Rangy Pete


Read by Grant Hurlock

(4.5 stars; 113 reviews)

Canadian novelist Guy Morton's Rangy Pete is one of a trio of westerns he wrote in the 1920s (the other two being Black Gold and Wards of the Azure Hills). In this one, the Gary Cooper-esque title character, Rangy Pete, goes up against the Dervishers, and outlaw clan that's been stirring up trouble for the peaceable folks of Triple Butte. In so doing, he encounters a beautiful blue-eyed girl-bandit who promptly throws a lasso around his heart. As the action heats up, the grandeur of magnificent western landscape does battle with the picturesqueness of Rangy's colorful cowboy argot, and the reader comes out the winner.

Guy Morton wrote a score of novels in the 1920s and 1930s that found popularity especially in Britain and Australia. Besides westerns, he wrote spy-thrillers, such as The Black Robe (filmed in Canada as Secrets of Chinatown in 1935), featuring secret agent Donegal Dawn, as well as a dozen or so murder mysteries, often told with a comic touch. He was a Toronto-based journalist and worked as an editor of The Globe and Mail. (Summary by Grant Hurlock) (9 hr 40 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 Part 1 38:30 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 1 Part 2 38:32 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 2 16:35 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 3 43:47 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 4 29:17 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 5 14:28 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 6 35:45 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 7 Part 1 43:58 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 7 Part 2 43:43 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 8 26:27 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 9 54:26 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 10 48:59 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 11 18:50 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 12 1:07:01 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 13 47:12 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 14 12:33 Read by Grant Hurlock

Reviews

Other than obvious plot line it was completely enjoyable.


(4.5 stars)


(5 stars)

Rangy Pete is now at the top of my Librivox audiobooks ,at first I didn't think I liked the narrator but I'm glad I stuck with it mr Hurloch was perfect. Thank you Librivox

Fun Character Development


(5 stars)

This one has a great plot and excellent character development. I highly recommend it! and the reader is among the best!

Great story


(4 stars)

narrator's voice took some getting use to. But you end up lov8ng it


(5 stars)

Great author, great story, great reader.

Wonderful rendition


(4 stars)

It’s a good cowboy story. The author might have been a little wordy in describing Rangy’s emotions and such. But what I liked so much was Mr. Hurlock’s reading. I’ve listened to many LibriVox books, and I think the reader is the best I’ve heard. His voice is a little deep and gravelly, but he knows the difference between a book and a play, which is lost on most of the other readers. Thank you, Mr. Hurlock.