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Former lawman turned rancher Britt MacMasters and his son Chad begin a new life in Clearmont, Wyoming until Britt’s past returns to haunt them. One of the toughest outlaw gangs in the west is headed to Clearmont for revenge. Episodes include: "The Preacher," "A Tangled Rope," "A Friend In Need," "Battle At Ricochet Rock," "The Gold Wagon," "Peace Of Mind," "The Lost Mine," "Never The Twain," "The Winter Soldier," "The Wind In The Mountain," "The Vengeance Trail," "The Wine Of Life," "The Mark Of A Killer," "Dancing With The Devil," and "Thunder On The River."

©2011 Jerry Robbins (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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WHEN THE WORLD ENDS, I WOULD LIKE TO BE IN

CINCINNATI, BECAUSE IT IS ALWAYS 20 YEARS BEHIND.
When people say this is old tyme entertainment, they mean the 50's are latter. I think they actually copied some stories from old days. I can not believe that someone today would write a story were a boy tells a girl in a wheelchair, that she can walk. He just meets the girl and he knows she can walk. The mother is keeping her in a wheelchair on purpose. Many of the plots are easily predicted. There is one episode with Mark Twain that did not even have a plot. Twain says AMERICA IS BUILT ON A TILT, SO EVERYTHING LOOSE SLIDES TO CALIFORNIA.

I NEVER LIKED THE SUNRISE, IT COMES TO EARLY IN THE MORNING
I usually am okay with a simple plot, but these are just to simple, even for me. The production is great, just needs better writing. I will not continue this series.

35 of 43 people found this review helpful

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  • Dana
  • Orange, Texas, United States
  • 04-07-13

Entertainment to the fullest

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this to adults and children alike. Anyone who just appreciates dramatized stories will not be disappointed in Powder River. My 8 yr. old son loves these fantastic western stories!!

What other book might you compare Powder River - Season One to and why?

I think the family and moral values and ideas presented in Powder River remind me a lot of the little house on the prairie stories! The father son relationship is a true winner!

Which scene was your favorite?

This one is a tough one to answer because I so enjoyed the complete season.

Who was the most memorable character of Powder River - Season One and why?

Of course, the Marshall. I really love his strength and his love that he has for his deceased wife! That in it self wins my heart..

Any additional comments?

I will look forward to listening to the rest of the seasons. I am so glad that there is no foul language used in Season one! I hope they continue this for the future! Its a good clean program for anyone, and that is well worth the money to me as a mother.

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  • J. Davis
  • Springfield, MO, USA
  • 02-26-16

Old time style radio with brand new stories

Powder River is a Western radio drama in the style of Bonanza and Gunsmoke, but has great pace and performances by the Colonial Radio Theater.

Brett McMasters and his son Chad have just moved to a ranch near Claremont, Wyoming, bringing secrets with them that unfold throughout the first season. With a great supporting cast of characters, Powder River will be an adventure you'll enjoy and want to listen to.

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  • Gary
  • Colorado Springs, CO, United States
  • 12-05-11

GOOD FAMILY TIME

A great audiobook for the whole family. Would be a great audio book for Mom, Dad and the whole family.

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The Best

This is a great story! Heart warming! My family enjoys the Powder River series very much. Entertaining, funny, and exciting. Great to listen to any time!

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Not bad, but could be better

This is a series of western audio dramas, in the style of the Old Time Radio dramas from the "golden age of radio." Unfortunately, it suffers in comparison with the best of the classic radio dramas. The sound and production quality are just fine, but the writing and voice acting occasionally struck me as distinctly amateurish (especially in the case of a few of the guest actors), to an extent that made it hard for me to suspend disbelief and lose myself in the story.

Earlier episodes seemed juvenile, focused around the young Chad McMasters, and some of them didn't have much action. Later episodes became "grittier" and more violent (though still not unsuitable for any but the most sensitive of young listeners).

My review only refers to this first "season"; I see there are others available, and if the show finds its feet they may be worth listening to, but this is the only set I've heard as of now.

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  • Anne
  • Gerber, CA, United States
  • 01-27-13

great for family

Would you consider the audio edition of Powder River - Season One to be better than the print version?

don't know, really never heard of powder river until searching westerns in the audible libraries

What did you like best about this story?

i'm liking all of them and so far have downloaded 3 seasons and look forward to the whole collection.

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

brit and his son chad, and sandy

If you could rename Powder River - Season One, what would you call it?

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Any additional comments?

no

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  • CaptHowdy
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
  • 09-03-12

A good Radio Drama Western

This is a modern radio drama western. I've been in the mood for westerns lately for no reason in particular. Perhaps it was all that Red Dead Redemption I've been playing.

I'd prefer the subject matter to be a little more adult orientated as this appears to be targeted for family listening. That aside, I found this first season of Powder River highly entertaining. I'd slap on iTunes, lie down in bed, close my eyes and get lost in the exploits of Britt MacMasters and his son, Chad.

By the end of the season, I had become so familiar with all the town's characters (think of how you may know all the characters in the Simpson's town) that I wanted more. So I quickly snapped up the next couple of seasons.

Overall good stuff. The audio quality and mixing is excellent. The effects are minimal (horses clapping away, etc.), good music et al. If you like family friendly radio westerns, this is one for you. Even if you just want to try it out, it's dirt cheap for the quality and length of this production here on Audible, I was quite surprised.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Gunsmoke- RIFLEMAN in audio?

The short stories about a time ago in Wyoming in the west of USA.
I really like that earia for some reason.

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Old time law and order fun

Great if you enjoy old time western stuff.

A little far fetched at times but well worth a listen

0 of 1 people found this review helpful