Journal of a Trapper

Nine Years in the Rocky Mountains, 1834-1843
Narrated by: John Lescault
Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (49 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In 1834, Osborne Russell joined an expedition from Boston, which proceeded to the Rocky Mountains to capitalize on the lucrative salmon and fur trade. Beginning at the age of 20, he detailed the life of a trapper in his journal and recorded his adventures through treacherous terrain, encounters with dangerous wildlife, and confrontations with the natives of the Rockies.

Osbourne would remain there - hunting, trapping, and living off the land - for the next nine years. Journal of a Trapper is his remarkable account as he developed into an experienced trapper and a seasoned mountain man of the Rockies.

Public Domain (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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early primary source of Rocky Mountain History

book was fantastic and I recommend it to anybody who has a little bit of background knowledge about the rocky mountain region. If you're a history buff, you'll really appreciate the primary health survey Shins Native Americans and the game in the Rocky Mountain area in 1830s.

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Simple but very interesting journal of a trapper

This was a great read to learn about day-to-day life of a trapper in the 1800s. I was able to build on my knowledge of the west in this simple yet effective forum of journal entries. I learned valuable information that I will continue to build upon.

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shockingly good

I listened to this book as a filler because I only had a few hours to listen. This book is really interesting.

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enjoyable.

It was pleasant to listen to the daily journal entries of an astute student of the mountains.

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good reading 👍

GREAT story about real life in the good old days when men were men! Thanks 😊🇺🇸

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Wow! SO SO interesting!

I downloaded this for a driving trip not knowing anything about it or the author. Both my husband and I absolutely loved it. It held our interest and was fascinating to learn about Russell’s lifestyle and the tribes and the geography. He describes Yellowstone and the surrounding area when it was just some hot pools in the middle of wilderness. My husband wants to order a hard copy to read it again and I definitely want to listen again. A fantastic book!!!

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very enjoyable

Good book, very entertaining and informative. The narrator done a fantastic job. I would definitely recommend if you like history.