Rob Finn is joined by William Cody and Lonnie Walters as they begin their journey into the gold country of the west in 1862. They are headed toward Bannack, a town springing up on the banks of Grasshopper Creek, Washington Territory. Soon it would become Idaho Territory, and shortly after that, Montana Territory. But not without the birth pangs that accompany such events.
Rob meets desperate and unscrupulous men such as Henry Plummer, as well as gentle and generous natives who heal and help the strangers in their land. We learn that the treasures of the earth are sought by greedy men on both sides of the Civil War, while lasting friendships are the goal of and reward for precious few hearty souls.
Allan Pinkerton and his staff are along for the journey, as is young William Cody.
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It makes me happy to wake up everyday and look forward to listening. Many times I listen while doing artwork. I find it very relaxing.
The "Longshot" series is by far one of the better western listens. I think Keith R. Baker is a terrific author. He delves the listener right into the old west with the infamous characters and their lives and some of the dire consequences of the Civil war. What really puts this book over the top is the narration.
A.W. Miller's performance is exceptional. He's a wonderfully versatile voice actor with excellent characterization skills. This is a great combination of author/reader.
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I'm an avid listener with over 1000 books in my library. I have a job that requires me to travel about 1000 miles per week.
Pinkerton agents adventure
The journey west and the encounter with Indians and other hazards.
The fight with the grizzly
solid western with a bias towards the north during the War Between the States.
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Interesting characters - Pinkerton, young Bill Cody. Plausable era accurate action. Good representation of life for how it was. Above all, A.W. Miller!
I'm interested in the life of Allen Pinkerton, so Finn's (Longshot) developing interaction with Pinkerton.
His voice is perfect for the Western genre. I appreciate well done voice acting on audio books. It's a craft that adds so much to my enjoyment. And it is obvious that A.W. Miller prepared for his work here. Pace, character presentation, pronunciation. And that great voice!
Longshot. As main character, the story revolves around him. Great historical supporting characters too.
As I titled this review - be aware that the ending leaves room for further books. I've also read, listened and reviewed the first in this series "Longshot in Missouri". And I'm a fan.
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Interesting historically accurate vignettes about the people, mores, and events of the western civil war era that were cobbled together into a story. It is most compelling in providing a good sense the times, though I wished at times to get to know the characters better through some greater involvement in more involved escapades. A good read for many.
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