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James Pierson Beckwourth (1798-1866) was a fur trader and explorer born into slavery in Virginia. He moved to the West, and as a fur trapper, he lived with the Crow for years. He is credited with the discovery of Beckwourth Pass through the Sierra Nevada Mountains during the California Gold Rush era.

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  • Tyler
  • 17-09-2020

Incredible tale. Incredibly poor narration.

James Beckwourth lived a amazing life, anyone interested in the Wild West and the expansion of early settlers, Native Americans will love this tale. Please note that I would advise reading the book rather than listening as the narration is all but impossible to understand. Hopefully someday it will be reread in a manor worthy of the tale of Jim Beckwourth.

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  • J J
  • 25-02-2021

Perhaps a better rest than a listen.

Quite a remarkable take of a lesser known American explorer. Perhaps reading this will suit you better than listening to it.

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  • Marissa Hawkins
  • 10-11-2020

Great Story...most illiterate reader ever!!!!!!!

Fascinating life story of a remarkable person, place and time. Also, the most illiterate reader/narrator of all time. Sounds like a poor version of a free audio book from libri vox read by someone who is just learning how to read English.

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  • Solowolf
  • 18-06-2020

Narrator is yelling at me!

The narration is a distraction away from the story. A good deep quality tone, but poor reading ability. Monotoned. Loud. Zero inflection. Skull pounding! Couldn't get through it. Think I'll buy the paperback.

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