Version: Unabridged
Author: Max Brand
Narrator: Patrick Lawlor
Genres: Western
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: September 2004
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 8 hours, 4 minutes
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Harry Camden came out of the wilderness unwillingly. It was a girl who attracted him. But Sparrow Roberts, a fight manager, used this romantic lure only to attract Harry into his own sphere because he knew that Camden had a truly devastating punch.
Yet, fighting wasn't what Harry really wanted, nor was he fascinated by any of the blandishments of civilization. He did not want to be a champion boxer and drifted into a life of drunkenness and crime, culminating in the theft of the great stallion, Crusader, a horse that no one but Camden could ride.

Crusader is an imperishable story of adventure, conflict, and human achievement, a thrilling narrative of a legend of the American West in the making.

Reviews (2)


Written by Anonymous on April 11th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 1/5

It was a struggle to continue to listen to this book. If we had rcvd another we would have sent it back. The first 3 chapters seem pointless and redundant to the story. The author drags out each sentence, for example, in stead of writing, "He turned around" he writes, "Harry Cameden (yes both first and last even though you are in the 3rd chapter) pivots on the heel of one, followed by the other, to his left, basically in the direction of the door he had just walked through so that he can exit the cave through the same entrance he entered." REALLY? None of it was relevant and it was frustrating as a listener/reader. The characters besides Harry Cameden were inconsistent to the point of being unbelievable. The main character is motivated by love through the whole long story and yet the actual conclusion of that love was one sentence that was a third person reference - very disappointing. If you get this book, skip the first three discs and don't expect much of the end.


Written by Anonymous on May 5th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

At first I wasn't so sure I would like this book, since I'm not really a Boxing fan, but as I got further into the book I couldn't stop listening!

Author Details

Author Details

Brand, Max

Max Brand has spent the last two decades perfecting his teaching craft in urban and rural settings and currently teaches fifth grade in Dublin, Ohio. Max's has focused on teaching reading and has been a district literacy coach and teacher leader, Title I Reading Teacher, literacy coordinator, and Reading Recovery Teacher in Dublin City Schools. He is also the author of "Wordy Savvy "(2004) and "Practical Fluency "(2006), both by Stenhouse Publishers.