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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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.

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- Lori

Good Western!

Enjoyed this book, will listen to the others.


This review copy audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost.
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- Jason "I am listening to something everyday!"

Book Details

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