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The U.P. Trail

Gelesen von Bob R

(4,419 Sterne; 167 Bewertungen)

Grey's story of the struggles to build the Union Pacific Railroad in the late 1860's. Typical western characters, but placed in a factual setting. His first real attempt at historical fiction. The heroes must battle the human challenges of greed, ruthlessness, and ambition, as well as the tremendous challenges of nature, to make the rail connection between East and West. (Summary by Bob Rollins) (14 hr 19 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1

4:20

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Chapter 2

4:20

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Chapter 3

23:19

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Chapter 4

30:57

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Chapter 5

28:20

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Chapter 6

26:33

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Chapter 7

28:42

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Chapter 8

23:21

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Chapter 9

48:19

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Chapter 10

39:10

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Chapter 11

7:36

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Chapter 12

24:29

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Chapter 13

24:00

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Chapter 14

22:29

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Chapter 15

44:41

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Chapter 16

34:43

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Chapter 17

24:32

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Chapter 18

21:34

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Chapter 19

24:45

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Chapter 20

31:40

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Chapter 21

16:21

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Chapter 22

33:06

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Chapter 23

48:04

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Chapter 24

9:57

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Chapter 25

45:10

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Chapter 26

22:03

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Chapter 27

19:04

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Chapter 28

13:49

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Chapter 29

23:03

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Chapter 30

12:08

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Chapter 31

10:27

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Chapter 32

22:40

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Chapter 33

32:01

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Chapter 34

13:06

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Chapter 35

11:41

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Chapter 36

6:06

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Chapter 37

3:19

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Bewertungen

(5 Sterne)

"The most kidnapped woman in the west" I read this comment once. I looked for this book and for this comment for a few years. I had read it once and found myself intoxicated by the romance. I was afraid I would never find it again. but lady luck was on my side. what a thumping good story, and reader thanks to all involved

Good story w dramatic sweep.

(4 Sterne)

Drama of vast struggle between peoples, motivations, & geography to connect both ends of US. The description was necessarily long because no pictures. Reader very good except for inconsistency of volume.

Fabulous.

(5 Sterne)

The best yet. Historical fiction is his true strength.

Excellent Reading

(5 Sterne)

My mother who only passed away 5 years ago, used to read herself to sleep every night with an inspirational book, but more often with a Zane Gray novel resting upon her bosom when she awoke. It would have delighted her to have been able to listen to Librivox and your excellent reading of this very good novel. I am sure it would have been used by her as it is by me to forget the troubles of the day and the news of a world she could no longer be sure of for the family she loved so well. I want to thank the reader and all Librivox volunteers for the kindness and generosity which they so often give to others as to me. God bless the reader for the understanding manner in which he read of this interesting writer who loved our country's great West as much as I believe I do myself. Thanks so much.

(4 Sterne)

well read, some changes in recording level but did not effect listening experience . Good consistent character voices. the tale itself is the basis for the fairly recent 'Hell on wheels' series. in his attempt to write the ultimate western classic that contains all human life, Zain has bitten off a bit more than he can chew. This book would have benefited from some severe editing to avoid repetition and keep the narrative going. The men are still men and the women still totally passive actors whoes destiny is defined by the ability of a good man to use violence to achieve his ends.... The main character Neal needs one of his good friends to give him a slap and tell him to get over it, which is what would have happened rather than this cheese - packed love fest. It's still great.

Don’t miss this audiobook!

(5 Sterne)

Wow. Brilliantly and skillfully read. An epic story! Thanks Audiovox.

Too long too little action, reader's voice too quiet at times

(3,5 Sterne)

Good story. poor sound quality

(3 Sterne)

This was s good story The reader did a good job, but the suond quality left much to be desires. Although the story is good, the author tended to ramble at length. The story would have been much more enjoyable had the author omitted all the psycho analysis, and stuck to the story line.