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The Way West

Narrated by: Kevin Foley
Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
Categories: Fiction, Westerns
4.5 out of 5 stars (134 ratings)

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A.B. Guthrie is the best

Great characters, great story, unique voice, under appreciated. If you like a compelling story about the old west than don't overlook this one. Amazing considering when it was written, he was clearly ahead of his time. Deep characters, quick pacing, vivid description.

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Heading for Oregon from Missouri

Would you consider the audio edition of The Way West to be better than the print version?

This had been on my to-be-read list for a long time. The storyline is somewhat predictable, but enjoyable. The wagon train experience seems to be more or less accurate and the characters were likeable, for the most part. Some of the language would not fly today.

If you could take any character from The Way West out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Rebecca Evans.

Any additional comments?

Now I want to read The Big Sky.

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Awesome book

This in an awesome book with an excellent story and narrator. Would highly recommend this series

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Loved it

This was a great reading that just put you on the trail of the train in the young west. A must for any western traveler.

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Good yarn

Seems pretty accurate regarding the trip to Oregon. Racism and gender bigotry. male chauvinism pretty accurate. Sadly. Wonton destruction of Indians and buffalo seemed true. Indians' culture seemed true.

Interesting story regarding the trip.

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The Way West Book Review

What did you love best about The Way West?

It was an epic western story, that harkened back to a gentler, more traditional style of story telling, the kind that let the plot developments ripen fully before introducing more drama.

What other book might you compare The Way West to and why?

Not so much a book as the movie True Grit

What about Kevin Foley’s performance did you like?

I was amazed at all the character voices he was able to bring to life.

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

Yes.

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a man's gotta say it...

the endlessly flowing sea of prairie grass stirs a man and moves a man's voice to say what a man's gotta say... this book and characters are one-dimensional compared to Big Sky. and too many phrases about what a man's gotta do and say as if instructed by the land