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  • The Best Land Under Heaven

  • The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny
  • By: Michael Wallis
  • Narrated by: Michael Wallis
  • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204

Cutting through 160 years of mythmaking, best-selling historian Michael Wallis presents the ultimate cautionary tale of America's westward expansion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well researched but performance is just mediocre

  • By T. Redwood on 07-14-17

Great story... but narrator...

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-08-17

Amazing story but the narrator is a little frustrating. He has a terrific voice for this book, but tends to put the emphasis on the wrong parts of sentences. Doing that can really disrupt and confuse the story being told.