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The Frontiersman

By: William W. Johnstone,J. A. Johnstone
Narrated by: Cody Roberts
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Publisher's Summary

THE GREATEST WESTERN WRITERS OF THE 21ST CENTURY   

The first book in a magnificent new series by America's best-selling Western writer: Here is the towering saga of Breckenridge Wallace, a new breed of intrepid pioneer who helped forge a path through the wild American frontier....

THE FRONTIERSMAN   

In Tennessee, 17-year-old Breckinridge Wallace knew the laws of nature. When his life was in danger, he showed a fearless instinct to fight back. Killing a thug who was sent to kill him got Breckinridge exiled from his Smoky Mountain home. Brutally wounding an Indian attacker earned him an enemy for life.... Now, from the bustling streets of St. Louis to the vast stillness of the Missouri headwaters, Breckinridge is discovering a new world of splendor, violence, promise, and betrayal. Most off all, he is clawing his way to manhood behind the law of the gun. Because the trouble he left in Tennessee won't let him go. A killer stalks his every move. And by the time he joins a dangerous expedition, Breckenridge has only had a small taste of the blood, horror, and violence he must face next - to make his way to a new frontier....

©2015 J. A. Johnstone (P)2019 Tantor

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Pain in the ass

Again please just put book 1,2,3 and so on on the cover don’t know if it’s audible or the author but it is a pain in the ass to order the next book in a series. I am almost at the point I will stop reading Johnstone books and others because of this issues. Thank you

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Frontiersman

Very poor written, kind of copied off the original Frontiersman by Allen Ekkert at the start of the book and not sure where he went from there. He was definitely not a mountain man by no means. This was knot a book that should be narrated by Cody, not a very good story teller. Very dissatisfied

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Loved this Story.

This story was well written. I will purchase more books like this. Love listening to stories while working on house.🥰

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A Good Escape

With all the trouble in the world, this book will take you away to another time and place. I enjoyed listening to it; the narrator was fine.

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Just ok

It was ok, kind of a generic story, but it still held my interest. the narrator was ok performing voices, but sounded flat, when just telling the story. if you're a fan of the genre, especially the blackpowder rifle days, as opposed to more traditional western fare, I'd recommend it, otherwise you probably won't enjoy it.

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Gotta be up for some gore in this one

Pretty bloody and brutal encounters, but good storyline. Good presentation by the reader for sure

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Terrible book, worse narration

The title says it all. The biggest collection of stereotypes and cliches I’ve ever heard in one place. Narration is torture

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Pretty good

I was not too sure about this books narrator but he grew on me. The story line was decent. I do think it was worth it to listen too although the ending leaves a bit to be desired. Overall good book.

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The title is a bit of a misnomer but great story otherwise.

I enjoyed this story very much except that I felt thrown off by the title. As the story unfolds I expected the young man to become a frontiersman. The bulk of this story is about the adventures of his flight west as a fugitive from an unjust murder accusation. His goal is to become a frontiersman in the Rocky Mountains, earning his living through trapping.
He travels all the way to the Great Plains where he decides to return home after receiving a letter from his brother.
After visiting his family he soon leaves home again on a new set of adventures where, I suppose, he will one day fulfill his goal.

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Well worth the listen

Really enjoyed the book. Fantastic, in my opinion, your mileage may vary. Now for book two.