Recording (P)1996 by Audio Literature
"(The Log of a Cowboy) carries its own certificate of authentic firsthand experience." (Chicago Herald)
Blind Vietnam veteran. Antique weapons collector. Outdoor enthusiast. Florida State University graduate with Business major. Owner of home health agency. registered nurse.
This book had a wonderful historic rhythm. You are there on a trail drive.
One memorable scene was the way the Trail Boss handled the cattle thieves.
The narrator, Michael Martin Murphey, was perfect. He did an outstanding job.
At the end of the drive, when the cowboys part ways, there is a feeling of loss that is both sad and palpable. An epic has ended.
This is a great read for anyone. Even a kid would like this book. It is real history.
If time is short, this is a quick read.
Really enjoyed this one. The narrator did an excellent job and it was neat that some of the places mentioned I work in and around those areas. It really gave you some bits and pieces of how it was like out on the job here without getting stuck in mundane details.
-- if you like cows, cowboys, stories from the old West and a bit of banjo music.
Thank goodness I'd watched lots of Gunsmoke so I knew just what they'd do when the herd reached Dodge City :-)
This is as fine and concise of a explanation of what the old cowboys did. It's really awe inspiring. And Michael Martin Murphey's performance was absolutely outstanding!
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