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Boone Audiobook

Boone: A Biography

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Publisher's Summary

Robert Morgan's Gap Creek was an Oprah's Book Club selection and a phenomenal New York Times best-seller. Here he turns his talent to chronicling the life of American frontier legend Daniel Boone.

©2007 Robert Morgan; (P)2008 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"[An] absorbing and stirring chronicle of the great frontiersman." (Booklist, starred review)

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    Phillip GRANT, AL, United States 03-11-10
    Phillip GRANT, AL, United States 03-11-10 Member Since 2015
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    "A movie for your mind"

    Very well constructed, written and narrated, I had a hard time putting it down.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Terry L McLeod 07-19-10 Listener Since 2010
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    "Excellent"

    The best Boone biography I have read. Fresh and authentic.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    C. Telfair Shepherdstown, WV, United States 06-17-12
    C. Telfair Shepherdstown, WV, United States 06-17-12

    Audible has changed my life! Dry , itchy eyes were destroying one of my greatest pleasures - reading. Now I am experiencing books again!

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    "More than a Coonskin Cap!"

    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.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Randy 08-13-12
    Randy 08-13-12
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    "Worth the Price"
    Would you listen to Boone again? Why?

    Yes, because I am a history buff and this book was long and detailed.


    What does James Jenner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Convenience. This book was long and I would not have spent the time to read it.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Anne Studley 02-18-15
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    "Interesting information, boring rendition"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    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.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Robert Morgan? Why or why not?

    Not really - his writing style is too dry for my taste.


    What didn’t you like about James Jenner’s performance?

    See above.


    Did Boone inspire you to do anything?

    That book was definitely not inspiring in any way.


    Any additional comments?

    If you want a drug-free sleeping pill, this is for you.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tom Lincoln, CA, United States 12-12-10
    Tom Lincoln, CA, United States 12-12-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Boone a biography"

    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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ron mars, Pa 12-23-11
    ron mars, Pa 12-23-11 Member Since 2016
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    "give it a shot"

    the book is very interesting to hear the truth about how Boone really was instead of the hero everyone talks of

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Steve McDowell 02-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Enjoyed it very much! It got a little long."

    Great book, bout the last two chapters got a little long and somewhat repetitive. Much detail and intrigue.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ryan Weatherby 01-29-17 Member Since 2016
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    "interesting,but drawn out"
    What did you like best about Boone? What did you like least?

    liked learning the real story. \but had to listen for hours before it got to somewhere interesting,


    If you’ve listened to books by Robert Morgan before, how does this one compare?

    i have not


    What about James Jenner’s performance did you like?

    well done


    Was Boone worth the listening time?

    if you have alot of driving to do


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jen 01-14-17
    Jen 01-14-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Expansive"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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