This was a really good book i had trouble not nodding off at certain times and had to put it aside for a while and come back to it
The detail provided was/is great. I enjoyed the intricacies of the story, down to the melas and copnversations. This well researched story and delivery was very good....
The main character Simon Kenton added continuity to the story and numerous characters.
I am not sure...
The story was very good and kept my interest all the way through. I particylarly enjoy historical fiction and non-fiction.
His expressive and well articulated reading certainly adds to the drama and engagement with the book.
The many, many episodes and events ...that reveal "truth is stranger than fiction'!
Very informing and loaded with history, would have liked more on Simon and Daniel Boons relationship but overall a great story.
Me? I'm not who you think I think I am.
I definately enjoyed this book!! The story is told in a way that really draws you in and it is not afraid to show the dark side of both the Americans and the Shawnee. The Frontiersmen is well written and performed in a solid way that keeps you interrested despite it length!
I grew up near Cresaptown. The reader continually calls Capt. Cresap "Kree-sap" instead of "Krehssup"--grating to the ear. Apparently he went out of his way to practice the pronunciation of the various Shawnee words--why not check on how men pronounced their names?
Davina Porter is another one with her "sweetcase" (suitcase!) and the like. It is sooooo distracting in a most unpleasant way. You might as well have someone burst into your house yelling FIRE!
Would reccomend. I like this period of American history and this gives a lot of details you don't get in history books. Certainly dramatized but after doing some fact checking it appears to closely follow actual events.
Say something about yourself!
This is pretty much the story of one man from his youth to his end. He was friends with Daniel Boone. He spoke Indian languages. He made and lost great amounts of money. He was attractive, honest, very bright and hard-working. And he really lived and did all these things.
This is indeed a man's book, full of battles and great plans, some of which actually worked. I deplore the cruelty to the Indians, but then again, the Indians were cruel right back at the whites. We follow the men among them also, including Tecumseh, and the military men who also made deals and often went back on those deals. This is the unvarnished story. If our foremothers had had any clue what following their men into the wilderness could mean . . . this country would not have had a chance. Dark forests and wild animals were the least of their problems! It is a very good but troubling read. Not for a wimp who is avoiding negativity -- someone who wants sweetness and light, soft music and bone china teacups. I gave it all the stars.
Awsome! The way the writer took two characters from two different cultures and told a story going into decades of events that was happening around them and to them.
I'm more interested in Indian History than I thought I would ever be.
Seperate voices for the Indian and White man.
Based on actual historical documentation, yet presented in "novel" type format. This made for much more enjoyable listening experience.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? Probably not, it is just too long. But the story kept my interest throughout the entire length.
For those who enjoy long continuous story-type audiobooks (as opposed to short length books), this is a great choice.