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The Cowboy and the Cossack: A Nancy Pearl's Book Lust Rediscovery | [Clair Huffaker]

The Cowboy and the Cossack: A Nancy Pearl's Book Lust Rediscovery

Fifteen Montana cowboys and 500 longhorns are embarking on a one-of-a-kind Wild West adventure: a cattle drive across 1,000 miles of Siberia. The clash of cultures between East and West, American six shooter and Russian saber, begins immediately when a band of Cossacks arrives to escort them to their destination. Cowboys and Cossacks must work together or they’ll never survive the journey, which includes a meeting with the warrior Genghis Kharlagawl and his army of bloodthirsty Tartars.
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Fifteen Montana cowboys and 500 longhorns are embarking on a one-of-a-kind Wild West adventure: a cattle drive across 1,000 miles of Siberia. The clash of cultures between East and West, American six shooter and Russian saber, begins immediately when a band of Cossacks arrives to escort them to their destination. Cowboys and Cossacks must work together or they’ll never survive the journey, which includes a meeting with the warrior Genghis Kharlagawl and his army of bloodthirsty Tartars. The code of the cowboy and the credo of the Cossack offer different measures of manhood - but honor and courage are the same in any language when a common enemy must be faced.

Book Lust Rediscoveries is a series devoted to reprinting some of the best (and now out of print) novels originally published from 1960 to 2000. Each book is personally selected by NPR commentator and Book Lust author Nancy Pearl and includes an introduction by her, as well as discussion questions for book groups and a list of recommended further reading.

©1973 Clair Huffaker (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Marie 10-16-14
    Marie 10-16-14 Member Since 2008
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    "A timeless classic"
    Would you listen to The Cowboy and the Cossack again? Why?

    Yes! I rarely read or listen to something twice, but this story is worth a second listen. I first read the book when I was about 12 years old and I loved it then. When I saw it on Audible I decided to listen to it. I expected to be disappointed as usually old books and movies do not stand the test of time (or the change in age of the reader.) But this one did, I loved it as much or more than the first reading 40+ years later!


    What other book might you compare The Cowboy and the Cossack to and why?

    Any great coming of age or western. It is actually my favorite of both.


    Have you listened to any of Phil Gigante’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, I have not, but I thoroughly enjoyed listening to him and would gladly do so again.


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    D mcr 06-14-14
    D mcr 06-14-14
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    "Solid, good story"
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    This story rolls along with sprinklings of philosophy and human interactions sprinkled so unobtrusively and inoffensively sprinkled in. AND it is expertly performed! What a pleasure!

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    Michael Burton San Diego, Ca 01-09-13
    Michael Burton San Diego, Ca 01-09-13 Member Since 2000
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    What made the experience of listening to The Cowboy and the Cossack the most enjoyable?

    Wonderful surprise to see this come out in audio format. Buccaneer press re-released this a few years back, in a library edition, and was happy to replace my lost paperback edition. The audio edition was a great way to reread it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Courage, danger, humor, growth. A coming of age story, for a younger member of the cattle drive.
    There's a reason they made several of Huffaker's books into movies ... they have the ethic, and spirit you expect in a classic western.


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    Patti Woodstock, GA, United States 06-09-13
    Patti Woodstock, GA, United States 06-09-13 Member Since 2013
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    What made the experience of listening to The Cowboy and the Cossack the most enjoyable?

    I liked the unexpected happenings in the story and the development of characters it was just very enjoyable.


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    It would have been nice to have written this book with out the cursing it may have given it some realism but I feel I have to be careful who I let listen to it, I also think it could have been just as enjoyable if cleaned up.

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    Charles Reno, NV, United States 01-07-13
    Charles Reno, NV, United States 01-07-13 Member Since 2011
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    Boring book, this book was written by someone who hasn't the slightest idea about cowboys or Cossacks.

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