The Orphan


Read by Mark Nelson

(4.4 stars; 24 reviews)

Many men swore that The Orphan was bad, and many swore profanely and with wonderful command of epithets because he was bad, but for obvious reasons that was as far as the majority went to show their displeasure. Those of the minority who had gone farther and who had shown their hatred by rash actions only proved their foolishness; for they had indeed gone far and would return no more. But Sheriff Jim Shields is tracking The Orphan, wanted for the murder of sheepherders, and won’t stop until he brings the bad man to justice.
Often billed as the second book in Clarence Mulford’s Hopalong Cassidy series, Hoppy doesn’t appear in this one, but it’s still as rip-roaring a western as you’ll ever see. - Summary by sjmarky (8 hr 20 min)

Chapters

CHAPTER I: THE SHERIFF RIDES TO WAR 13:19 Read by Mark Nelson
CHAPTER II: CONCERNING AN ARROW 24:17 Read by Mark Nelson
CHAPTER III: THE SHERIFF FINDS THE ORPHAN 14:49 Read by Mark Nelson
CHAPTER IV: THE SECOND OFFENSE 18:03 Read by Mark Nelson
CHAPTER V: BILL JUSTIFIES HIS CREATION 24:29 Read by Mark Nelson
CHAPTER VI: THE ORPHAN OBEYS AN IMPULSE 29:51 Read by Mark Nelson
CHAPTER VII: THE OUTFIT HUNTS FOR STRAYS 27:51 Read by Mark Nelson
CHAPTER VIII: “A TIMBER WOLF IN HIS OWN COUNTRY” 6:51 Read by Mark Nelson
CHAPTER IX: THE CROSS BAR-8 LOSES SLEEP 19:16 Read by Mark Nelson
CHAPTER X: THE ORPHAN PAYS TWO CALLS 33:44 Read by Mark Nelson
CHAPTER XI: A VOICE FROM THE GALLERY 26:50 Read by Mark Nelson
CHAPTER XII: A NEW DEAL ALL AROUND 21:40 Read by Mark Nelson
CHAPTER XIII: THE STAR C GIVES WELCOME 37:43 Read by Mark Nelson
CHAPTER XIV: THE SHERIFF STATES SOME FACTS 32:50 Read by Mark Nelson
CHAPTER XV: AN UNDERSTANDING 23:00 Read by Mark Nelson
CHAPTER XVI: THE FLYING-MARE 18:28 Read by Mark Nelson
CHAPTER XVII: THE FEAST 33:10 Read by Mark Nelson
CHAPTER XVIII: PREPARATION 18:55 Read by Mark Nelson
CHAPTER XIX: THE ORPHAN GOES TO THE A-Y 14:37 Read by Mark Nelson
CHAPTER XX: BILL ATTENDS THE PICNIC 18:50 Read by Mark Nelson
CHAPTER XXI: THE ANNOUNCEMENT 8:55 Read by Mark Nelson
CHAPTER XXII: TEX WILLIARD’S MISTAKE 21:50 Read by Mark Nelson
CHAPTER XXIII: THE GREAT HAPPINESS 10:46 Read by Mark Nelson

Reviews


(5 stars)

This book reminded me of the Western adventures by Zane Grey I read as a teenager. The author describes his sheriff as a man of "clean cut courage" and his unlikely friendship with the outlaw, known only as The Orphan, is the motivator of this romantic story. The image of the hardworking cowboy, living within an unforgiving natural environment and holding to a code of a rough hewn society is an American archetype that has traveled around the world. I really enjoyed the lighthearted and witty style of Mulford's writing. Mark Nelson does a superb narration with subtle accents.

Different, but I like it


(5 stars)

Westerns? Science fiction? Yup, Mark Nelson can read it all!


(5 stars)

Very interesting. Definitely would recommend it for any western book lover