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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Francis Parkman Narrator: Frank Muller Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 1996 ISBN: 9781538467572
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Francis Parkman’s journal—written more than 150 years ago in 1846—provides an eye-witness account of one of the grandest adventures in American history. At age twenty-three, the Harvard-educated Bostonian traveled the Rocky Mountains, living among the Dakota Sioux. In his journal, he captured the color, spirit, and perspective of his era, as well as the exuberant confidence that was the mark of his time. Frank Muller’s dramatic reading brings this captivating record to life.                                          

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  • “A laudable interpretation by veteran narrator Frank Muller…Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • “It is the picturesqueness, the racy vigor, the poetic eloquence, the youthful excitement, that give The Oregon Trail its enduring appeal, recreating for us, as perhaps does no other book in our literature, the wonder and beauty of life in a new world that is now old and but a memory.”

    Henry Steel Commanger, historian

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 10/13/2009

    " Very readable, although it was written 160 years ago. A vivid first hand account of the Prairies and The Rockies in the 1840s. Parkman spent 3 weeks living amount the Dakota Indians. "

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About the Author

Francis Parkman (1823–1893) was one of America’s greatest historians. He was born in Boston to a leading Unitarian minister. He was a talented linguist at Harvard and read almost as many books in foreign languages as in English. He died in Massachusetts, having worked as a writer, journalist, and historian.

About the Narrator

Frank Muller (1951–2008) was an Audie Award–winning narrator. A classically trained actor, Frank appeared on both television and the stage. His credits include Hamlet, The Crucible, The Taming of the Shrew, The Importance of Being Earnest, Law & Order, All My Children, and many, many more. In 1999 Frank was awarded the AudioFile Lifetime Achievement Award, the top honor in the audiobook community. He has also won twenty-three Earphones Awards.