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Longshot into the West Audiobook

Longshot into the West: A Hidden Part of the Civil War Affects lives, Property, & Nation's futures

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Publisher's Summary

Rob Finn is joined by William Cody and Lonnie Walters as they begin their journey into the gold country of the west in 1862. They are headed toward Bannack, a town springing up on the banks of Grasshopper Creek, Washington Territory. Soon it would become Idaho Territory, and shortly after that, Montana Territory. But not without the birth pangs that accompany such events.

Rob meets desperate and unscrupulous men such as Henry Plummer, as well as gentle and generous natives who heal and help the strangers in their land. We learn that the treasures of the earth are sought by greedy men on both sides of the Civil War, while lasting friendships are the goal of and reward for precious few hearty souls.

Allan Pinkerton and his staff are along for the journey, as is young William Cody.

©2015 through 2085 Keith R. Baker (P)2016 K and L Products Press

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    Teresa 12-31-16
    Teresa 12-31-16

    I love listening to audiobooks with my three compadres: two sweet tabby cats and a Great Dane!

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    "One of the Best Westerns I've Listened To"

    The "Longshot" series is by far one of the better western listens. I think Keith R. Baker is a terrific author. He delves the listener right into the old west with the infamous characters and their lives and some of the dire consequences of the Civil war. What really puts this book over the top is the narration.

    A.W. Miller's performance is exceptional. He's a wonderfully versatile voice actor with excellent characterization skills. This is a great combination of author/reader.

    “This audiobook was provided to me on request by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobookboom”

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    D. 11-07-16
    D. 11-07-16

    I'm an avid listener with over 1000 books in my library. I have a job that requires me to travel about 1000 miles per week.

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    If you could sum up Longshot into the West in three words, what would they be?

    Pinkerton agents adventure


    What did you like best about this story?

    The journey west and the encounter with Indians and other hazards.


    Which character – as performed by A.W. Miller – was your favorite?

    Lonnie


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The fight with the grizzly


    Any additional comments?

    solid western with a bias towards the north during the War Between the States.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    in1ear (John Row) Aurora, Colorado 11-04-16
    in1ear (John Row) Aurora, Colorado 11-04-16 Member Since 2017

    Male, mid 60's, over 1,200 helpful votes on Amazon, over 395 helpful votes on Audible, own 635 + Audible books and over 10,200 Kindle books

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    "Solid Western Leaves Room for a Sequel"
    What made the experience of listening to Longshot into the West the most enjoyable?

    Interesting characters - Pinkerton, young Bill Cody. Plausable era accurate action. Good representation of life for how it was. Above all, A.W. Miller!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Longshot into the West?

    I'm interested in the life of Allen Pinkerton, so Finn's (Longshot) developing interaction with Pinkerton.


    What about A.W. Miller’s performance did you like?

    His voice is perfect for the Western genre. I appreciate well done voice acting on audio books. It's a craft that adds so much to my enjoyment. And it is obvious that A.W. Miller prepared for his work here. Pace, character presentation, pronunciation. And that great voice!


    Who was the most memorable character of Longshot into the West and why?

    Longshot. As main character, the story revolves around him. Great historical supporting characters too.


    Any additional comments?

    As I titled this review - be aware that the ending leaves room for further books. I've also read, listened and reviewed the first in this series "Longshot in Missouri". And I'm a fan.
    Thanks for the opportunity to review this audio book!

    This review copy audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    charles 02-19-17
    charles 02-19-17 Member Since 2016
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    "A good sense of the era."

    Interesting historically accurate vignettes about the people, mores, and events of the western civil war era that were cobbled together into a story. It is most compelling in providing a good sense the times, though I wished at times to get to know the characters better through some greater involvement in more involved escapades. A good read for many.

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