Longshot in Missouri : The Longshot Series

  • by Keith R. Baker
  • Narrated by A. W. Miller
  • Series: The Longshot Series
  • 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

1862 was the year that the US Civil War underwent a major ramping up. People on both sides of the fight were confused, angry, and hesitant. Most believed the 'war' would have already been over. Very few people realized to what extent the citizenry was being manipulated to participate in the country's most dividing event in its history.
In Longshot in Missouri, we meet Rob Finn - an Irish immigrant farmer living in Wisconsin - and follow him through his introduction to the grueling realities of war within a nation. Rob's unusual talents with a rifle have earned him the nickname of Longshot, together with assignments that take him to various places around the western theatre of the war. It is a physically taxing, emotional journey, on which he is sometimes surprised by the truths he learns while doing his job as a soldier and a spy.
We also meet Allan Pinkerton, thus gaining a little insight into what the beginnings of military intelligence for the United States government was like in its infancy.
Historical characters interact with our fictional hero; actual events are intertwined with the daily lives and conversations of people in those rapidly changing times. Join with Rob as he works to serve and save the things he believes to be of utmost importance, and struggles to sort out those beliefs - the true from the false - in a baffling environment.

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Finally a great western!

This book is an example of a nice western that seems to be a long lost art form today. Follow along with the guy they call Longshot as he discovers the horrors of the civil war. The narration was very good and the plot was also equally good.

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- Gary H "I'm a technology teacher and love all kinds of books."

A Good Start to a New Western Series

Longshot was a nice, easy to listen to historical western. The characters were great and made for a very nice contrast between Rob and Allan Pinkerton especially with Rob being an immigrant with an amazing Irish accent. The story was pretty neat overall with the upstart of Pinkerton.

The narration by A.W. Miller was very good. His vocal skills were awesome. The accents were perfect and he had the perfect voice for the western genre. He did a super b job with this story.

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- Teresa "It makes me happy to wake up everyday and look forward to listening. Many times I listen while doing artwork. I find it very relaxing."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-20-2016
  • Publisher: K and L Publishing