Boone

  • by Robert Morgan
  • Narrated by James Jenner
  • 20 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Robert Morgan's Gap Creek was an Oprah's Book Club selection and a phenomenal New York Times best-seller. Here he turns his talent to chronicling the life of American frontier legend Daniel Boone.

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What the Critics Say

"[An] absorbing and stirring chronicle of the great frontiersman." (Booklist, starred review)

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More than a Coonskin Cap!

This biography is a revelation. Those of us who knew Boone mainly as a Disney-like character who wanted "elbow room" will learn a lot about Daniel Boone and his life and times. Faults are not ignored, and we see a man who both represented and outlived the earliest days of the American dream of exploration and adventure.

This is a long book and may contain more detail than many people want, but it is none the less a fascinating tale. Boone may have become an iconic character of the American expansion story, but he was also an interesting man of many dimensions. One comes away from this book with a more realistic view of early America, of the tall-tales about our heroes, and of this particular man. Does our modern PC view of the treatment of Indians, of greed and destruction of the environment diminish the heroes of old? Of course, but seeing men like Boone in a historical and more realistic light gives a needed perspective to our folktales.
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A movie for your mind

Very well constructed, written and narrated, I had a hard time putting it down.
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- Phillip

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-19-2008
  • Publisher: Recorded Books