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Fifteen Montana cowboys and 500 longhorns are embarking on a one-of-a-kind Wild West adventure: a cattle drive across 1,000 miles of Siberia. The clash of cultures between East and West, American six shooter and Russian saber, begins immediately when a band of Cossacks arrives to escort them to their destination. Cowboys and Cossacks must work together or they’ll never survive the journey, which includes a meeting with the warrior Genghis Kharlagawl and his army of bloodthirsty Tartars. The code of the cowboy and the credo of the Cossack offer different measures of manhood - but honor and courage are the same in any language when a common enemy must be faced.
Book Lust Rediscoveries is a series devoted to reprinting some of the best (and now out of print) novels originally published from 1960 to 2000. Each book is personally selected by NPR commentator and Book Lust author Nancy Pearl and includes an introduction by her, as well as discussion questions for book groups and a list of recommended further reading.
©1973 Clair Huffaker (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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By Jim "The Impatient" on 10-04-16

NOSTROVIA OR NA ZDOROVIE

WHEN THERE'S ONLY ONE DECISION, THAT DECISION IS ALWAYS RIGHT
This is a great story and a great western. American Cowboys (WE SPEAK AMERICAN, THEY CALL IT ENGLISH) take a boat with over 500 cattle to Siberia. The action starts right from the beginning when they have to drive the cattle into the cold ocean and swim them to shore. A group of Cossacks, meet them to escort them several hundred miles inland. The Americans are led by a rough and tough leader, who is used to getting his way. The Russians are led by a rough and tough leader, who is used to getting his way. These two don't agree on anything and you can cut the tension with a knife. Along the way they have to fight Tatars, Russian troops, wolves, tigers and Imperial Cossacks.

LEVI: I WAS NAMED AFTER A PAIR OF PANTS
Levi is the main character who idolizes his boss, but he starts to idolize the Russian leader, which leads to problems since the two don't get along. Levi is writing in his old age about his adventures. The story is exciting, beautiful and different.

SOMETIMES YOUR HEART CAN GET SOME PLACE BEFORE THE REST OF YOU CAN.
In the story the Russian explains chess, the best way I have ever heard. He also tells a story about swans. If you are not teary eyed over the swan story, than your hollow. Did you know Siberian Tigers can get over 1,000 pounds?

THAT'S WHAT WERE TELLING YOU NOW
Phil does a great job. Lots of characters and they are all distinct and seem so real.

AYEA

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By Michael Burton on 01-09-13

Excellent!

What made the experience of listening to The Cowboy and the Cossack the most enjoyable?

Wonderful surprise to see this come out in audio format. Buccaneer press re-released this a few years back, in a library edition, and was happy to replace my lost paperback edition. The audio edition was a great way to reread it.

What did you like best about this story?

Courage, danger, humor, growth. A coming of age story, for a younger member of the cattle drive.
There's a reason they made several of Huffaker's books into movies ... they have the ethic, and spirit you expect in a classic western.

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By maria on 05-29-17

one of the best books ive ever read

didnt want it to end, it made me laugh and cry and it was beautifully narrated too (id already read the book)

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