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Bring history back to life through Jim Hodges' historically accurate, exciting, and edifying audio recordings.

In the Heart of the Rockies is packed with adventure! In 1860, 16-year-old Tom Wade leaves England for the American Far West to find his uncle and to improve his family fortunes. Arriving at the small western outpost of Denver to mine for gold, he soon encounters Native American warriors, takes part in big-game hunts, and learns how to survive a frigid mountain winter with nothing but resourcefulness and perseverance. On their quest for a gold mine, he and his little band are spied on by Indians, chased across the Bad Lands, and overwhelmed by a snowstorm in the mountains. Henty's descriptions of Colorado are taken from the official report of Major Powell's four-year assignment from the US government to survey the Colorado River Valley. Tom Wade goes West as a boy...and returns as a young man.

The Henty Historical Novel Collection, written by George Henty in the 1800s, covers many time periods in history throughout the world. In this collection you will learn history, geography, and vocabulary while also discovering hero characters for your children to emulate. Study guides to enrich your learning experience are available at jimhodgesaudiobooks.com/product-category/study-guides.

Public Domain (P)2011 Jim Hodges Productions

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Very Disapointing.

Performance: Jim's voice inflections constantly make me feel like he was reading a story to children. His voice characterizations were distinct and consistent. Pacing and enunciation were very good.

Story: I was sorely disappointed that the author missed many opportunists to develop this story, the cultures, and the majestic land where the story occurred. As a Coloradoan living very near to the story it appears that he has never visited the area. I felt that he lacked or cared little about the cultures of which he wrote about. The historical, geological, and geographic references were thin at best. The bottom line is this felt like a rushed novel.

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Wonderful

Classic, exciting G.A. Henty adventure telling history with a captivating story line. Well read and animated. Very fun to listen to.