Wagons West Independence! : Wagons West

  • by Dana Fuller Ross
  • Narrated by Phil Gigante
  • Series: Wagons West
  • 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The year is 1837. The American West is untamed, uncivilized, and largely unclaimed. U.S. President Andrew Jackson, in a race with the British and Russians, sends a wagon train of would-be settlers into the uncharted Oregon territory, led by his close friend, mountain man and veteran Sam Brentwood. Teaming up with trail hand Whip Holt, widow Claudia Humphries, and a colorful group of courageous pioneers, Brentwood sets off from New York, heading westward to Independence, Missouri - the last outpost of civilization before the unknown and treacherous dangers of a new frontier. Along the way they will form unbreakable friendships, fight unforeseen enemies, and face unimaginable and often fatal odds. But in spite of the hardships and heartaches, the tragedies and triumphs, they will risk their lives to follow their dreams - and forge a nation's destiny. This is their story.


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Customer Reviews

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Absolutely loved it

What made the experience of listening to Wagons West Independence! the most enjoyable?

The narrator. Brilliant.
The narrator can make or break a story, however good it may be. I can't wait for more of his work!

What did you like best about this story?

It was exactly the right mix of adventure, danger and human stories without being too scary or mushy or unbelievable.

What about Phil Gigante’s performance did you like?

He has such a lovely rich voice but his accents/voices were so convincing that you easily distinguish each character, and he influences how you feel about them.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

Not being American but loving social history in any case, the story got me researching various aspects and following their journey on the map, so it has also widened my horizons!
I really got involved with several characters and didn't want the story to end! I have 3 weeks to wait for my next credits for the next book, how will I manage?!

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-09-2009
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio