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  • The Oregon Trail

  • A New American Journey
  • By: Rinker Buck
  • Narrated by: Rinker Buck
  • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 764
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 703
  • Story
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In the best-selling tradition of Bill Bryson and Tony Horwitz, Rinker Buck's The Oregon Trail is a major work of participatory history: an epic account of traveling the entire 2,000-mile length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way, in a covered wagon with a team of mules - which hasn't been done in a century - that also tells the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration, and its significance to the country.

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  • An author does not a good narrator make

  • By C. Davis on 07-03-15

Great Book But....

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Reviewed: 07-04-15

Would you try another book from Rinker Buck and/or Rinker Buck?

No. I found this to be a great book however out of the blue 2/3 of the way through the author out the blue started into a political rant condemning conservationism. This may have been appropriate had it been advertised as political indoctrination. It's a shame that I spent my hard earned money on a book I was unable to finish.

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