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    • Growing Up on an Alaskan Homestead

    • By: Mel Adkins
    • Narrated by: Daniel David Shapiro
    • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    True Alaskan personal stories about life on the last frontier, and growing up on a homestead six miles from the nearest dirt road, where hunting and fishing was not only a sport but an absolute necessity.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Anyone believe this??

    • By todd on 01-17-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Long Dusty Trail: Birth of an Outlaw, Book 3

    • By: Mel L Adkins
    • Narrated by: John Stamper
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    This is the third and final book in the Long Dusty Trail series. It brings to an end the struggle of one families determination to build a cattle empire in the foot hills of the southern Rocky Mountains. Rustlers, thieves, bandits, and Indans have plagued the "Flying C Ranch" both on the long dusty trail from Kansas City with the first herd of Herefords, to the sensless killing of Bob Glasgow on his front porch.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Moderate at best

    • By mark on 04-30-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Long Dusty Trail: The Beginning, Book 1

    • By: Mel Adkins
    • Narrated by: John Stamper
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 55

    As the great migration of men and cattle headed west to new untamed lands in the 1880s, one man stood tall. Jimmy Highsaw was honest as the day is long - cross him and hell was at hand. Leaving his job as trail scout for John Chisum, Jim rode to Durango to visit his sister, and fell headlong into a plot to bring a herd of the new breed of Hereford cattle from Kansas City to Durango Colorado. A long dusty trail filled with romance, gun smoke, hardship, and death.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good western.

    • By Thomas on 08-29-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Wild Horses of White Mesa

    • The Long Dusty Trail, Book 2
    • By: Mel Adkins
    • Narrated by: John Stamper
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    The Wild Horses of White Mesa is the second installment of the Long Dusty Trail series, and tells of Jim Highsaw and Josh Randles efforts to save their army contracts for supplying beef and horses to Ft. Sumner, New Mexico. When the snow storm of the century kills off most of their herds, they are forced to resort to catching wild horses to fill those contracts. Outlaws, crooked gamblers, and just plain bad men add to the problems of raising their high spirited sons, Bobby Glasgow and Jack Highsaw.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • disappointing language

    • By Butterfly on 12-28-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Alaskan Homesteader

    • By: Mel Adkins
    • Narrated by: Daniel David Shapiro
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Mel Adkins describes life in Alaska in the early days of statehood by a family from the plains of Oklahoma. They learned to be inventive and self-reliant in a land untouched by humans after moving more than 12 miles from the nearest road, to a 160-acre homestead on the Kenai Peninsula. To a young man just entering his teens this was a dream come true, but the physical labor that had to be done the first year, simply to survive, was more than he had ever imagined.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Alaskan Tales of Cold and Gold

    • By: Mel Adkins
    • Narrated by: Daniel David Shapiro
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Here are two fictional short stories of life in the Alaskan Bush. "Frozen" deals with a day in the life of a fur trapper when nothing goes right. He is alone, and far from civilization in extremely cold weather. "The Battle for the Gold" is about three close friends who decide to form a partnership in a gold mine and the dreaded gold fever sets in motion the destruction of all three.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Brings me back to Alaska.

    • By Betsey Shapiro on 09-04-14

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Bullets in the Snow

    • By: Mel L Adkins
    • Narrated by: Dan Shapiro
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    North Koreans invaded Alaska with the intention of cutting the state off from the rest of the United States by taking control of our satellite defence system as well as deploying a nerve gas agent on the military bases and exploding dirty bombs in the states two larges cities of Anchorage and Fairbanks. Two fur trappers stumble onto their plans and a game of cat and mouse begins where the trappers play by their rules.

    Regular price: $14.95