Start reading Ryan Rides Back on the free Kindle Reading App or on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Add Audible Narration
Ryan Rides Back Narrated by Andy Mack $17.99 $1.99
Enter a promotion code
or gift card
 
 
 

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available
 

Ryan Rides Back [Kindle Edition]

Bill Crider
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Print List Price: $13.95
Kindle Price: $2.99
You Save: $10.96 (79%)

If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $0.99 (Save 67%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.

Audible Narration

Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible narration with Whispersync for Voice. Add narration for a reduced price of $1.99 when you buy the Kindle book.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition $2.99  
Hardcover --  
Paperback $2.00  
Audible Audio Edition, Unabridged $17.95 or Free with Audible 30-day free trial
Mass Market Paperback --  
Kindle Delivers
Kindle Delivers
Subscribe to the Kindle Delivers monthly e-mail to find out about each month's Kindle book deals, new releases, editors' picks and more. Learn more (U.S. customers only)

Book Description

Bill Kane was going to hang for murdering Ryan's sister... After three long years, folks were shocked Ryan would show his face after abandoning his sister to her bloody fate. Others were amazed - and frightened - that he was back at all. No man could have survived that night in Shatter's Grove.

But Ryan was no ordinary man, and Tularosa was in for more shocks and surprises, because Ryan was back for justice - and the real truth behind his sister's betrayal and murder.


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Bill Crider is the winner of two Anthony Awards and an Edgar Award Finalist. An English teacher for many years—at both collegiate and high school level—he’s published more than seventy-five Western, crime and horror novels. He lives with his wife in Alvin, Texas.

Product Details

  • File Size: 320 KB
  • Print Length: 188 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Crossroad Press & Macabre Ink Digital; First Digital Edition edition (September 9, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0042RV8KI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,089,240 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


Customer Reviews

3.0 out of 5 stars
(1)
3.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
0
4 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
Share your thoughts with other customers
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Painful Western and a personal journey March 17, 2010
Format:Paperback
In this fast-paced Western Ryan returns to town after being presumed dead to witness the hanging of the man who killed his sister. Discovering that perhaps the man in prison is not guilty of the murder, Ryan reflects on the journey that brought him back to town after nearly being killed by the prisoner's brother three years earlier. The betrayal of a woman and subsequent beating preceded an odd friendship with an old Indian who nursed him back to health. Questioning his own motives for returning and wanting to know who actually had murdered his sister, Ryan helps the prisoner escape and finds himself at odds with his original enemies. In spite of his own physical limitations, Ryan is able to put an end to the evil corruption of the town and come to terms with his own doubts, insecurities, and lack of purpose.

Bill Crider, known for his Sheriff Dan Rhodes mysteries, has written several energetic Westerns. Crider's long successful career as a teacher, department chair, and writer finds a voice in the Western genre. Terse, direct dialog, accurate action, and concise descriptions demonstrate an excellent writer mastering his field. One common thread in many of Crider's books is the slow but obvious transformation that occurs in humans after trials. The masked lessons of perseverance and examination of personal values seep through the pages in spite of or because of the events of the story.

In Ryan Rides Back, the hero is damaged yet prevails, enduring great hardships and personal anguish. We know and understand Ryan, hurting with him and cheering for his success. Yet many of the other characters are never clearly defined. Some show up and are not seen again while others just seem plain evil without any kind of complexity.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

More About the Author

I was born and brought up in Mexia (that's pronounced Muh-HAY-uh by the natives), Texas, went to college at The University of Texas and North Texas State University, and taught high school and college classes for many years. In 2002 I retired as Chair of the Division of English and Fine Arts at Alvin Community College, in Alvin, Texas. I'm married to the lovely Judy, and we have two grown children, Angela, who's an attorney in San Francisco, and Allen, who's in the music business in Austin. Other than that, I'm a pretty boring guy.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


Look for Similar Items by Category