Beyond the Outposts

  • by Max Brand
  • Narrated by Kristoffer Tabori
  • 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From pre-Civil War Virginia to the prairies of the far west, this epic follows young Lew Dorset as he journeys in search of his father. Lew's skill with firearms gets him a job as a hunter with a trader heading onto the prairies to barter with the Indians. There he meets young Chuck Morris, and together they take on a Cheyenne attack party. Finding shelter in a Sioux village, they absorb the native culture. Lew comes to know the great Sioux chieftains, becoming blood brothers with Sitting Wolf, while Chuck marries the beautiful maiden Zintcallasappa.
After Lew plays a decisive role in a battle between the Sioux and Pawnee, he returns to find that Chuck has deserted his wife and son. His attempts to reconcile them culminate in great danger and, ultimately, a threat to his life.

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What the Critics Say

"Tabori has a gruff, guttural reading style with speech patterns that fit this gritty cowboy narrative....Tabori's gravelly voice flows expressively....A real man's tale that Brand fans will enjoy." (AudioFile)
"Brand's classic western roils from one hair-raising adventure and conflict to the next....Tabori's gravelly tones suit the title well. (Booklist)

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Sweeping Adventure

I picked this book because I had to use my ten dollar credit before it expired, and I hadn't listened to a Western story in years. Just looking for a change of pace, and a fairly quick listen. I made a great uninformed choice . . . I had not read anything by Max Brand, nor listened to any narration by Kristoffer Tabori. The story is very good and pulls you in like any other well crafted tale. However, this story is ment to be read out loud. The combination of Mr. Brand's story and the wonderful rich Western base of Mr. Tabori is magic. This is what you hope your experience of listening to Audible books is like! Get this book - even if you don't consider your a follower of Western's (I don't), you will enjoy this adventure.
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- Michael

loved it

I enjoyed this book. I listen to a book a day at work, (benefit of being self employed). its started out so-so but picked up as it went on. I loved it
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- ron

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-12-2004
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.