Recording (P)1996 by Audio Literature
Keep in mind that this book was written after the turn of the century. People who had made (or witnessed) some bit of history saw an opportunity to write a short memoir to supplement their income, or simply have their names remembered.
The story eventually focuses on Charles Siringo's part, as a Pinkerton detective, in the Coeur d'Alene miners confrontation of 1899. This is a fairly interesting re-telling and takes up the bulk of the audio book.
There are many names "dropped" throughout the tale, which mean nothing to the rest of the story. It takes awhile to realize that you don't necessarily need to focus on these for a "call-back" later.
The narration, which I would rate as "decent", is the most "cowboyish" part of this selection. You may need to turn up the volume a time or two to catch everything.
The reader drones on with the tales of a Pinkerton dective. Not real spell binding or excieting listen.
Meeting Life's hardships
The authors explanation of one mans adventure in the old west. How it seems like what is happening in todays events.
A feeling of being with him on his job as an undercover detective.
True story told in the words of the author who lived the events of the day.
This is a good introduction to Siringo's other books extoling his life as a Pinkerton Detective.
Murphey's knowledge of the old west and the life of the cowboy comes through.
Cowboy detective on the inside of the Kellogge Idaho mine strike and murders.
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