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Mount

A Mountain Man's Adventure
Narrated by: Jay Dyess
Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
4.5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Arlen Blumhagen captures the feel of the western wilderness of the late 1800s in this story of one man's adventures across the American wilderness.

Mount leads a simple life, using his skills to survive in his cabin on the side of a mountain. When circumstances require him to make a trip into St. Louis, Mount thinks it will be a quick visit to the big city and then home. What he isn't prepared for is the request of Andrew Worthington to lead his family through the wilderness and up through the Oregon Trail. What ensues is a series of adventures from attacks by Indians and snakes to blizzards and several near-fatal disasters. All Mount wants to do is get home to his life, but can he keep his band of travelers alive long enough to make it?

Combining adventure with a liberal dose of comedy, Mount crosses genres from historical fiction to western to humor to take the listener through one of the most memorable times in American history.

©2010 Arlen Blumhagen (P)2019 Untreed Reads Publishing

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  • 08-23-19

Humorous western yarn.

This is a fun western adventure that doesn't take itself too seriously.

I agree with other reviewers who said this was not historically accurate. However from the tone of the story, it feels like a tall tale, or around our house, we'd call it a truck driver's story - long on entertainment value and short on confirmable facts and accuracy. A tale told to make listeners laugh and maybe even gasp and one where the teller has as much fun as the listener.

Mr. Dyess, one of our family's favorite narrators, excels at bringing stories to life, and he definitely worked his magic on this. His tone and pacing, and especially his comedic timing, work together to draw the listener in. He gives the story authenticity and makes it feel like it's being told by a real "mountain man."

If you're looking for something to amuse and entertain, this is a great choice!

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Loved it!

The author has done an excellent job in taking me back to the time of the old west. I enjoyed the story, the plot, and the characters. The narrator and the author combining their talents made this book enjoyable and I give them both 5 stars. The narrator brought these characters to life. With his tone and inflections, he conveyed their feelings of joy, fear, sadness and physical hardship. I was there with them as Mount and the family he was escorting traveled to Oregon. Each hardship they faced on that journey had me anxiously awaiting the outcome and hoping for the best. Each challenge met with success made me smile. Throughout the story, the characters changed and grew as they survived the trip. I recommend this book.

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Excellent book---Enjoyed every minute!

Loved the story. Wonderful narration. I give you both a standing ovation...congrats and keep them coming.