The Big Sky

The Big Sky

Downloadable Audiobook - 2013
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The first in an epic western saga that spans over a hundred years in the course of six novels. Boone Caudill travels west to the Rockies, leaving his abusive father to find a life of freedom in the wild. He wins the love of a beautiful Blackfoot princess, a woman willing to love him despite his wild ways. Their lives become forever entwined through adventure, travel, and eventually betrayal. He finds that freedom comes at a price, higher than he ever could have imagined.
Publisher: [Holland, Ohio] : Dreamscape Media, [2013]
Edition: Unabridged edition
Copyright Date: ℗2013
ISBN: 9781624062902
1624062903
9781624062919
1624062911
Branch Call Number: EAUDIO FIC GUTHRIE 2013
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (approximately 863 min.))
Additional Contributors: Foley, Kevin (Voice actor)

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bschinski
Feb 18, 2018

I have listened to the first three of this series (The Big Sky, The Way West and These Thousand Hills) in order and they are truly excellent Western novels, each in it's own right. The reader, Kevin Foley is masterful at his rendition of the voices of different characters and his cadence and articulation seem just right for the material. Guthrie always astonishes me with the tiny details sprinkled throughout his books that bring the reader directly to the reality of life of these intrepid people of 150 years ago. You will be thoroughly absorbed and entertained.

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JackPurcell
Mar 22, 2015

A person who'd like to read a good book involving fictional characters during the western expansion but who doesn't want to be observed carrying around Louis L'Amour novels can begin a good, long reading voyage with these AB Guthrie books beginning with the Big Sky. The characters aren't cardboard cutouts, the plotting is tight and the book was written and published during an era when publishing houses edited the books and didn't pad them with dozens of pages of introspection, gratuitous sexual tittilations, and dragging unnecessary dialogue.

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