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3.58 out of 53.58 out of 53.58 out of 53.58 out of 53.58 out of 5 3.58 (12 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dana Fuller Ross Narrator: Phil Gigante Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2010 ISBN:
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The year is 1837. The American West is untamed, uncivilized, and largely unclaimed. U.S. President Andrew Jackson, in a race with the British and Russians, sends a wagon train of would-be settlers into the uncharted Oregon territory, led by his close friend, mountain man and veteran Sam Brentwood. Teaming up with trail hand Whip Holt, widow Claudia Humphries, and a colorful group of courageous pioneers, Brentwood sets off from New York, heading westward to Independence, Missouri - the last outpost of civilization before the unknown and treacherous dangers of a new frontier.

Along the way, they will form unbreakable friendships, fight unforeseen enemies, and face unimaginable and often fatal odds. But in spite of the hardships and heartaches, the tragedies and triumphs, they will risk their lives to follow their dreams - and forge a nation's destiny. This is their story.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 6/16/2011

    " I read the entire Wagons West series in the 80s and am rereading it with the republishing of the series - I lost my first collection and so I'm starting over collecting this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 1/30/2011

    " I enjoyed this book and its snapshot of history and the brave families who were willing to risk everything for a shot at a better life. Where is that spunk today? Where are those opportunities? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristine | 9/5/2010

    " I love westerns... I wish I could have ridden in a wagon train and seen America like it was then! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 12/10/2009

    " I really enjoyed this book. I had a tough time putting it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginny | 9/21/2009

    " book one in the series originally published in the 70s
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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nikki | 8/16/2009

    " Only got 20 pages in. So badly written I am giving up on the whole series. Good thing about this book. Now that it (and the other 4 in the series) is not on my bookshelf I have more room for new books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lesa | 7/28/2009

    " This is a fun series, combining fiction and history in a way that made me want to read every one. Although I read the series over the years, I'm just rating the first book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nan | 7/4/2009

    " i read a bunch of the books from this series a long time ago and while i don't remember the writing style as being anything special, they stand out in my memory as books that made the pioneer experience come to life and become more real to me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 2/15/2009

    " I have read the entire series (50 books/50 states) of these. They are fun if you are in a western mood! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 jenny | 2/10/2009

    " Love this series..taking me forever to read because a few of the books are harder to track down.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jammies "Running with Fiskars" | 2/7/2009

    " My grandmother read every single one of these books and passed them on to me. At the time, I enjoyed them, so all of my ratings are based on my initial readings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 4/8/2008

    " I read the whole series. Excellent stories based on some historical facts and dates, about the settlement of the west. "

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About the Narrator

Phil Gigante has narrated more than two hundred audiobooks, earning ten AudioFile Earphones Awards and three of the prestigious Audie Awards for best narration. An actor, director, and producer with over twenty years of experience in theater, film, television, and radio, he is currently the artistic director of Gigantic Productions and Little Giant Children’s Theatre.