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The Fur Trade Gamble Audiobook

The Fur Trade Gamble: North West Company on the Pacific Slope, 1800-1820

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Publisher's Summary

In an era of grand risk, fur moguls vied to command the northwest and China markets, gambling lives and capital on the price of beaver pelts, purchases of ships and trade goods, international commerce laws, and the effects of war.

©2016 Board of Regents of Washington State University (P)2017 Redwood Audiobooks

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    What are you reading? 07-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Very informatiove"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Fur Trade Gamble to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version.


    Have you listened to any of Bill Nevitt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was my first performance by Bill Nevitt. He did an outstanding job with such deep and rich material. This material could have been boring or the listener could easily get lost in the details, but this did not happen to me and I believe that was largely due to Mr. Nevitt's narrating style.


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

    Not emotionally. But I learned a lot about a subject I previously knew nothing about. It was very obvious that this book was a result of unending research.


    Any additional comments?

    I received a copy of this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review

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    Sarah Moon Beaverton OR 07-09-17
    Sarah Moon Beaverton OR 07-09-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Very Interesting History"
    What made the experience of listening to The Fur Trade Gamble the most enjoyable?

    So much of the history came from the traders logs as well as the documentation of the fur trader companies. It was amazing the companies stayed in business as little money was made.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Fur Trade Gamble?

    There was a census made of the number of people that lived in the fort I believe it was and there were X number of white men, X number of native and the women who of course belonged to the fort.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I wish the narrator had taken the time to learn to pronounce the names of the States, rivers, Indian tribes, etc of the Pacific North West before he read the book. I did not realize how much mispronouncing Oregon got on my nerves until this book.


    Any additional comments?

    Although the narrator was not ready to do this book the information is interesting. I love the history of my region and there were things I was not aware of. Although we all learned of Lewis and Clark and we knew fur trading was an important source of income, I did not realize just how many lives were lost in the process nor how much it factored into the settlement of the region. Even though I live in the town of Beaverton, I never think of the fur trade having been here.

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    Bikram Agarwal 07-12-17 Member Since 2017

    Listening to audiobooks for few hours everyday since the start of 2017.

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    What did you like best about The Fur Trade Gamble? What did you like least?

    It is always nice to learn about history of different parts of the world, specially the country you are living in. This book showed me the world from long ago, a trade history that I was unaware of. And I'm thankful for that. But the entirety of the book was pretty dry. I know history books aren't supposed to be exciting like thrillers novels. But to get people more interested in history, I suppose the same factual information can be presented in an interesting manner. Make it more presentable and easily consumable. i.e. make it sound like listening to a story, instead of like attending a history class.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes, the narration matched the pace of the book perfectly, given the subject matter.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    A movie based on the subject covered in this book, sure. That would have to be a lot more juicier though.


    Any additional comments?

    I received a free copy of this audiobook from the author / narrator / publisher and am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review.

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