©2007 Robert Morgan; (P)2008 Recorded Books, LLC
"[An] absorbing and stirring chronicle of the great frontiersman." (Booklist, starred review)
Audible has changed my life! Dry , itchy eyes were destroying one of my greatest pleasures - reading. Now I am experiencing books again!
This biography is a revelation. Those of us who knew Boone mainly as a Disney-like character who wanted "elbow room" will learn a lot about Daniel Boone and his life and times. Faults are not ignored, and we see a man who both represented and outlived the earliest days of the American dream of exploration and adventure.
This is a long book and may contain more detail than many people want, but it is none the less a fascinating tale. Boone may have become an iconic character of the American expansion story, but he was also an interesting man of many dimensions. One comes away from this book with a more realistic view of early America, of the tall-tales about our heroes, and of this particular man. Does our modern PC view of the treatment of Indians, of greed and destruction of the environment diminish the heroes of old? Of course, but seeing men like Boone in a historical and more realistic light gives a needed perspective to our folktales.
Yes, because I am a history buff and this book was long and detailed.
Convenience. This book was long and I would not have spent the time to read it.
The book had some interesting historical information, but the writing was very dry, and the narrator was exceedingly boring. Besides drawing out words and putting way-too-long pauses between each sentence, his tone was generally like an old schoolmaster.
Not really - his writing style is too dry for my taste.
That book was definitely not inspiring in any way.
If you want a drug-free sleeping pill, this is for you.
This brought me to a better history of events regarding Boone and his play into history. This was a better understanding of what really happend instead of the stuff you saw on TV
liked learning the real story. \but had to listen for hours before it got to somewhere interesting,
i have not
if you have alot of driving to do
Morgan includes the foundational details of Boone's life with a nice mix of how his experiences were interconnected with the greater events of the creation of the United States of America. What struck me about this documentary was information related to Boone's connection to powerful individuals on the east coast, frontier men, various Native American nations, the British, French and Spanish. In addition, the inner conflict Boone had throughout his life was a constant reminder that when we love something so much, it is that ultimate love that can destroy the very essence of its existence.
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