Chase the Wild Pigeons

  • by John J. Gschwend Jr.
  • Narrated by Jeff Hays
  • 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

There was more to the Civil War than famous, glorified generals - much more. In this well-researched historical novel, you will see how the terrible Civil War affected the folks on the home front, too. The story is Civil War fiction. This history is real.
The Civil War South in 1863 is desperate and dangerous. For Joe, a 12-year-old boy suddenly alone and 600 miles from home, it's a nightmare come true. But for this rascal of a boy, it's also the adventure of a lifetime. Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn have nothing on him when it comes to adventure.
This a story of a special friendship that only comes along once in in a lifetime. Joe, who is white, and Peter, sixteen and a free Black, become unlikely friends and learn to depend on each other as they try to escape the desperate Confederate South.
Follow these two as they trek through a war-torn countryside and witness war at its worse. They travel through a landscape decimated by brutal battles, and encounter people - black and white - who have suffered the extreme hardships and depredation of three years of war. All the while they learn to depend on each other, and they grow a binding love as special as any two brothers. They will need each other more than they know - unknown to them, they are being pursued by a deranged killer.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Fun and thoughtful

First of all, Jeff Hays is quickly becoming my favorite reader. He juggles quite a few characters quite well.

The story was like a modern day Mark Twain novel, with a sense of adventure and a lot of heart.
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- Marian L. Ward

An enjoyable historical fiction

I enjoyed this book quite a bit. Well written and well read. A nice coming of age story.
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- John Rasmussen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-25-2014
  • Publisher: John Gschwend