The Big Sky

  • by A. B. Guthrie
  • Narrated by Kevin Foley
  • 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Originally published more than 50 years ago, The Big Sky is the first of A. B. Guthrie's epic adventure novels of America's vast frontier. The Big Sky introduces Boone Caudill, Jim Deakins, and Dick Summers, three of the most memorable characters in western American literature. Traveling the Missouri River from St. Louis to the Rockies, these frontiersmen live as trappers, traders, guides, and explorers. The story centers on Caudill, a young Kentuckian driven by a raging hunger for life and a longing for the blue sky and brown earth of big, wild places. Caught up in the freedom and savagery of the wilderness, Caudill becomes an untamed mountain man whom only the beautiful daughter of a Blackfoot chief dares to love. With The Big Sky, Guthrie gives us an unforgettable portrait of a spacious land and a unique way of life.

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amazing adventure and mountain man tales!

the audio performance is excellent, and the story is magnificent. captures the spirit of mountain man adventures
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- TJ

a story that pulls no punches

If you could sum up The Big Sky in three words, what would they be?

Honest story telling. I didn't expect to the book to be so true to life. None of the characters are sugar coated.


What did you like best about this story?

I could picture the countryside through with the way the story flowed.


What about Kevin Foley’s performance did you like?

His story telling was matter of fact and matched the theme of the book.


If you could take any character from The Big Sky out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Jim Deacons


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- Michael Denney

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-28-2013
  • Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC