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Publisher's Summary

In 1834, Osborne Russell joined an expedition from Boston, which proceeded to the Rocky Mountains to capitalize on the lucrative salmon and fur trade. Beginning at the age of 20, he detailed the life of a trapper in his journal and recorded his adventures through treacherous terrain, encounters with dangerous wildlife, and confrontations with the natives of the Rockies.

Osbourne would remain there - hunting, trapping, and living off the land - for the next nine years. Journal of a Trapper is his remarkable account as he developed into an experienced trapper and a seasoned mountain man of the Rockies.

Public Domain (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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interesting journey

the story is later out as if a timeline and has alot of interesting and unbelievable stories. It is written as if the writer was well educated, well described. The narrator is not monotone, and fits the narrative quite well.

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Absolutely Useless. Could Not get it to work.

Could Not get this file to download onto my computer so this is a complete and utter waste of your time and rip off of your money.

Do Not Purchase this Item! Fair Warning!!!

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  • bbofss
  • 2020-07-21

enjoyable.

It was pleasant to listen to the daily journal entries of an astute student of the mountains.

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  • Ken Pearson
  • 2020-09-23

early primary source of Rocky Mountain History

book was fantastic and I recommend it to anybody who has a little bit of background knowledge about the rocky mountain region. If you're a history buff, you'll really appreciate the primary health survey Shins Native Americans and the game in the Rocky Mountain area in 1830s.

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  • East Idaho Amazon2019
  • 2019-12-26

Wow! SO SO interesting!

I downloaded this for a driving trip not knowing anything about it or the author. Both my husband and I absolutely loved it. It held our interest and was fascinating to learn about Russell’s lifestyle and the tribes and the geography. He describes Yellowstone and the surrounding area when it was just some hot pools in the middle of wilderness. My husband wants to order a hard copy to read it again and I definitely want to listen again. A fantastic book!!!

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  • Scott
  • 2020-03-31

good reading 👍

GREAT story about real life in the good old days when men were men! Thanks 😊🇺🇸

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  • marde
  • 2021-02-07

Very accurate, I grew up in this region 👍👍

Although it's not a novel it's well written and the vocabulary is suited for the subject. I grew up and hiked in these locations in the '80s. they have changed immensely since then but much of it was unspoiled when I explored this region. This man lived a miraculous life given all the hazards and near death experiences he had. What a real treasure historically. Good lesson in preservation and how it can be lost so quickly. We can learn many things from this account. my pioneer heritage settled just 20 years after this in the same area. Fort Hall still exists as does the bannock tribe. There is now a reservation in this exact location. I would surmise that the land and fort we're returned to the original
inhabitents due to their good relationships with local leaders.

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  • Fish4Fun
  • 2020-10-26

Dry and boring

A day after day account of a trapper's life in abbreviated diary writings was most boring and unintersting as much detail is left out of the writings.

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  • texado
  • 2020-09-14

shockingly good

I listened to this book as a filler because I only had a few hours to listen. This book is really interesting.

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  • Deborah Campbell
  • 2019-11-19

very enjoyable

Good book, very entertaining and informative. The narrator done a fantastic job. I would definitely recommend if you like history.

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  • J. K. Nunn
  • 2021-08-21

Great story

I loved this incredible description of a young trappers’ life. What an education it was and just a fascinating big slice of life in the mid 1800s described in minute detail.

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  • Jamie Lamb
  • 2021-05-14

Brief the reader

This book is great but was clearly read by someone who was not briefed about the nature of the subject matter and pertinent pronunciations