 19:48 Read by Bob R
An Encounter 20:47 Read by Bob R
A Message From Tenison 12:56 Read by Bob R
The Canyon of The Falling Wall 21:19 Read by Bob R
Kate Gets a Shock 13:07 Read by Bob R
At Kitchen's Barn 15:43 Read by Bob R
McAlpin At Bay 14:32 Read by Bob R
Kate Burns the Steak 13:19 Read by Bob R
The Unexpected Call 12:44 Read by Bob R
Barb Makes a Surprising Alliance 15:39 Read by Bob R
Bradley Rides Hard 13:52 Read by Bob R
The Flight of the Swallows 18:06 Read by Bob R
Warning 5:20 Read by Bob R
The Last Call 11:10 Read by Bob R
Tenison Serves Breakfast 9:05 Read by Bob R

Reviews

great story, great reader


(5 stars)

Reads like an old western movie from the 1950’s: gallant, misunderstood hero, pretty girl who misjudged him, bad guys, good guys and a happy ending. It took me a while to get into the story, but once it took off, I was spellbound. The reader has the perfect voice for the cowboy genre and he does a fabulous job reading the story. I’m going to look for other books by this author and other books read by this reader. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.


(5 stars)

Excellent author, excellent reader and excellent story. Could not be better.

a most amazing story!


(5 stars)

one of the best stories I've listened to on LibriVox. Great actor reader keeps The Listener involved in the story completely. Excellent all the way around!

Excellent story by Frank Spearman


(5 stars)

Excellent story as read by Bob Rollins. - 13 September 2022