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The Life of Kit Carson

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Edward S. Ellis

Narrated By: Laura Victoria

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2016

Duration: 6 hours 20 minutes

Summary:

Christopher Carson, or as he was familiarly called, Kit Carson, was a man whose real worth was understood only by those with whom he was associated or who closely studied his character. He was more than hunter, trapper, guide, Indian agent and Colonel in the United States Army....His lot was cast on the extreme western frontier, where, when but a youth, he earned the respect of the tough and frequently lawless men with whom he came in contact. Integrity, bravery, loyalty to friends, marvelous quickness in making right decisions, in crisis of danger, consummate knowledge of woodcraft, a leadership as skilful as it was daring; all these were distinguishing traits in the composition of Carson and were the foundations of the broader fame which he acquired as the friend and invaluable counselor of Fremont, the Pathfinder, in his expeditions across the Rocky Mountains. (Summary from the Introduction)

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  • Christopher Zott

    Narrator showed no inflection throughout. The history, or rather the embellishment of Carson, was fascinating, but made laborious by the reader. The tales related were action packed but you'd never know it. Kit Carson sounds like a man that should be looked up to, however this book elevates him to practically sainthood. Challenging to listen.