The Way West

  • by A. B. Guthrie
  • Narrated by Kevin Foley
  • 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An enormously entertaining classic, The Way West brings to life the adventure of the western passage and the pioneer spirit. The sequel to The Big Sky, this celebrated novel charts a frontiersman's return to the untamed West in 1846. Dick Summers, as pilot of a wagon train, guides a group of settlers on the difficult journey from Missouri to Oregon. In sensitive but unsentimental prose, Guthrie illuminates the harsh trials and resounding triumphs of pioneer life. With The Way West, he pays homage to the grandeur of the western wilderness, its stark and beautiful scenery, and its extraordinary people.

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Heading for Oregon from Missouri

Would you consider the audio edition of The Way West to be better than the print version?

This had been on my to-be-read list for a long time. The storyline is somewhat predictable, but enjoyable. The wagon train experience seems to be more or less accurate and the characters were likeable, for the most part. Some of the language would not fly today.


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

Rebecca Evans.


Any additional comments?

Now I want to read The Big Sky.

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- Martha B. Spencer "Bookish woman"

A.B. Guthrie is the best

Great characters, great story, unique voice, under appreciated. If you like a compelling story about the old west than don't overlook this one. Amazing considering when it was written, he was clearly ahead of his time. Deep characters, quick pacing, vivid description.
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- Xavier

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-18-2013
  • Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC