The U.P. Trail


Read by Bob R

(4.5 stars; 126 reviews)

Grey's story of the struggles to build the Union Pacific Railroad in the late 1860's. Typical western characters, but placed in a factual setting. His first real attempt at historical fiction. The heroes must battle the human challenges of greed, ruthlessness, and ambition, as well as the tremendous challenges of nature, to make the rail connection between East and West. (Summary by Bob Rollins) (14 hr 19 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 4:20 Read by Bob R
Chapter 2 4:20 Read by Bob R
Chapter 3 23:19 Read by Bob R
Chapter 4 30:57 Read by Bob R
Chapter 5 28:20 Read by Bob R
Chapter 6 26:33 Read by Bob R
Chapter 7 28:42 Read by Bob R
Chapter 8 23:21 Read by Bob R
Chapter 9 48:19 Read by Bob R
Chapter 10 39:10 Read by Bob R
Chapter 11 7:36 Read by Bob R
Chapter 12 24:29 Read by Bob R
Chapter 13 24:00 Read by Bob R
Chapter 14 22:29 Read by Bob R
Chapter 15 44:41 Read by Bob R
Chapter 16 34:43 Read by Bob R
Chapter 17 24:32 Read by Bob R
Chapter 18 21:34 Read by Bob R
Chapter 19 24:45 Read by Bob R
Chapter 20 31:40 Read by Bob R
Chapter 21 16:21 Read by Bob R
Chapter 22 33:06 Read by Bob R
Chapter 23 48:04 Read by Bob R
Chapter 24 9:57 Read by Bob R
Chapter 25 45:10 Read by Bob R
Chapter 26 22:03 Read by Bob R
Chapter 27 19:04 Read by Bob R
Chapter 28 13:49 Read by Bob R
Chapter 29 23:03 Read by Bob R
Chapter 30 12:08 Read by Bob R
Chapter 31 10:27 Read by Bob R
Chapter 32 22:40 Read by Bob R
Chapter 33 32:01 Read by Bob R
Chapter 34 13:06 Read by Bob R
Chapter 35 11:41 Read by Bob R
Chapter 36 6:06 Read by Bob R
Chapter 37 3:19 Read by Bob R

Reviews


(5 stars)

"The most kidnapped woman in the west" I read this comment once. I looked for this book and for this comment for a few years. I had read it once and found myself intoxicated by the romance. I was afraid I would never find it again. but lady luck was on my side. what a thumping good story, and reader thanks to all involved

Good story w dramatic sweep.


(4 stars)

Drama of vast struggle between peoples, motivations, & geography to connect both ends of US. The description was necessarily long because no pictures. Reader very good except for inconsistency of volume.

Too long too little action, reader's voice too quiet at times


(3.5 stars)

Don’t miss this audiobook!


(5 stars)

Wow. Brilliantly and skillfully read. An epic story! Thanks Audiovox.

Fabulous.


(5 stars)

The best yet. Historical fiction is his true strength.

Excellent Reading


(5 stars)

My mother who only passed away 5 years ago, used to read herself to sleep every night with an inspirational book, but more often with a Zane Gray novel resting upon her bosom when she awoke. It would have delighted her to have been able to listen to Librivox and your excellent reading of this very good novel. I am sure it would have been used by her as it is by me to forget the troubles of the day and the news of a world she could no longer be sure of for the family she loved so well. I want to thank the reader and all Librivox volunteers for the kindness and generosity which they so often give to others as to me. God bless the reader for the understanding manner in which he read of this interesting writer who loved our country's great West as much as I believe I do myself. Thanks so much.


(4 stars)

well read, some changes in recording level but did not effect listening experience . Good consistent character voices. the tale itself is the basis for the fairly recent 'Hell on wheels' series. in his attempt to write the ultimate western classic that contains all human life, Zain has bitten off a bit more than he can chew. This book would have benefited from some severe editing to avoid repetition and keep the narrative going. The men are still men and the women still totally passive actors whoes destiny is defined by the ability of a good man to use violence to achieve his ends.... The main character Neal needs one of his good friends to give him a slap and tell him to get over it, which is what would have happened rather than this cheese - packed love fest. It's still great.

Good story. poor sound quality


(3 stars)

This was s good story The reader did a good job, but the suond quality left much to be desires. Although the story is good, the author tended to ramble at length. The story would have been much more enjoyable had the author omitted all the psycho analysis, and stuck to the story line.