The Desert of Wheat

CD - unabridged
Audio (11 discs)
Product Number: DD7274
Released: Aug 01, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470890728
Narrator/s: Jim Gough
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Description

The Desert of Wheat is a thrilling and romantic tale of sabotage in the wheat fields of the Pacific Northwest during World War I. Young farmer Kurt Dorn is torn between going to France to fight the Germans or staying in America to be with the woman he loves and to protect his wheat crop against saboteurs who question his loyalties. He struggles to come to terms with his deepest beliefs and his place in the world. In this passionate tale, Zane Grey, one of America's most popular and enduring authors, captures the anxieties of a young country threatened by a foreign war and poised on the brink of a century of change.

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CD
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Author(s): Zane Grey
Narrator(s): Jim Roberts
Genre: Western
Product Number BN7640
Released: Aug 11, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN: #9781480582330
eAudio
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Author(s): Zane Grey
Narrator(s): Jim Gough
Product Number Z100097562
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483064826
eBook
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Author(s): Zane Grey
Genre: Western
Product Number EB00675280
Released: Jul 13, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Start Classics
ISBN: #9781609771522
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Author(s): Zane Grey
Genre: Western
Product Number EB00675539
Released: Jul 13, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781609774158

Professional reviews

"Jim Gough is the perfect reader for this story of a young Washington wheat farmer, torn between love and the urge to defend America against Germany in WWI. Gough's precise but casual performance emphasizes Grey's message, the permanence of the earth, stars, and the annual wheat crop, the impermanence of material things. He dramatizes moments of romance and "man's inhumanity to man" with his mellow style and baritone voice, which take the listener to a campfire where Westerners tell tall tales amid the beautiful Western landscape. Listeners, young and old, will enjoy Grey's way with words and Gough's relaxing cowboy drawl. S.C.A. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"

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