A lovingly crafted tale that surrounds the history and lives of frontiersman Simon Kenton and the Shawnee Chief Tecumseh. What I was blown away by were the painstaking details Eckert put into this book making sure nothing that was not documented contradicted with the history. I did not really know anything about either person and came away with a great respect for both. This book humbled me in my trivial trials compared to the days of the frontier. The narrator did a great job with the Indian words, names and accents as well as the other cultures which can be distracting or embarrassing if not done well.
I picked this audiobook up on a whim and ran across a real treasure. The story is real and entertaining. The narration is excellent. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in American history or wanting to give history another try. I recommend US history teachers utilize this book as it will definitely will make history come alive.
It is imperative to note that this is fiction. I have studied life of Tecumseh to great depths, and some of the information presented in this book is not accurate. Since I have not studied Simon Kenton, main character, I cannot comment on the validity of much of the story. Even if there are some problems with the history, it is a wonderful story.
A really long entertaining listen with the true unembellished story of the American Frontier.
Heroes and villains you may have never heard about.
I almost passed on this book because of the 30-hr length, but SO glad I got it. I was hooked right away and it's a fast paced story. It does get extremely gory in parts. The research, detail and history in this book is incredible! Narrator is amazing.