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Follow the River Audiobook

Follow the River

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Publisher's Summary

Mary Ingles was 23, happily married, and pregnant with her third child when Shawnee Indians invaded her peaceful Virginia settlement in 1755 and kidnapped her, leaving behind a bloody massacre. For months they held her captive. But nothing could imprison her spirit.

With the rushing Ohio River as her guide, Mary Ingles walked one thousand miles through an untamed wilderness no white woman had ever seen. Her story lives on - extraordinary testimony to the indomitable strength of one pioneer woman who risked her life to return to her own people.

©1981 James A. Thom (P)2010 Tantor

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    R2 04-27-17
    R2 04-27-17
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    "Wish the narrator had been a woman"

    Interesting read but it was disconcerting to have a woman's story detailing all of her thoughts and feelings read by a man. I would have enjoyed the whole experience much more if it had been read by a woman.

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    Antoinette Hattingh 04-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Gripping and fascinating"

    I was totally drawn into this story - the narrator did an excellent job to keep my attention. Do not start this book unless you have time to finish it: very difficult to put down

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    Gene 04-17-17
    Gene 04-17-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Many discriptions are overly extreme"

    Even for a novel, so many of the discriptions of hardships are so extreme that together they are unbelievable.

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    rider 04-13-17
    rider 04-13-17 Member Since 2013
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    "loved the story, but too long in the middle"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Follow the River to be better than the print version?

    This book would be so much better if it was shortened by 3-4 chapters. I just couldn't take and day after day sorrowful hike the women were enduring. I had to jump ahead and even that was difficult to stick with.


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    Joanne Harvey MONTAGUE, CA, US 04-13-17
    Joanne Harvey MONTAGUE, CA, US 04-13-17 Member Since 2009
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    "Exciting, Remarkable Story"
    What made the experience of listening to Follow the River the most enjoyable?

    This story was an exciting read. To know that it is about a true life event made it even better.


    Which character – as performed by David Drummond – was your favorite?

    Of course Mary Draper was remarkable.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    This is a long book, but not too long. I wouldn't listen to it in one sitting but when I did get to listen I hated turning it off.


    Any additional comments?

    David Drummond did an excellent job narrating this book. With his talented voice there was never any question who was talking.

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    jim 04-11-17
    jim 04-11-17
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    "Long, but gripping"
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    Amazing story, especially when we learned it is based on a true story. This is a must read! A bit gruesome but something we all need to understand.

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    Lil Tiger 04-08-17
    Lil Tiger 04-08-17

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    "Overwhelmed and grateful; wonderful story!"

    This story is a gift of wonder; each evenings reading dug deeper. That she was young, married with child, experiencing the loss of some of her family during an Indian massacre; kidnapped and made to travel while walking, riding and crossing waters in a canoe ... and I tell you it is only the beginning of a tale so wonderfully presented, so crude a life she led, yet I so admire this pioneer lady we often hear about, so seldom get to know as well as we do with each reading. Thanks to the reader who did a great job, the author, and the amazing lady who chose to live and follow the river to her home. I am exhausted and grateful.

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    Rebecca 04-08-17
    Rebecca 04-08-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Based on a true story of courage and determination, woman against the wilderness."

    This is a compelling narrative about a woman who survived unimaginable loss when she and her sons were captured by Indians. Taken hundreds of miles away from her home, she survived by demonstrating courage and dignity. Her determination to return to her husband led her to make heartbreaking decisions and suffer incredible privation, nearly dying as she retraced her path barefoot and starving.

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    Valarie Holm 04-07-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Couldn't wait to hear more!"

    This is an excellent book! I only listen on my commute twice a week and couldn't wait for the time to come again so I could hear more. Some parts (describing the massacre) were a little gruesome, but necessary. The reader used several voices and did a great job, kept it very interesting. It did get a little long at times, but overall I loved it.

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    Linda E 04-01-17
    Linda E 04-01-17
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    "Epic Survival"
    Where does Follow the River rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Follow the River is likely in the top 25% of my most liked books. The descriptive properties are tangible, like you are suffering and seeing the story unfold with the lead character.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked that the story did not end with the return to Mary's settlement. Surprisingly, there is actual documentation that followed her life and showed that her return was a new beginning with details of past not forgotten.


    Which character – as performed by David Drummond – was your favorite?

    Gretel, a fiesty old dutch woman that was strong and had moments of complete demented behavior, a God send to Mary.


    Any additional comments?

    This story is nearly unbelievable except that there is documentation to substantiate a truthful existance. How Mary and Gretel survived is a true miracle. It is incredible that they had no heat, no food to speak of for days on end, no clothing, no shoes, and for much of the story no weapons. They walked nearly 1000 miles and lived to tell about their struggles. It does give credence to the old adage of Love conquers all.

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