The Heritage Of The Desert

Read by Richard Kilmer

(4.5 stars; 411 reviews)

Jack Hare is a young cowboy who was rescued from sure death by an old settler by the name of August Naab. Hare learns that Naab's ranch is a dangerous place and is challenged by cattle thieves and a corrupt rancher who is after Naab's water rights. The greatest danger Hare faces though, is over Mescal, a half-Navajo shepherdess who is already promised in marriage to Naab's first-born son. Hare must stop the marriage, but can't kill the son of his benefactor, August Naab...until a gun battle with rustlers brings the two face-to-face over drawn pistols. (Summary by Jerry James) (9 hr 25 min)


01 - The Sign of the Sunset 23:53 Read by Richard Kilmer
02 - White Sage 30:49 Read by Richard Kilmer
03 - The Trail of the Red Wall 37:16 Read by Richard Kilmer
04 - The Oasis 25:43 Read by Richard Kilmer
05 - Black Sage and Juniper 35:31 Read by Richard Kilmer
06 - The Wind in the Cedars 16:35 Read by Richard Kilmer
07 - Silvermane 28:44 Read by Richard Kilmer
08 - The Breaker of Wild Mustangs 23:07 Read by Richard Kilmer
09 - The Scent of Desert-Water 26:31 Read by Richard Kilmer
10 - Riding the Ranges - Part 1 25:22 Read by Richard Kilmer
11 - Riding the Ranges - Part 2 19:32 Read by Richard Kilmer
12 - The Desert-Hawk 25:52 Read by Richard Kilmer
13 - Echo Cliffs 27:42 Read by Richard Kilmer
14 - The Sombre Line 19:45 Read by Richard Kilmer
15 - Wolf 24:02 Read by Richard Kilmer
16 - Desert Night 16:13 Read by Richard Kilmer
17 - Thunder River 37:25 Read by Richard Kilmer
18 - The Swoop of the Hawk 28:29 Read by Richard Kilmer
19 - The Heritage Of The Desert 20:02 Read by Richard Kilmer
20 - Unleashed - Part 1 20:23 Read by Richard Kilmer
21 - Unleashed - Part 2 22:51 Read by Richard Kilmer
22 - The Rage of the Old Lion 18:53 Read by Richard Kilmer
23 - Mescal 10:27 Read by Richard Kilmer



(5 stars)

To tell a good story quickly is the sign of a good author. To weave the story patiently so as to make it vividly real to the reader is the sign of a great author.


(4.5 stars)

Richard did a great job reading such a long book! His voice gets a little hoarse sounding at times but mine would too reading that long. I thought the story line was good although i occasionally glazed over at Zane's wordy descriptions. I do appreciate that Zane knew how to make a story last over several years of time unlike modern writers who can't seem to make a story last three weeks!

(5 stars)

The only Zane Grey book I had read before this one was Betty Zane, and I loved that one. I realy enjoyed this one as well. The plot was somewhat predictable, but then I don't like bad surprises in stories anyway. at the same time, there was plenty going on to keep the story going.


(4 stars)

Good story, and a decent reading. However, there is no "X" in escape. Once I noticed the reader saying "excape" my ears hooked on to it, and it nearly drove me crazy. That being said it was overall a very good job.

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(3.5 stars)

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There is no x in escape!!!but it is easy to excape into the tale

(4 stars)

Will put you to sleep.

(4 stars)

This reader is great if you have trouble sleeping. He reads everything as if he cheerishes every word. It sounds like he really enjoys the scenery. If he would describe say someone getting his head smashed in by an axe then youd come out of it thinking well.. how charming.

(3 stars)

Great story however, zane grey tends to be overly wordy. He often takes three run on sentences to say what should have taken only one. This is particularly the case when describing the scenery. Instead of painting a more vibrant picture in the readers mind it leads to the story lagging.