Famous Heroes of the American West (Naxos Junior Classics) (Naxos Junior Classics (Audio))

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Famous Heroes of the American West is a lively account of the 'Wild West' and its renowned figures, narrated with vigour by Adam Sims. The lives of Davy Crockett, Christopher 'Kit' Carson, Calamity Jane and Sitting Bull, amongst others, are explored in detail. Their exploits, adventures and alliances make for fascinating listening.

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In a vivid blend of the natural and supernatural, author William Roberts has created an enchanting tale, set in Wales over one thousand years ago, when one really could say 'here be dragons'!Thomas and Caitlin are brother and sister, spirited children of farmer Evan and his wife Gwyn. Expressly against their parents' wishes, they decide to explore the local caves and are soon lost in the maze of tunnels ... After many adventures, during which they are trapped by a monster lizard, and terrified by a giant spider, they stumble on a den of dragons who befriend the children and tell them how, centuries before, dragons were expelled from the forests by men and forced underground. The pair are led back to the surface and repay the dragons' kindness with a dramatic rescue... In this they are aided by Emrys, an ancient sorcerer, once apprentice to the great Merlin himself...

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Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, and Calamity Jane are all here - and so, unexpectedly, is Geronimo, the bad Apache of so many Westerns. Turns out that he took part in the inaugural process of President Theodore Roosevelt! Fascinating listening. --Kati Nicholl - Daily Express

Although this production is intended for a younger audience, adults will also warm to Adam Sims's tenor voice as he ably narrates the stories of Daniel Boone, Kit Carson, Davy Crockett, Sitting Bull, Chief Joseph, Buffalo Bill Cody, Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, and Wyatt Earp. Sims gives a seemingly effortless performance as he narrates these accounts with ease and confidence. His voice captures one's attention and never lets go as he takes listeners on this nearly two-century journey of the westward expansion from the French and Indian War to the death of Earp in 1929. Musical excerpts used to segue between sections add to the listening experience. --M.T.F. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine

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