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    • Nine Years Among the Indians (Expanded, Annotated)

    • By: Herman Lehmann
    • Narrated by: Brian V. Hunt, Claire Dayton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 35

    In a real-life version of Little Big Man comes Indian captive narrative of Herman Lehmann. He was captured as a boy in 1870 and lived for nine years among the Apaches and Comanches. Long considered one of the best captivity stories from the period, Lehmann came to love the people and the life. Only through the gentle persuasion of famed Comanche chief, Quanah Parker, was Lehmann convinced to remain with his white family once he was returned to them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow!

    • By Twang on 07-27-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • At Gettysburg

    • Or, What a Girl Saw and Heard of the Battle
    • By: Matilda "Tillie" Pierce Alleman
    • Narrated by: Brian V. Hunt, Claire Dayton
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Long considered one of the most vibrant and compelling accounts of the battle of Gettysburg by a young resident of the town. Fifteen-year-old Matilda "Tillie" Pierce saw Union general Buford enter town with his cavalry, saw the rout of the first day of fighting, and the Confederates streaming through the town. She gave water to many Union soldiers, including General George Gordon Meade, the new commander of the Army of the Potomac.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Running out of Superlatives...

    • By Twang on 09-06-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Days on the Road

    • Crossing the Plains in 1865
    • By: Sarah Raymond Herndon
    • Narrated by: Brian V. Hunt, Claire Dayton
    • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Can you visualize today what it meant to cross America's Great Plains in the mid-19th century? It was a wondrous, perilous, often fatal journey without assurance of a successful life at the other end. Yet tens of thousands made the journey and lucky for us, many set aside modesty, often at the request of children or grandchildren, to put the account of their travels into words.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Someday Audible will allow us to give more starsn

    • By Twang on 08-10-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Spirit Lake Massacre and the Captivity of Abbie Gardner

    • By: Abbie Gardner-Sharp
    • Narrated by: Brian V. Hunt, Claire Dayton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Long considered one of the best of the captive narratives from the 19th century, Abbie Gardner's thrilling and graphic tale of her abduction by a band of Santee Sioux in 1857 will captivate you from beginning to end. Barely 14 years old, her family was butchered before her eyes and she witnessed the deaths of two other women captives before her release by Chief Inkpaduta.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • An Army Nurse in Two Wars

    • By: Mary Phinney, Baroness von Olnhausen, James Phinney Munroe
    • Narrated by: Brian V Hunt, Claire Dayton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Her life has been wonderfully fictionalized on the hit PBS TV series, Mercy Street. Here is Mary Phinney's real life in her own words, long prized by historians as a source about Civil War medicine. American Mary Phinney was ahead of her time. A rebel against the restrictions placed on women of her day, the sad death of her husband, the Barron von Olnhausen, proved to be the real beginning of her life. Upon the outbreak of the American Civil War, this remarkable woman enlisted herself in the care of sick and wounded soldiers. Working with Dorothea Dix and other notable women of the Civil War, she tirelessly worked to improve the sanitary conditions, medical care, and morale of shattered young men.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Scanty

    • By Mary Jo Neyer on 11-21-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 21 Months a Captive

    • Rachel Plummer and the Fort Parker Massacre
    • By: Rachel Plummer, James W. Parker
    • Narrated by: Brian V. Hunt, Claire Dayton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    On May 19, 1836, Fort Parker in Texas was overwhelmed by a band of Comanche Indians. Some residents were brutally murdered, others taken prisoner. Among those captured was 11-year-old Cynthia Parker, who would remain with the Comanche for 24 years and give birth to famed Chief Quanah.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What gems! What a treasure!

    • By Twang on 07-28-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • A General Betrayal

    • The Sufferings and Trials of Carlotta Frances Roddey
    • By: Carlotta Frances Roddey
    • Narrated by: Brian V. Hunt, Claire Dayton
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    This is the true story a woman swindled out of a fortune by her famous ex-Confederate-general husband, Philip Dale Roddey. You will find this story nowhere else in material about Roddey but it was splashed across the nation in newspapers in 1874 and followed closely by the New York Times.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Sherman at My Door (Annotated)

    • By: Dolly Sumner Lunt
    • Narrated by: Brian V. Hunt, Claire Dayton
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Union General William Tecumseh Sherman came right through her yard on their march to the sea in 1864, just as they had other plantations. But the widow mistress of Georgia's Burge Plantation was no typical southern belle. She was a Maine-born transplant with 100 slaves. Here, in Dolly Sumner Lunt's own words, is a description of those days as she watched everything she had and believed in being threatened by an army she described as invaders.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Especially good read for horsemen and packers

    • By Twang on 09-06-18

    Regular price: $3.95