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Westerns by Marcus Galloway
Nebraska Story | Western
Nick Graves seeks out honest work as a grave digger and casket maker in the western plains town of Jessup, Nebraska, where the law is corrupt and violence rules. A former gun slinger, Nick hopes to make a fresh start but is confronted by a vengeful deputy and by Nathan Skinner, a man from his dark past who is deadly with a Bowie knife. Nick faces the prospects that the next funeral may be his own. Contains violence and strong language. Narrated by Pete Mayeux.

by Marcus Galloway
Nebraska Story | Western
Nebraska Story. Western. Nick Graves is content to ply the trade his father taught him--that of funeral arranger and coffin maker in the lawless town of Jessup, Nebraska. A killer and former partner, Red Parks wants Graves to pay for past wrongs. He has brought along the old gang in order to target Graves' family as a way to settle the score. When an innocent woman is caught in the crossfire, Graves knows that his gunslinger days aren't yet over. Contains violence and strong language. Narrated by Pete Mayeux.

by Dale Janda
Western
Hester, a sixteen-year-old girl, is found murdered on the outskirts of frontier San Francisco. Four young men flee on the Sacramental Trail. Four men who watched Hester grow up pursue them to avenge her death. Second sequel to The Back-Up Girl and follows the first sequel The Trials of the Western Trail. Narrated by Ben Bossard.

by Dale Janda
Western
Texas Panhandle rancher Ben Crye has his eye on taking over adjourning ranches. He plots ways to force ranchers to sell by bringing about hard times. As their cattle are being rustled, the ranchers recruit troubleshooter John Doddling to end the onslaught against them. Contains some violence and some strong language. Narrated by Tamara Wellmann.

by Marcus Galloway
Western
An undertaker with a violent past, Nick Graves finally discovers some measure of peace on the edge of the desert, in the small New Mexico town of Ocean, where he hopes to use his skills with a gun to help keep order. When a quiet rancher turns desperate in seeking revenge for the murder of his family, Nick comes to his rescue in tracking down the marauding outlaws. Contains violence and strong language. Narrated by Dan Howell.
Contemporary West Fiction by Ladette Randolph
Nebraska Story | Contemporary Midwest Fiction
Mary Needham, a young Nebraska ranch woman, wakes in a hospital from a coma to find that her husband has died in a car wreck and that she has lost a leg. Unable to participate in the ranch work that she loves, Mary chooses to enter into a mismatched marriage with a young preacher, rather than a life spent convalescing. Only after she and her preacher husband have four children and little money does she realize the enormity of her mistake. Then she finds herself embroiled in a controversy involving a local feedlot run by her former in-laws. Some strong language. Narrated by Kay McKinzie. (11 hours, 30 minutes)
Historic West Fiction by Ruth VanAckeren and Robert M. Howard
Nebraska Story | Fictionalized Biography | Historical Fiction-The West
Established in the Nebraska Sandhills by Bartlett Richards in 1888, The Spade Ranch played a role in the state's early livestock history. At its height, the ranch grew to 500,000 acres. Following the founder's death in 1911, a young neighbor and summer employee, Lawrence Bixby, worked tirelessly to preserve and maintain The Spade's holdings. Beginning in 1924, Bixby began acquiring ownership of Spade land. He lived to see the ranch entered into the National Registry of Historic Places. Narrated by Carlene Miller.
Western-Pioneer Fiction by Ruth Richert Jones
Historical Fiction | Western-Pioneer Story | Family Saga
Troublesome times in Russia prompt a young Mennonite family to migrate to America, drawn by the promise of free land and freedom of religion. The harrowing trip takes much longer than anticipated, thanks to a robbery, a collision at sea, and a severe storm that disables the vessel. A young Hollander named Toby and a young Russian, Sophia, also plan to migrate, though Sophia's father strongly opposes the risky venture. Narrated by Marilee McPherson. (7 hours, 50 minutes)

by Ruth Richert Jones
Historical Fiction | Western-Pioneer Story | Family Saga
Mennonite immigrants Ben, Nettie, and their children made their way from Russia to Dakota Territory in the 1870s where Ben finally found an unclaimed parcel of land to homestead. After breaking sod, digging a well, and building a sod house, Ben and his family struggled to live off the land. Ben constructs a wooden house and a wooden barn for his twenty-four head of cattle. They endure financial hardship, blizzards, and a ferocious prairie fire that threatens the farm they had grown to love. Narrated by Marilee McPherson. (5 hours, 35 minutes)

by Ruth Richert Jones
Historical Fiction | Western-Pioneer Story | Family Saga
Jake Richert’s parents were Hollanders who migrated from Russia to South Dakota in search of religious freedom. Sara’s maternal grandparents did the same. After their first buggy ride together, Sara falls in love with Jake. Because she is only fourteen and her parents insist she is too young to be courted, Jake marries someone else. After the couple move away and start a family, Jake’s wife dies. Six years later, even though Sara’s family has moved to Montana where she establishes her own homestead, Jake drives his team of horses into her yard and resumes his courtship. Narrated by Marilee McPherson. (6 hours, 20 minutes)
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