Drums Along the Mohawk

  • by Walter D. Edmonds
  • Narrated by Mark Bramhall
  • 21 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Drums along the Mohawk, Walter D. Edmonds' masterpiece, is not only the best historical novel about upstate New York since James Fenimore Cooper, it was also number one on the bestseller list for two years, only yielding to the epic Gone with the Wind.
This is the story of the forgotten pioneers of the Mohawk Valley during the Revolutionary War. Here Gilbert Martin and his young wife struggled and lived and hoped. Combating hardships almost too great to endure, they helped give to America a legend that still stirs the heart. In the midst of love and hate, life and death, danger and disaster, they stuck to the acres that were theirs and fought a war without ever quite understanding it. Drums along the Mohawk has been an American classic since its original publication in 1936.


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Good story and great history

I loved this book because it combines a great story with some history. We all forget how difficult it was to live on the frontier just a short 200 years ago. This book is great at depicting life on the frontier in America. At the time it's just upstate NY. Besides indians, there are the British forces who ravage the landscape. There were no grocery stores so you had to grow your own food. If it was destroyed, you starve to death.
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- John S "Avid audible listener for over 10 years."

Revolutionary War Soap Opera

As historical fiction goes, this novel remains true to the genre, relying on first person accounts of upstate New York's tribulations from British-backed raiders during the Revolutionary War. As adventure reading goes, this novel is a dull. Just when it seems like the author is going to delve into the details of skirmishes, he shifts our attention away to the fear and anguish of those whom observe the conflict from a distance (pregnant wives, old men and women, and those sheltering in the local fort). It all makes for too much third person accounting of battles and strife. I, personally, never felt the experiences of the combatants through first-hand accounting (fictional or otherwise) with enough detail to make it real.

I rate this audiobook two tomahawks down.
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- Craig "I teach. I Listen. I trust your judgment as a fellow listener."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-22-2015
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.