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Dick Rutherford (The Colonel) and Christy Deever head west to seek their fortune after The Colonel gambles away all his money at a horserace. Terence Aselford's performance transports listeners right back to the Old West, with a rough-and-tumble dramatization that recalls the tough masculinity of the American frontier in the 19th century. Classic western novelist Max Brand's The Stone that Shines takes listeners on a journey to the heart of America, where the Colonel and Christy encounter the Mandan Indians and possibly, themselves.
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When Dick Rutherford, known as The Colonel, loses all his money in a horse race heads into the Far West to seek his fortune. His companion in this is Christy Deever, whose inventiveness and quick thinking prove valuable assets on the frontier. After a series of exciting adventures, they find themselves adopted members of the Mandan Indians. It is then that The Colonel and Christy encounter Stone-That-Shines, a Mandan warrior who is in possession of an eponymous medicine stone.Upon a closer look, the Colonel discovers that this "stone that shines" contains a rich vein of quartz gold. Its source could be the answer to his quest. However, things then get complicated....
©1997 by the Frederick Faust Trust. The name Max Brand ® is a registered trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and cannot be used without express permission. Published by arrangement with Golden West Literary Agency.; (P)2009 Audio Holdings, LLC
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4 out of 5 stars
By Jean on 10-17-10

The Stone That Shines

This is a short (5 hr ) book and was a nice change of pace from the 1700's sea stories I had been listening too. Max Brand is known for his fast pace western stories. Aselford did a great job narrating the book. Enjoyed the historical information on the Mandan Indians. Look forward again in the future to another Brand story.

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