Crow Killer

The Saga of Liver-Eating Johnson (Midland Book)
Narrated by: Don Coltrane
Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
Categories: History, Americas
4.5 out of 5 stars (518 ratings)

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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.

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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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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 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.

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Awesome story

Great story to listen to especially if you enjoyed the movie Jerimiah Johnson. I know these are tall tales but must of been an incredible time to live.

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great book better than movie <br />

so many more stories than the movie and a great description of liver eating Johnson

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loved it incredible story so unbelievable

incredible story more fascinating than words can inspire to tell. this will be my in my top 5 for certain ever rear

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Must know history

A must for anybody interested in the history of how the west was won, excellent

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Thrilling adventure about a complex man

not sure how much is true but if half of it is then what an adventurous life. The language in the book requires some overlooking and should not be used in today's society, but it does well to set the scene and help illustrate the type of men and women featured in this tale. Way better than the movie.

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Very interesting listen

If you are interested in learning about Liver eating Johnson you will enjoy this book. No nonsense tale.