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Caspion & the White Buffalo

Narrated by: Rich Miller
Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
5 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Based on a true event, Caspion takes you on a singular quest, both heroic and tragic, through the great buffalo hunt and the vanquishing of the Plains Indians (1871-1876).

Riding the crest of the bloody tide is Jim Caspion, a Civil War veteran turned buffalo hunter, a man of notable conscience and courage, ever haunted by the war, yet fleeing settlement and routine, forswearing the practicable for the exotic, the forbidden, and the extreme.

From the opening when he rides into a buffalo stampede to escape a band of Cheyenne, to the very end, his fate is inexorably tied to the white buffalo he spies in his harrowing flight.

Thereafter, its spiritual aspect exerts a growing influence over his own wry, sensual nature, altering his outlook, determining his path. When he meets Moneva, a Cheyenne outcast, their love saga marks another verse in the enduring myth of the West that still shapes and sustains us.

©2019 Melvin Litton (P)2019 David N. Wilson

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Worthy to be included with my Zane Grey Collection

I got this sory via audiobook boom and this is my voluntary review. This is a wonderful set of stories inside of a story. It is just one story but has so many small parts that could stand on their own. It showed how the buffalo were nearly hunted to extinction and how the Native Americans were treated as well as how war created so many men and women with "issues" and so many ways they overcame or worked with them. The narrator was so good that I could see what was happening throughout the story. I could almost smell the bacon cooking over the fire.

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Epic Frontier Saga

Fans of Americana history will be fascinated by this epic western tale. It encompasses not only the namesake character, Jim Caspion, but includes a perspective on events from a wide cast of secondary characters. The writing is lyrical but does not whitewash the attitudes and social mores of this time period. The storytelling is simultaneously straightforward, gritty and romantic. Part of what I enjoyed was how the author includes an explanation for events/practices, such as Jim wearing scalps of men he has conquered. True or not, this is one of the most engaging western epics I've read/listened to.

Rich Miller was a great choice for the man to narrate this story. His delivery was professional and kept my interest captured.

Recommended for readers who enjoy a blend of fact and fiction and Americana.

Review copy provided. Opinions in this review are my own.

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Wonderful late 1800's story

Wow, this was really a good story I would recommend to anyone who likes type of history. It is very well written and the narration is absolutely fantastic. Rich Miller really does a great job bringing life to these characters. It is easy to envision the people, landscape and every scene and action as the author has a wonderful ability to paint a picture with words and the narrator appears to easily perform as the characters. His easy going manner lets you relax and just listen along as he tells the tale. With action, romance, tragedy and humor, this book has it all. I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.

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A wonderful piece of art!

I enjoyed this novel from front to back.
The work never left a lull only left me wanting more!
Full of love, loss, tragedy and yes, humor.
The author paints the stories factually with brazen honesty, not diluting the times and the struggles.
The characters come to life with the authors descriptions and the narrators fitting voice drawing the pictures in one’s mind, ever lasting.
Well done!