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The Log of a Cowboy Audiobook

The Log of a Cowboy: A Narrative of the Old Trail Days

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Publisher's Summary

At the young age of 16, Andy Adams left his San Antonio home to follow his dream of becoming a cowboy. Going on long drives with some of the 19th century's hardiest cowboys, he learned his trade through many adventurous years of trial and error. This account of his true experiences includes dusty cattle drives, brandings, stampedes, dangerous river crossings, and remarkable encounters with the Blackfoot, Oglala, and Platte Indian tribes. With impeccable realism and a reporter's eye for detail, Adams brings the untamed West and its legendary characters vividly to life. This program is part of the National Cowboy Hall of Fame Classic Western series.

Recording (P)1996 by Audio Literature

What the Critics Say

"(The Log of a Cowboy) carries its own certificate of authentic firsthand experience." (Chicago Herald)

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    Jack St Petersburg, FL, United States 04-20-12
    Jack St Petersburg, FL, United States 04-20-12

    Blind Vietnam veteran. Antique weapons collector. Outdoor enthusiast. Florida State University graduate with Business major. Owner of home health agency. registered nurse.

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    "The Real West Portrayed By One Who Was There"
    What did you love best about The Log of a Cowboy?

    This book had a wonderful historic rhythm. You are there on a trail drive.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Log of a Cowboy?

    One memorable scene was the way the Trail Boss handled the cattle thieves.


    What about Michael Martin Murphey’s performance did you like?

    The narrator, Michael Martin Murphey, was perfect. He did an outstanding job.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    K. Plaisance Buffalo Gap, TX United States 06-20-11
    K. Plaisance Buffalo Gap, TX United States 06-20-11 Member Since 2016

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    "The Log of a Cowboy"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Claudia Beauprez LAFAYETTE, CO, US 07-26-16
    Claudia Beauprez LAFAYETTE, CO, US 07-26-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Trail riders."

    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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