West of the War

  • by L.J. Martin
  • Narrated by Bob Rundell
  • 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Young Bradon McTavish watches the bluecoats brutally hang his father and destroy everything he's known, and he escapes their wrath into the gun smoke and blood of war. Captured and paroled, only if he'll head west of the war, he rides the river into the wilds of the new territory of Montana where savages and grizzlies await. He discovers new friends and old enemies, and a woman formerly forbidden to him.

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Good Western

This was a historically correct book basically. I have issues with some of the things told but the author can only write from his perspective. he never will ever know what it is like to be of a different race or even a mixed race. But the things that were told and the journey that was shown was one that makes all western stories come alive to me. I would not say it was as accurately correct as a Louis Lamore book but it came close. The narrator was well chosen for this type of book and did a good job. I will search out more books that he has narrated and also find more books by this author. I got this book via audiobook boom.
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Entertaining and Interesting Story

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Interesting, well written, entertaining and engaging story. The journey across the country (1864) around/during the time of the civil war was not an easy task. The story pulls you into the journey and you feel like you are right there with them in the middle of the action.

This story is a period piece. It stays true to language used in that time period so if you are offended by words that were used for the time period you may want to skip this book. It is part of history and that fact cannot be changed. If the author had used the terminology we use today it would not have worked in this story. I personally prefer my stories to be historically correct.

The story follows Brandon McTavish through his life altering journey of being a slave owner, to fighting in the confederate army, to being paroled, reuniting with his former slaves and the circumstances that alter his journey to travel west which was a condition of parole. Brandon's character changes and evolves throughout the story. It was interesting seeing his character slowly going through the changes to become the man he is at the end.

Did not like that the story abruptly ends. Would have liked to have an epilogue.

This is the first time I have listened to Bob Rundell narrate a book. He has a very deep gravelly voice that was perfect for this story. Clearly spoken. Nice even pace with the delivery. Good character voices. The pace of the narration fit the story and the characters. He was able to make the characters and the story come to life.

I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

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- Lori

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-30-2016
  • Publisher: Wolfpack Publishing