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Publisher's Summary

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.

©1958, 1969 Indiana University Press (P)2014 Redwood Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

“It's a robust story, almost incredible...This is the stuff of folklore at its authentic best.” (The New York Times Book Review)
"Warrants a place on any shelf of Western Americana.” (San Francisco Chronicle)

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Great Book!!!

Very informative book, fascinating stories of a time gone bye. The accents that were complained about, I found endearing.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Good story, slow narrator.

Truly enjoyed the tale of the Liver-eater. But the narrator was a bit slow (ended up listening to the whole thing at x1.50 speed).

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a great read

dont listen to the other reviewers who complained about the accents of the narrator being laid on thick, or about the pace of reading being slow, or that the characters were illiterate. this is a great read and of great historical relevance. I think the narrator did great with the accents and country people speak slow even today so pay those tenderfoot reviewers no mind.

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A good history lesson.

What made the experience of listening to Crow Killer the most enjoyable?

Nice to find out the true story.

What other book might you compare Crow Killer to and why?

I don't know.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Don Coltrane?

Sure

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

You got me.

Any additional comments?

Get rid of these stupid questions.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

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you need this book!

if you want real nonfiction informative mountain man lore, this is a book worth listening to.

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nonfiction

the best stories are stories that really happened. Fiction cannot touch real life. I have loved this story since I was a kid when I saw the movie Jeremiah Johnson. I am in all of the real story of John Johnston. thank you for offering it on Audible.

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Crazies

If the sources are good , this is quite the interesting version of Johnson, the liver eating Crow killer. Very entertaining though the voices are a bit distracting. I’ll listen again.

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Life and Adentures of a Mountain Man

Great book, well told. Listen to it twice. Enjoyed it both times. Would recommend it to anyone interested in the history of the intrepid life of a Mounting Man.

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  • Tarzan
  • APO, AE, United States
  • 11-11-17

Great book, used x1.25 speed

I almost didn't buy it because of the sample narration, but I'm so glad I did. Amazing story, gets better with each chapter.

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  • James
  • PUEBLO, CO, United States
  • 08-23-17

The amazing truth surpasses any imagination.

Really one of the finest books that someone that loves Western novels or truth based stories written by well researched writers. not for the faint of heart¡