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The Way West Audiobook

The Way West

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Publisher's Summary

An enormously entertaining classic, The Way West brings to life the adventure of the western passage and the pioneer spirit. The sequel to The Big Sky, this celebrated novel charts a frontiersman's return to the untamed West in 1846. Dick Summers, as pilot of a wagon train, guides a group of settlers on the difficult journey from Missouri to Oregon. In sensitive but unsentimental prose, Guthrie illuminates the harsh trials and resounding triumphs of pioneer life. With The Way West, he pays homage to the grandeur of the western wilderness, its stark and beautiful scenery, and its extraordinary people.

©1949, renewed 1976 Alfred Bertram Guthrie, Jr. (P)2013 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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    Martha B. Spencer 11-11-16

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    "Heading for Oregon from Missouri"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Way West to be better than the print version?

    This had been on my to-be-read list for a long time. The storyline is somewhat predictable, but enjoyable. The wagon train experience seems to be more or less accurate and the characters were likeable, for the most part. Some of the language would not fly today.


    If you could take any character from The Way West out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Rebecca Evans.


    Any additional comments?

    Now I want to read The Big Sky.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Xavier 06-17-16
    Xavier 06-17-16 Member Since 2009
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    "A.B. Guthrie is the best"

    Great characters, great story, unique voice, under appreciated. If you like a compelling story about the old west than don't overlook this one. Amazing considering when it was written, he was clearly ahead of his time. Deep characters, quick pacing, vivid description.

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    R. M. Deese 12-06-15
    R. M. Deese 12-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome book"

    This in an awesome book with an excellent story and narrator. Would highly recommend this series

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    Kiko 05-09-15
    Kiko 05-09-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it"

    This was a great reading that just put you on the trail of the train in the young west. A must for any western traveler.

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    Lisa L. Desmarais 06-15-17 Member Since 2016

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    "The Way West Book Review"
    What did you love best about The Way West?

    It was an epic western story, that harkened back to a gentler, more traditional style of story telling, the kind that let the plot developments ripen fully before introducing more drama.


    What other book might you compare The Way West to and why?

    Not so much a book as the movie True Grit


    What about Kevin Foley’s performance did you like?

    I was amazed at all the character voices he was able to bring to life.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


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    BTR Huntress Louisiana, USA 03-07-16
    BTR Huntress Louisiana, USA 03-07-16 Member Since 2014
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    "a man's gotta say it..."

    the endlessly flowing sea of prairie grass stirs a man and moves a man's voice to say what a man's gotta say... this book and characters are one-dimensional compared to Big Sky. and too many phrases about what a man's gotta do and say as if instructed by the land

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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