Lonesome Land

Read by Roger Melin

(4.7 stars; 173 reviews)

Val had come to Montana to marry a cowboy named Manley, envisioning a life of wedded bliss, freedom, and was anticipating happiness in her adopted part of the country. She would soon learn that the winters could be cruel and lonesome for a woman living on a ranch which was situated miles from the nearest neighbor. She would learn that her husband spent most of his time drinking. And she would learn that everybody has their own methods of dealing with the harshness and loneliness of the land she has come to call home. Val is determined to re-invent her notions about men and women, her new duties in life, and life as it existed in the relatively new West. At every turn, her will and her strength are tested. Would she find the strength within herself to overcome the hardships, or would she succumb to the reality of her surroundings? - Summary by Roger Melin (8 hr 40 min)


The Arrival of Val 25:26 Read by Roger Melin
Well-Meant Advice 23:32 Read by Roger Melin
A Lady in a Temper 17:37 Read by Roger Melin
The 'Shivaree' 26:05 Read by Roger Melin
Cold Spring Ranch 22:24 Read by Roger Melin
Manley's Fire Guard 22:23 Read by Roger Melin
Val's New Duties 22:03 Read by Roger Melin
The Prairie Fire 24:23 Read by Roger Melin
Kent to the Rescue 26:35 Read by Roger Melin
Desolation 27:01 Read by Roger Melin
Val's Awakening 23:42 Read by Roger Melin
A Lesson in Forgiveness 23:48 Read by Roger Melin
Arline Gives a Dance 29:57 Read by Roger Melin
A Wedding Present 13:20 Read by Roger Melin
A Compact 30:04 Read by Roger Melin
Manley's New Tactics 8:31 Read by Roger Melin
Val Becomes an Author 18:02 Read by Roger Melin
Val's Discovery 18:45 Read by Roger Melin
Kent's Confession 32:24 Read by Roger Melin
A Blotched Brand 8:07 Read by Roger Melin
Val Decides 17:51 Read by Roger Melin
A Friend in Need 22:52 Read by Roger Melin
Caught! 22:31 Read by Roger Melin
Retribution 13:10 Read by Roger Melin


excellent story, great reading

(5 stars)

Although predictable, it is a pretty good example of how men and women used to be with one another and, in spite of the defects of the old ways, preferable to how little men and women respect themselves and each other today. Excellent story. Snowflakes might want to stay away from stories of the old West, where good men acted like men, and good women appreciated it.

(5 stars)

very enjoyable even if some of the circumstances hit a little to close to home for me personally. overall though that made it more genuine and relatable

Lonesome till the end and more lonesome ..

(5 stars)

Lonesome is the key word , thank you for your precious time - very entertaining book..

(2.5 stars)

this is a good story went too long and had a bad ending we don't know what happened by

Fun Story, Great Character Development

(5 stars)

I enjoyed this one, and the reader is excellent!

grrrrrr. IT ENDED!

(5 stars)

the reader's delivery is so cool. like we are around a camp fire And he's telling us about the old time legend at Lonesome Land.... but then the stinking book ended. it was great till then....