His stories of Vietnam--particularly the story of the missing engine.
The narrator did a good job. However, I would have appreciated Si reading the whole book--not just the opening and closing chapters.
The explanation of why Johnson is one of our great American mythic heroes and the comparison of Johnson to other mythic heroes
The tale of the biscuits for Blackfeet!
Coltrane did a fair job in differentiating.
No, no extreme reactions to this book
I've read this book several times over the years (6 or 7).
This tale is the basis for the movie "Jeremiah Johnson" and the novel "Mountain Man" by Vardis Fisher. But the REAL Johnson makes both Jeremiah and the Fisher mountain pale in comparison. There's nothing like the real tale. Johnson should be more familiar to us than Bridger or Buffalo Bill Cody. His story is a rich tale of the West and should be treasured.
Am VERY thankful for the telling of this tale on Audio Book so I can listen to it while driving. Yet, Coltrane is a very static reader with predictable tone and cadence. So, his voice was folksy, yet was flat.
Yes, it's just a great listen. Really appreciate Leopold's style and content.
Good voice, but I could tell he was reading. A good narrator should be effortless as if he's talking to you.
Loved the sawing of the oak and the last chapter is a tear jerker.
The depth of characters the narrator accomplished
Robin Hood--well acted and read.
David Thorn sings the songs in the book. Although not sure where they got the tunes from, he did very with that.
The Pyle story of Robin Hood drags in the middle--the adventure, rob, resolution stories get tiresome. However, the story picks up action toward the end and does end well. Thorn brought out the ending very nicely too.
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