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Crow Killer Audiobook

Crow Killer: The Saga of Liver-Eating Johnson (Midland Book)

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Publisher's Summary

The true story (on which the film Jeremiah Johnson was partially based) of John Johnson, who in 1847 found his wife and her unborn child had been killed by Crow braves. Out of this tragedy came one of the most gripping feuds - one man against a whole tribe - in American history.

©1958, 1969 Indiana University Press (P)2014 Redwood Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"It's a robust story, almost incredible...This is the stuff of folklore at its authentic best." (The New York Times Book Review)

"Warrants a place on any shelf of Western Americana." (San Francisco Chronicle)

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  • Kelsey Berry
    23/07/15
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    "Great Book!!!"

    Very informative book, fascinating stories of a time gone bye. The accents that were complained about, I found endearing.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Claycnst
    15/08/16
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    "A good history lesson."
    What made the experience of listening to Crow Killer the most enjoyable?

    Nice to find out the true story.


    What other book might you compare Crow Killer to and why?

    I don't know.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Don Coltrane?

    Sure


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    You got me.


    Any additional comments?

    Get rid of these stupid questions.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • DancesWithLights
    US
    16/11/16
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    "a great read"

    dont listen to the other reviewers who complained about the accents of the narrator being laid on thick, or about the pace of reading being slow, or that the characters were illiterate. this is a great read and of great historical relevance. I think the narrator did great with the accents and country people speak slow even today so pay those tenderfoot reviewers no mind.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • justin
    27/02/16
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    "Great piece of American history"

    Really love this book!!! Just to even imagine 5he way of life back then. Definitely hard people!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • jason
    Houston, TX, United States
    30/10/15
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    "good story, but a bit tall."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    nah


    Any additional comments?

    overall a good story but a bit reaching in detail a couple times.
    There are more than a few tall tales within as well.

    75' bull whip that retrieves knives and the welder catches them.....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Abnhunter
    18/06/15
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    "I enjoy finding stories lost..."
    Where does Crow Killer rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 20 percentile.


    What other book might you compare Crow Killer to and why?

    Hoping to read others that may help me to answer this question. My fascination with frontiersman and mountain men began with Allan Eckert's "The Frontiersman".


    Which character – as performed by Don Coltrane – was your favorite?

    The protagonist of course... I was curious since a boy about the true life character that "Jerimiah Johnson" was based on... I liked the "Bearclaw" character as well...


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Nothing extreme, but it kept me listening intently.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked the care in which the narrator took in developing and performing the most likely accents and dialect of the period.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kayla
    15/04/15
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    "difficult to get through"

    Couldn't stand the narration, made it near impossible to get through. This wasn't for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    03/03/15
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    "Excellent"

    I hated for it to end. We owe a great debt to this man & those that were similar to him.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ryan B.
    05/02/15
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    "Good read"

    Good read about real trappers in the west. A good profile story on Liver eating Johnson.
    Insightful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • L. Smith
    Nebraska
    11/09/14
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    "Thankful for the Telling of This Tale"
    What did you love best about Crow Killer?

    The explanation of why Johnson is one of our great American mythic heroes and the comparison of Johnson to other mythic heroes


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Crow Killer?

    The tale of the biscuits for Blackfeet!


    Did Don Coltrane do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Coltrane did a fair job in differentiating.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, no extreme reactions to this book


    Any additional comments?

    I've read this book several times over the years (6 or 7).

    This tale is the basis for the movie "Jeremiah Johnson" and the novel "Mountain Man" by Vardis Fisher. But the REAL Johnson makes both Jeremiah and the Fisher mountain pale in comparison. There's nothing like the real tale. Johnson should be more familiar to us than Bridger or Buffalo Bill Cody. His story is a rich tale of the West and should be treasured.

    Am VERY thankful for the telling of this tale on Audio Book so I can listen to it while driving. Yet, Coltrane is a very static reader with predictable tone and cadence. So, his voice was folksy, yet was flat.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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