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Koni Bock

Snowmass, CO. United States
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  • Drums Along the Mohawk

  • By: Walter D. Edmonds
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 21 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,057
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 979
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 978

Drums along the Mohawk, Walter D. Edmonds' masterpiece, is not only the best historical novel about upstate New York since James Fenimore Cooper, it was also number one on the bestseller list for two years, only yielding to the epic Gone with the Wind. This is the story of the forgotten pioneers of the Mohawk Valley during the Revolutionary War. Here Gilbert Martin and his young wife struggled and lived and hoped.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Robert on 09-06-15

Great story

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

Reviewed: 04-01-19

My only complaint is I wish women would read women parts in not only this book but all. It is a well-understood story you can picture everything in your mind.

  • Crow Killer

  • The Saga of Liver-Eating Johnson (Midland Book)
  • By: Raymond W. Thorp, Robert Bunker
  • Narrated by: Don Coltrane
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 319
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319

The true story (on which the film Jeremiah Johnson was partially based) of John Johnson, who in 1847 found his wife and her unborn child had been killed by Crow braves. Out of this tragedy came one of the most gripping feuds - one man against a whole tribe - in American history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book!!!

  • By Kelsey Berry on 07-23-15

so..so..so..so

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

Reviewed: 03-12-19

I love the real history this story has but the performance needs a LOT of help.

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  • Days on the Road

  • Crossing the Plains in 1865
  • By: Sarah Raymond Herndon
  • Narrated by: Brian V. Hunt, Claire Dayton
  • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Can you visualize today what it meant to cross America's Great Plains in the mid-19th century? It was a wondrous, perilous, often fatal journey without assurance of a successful life at the other end. Yet tens of thousands made the journey and lucky for us, many set aside modesty, often at the request of children or grandchildren, to put the account of their travels into words.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • From 1 to 10 this book is a 12

  • By Koni Bock on 03-07-19

From 1 to 10 this book is a 12

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-19

I loved everything about this book. The history and detail that is put into it are well done. these people were tough and had to be to endure everything they did.

  • Surviving the Oregon Trail, 1852

  • By: Weldon Willis Rau
  • Narrated by: Todd Curless
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

The 1852 overland migration was the largest on record, with numbers swelled by Oregon-bound settlers as well as hordes of gold-seekers destined for California. It also was a year in which cholera took a terrible toll in lives. Presented here are firsthand accounts of this fateful year, including the words and thoughts of a young married couple, Mary Ann and Willis Boatman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This needs to be a movie it is so great!

  • By Twang on 08-10-18

those where tough times

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

Reviewed: 03-05-19

The story was excellent. I can't say that for reading to choppy and men speaking for women makes it worse.

  • Curse of the Spanish Gold

  • The Mountain Men, Book 2
  • By: Terry Grosz
  • Narrated by: Clay Lomakayu
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

In 1829, Jacob and Martin left Kentucky to become mountain men, trappers of the Rocky Mountains. The rugged mountains that lay beyond America’s frontier remained mostly unexplored. In those days, the killing was good. But the two young men would also find that life would be hardscrabble in the high frontier. They would face grizzly bears and hostile Indians. And they would risk horse wrecks and mountain storms to trade their furs each year at the rendezvous.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good book

  • By Koni Bock on 02-23-19

good book

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

Reviewed: 02-23-19

this was a good book but I found my self a board with it compared to the first book.

  • Crossed Arrows

  • The Mountain Men, Book 1
  • By: Terry Grosz
  • Narrated by: Clay Lomakayu
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

In 1829, Jacob and Martin left Kentucky to become Mountain Men, trappers of the Rocky Mountains. The rugged mountains that lay beyond America's frontier remained mostly unexplored. In those days, when beaver were plentiful and the buffalo roamed freely, the killing was good. The two young men would also find that life would be hardscrabble in the high frontier. They would face grizzly bears and hostile Indians. And they would risk horse wrecks and mountain storms to trade their furs each year at "rendezvous".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By Gvido on 07-24-18

Really enjoyed this book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-13-19

I love the story of these 2 good friends starting out on there own and the detail the writer give to this story. I for sure will listing to it a number more times Im sure.

  • Slaughter

  • By: Elmer Kelton
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

In the 1870s, buffalo hunters moved onto the High Plains of Texas. The Plains Indians watched hunters slaughter the animals that gave them shelter and clothing, food, and weapons. The battles at and near the ruins of a trading fort, Adobe Walls, became symbolic of the struggles between hunters and the Comanche. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great story

  • By Koni Bock on 02-07-19

What a great story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-07-19

I really enjoyed this book. Very well read and great detail. I wish it would have been longet.

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  • Comanche Dawn

  • By: Mike Blakely
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 22 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

The Comanche warrior Horseback is born on the same day that the first horse comes to his people. He matures into a powerful leader of uncommon wisdom and vision. Through the strong medicine granted to him by the spirits and the love of Teal, the most beautiful woman in his tribe, Horseback is destined to forge a new direction and lead the Comanches to rule the plains.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Comanche Dawn

  • By brooklyn on 03-15-07

great story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-24-19

I enjoyed this book very much. I found it very hard to put it down.

  • The Captured

  • A True Story of Abduction by Indians on the Texas Frontier
  • By: Scott Zesch
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348

On New Year's Day in 1870, 10-year-old Adolph Korn was kidnapped by an Apache raiding party. Traded to Comanches, he thrived in the rough, nomadic existence, quickly becoming one of the tribe's fiercest warriors. Forcibly returned to his parents after three years, Korn never adjusted to life in white society. He spent his last years living in a cave, all but forgotten by his family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kidnapped - 10 Year Old Adolpy Korn

  • By Roy on 09-08-10

I very much enjoyed

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-18

I have been in the parts of Tx I imagine what those children had seen and when through.

  • Ghost Warrior

  • By: Lucia St. Clair Robson
  • Narrated by: Kris Faulkner
  • Length: 21 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

For more than a century, Apaches have kept alive the memory of their hero Lozen. This beautiful, valiant warrior and revered shaman fought alongside Geronimo, Cochise, and her own brother, Victorio, holding out against the armies of both the United States and Mexico. Lozen has known since childhood that the spirits have chosen her to defend Apache freedom. As the U.S. Army prepares to move her people to an Arizona reservation, Lozen forsakes marriage and motherhood to fight among the men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Breathtaking and heartbreaking.

  • By I. Zuno on 02-20-16

really enjoyed this book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-25-18

I really enjoyed the this book. Great detail put in to the story. Thank you