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    • A Texas Cowboy

    • Or, Fifteen Years on the Hurricane Deck of a Spanish Pony
    • By: Charles A. Siringo
    • Narrated by: Brian V. Hunt
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    When legendary Charlie Siringo wrote this classic work, he was only 30 years old and had already spent half that life as a cowboy. With enduring wit, he tells the tale of long cattle drives, small-town beauties, meetings with Billy the Kid, and growing up on the Texas frontier. In plain language you'll hear what it was like to live on the "hurricane deck of a Spanish pony" for months on end, earning enough to head into town and have a good time. Crisscrossing the Lone Star State, he lived a vanishing way of life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Such a Treat!!

    • By Twang on 08-23-18

    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

    • 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

    • My Life as an Indian

    • By: James Willard Schultz
    • Narrated by: Brian V. Hunt
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Beautiful, tender, haunting, and full of excitement, this is the memoir of famed author, explorer, Glacier Park guide, trader, and historian of the Blackfoot Indians, James Willard Schultz. With the Blackfoot woman, whom he deeply loved, from 1880 to 1903, Schultz lived the life of a Blackfoot Indian with Nat-ah-ki and her people. During this time, he began writing for magazines, at times running a trading post, and working as a guide in the West.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Compassionate Story

    • By Ann Holmes on 09-13-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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

    • Through Five Administrations

    • Inside the White House with Presidents Lincoln, Johnson, Grant, Hayes, and Garfield
    • By: William H. Crook
    • Narrated by: Brian V. Hunt
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Fifty years of service at the White House in various capacities, including bodyguard to Abraham Lincoln, William H. Crook's memoir brings an astonishing array of personal details of life in the executive mansion. His sensitive observations of Lincoln are especially moving.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible narration

    • By Kathy on 06-05-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman with Custer's Michigan Cavalry Brigade in the Civil War

    • By: James Harvey Kidd
    • Narrated by: Brian V. Hunt
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Envision 10,000 mounted men of one of the best cavalries the world has ever produced strung out along 13 miles, marching around Robert E. Lee's right flank, taunting JEB Stuart to come out and fight. In one of the most thrilling and detailed accounts of one of the most important battles of the American Civil War, James Kidd tells this story and much more of the Michigan Wolverine Cavalry under the command of George Armstrong Custer.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Godfrey Diary of the Battle of the Little Bighorn

    • By: Edward Settle Godfrey
    • Narrated by: Brian V. Hunt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Lieutenant Edward Settle Godfrey was commander of K Company of the 7th Cavalry in the battalion of Captain Frederick Benteen. Godfrey was a central figure in the Reno-Benteen defense over the 25th and 26th of June, 1876. He kept a diary of the Yellowstone Expedition against the Sioux from May 17 to September 24.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Heads up all you Horsemen and Muleskinners

    • By Twang on 09-06-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Thirty-Six Years in the White House

    • By: Thomas F. Pendel
    • Narrated by: Brian V. Hunt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    For 36 years, from Lincoln to Teddy Roosevelt, Tom Pendel saw the daily comings and goings at the center of American political life in the White House. As doorkeeper, he saw senators, congressmen, royalty, citizens, and scoundrels appear on the White House steps.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • John Wilkes Booth

    • By a Man Who Helped Him Escape
    • By: Thomas Jones
    • Narrated by: Brian V. Hunt
    • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Between the Monday after Abraham Lincoln was shot until the following week, Tom Jones hid John Wilkes Booth in the wilds of Maryland and then helped him get across the Potomac River to Virginia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good read

    • By Timothy F Rourke on 09-08-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • 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