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In The Big Fifty, another name for the famous Sharps rifle, reality of frontier life becomes brutally clear to 12-year-old Coady McIlvain. He falls in with a buffalo sharpshooter, and the two must survive the unforgiving terrain and hostile enemies.
©2003 Johnny D. Boggs; (P)2004 Blackstone Audiobooks

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  • Stevan
  • tebbetts, MO, USA
  • 08-05-08

Good old-fashioned western thriller

Excellent characters and plot, but an old-fashioned western complete with good guys, bad guys, indians, and saloons.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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The Big Fifty

I really enjoyed this audio book. Isn't that what we look for?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Richard
  • Pembroke Pines, FL, United States
  • 02-20-08

Western fun

I gave this book four stars because it held my attention. Many books lately have not done that even though they have had good ratings. I will qualify my rating by underlining that this is a western. If you do not like westerns you will not like this methinks. I could be wrong because this is a good story pretty well told. A bit hokey on the accents from time to time but that does not take away from the action. There is a lot of action and you can get wrapped up in the story. I know I did and listened til it was over. If you are a western fan download and enjoy.

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Realistic

From someone growing up in the west and being raised and making a living around horses, cattle , guns, and saddles, this is a very entertaining and realistic book.It tends to move right along without endless fillers. Very enjoyable and full of surprises.

The narrator does a very excellent job using different voices to the point of the listener sometimes wondering if it does not have a full cast like a movie.

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The Big Fifty (Unabridged)

Excellent combination of fiction and history. Done in the tradition of Louis L'Amour. A must read for fans of the old west.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful