Zorro Rides Again (Unabridged): Johnston McCulley
Zorro Rides Again:Naxos AudioBooks Johnston McCulley
Zorro Rides Again is the third novella featuring Zorro, the Robin Hood of Old California. Reina de los Angeles is being terrorized by a masked swordsman who marks the faces of his victims with Zorro´s trademark Z. But is this the real Zorro? The governor of California offers a reward for the capture of Don Diego Vega (who is known to have previously been Zorro) dead or alive, while an army - led by the ruthless Captain Rocha - is in hot pursuit of the outlaw. Assisted by a coterie of allies and the native Cocopah tribe, Don Diego seeks to establish his innocence and unmask the evil imposter. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Homewood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/001348/bk_naxo_001348_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Has Zorro gone mad? That´s the rumor spreading like wildfire through Reina de Los Angeles. For a dazzling swordsman wearing cape and mask is terrorizing innocent citizens. Riding with the night, he leaves the Mark of Zorro on his cruel deeds. Already the governor has placed a price on Zorro´s head, dispatching a cutthroat army led by the ruthless Captain Rocha to hunt him down. But Zorro´s loyal band and a gallant Indian tribe refuse to believe the foul lie. Still, only one man can expose the truth - and unmask the evil impostor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jerry Robbins, Deniz Cordell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/002745/bk_brll_002745_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Originally serialized, this exciting adventure story achieved immortal fame thanks to the Douglas Fairbanks film of the same name - a cinematic triumph that inspired author Johnston McCulley to dedicate the book release to Fairbanks. It has since seen numerous film and other adaptations, including Blackstone Audio’s full-cast audio drama produced by the renowned Yuri Rasovsky and featuring the voice talents of Val Kilmer. 1820s California, in a bygone era of sprawling haciendas and haughty caballeros, suffers beneath the whip of oppression. Missions are pillaged, native peasants are abused, and innocent men and women are persecuted by the corrupt governor and his army. But a champion of freedom rides the highways. His identity hidden behind a mask, the laughing outlaw Zorro defies the tyrant’s might. A deadly marksman and a demon swordsman, his flashing blade strikes down those who exploit the poor and oppressed. First published in 1919, The Mark of Zorro remains a paradigm of swashbuckling adventure and a popular novel to this day. Johnston McCulley (1883–1958), a one-time police reporter, was the author of hundreds of stories, fifty novels, plus numerous screenplays for film and television. He was also the creator of the character Zorro. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Armando Durán. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/004762/bk_blak_004762_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Alta California, 1820The Pueblo de Los Angeles is under the heel of a dictatorial Alcalde. Luis Miguel Montero is squeezing the life of out the people. No class is exempt. Peons are being beaten and thrown into prison. Indians are being forced into slave labor. And Rancheros are being taxed out of existence. Conditions are intolerable! California´s largest landowner, Don Alejandro de la Vega, has grown weary of the situation and has summoned his son Diego home from the University of Madrid to aid him in overthrowing Montero´s oppressive regime. But to his surprise, when Diego arrives, he finds his son uninterested the community´s problems and unwilling to take up arms. However, Diego´s pretense of pacifism is just a ploy to protect his quick-tempered firebrand of a father from the certain destructive retribution challenging the Alcalde´s rule would bring. Rather than face the King´s representative in open rebellion, Diego has devised a plan to rid the pueblo of this tyrant. By day he is a man of books - interested only in painting, poetry, music, and science. But at night, Diego rides as the masked hero Zorro fighting cruelty and injustice. For Zorro to end this reign of terror, he must outwit the scheming Montero and avoid being captured by Sergeant Garcia, Corporal Reyes, and the rest of the pueblo´s Lancers.Zorro: The Legend Begins is a fun action-packed swashbuckling adventure dramatized from an original story and based on characters and situations created by Johnston McCulley. American Radio Theater brings to life a delightfully enjoyable tale that every Zorro fan is sure to enjoy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: American Radio Theater. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/013199/bk_blak_013199_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Set in Utah during the spring and summer of 1871, Riders of the Purple Sage, by Zane Grey, is considered a classic of the Western genre. Yet it´s more than a Western story. At its heart it´s a story of redemption and the discovery, then loss, of paradise as two couples tread a shared path through tragedy to find love. Jane Withersteen and her friend, Venters, find themselves at odds with the local Mormon church leaders, who covet her vast and valuable property and, at the same time, despise her deep friendship with Venters, a Gentile. A stranger, Lassiter, enters their lives while searching for his long-lost sister and becomes Jane´s protector and Venters´ mentor. Soon afterward, Venters is thrust together with a girl named Bess, and the four of them discover how their lives have been intertwined for years. Riders of the Purple Sage has been adapted for feature films five times. Grey´s hero, Lassiter, is considered one of the first antiheroes and the foundation for late Western figures including Shane, Zorro, and the character Chris in The Magnificent Seven. Zane Grey published a sequel in 1915, The Rainbow Trail, about the unfolding of life for Jane and Lassiter. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Danko. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/001512/bk_mike_001512_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.