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    • The Story of the Pony Express

    • By: Glenn D. Bradley
    • Narrated by: Jack Brown
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    An accessible yet well researched and detailed account by Glenn D. Bradley of the operation of the line known as the "Pony Express", that lasted for about 16 months before being replaced by the telegraph. A mail route became an imperative in order to connect the eastern U.S. with the growing West Coast following the gold rush of California, the lumber camps, and the various needs because of the settling of the western frontier.

    Regular price: $7.35

    • The Story of the Pony Express

    • An Account of the Most Remarkable Mail Service Ever in Existence, and Its Place in History
    • By: Glenn D. Bradley
    • Narrated by: Bobbie Frohman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    A crucial communication link from the end of the telegraph lines in the east to Sacramento, California. A series of relay stations were established with fresh horses so the rider could get fresh mounts all along the route. The riders just changed mounts and went as fast as possible...rarely stopping their daredevil rides even to sleep and eat. It took immense courage and perseverance on the part of the riders and the relay station personnel and took about 10 days.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good overview of the Express but dated and racist

    • By SMH on 07-18-13

    Regular price: $5.59