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Crow Killer Audiobook

Crow Killer: The Saga of Liver-Eating Johnson (Midland Book)

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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

What the Critics Say

“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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    Kelsey Berry 07-23-15 Member Since 2017
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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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 03-31-17 Member Since 2017
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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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    Claycnst 08-15-16
    Claycnst 08-15-16 Member Since 2017
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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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin Conder 11-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Life and Adentures of a Mountain Man"

    Great book, well told. Listen to it twice. Enjoyed it both times. Would recommend it to anyone interested in the history of the intrepid life of a Mounting Man.

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    Tarzan 11-11-17
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    "Great book, used x1.25 speed"

    I almost didn't buy it because of the sample narration, but I'm so glad I did. Amazing story, gets better with each chapter.

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    James PUEBLO, CO, United States 08-23-17
    James PUEBLO, CO, United States 08-23-17 Member Since 2014
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    "The amazing truth surpasses any imagination. "

    Really one of the finest books that someone that loves Western novels or truth based stories written by well researched writers. not for the faint of heart¡

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    Amazon Customer nutbutter 08-11-17 Member Since 2017
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    "good book"

    good story narrator could have been better,tried to sound moutain,came off sounding mentally challenged,made Johnson sound like and oaf more than dangerous no matter what the material related. The story however was awesome

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    Patrick Clarke 08-03-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Fantastic tale of the untamed west"

    Sometimes real life trumps tall tales; Dapiek Absaroka's life is one of these rare American stories.

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    Kevin Armstrong Naples, New York USA 12-13-16
    Kevin Armstrong Naples, New York USA 12-13-16 Member Since 2015
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    "the real story of Jeremiah Johnson"

    I think I've read the book 3 times. the listen was even better. a really great story.

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    DancesWithLights 11-16-16
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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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