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Father and I Were Ranchers

15 ratings

Summary

The Moody family moves from New Hampshire to a Colorado ranch. Experience the pleasures and perils of ranching in 20th Century America, through the eyes of a youngster.

©1950 Ralph Moody (P)2001 Books in Motion

Narrator: Cameron Beierle
Author: Ralph Moody
Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Man of the Family

6 ratings

Summary

At age 11, Ralph becomes man of the family and an entrepreneur. He continues his horse riding and cattle driving, and the Moody's start a cooking business.

©1951 Ralph Moody (P)2001 Books in Motion

Narrator: Cameron Beierle
Author: Ralph Moody
Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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The Dry Divide

5 ratings

Summary

Ralph has just turned 20, and lands in Western Nebraska with only one dime in his pocket. Three months later, Ralph has formed his own harvesting crew, as he leads six men and eight teams of horses on the "dry divide."

©1963 Ralph Moody (P)2001 Books in Motion

Narrator: Cameron Beierle
Author: Ralph Moody
Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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Shaking the Nickel Bush

4 ratings

Summary

Now 19 years old, skinny and suffering from diabetes, Ralph Moody is ordered by his Boston doctor to seek a more healthful climate out West. Remembering his childhood ranching adventures, Ralph is delighted to strike out for new territory and prospects.

©1962 Ralph Moody (P)2001 Books in Motion

Narrator: Cameron Beierle
Author: Ralph Moody
Category: History, World
Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
Available on Audible
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The Fields of Home

4 ratings

Summary

The fatherless Moody family moves from Colorado to Massachusetts in 1912, as Ralph enters his teen years. He finds city life troubling and so is sent to his grandpa's farm in Maine, where he finds understanding and kindness, especially from the pretty girl next door.

©1953 Ralph Moody (P)2001 Books in Motion

Narrator: Cameron Beierle
Author: Ralph Moody
Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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The Home Ranch

3 ratings

Summary

Ralph "Little Britches" Moody must take on responsibilities as the man of the family after his father's death. During the summer of his twelfth year, he works on a cattle ranch in the shadow of Pike's Peak, earning "man's wages" of a dollar a day.

©1956 Ralph Moody (P)2001 Books in Motion

Narrator: Cameron Beierle
Author: Ralph Moody
Category: History, World
Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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Horse of a Different Color

2 ratings

Summary

In the early 1920s, cowboy and dry-range farmer Ralph Moody finds himself with mountainous debts through the collapse of the livestock market and the dealings of a crooked partner. Ralph never surrenders, but finds a way to turn tragedy into opportunity.

©1966 Ralph Moody (P)2002 Books in Motion

Narrator: Cameron Beierle
Author: Ralph Moody
Category: History, World
Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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Come on Seabiscuit!

2 ratings

Summary

Who would have believed that a knobby-kneed little colt called Seabiscuit would become one of the most celebrated racehorses of all time? Although Seabiscuit was the grandson of the legendary Man O' War, he was neither handsome nor graceful. His head was too big, his legs were too short, and his gallop was awkward. During the depths of the Great Depression, Seabiscuit won against incredible odds and uplifted the hearts of Americans from the streets to the White House. Ralph Moody recounts the thrilling tale of the plucky horse who refused to quit, the down-on-his-luck jockey who didn't let horrendous accidents keep him out of the saddle, and the taciturn trainer who brought out the best in both.

©1963 Ralph Moody (P)2003 by Blackstone Audiobooks

Narrator: Jim Weiss
Author: Ralph Moody
Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
Available on Audible
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Riders of the Pony Express

1 rating

Summary

Prior to the Civil War, the fastest mail between the West Coast and the East took almost thirty days by stagecoach along a southern route through Texas. Some Californians feared their state would not remain in the Union, separated so far from the free states. Then businessman William Russell invested in a way to deliver mail between San Francisco and the farthest western railroad, in Saint Joseph, Missouri - across two thousand miles of mountains, deserts, and plains - guaranteed in ten days or less. Russell hired eighty of the best and bravest riders, bought four hundred of the fastest and hardiest horses, and built relay stations along a central route - through modern-day Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and Nevada, to California. Informed by his intimate knowledge of horses and Western geography, Ralph Moody's exciting account of the eighteen critical months that the Pony Express operated between April 1860 and October 1861 pays tribute to the true grit and determination of the riders and horses of the Pony Express.

©2011 Books In Motion (P)2011 Books In Motion

Narrator: Cameron Beierle
Author: Ralph Moody
Category: History, Americas
Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
Available on Audible
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Sterling Biographies

Summary

The name still sends shivers down the spine and has the power to draw in young readers: Geronimo, the legendary Indian who inspired and fought for his people. But who was this man, really? Here is the riveting tale of the last Apache warrior - told by the author of the best-selling Little Britches. Born in 1829 and steeped in the skills and stoicism valued by his tribe, Geronimo was transformed into a feared and respected renegade after witnessing the brutal slaughter of his family. Ultimately he spent more than 25 years eluding the U.S. Army, which sent 5,000 soldiers to hunt him down

©2006 Sterling (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Jay Snyder
Author: Ralph Moody
Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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Come on, Seabiscuit!

Summary

During the Great Depression, Seabiscuit captured American hearts from the soup kitchens to the White House. In this classic story, Ralph Moody recounts the true story of a plucky horse that refused to quit, a down-on-his-luck jockey determined to help his horse win, and the trainer who brought out the best in both.

©2000 Ralph Moody (P)2002 Books in Motion

Narrator: Cameron Beierle
Author: Ralph Moody
Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
Available on Audible