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The Big Sky Audiobook

The Big Sky

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Publisher's Summary

Originally published more than 50 years ago, The Big Sky is the first of A. B. Guthrie's epic adventure novels of America's vast frontier. The Big Sky introduces Boone Caudill, Jim Deakins, and Dick Summers, three of the most memorable characters in western American literature. Traveling the Missouri River from St. Louis to the Rockies, these frontiersmen live as trappers, traders, guides, and explorers. The story centers on Caudill, a young Kentuckian driven by a raging hunger for life and a longing for the blue sky and brown earth of big, wild places. Caught up in the freedom and savagery of the wilderness, Caudill becomes an untamed mountain man whom only the beautiful daughter of a Blackfoot chief dares to love. With The Big Sky, Guthrie gives us an unforgettable portrait of a spacious land and a unique way of life.

©1974 Alfred Bertram Guthrie, Jr. (P)2013 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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    rebecca Dallas, TX 02-27-16
    rebecca Dallas, TX 02-27-16 Member Since 2015

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    "not for me"

    couldn't get into it. not interesting storyline (in my opinion). no other words to say.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    William duke 02-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Uninteresting"

    The first chapter you can get into it, then it's a slow go after that, made it to chapter 4 and was out.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    TJ 03-29-16
    TJ 03-29-16
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    "amazing adventure and mountain man tales!"

    the audio performance is excellent, and the story is magnificent. captures the spirit of mountain man adventures

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Denney kittery, Maine 01-26-16
    Michael Denney kittery, Maine 01-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "a story that pulls no punches"
    If you could sum up The Big Sky in three words, what would they be?

    Honest story telling. I didn't expect to the book to be so true to life. None of the characters are sugar coated.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I could picture the countryside through with the way the story flowed.


    What about Kevin Foley’s performance did you like?

    His story telling was matter of fact and matched the theme of the book.


    If you could take any character from The Big Sky out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Jim Deacons


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    R. M. Deese 12-06-15
    R. M. Deese 12-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book"

    This in an awesome book with an excellent story and narrator. Would highly recommend this series

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    Bone 02-08-15
    Bone 02-08-15 Member Since 2016
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    "A simple story"

    A simple tale about how life was ANC should be. We should all take time, set a spell, wet our dry and palaver a bit

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    Joange Rice, VA, United States 12-01-14
    Joange Rice, VA, United States 12-01-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Good Story - Lame Ending"

    This is a good classic listen/read. Lots of good descriptions of the way westward and life during the early to mid-1800's. The characters were well developed and came to grow on me. Overall, I enjoyed the story but the ending was just that - an ending as if the author just stopped writing.

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    Kevin EARLVILLE, NY, United States 06-25-14
    Kevin EARLVILLE, NY, United States 06-25-14
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    "Not bad, not great"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The story moved along well but I didn't find any of the characters particularly engaging- there just wasn't enough development to get there. Overall I thought this was pretty over-rated.


    Would you recommend The Big Sky to your friends? Why or why not?

    Probably not, doesn't come close to Lonesome Dove as far as westerns go.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Narrator did a pretty good job, nothing special though.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Donald M. Scott Durango, CO USA 09-15-13
    Donald M. Scott Durango, CO USA 09-15-13 Member Since 2014
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    "One of my favorites"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book has been a favorite since I was a teenage and I was delighted to find it on Audible. The reader is able to do varied voices for the principal characters. Excellent.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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