• The Old West Collection

  • Amazing Legends and Incredible Tales of the American West
  • By: Readio Theatre
  • Narrated by: Joe Loesch
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Categories: History, Americas
  • 3.9 out of 5 stars (54 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The mythical legends and historical allure of the old west come galloping onward with The Old West Collection: Amazing Legends and Incredible Tales of the American West. This thundering audio compendium celebrates the epic events of America's frontier, whether rediscovering the California gold rush at Sutter's Mill in '49 or recreating the outsize personalities of John Jacob Astor to Belle Starr and Billy the Kid. From racing on horseback for Oklahoma land in '89 to Dodge and Last Chance Gulch, The Old West Collection sits you around the campfire vividly recounting the saga and stories of a dusty, velvet-trimmed era.

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Great Stories

Some of these stories may have been told before but The Old West Collection offers details that make them come alive. The stories are told through different narrators, as well as from readers of actual diaries and letters of the period.

The only problem is the very intrusive music which never goes away, and is played as loud as the narration. Apparently the term "background music" was lost on these producers. If only this book could be recorded again, without the music, then it would be perfect.

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Can’t believe a word of it

These people have been reading too many dime novels. Very little is true. It’s sketchy and a poor recording. Find another.

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Excellent Audiobook!

This was a great depiction of the old west! The music and sound effects were a wonderful enhancement to the powerful storytellers and characters from the past. This audio adventure put me right in the center of the activity. All 8 hours were completely enjoyable! I highly recommend this audiobook for all age levels. Brilliant!

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The old west story

This was one of my most favorite analyses of the old west I have ever heard. I loved the story line and presentation!

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Really Worthwhile

I thoroughly enjoyed this. It is exceedingly interesting and educational too. The performances are especially well done.

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Top notch Collection

both entertaining and educational. lots of history covered over an eight volume set. great work!

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Good listening if you're a Western History buff!

I enjoyed learning more about the West's history. The music actually made it funner to listen to. It is intended to be listened to as a radio show.

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The Old West Collection

i listened captivated to the stories. if you are interested in this part of history this book is a great starting point. the book has peaked my interest and i am going to research further. the music in the background isnt that annoying!