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  • The Shepherd of Guadaloupe

  • By: Zane Grey
  • Narrated by: John Traven
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
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The Shepherd of Guadaloupe

By: Zane Grey
Narrated by: John Traven
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Summary

A soldier returns home to find his parents displaced and their property stolen in this classic Western.

He leaned propped against the rail of the great ship, in an obscure place aft, shadowed by the life-boats. It was the second night out of Cherbourg and the first time for him to be on deck. The ridged and waved Atlantic, but for its turbulence, looked like the desert undulating away to the uneven horizon. The roar of the wind in the rigging bore faint resemblance to the wind in the cottonwoods at home - a sound that had haunted him for all the long years of his absence. There was the same mystery in the black hollows of the sea as from boyhood he had seen and feared in the gloomy gulches of the foothills.

So begins Zane Grey's The Shepherd of Guadaloupe. After surviving the brutality of the First World War, Clifton Forrest returns home to find that his childhood home was stolen from his family. With his parents robbed of their property and the area under the firm control of his old acquaintance, Lundeen, Cliff must fight both his enemy and his ailing body to regain the right to a peaceful life on the land he once called home. The Shepherd of Guadaloupe tells of Cliff's heroic journey as he battles Lundeen while juggling his love for his parents and the love of Lundeen's daughter, Virginia.

©1930 Zane Grey (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Gregory Church
  • 02-09-19

Very little wrong with this one

Often a favorite book is impossible to satisfy in a recorded format. This is an exception .

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  • Audible Customer
  • 20-06-22

A Good Tale Told Well

Zane Grey spins a yarn of shock, ruin, deception, vengeance, hope, survival, and the enduring power of love in "The Shepherd of Guadalupe".

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  • Albert Stephenson
  • 24-03-22

Good read

One of the best I have ever listen to.
Did not care for the racial slurs. other than that, well done.

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  • Sarah P
  • 15-03-22

Better than I expected.

This was a lovely story of the old west. For the modern reader some of the content might seem old fashioned, but I recommend embracing historical perspectives for their good and bad.

Either way this is a classic style tale of love and envy. It is well worth the listen. The narrator did a wonderful job in telling the tale.

This makes me want to visit Mount Baldy.

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  • Geoff Baggett
  • 23-01-22

Best Zane Ever!

Definitely not your typical western. I was not expecting a post-WWI story when I started. Wasn’t sure I would like it. But the lead characters captured my heart and imagination. Absolutely fantastic. On to the next!

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  • Nancy
  • 23-01-22

Fine writing and a good narrator

I remember my grandpa read all the Zane Grey and Louis L’Amour novels available and then reread them. They held little interest for me until now. A little bit older, we’ll actually lot older, and I can appreciate the really good prose and fine story line.

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  • JCH
  • 22-12-21

Great book

This is one of my favorite books though I have many from this author. My only issue was with the way the storyteller said certain words.

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  • RJ
  • 01-12-21

Señor Malpass!

Clifton Forrest was on his way home, following the horrors of WWI. His body had endured much pain and injury, his endurance near extinct. On the ship to New York, he exchanged a brief conversation with a girl. The girl was sympathetic and very polite. On the train from New York to Las Vegas, Nevada he met the girl again. She comforted him and cared for him when he hurried to the train, exhausted, and passed out in his compartment. Forrest’s spirit was raised as it had not been in the past two years. Then her mood changed and she became cold to him. Arriving in Las Vegas, he discovered that his home no longer belonged to him and he fainted away. The girl took him to his parent’s home which was now a complete reversal of what he had known before he left six years ago. The Lundeen’s now lived in Cottonwoods, the big house on the hill, and the Forrest’s lived in the small adobe house at the base of the hill. The girl is Virginia Lundeen, who grew up in the adobe house until she was twelve, then left for school, and later overseas for two years. She had no idea what had happened back home between the Forrest’s and Lundeen’s, identical to Clifton. As Virginia investigated her surroundings and what had taken place in her absence, she became angry and suspicious of her father and his business partner, Malpass. Clifton was in a deep depression and denial of Virginia’s honesty and intentions. The love between Virginia and Clifton had existed since they were youngsters but they had been raised experiencing so much hate between the families that their love was forbidden. Will they ever be able to admit their love and share their lives? The story continues as a diabolical triangle between Forrest, Lundeen, and Malpass. The two young lovers are involuntarily, and to some degree unknowingly, controlled and guided by the actions of the triangle. I like this story very much. It’s an authentic and heart-warming tale of lost love, reunited. Beautiful.

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  • G.
  • 05-11-21

Not the kind of western I prefer.

characters were too extreme men characters too limited in vision about realty. The women also.

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  • Falcon
  • 05-10-21

Enraptured

I fell in love with her... and him. You will too! And the story is timeless, filled with sweetest love and bitterest of tragedy in precisely correct proportion.