I would recommend this to a friend because it's such a well-written story from a true adventure of a strong-willed woman. I had just finished The Revenant, and wanted to read another adventure story that was as good as The Revenant. I was so pleased with my choice, as Follow The River was just as good of a read. It was quite interesting to know how these women survived, on their own in the wilderness on their perilous journey.
I looked forward to the ending of the book because during the whole story, I was hoping to see Mary make it home... but when the ending finally came, I was disappointed that it was over because it was such a wonderful story.
The Revenant. Also a story based on the struggle of being left in the wilderness, fending for himself after a brutal bear attack and deserted by two members of his hunting group. His vengeance gave him his strength. Very well-written. If you've seen the film, the book is SO much better. One of the best books I've ever read.
Mary, of course... although Getel (Gretel) was also written very well.
Yes, but no. It gave me something to look forward to each day. I hated to see the story end.
The narrators comments at the end of the story explained a lot of things, including his sources.
My only complaint is that I felt the book was too long. The story is depressing, yet inspiring. I feel certain that I couldn't have made the decisions that Mary did. She was a very brave, strong woman with great determination. I cannot even imagine enduring half of what she overcame. Or what her family and others went through. This story was heart wrenching, but it was a good read.
I actually read the book 2 times before seeing that it was on Audible. I was fascinated once again by this brave woman's real adventure all over again.
I have listened to some amazing books but this story is the best ever.
Unbroken, The Invention of Wings because of the amazing people and their incredible strength which serve as models to us all.
He took me on the journey with Mary and made me feel as if I were there every moment.
Mary's last obstacle to climb in the snow with no clothing or tools.
I kept researching the story while I was reading it. I must have looked at Mary's trail of escape a dozen times to try and picture where on the map she was. She must have been the bravest most courageous woman or man in history. I don't think anyone could succeed as she did with those insurmountable obstacles.
Great story, but I couldn't stand the narration. Thom's voice is pleasant enough, but his pacing and cadence are completely wrong and very off-putting. He doesn't pause long enough when it's called for, nor does his delivery change when the story calls for it.
Because I was enjoying the story, I ended up getting the book on Kindle.
I'm a bibliophile since early childhood. Love speculative fiction, odd premises, mystery novels that teach about different places and times.
This is a true story, out of the French and Indian war. It's well told but the movie of it was so much stronger. Somehow it did a better job of explaining the relationships that build between these very different people in a captive/captor situation.
It does some real explaining, though, of the attitudes on raiding/ kidnapping in early America. You may find they're not what you think they are. Interesting.
I did recommend this book more than once. What a story! Kept me interested from the beginning. Excellent writing . you could actually feel the pain of the characters .Also very good description of life in that time in history.
This book is spectacular and even more so because at the end of the book, the author relates how he researched the facts surrounding the kidnapping of the main character. This book is a testament to the power of love, of determination, of spirit. This book is a must.