• Death of an Eagle

  • By: Kirby Jonas
  • Narrated by: James Drury
  • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (46 ratings)

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Death of an Eagle

By: Kirby Jonas
Narrated by: James Drury
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Publisher's Summary

Mauled by a giant grizzly and left to die, 16 year-old Jose Olano's chances for life were remote. Then, like a guardian angel, came Robert "Gray Eagle" McAllister, one-time army scout and sometime outlaw. In his flight to escape a posse, he finds the brutalized body of Jose. Knowing his decision to help Jose may mean his own death, he stays and brings Jose back from the brink of death. With Gray Eagle's teaching, Jose, the simple sheepherder, becomes a legendary "man of the wilderness." Thus began one of the greatest companionships ever known to the Idaho frontier.
©1998 Kirby Jonas (P)2000 Books in Motion

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Loved the book ! Story pulled me in and kept me wanting more ! I recommend

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Very interesting plot from a new perspective!

What made the experience of listening to Death of an Eagle the most enjoyable?

The intricacy of the plot.

What did you like best about this story?

The details of the characters and their respective circumstances and experiences.

Have you listened to any of James Drury’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I don't recall listening to Drury's other performances.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No because I enjoyed reflecting on the various episodes after hearing them.

Any additional comments?

I will look for more Kirby Jonas books.

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Great western

Having ridden a horse in most of the areas mentioned, it seemed even more real as I read. I had never heard of the Pocatello land rush. Great western tale.

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Amazing Story and Narration

This book is a one of a kind. The story is incredibly captivating and feels like you’re really there. Each character is unique and fun in their own ways. They are brought to life by James Drury’s narration. This is a timeless book that I️ will listen to many times.

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A Winner about Western Mountain Living

What did you love best about Death of an Eagle?

Kirby Jones knows the western mountains better than most western writers. He teaches survival methods through his major character-Macalister. His descriptions of the area, the Indians, and the characters are vividly portrayed, like a movie in my head.

What did you like best about this story?

Great Plot. Keeps moving. Believable

What about James Drury’s performance did you like?

He read clearly, good volume, and professional.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The ending was emotional, but realistic, and matched Jose's values and character.

Any additional comments?

Anxious to read more books by K. Jones