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Few Americans have been more successful than Davy Crockett at creating their own mythology though much of this book’s interest is found in the tension between the hyperbole of the author and the manufactured accounts produced by Disney and others. Reader Jonathan Reese handles this tension skillfully. He uses dialect when variant spellings indicate but otherwise has less of a mountain accent. His resonant voice and steady pace make the hunting tales, which comprise much of the book, almost interesting and the humor, both intentional and unintentional, amusing.

Publisher's Summary

Even as a child, Davy Crockett "always delighted to be in the very thickest of danger." Better known to us as "King of the Wild Frontier," Davy Crockett was not only a frontiersman but also a politician who became a celebrity and a folk hero during his lifetime. Here, in his own inimitable style, he describes his earliest days in Tennessee, his two marriages, his career as an Indian fighter, his bear hunts, and his electioneering. His reputation as a "b'ar" hunter sent him to Congress with an eye on the White House; but at the Alamo, he would cap off a legend that still holds Americans in its spell.
©1923 Public Domain (P)2008 Tantor

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  • Mitch
  • 02-01-2011

Fantastic Autobiography -- well narrated

This reminded me of the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. . but much more interesting because it is all true!

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  • Thomas Shipp
  • 19-12-2018

One of the American legends in his own words.

The narrator was excellent and the story was interesting to someone enamoured with American folk heroes. If your looking for the tall tales or anything about the Alamo this isn't the book for you. It's just a simple biography with some funny sayings and a lot about his time bear hunting. Not the most in depth book, but a short and well read piece on a historical figure.

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  • Andrew Fenwick
  • 08-05-2021

As Good As I Hoped

I wanted to know David Crockett's story in his own words all my life. This telling does that justice. The final chapter was added AFTER the original edition was published in 1834 from the journal Crockett kept as he travelled to Texas. The final entry was written by Crockett on March 5, 1836.

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  • Daniel
  • 20-03-2021

Could have been read better.

I wish to say that overall Mr.Reese did okay with his reading of Davy Crockett's story. For some reason I feel that he did not have the emotional connection needed to bring the story more to life. I realize that it was a challenge for him if you consider the fact that Mr. Crockett never truly had a complete education so I did give Mr. Reese credit for dealing with that challenge. I still feel though, That he could have put a bit more feeling in his reading to bring the story more alive.

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  • j
  • 02-08-2015

Poorly performed, but a good story.

The reader uses the same simple inflection structure for almost every sentence. He becomes very tiresome to listen to. Otherwise, the story itself reveals a lot about Crockett's personality and ambitions.

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