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  • This Calder Range

  • Calder Saga, Book 1
  • By: Janet Dailey
  • Narrated by: Mil Nicholson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
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This Calder Range

By: Janet Dailey
Narrated by: Mil Nicholson
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Summary

Chase Benteen Calder was bound to wrest a fortune from Montana land, where the whisper of riches swept across a sea of buffalo grass. With Lorna at his side, a woman who took the tough ways of the land as her destiny, he would breathe life into his dream. Through the treacherous Texas prairie, the perils of Indian country, and a bustling Dodge City, they forged their way to Montana. With Calder strength, they would harvest their fortune from the rich earth, on the sprawling plains of This Calder Range.

©1982 Janet Dailey (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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  • Lisa M
  • 17-11-17

Entertaining

I would highly recommend this book, it was very entertaining and I’m looking forward to listening to the other books in this series

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  • P Batchelor
  • 21-02-21

horrible narrator

I loved this book when I read it 35 years ago,decided to listen to it because my eyes are so bad I can't read. #1 I did not like the narrator AT ALL. accent really does not go with these books horrible. I am about 1/2 through and the only reason I'm finishing it is because I want to reread the series. if same narrator is reading the next one, I won't listen to them.

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  • ❤'s Horses
  • 21-02-19

Excellent story. Narration was a bit off putting.

Ms. Dailey knows her ranching. The narrator doesn't and I'm quite sure she isn't from anywhere close to Texas. She sounds like maybe Ireland or Scotland(?). Having previously read much of the Calder series I knew the story was worth hanging in there. Having not known that I'm not sure I could have.

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  • Richard Ferguson
  • 22-11-17

passing time

I have read these books by Janet Dailey, now listen to them, great for passing time as I am a truck driver

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  • Lightenlady
  • 24-07-17

Calder Ranch is awesome.

Read in the order in which they were written of this awesome series. Really love Janet Daly's way of presenting this family as it grows along with the ranch.

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  • JuJu
  • 05-01-17

Okay story

Mostly enjoyable ..the narrator was very good. Moved a bit too slow for me but, worth the credit used.

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  • Ronald
  • 24-05-15

Wish I could give more than 5*******

Best book I've ever read/ and or listened too.

I loved the way it showed that absolute bad and then turned it 180 and showed the good. I've been looking for another series that I could absolutely get into for over a year now. Excited I found this one.

Great read!!!

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  • Hoopensnooper
  • 21-01-14

Big disappointment

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A totally different performance. This was a much loved story, ruined by the narrator. I was happy to finally have this story available in a format that I could use, and sadly, downloaded it without listening to the preview. While I am sure that Mil Nicholson is a lovely person, her performance seemed to be a sad attempt at a caricature of a western. It would appear that either her or the director would base all of the characters other than the main one on the "whimsical sidekick" from the old black and white westerns. They all sound like Gabby Hayes. She voices Benteen Calder as a poor, female imitation of Clint Eastwood. Lorna's voice seems too high and flighty, and Spanish Bill? A Mexican? Perhaps she thought his last name was O'Malley. Her Spanish accent was remarkably Irish.

What other book might you compare This Calder Range to and why?

This is your typical bodice ripper romance, with a bit of a western flair.

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While I could listen to the narration of the story, after the initial shock of hearing a female, slightly English accent, the voice characterization was just terrible. I couldn't get past it, and was ripped from the story every time someone spoke...

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  • Joanne V. Bean
  • 18-07-22

Terrible Narrator

Sorry I did not listen to a sample before I got the first three books in the series. I like to listen in the car or while knitting, etc. This narrator sounds slightly British and elderly. I'm sorry, but she is so bad, I had to turn off the audio and pick up my Kindle to finish the book.

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  • gklarson
  • 03-07-21

Love Calder series from Janet Dailey great story t

Great story telling from a fun series and Margaret ed perfectly preformed and ready to read number 2