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They called him . . . Preacher. 

He came west to the Rockies as a young runaway and grew into a legend among the already legendary frontier mountain men. They called him Preacher - a name that would become a monument to all who sought adventure in the savage wilderness of America's untamed west. The only man with the skills to lead a wagon train on the last leg of the rugged Oregon trail, Preacher knows they're headed into trouble. It's hard enough for a hundred greenhorns to survive the wilds of the northwest; being pursued by thieving renegade outlaws and Indians with a thirst for gold - and blood - makes it damn near impossible. Somehow, Preacher has to get these pilgrims through safely - if he doesn't want to end up buried along the trail with the rest of them . . . .

©1991 William W. Johnstone (P)2019 Tantor

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  • Jarod Carlisle
  • 29-07-2019

narrator's voice was perfect for this story.

Love the Mountain Man series, and to hear it with this gentleman's voice was just a bonus.

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  • Jayme
  • 25-11-2019

Awesome! Excellent! Great Book!

I love the book it was very intriguing I'll listen to it again! if you like westerns it's an excellent one excellent one to listen to!

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  • cat
  • 31-12-2019

First Mountain Man

This was a great book very entertaining kept me interested the hole time enjoyed it tremendously.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-08-2019

Excellent

i loved it! Lots of action and great narrator. I have already bought the next Preacher book in the series.

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  • Banncam
  • 16-01-2021

If you love westerns

If you love western stories - you will love or like it a lot. We did.

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  • Laur
  • 03-12-2020

Loved the Story and the Narrator

Got to start here with this book, if you want to know about the man they eventually call Preacher.
Awesome story. The narrator is perfect - like a cowboy, sitting across a campfire with you, sharing a story.
Loved it.

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  • Matt
  • 14-04-2020

Cheesy book

The main character is portrayed as more of a western superhero than a mountain man.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-12-2019

Not Johnstone's best work, horrible narration.

I'm a big William W. Johnstone fan but I was disappointed with this one. J. Rodney Turner needs to find a different line of work because he is not a good narrator. I had a hard time understanding much of what he said and all the characters sounded the same. I lasted until chapter ten and gave up. I should have listened to the preview first.

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  • Tony Beers
  • 19-07-2019

Loved it. Ausom a+

this book takes you into the mountains you actually feel like a mountain man very good book

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  • Ellen
  • 16-06-2021

Great story Great narration

My husband and I were leaving Iowa for Colorado, Wyoming & South Dakota. I needed a book to keep his interest - THIS WAS IT!! After we got home we sat outside and discussed it. He is a muzzleloader hunter and was able to answer questions I would come up with while I drove the 2000 miles. It was so great we are planning on spending our evenings this summer sitting on the patio listening to the series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-08-2019

good solid western enjoyed it so got the 2nd book

well read at a nice pace recommend listening interlocking with fact makes it very real like westerns you,l like enjoy

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