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by | Read by Brian Hutchison, T. Ryder Smith, Robert Ian Mackenzie, et al.

Fiction • 9.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2010

Explorer John C. Fremont's expedition to San Francisco to map out a railroad route along the 38th parallel in the winter of 1849 came to a halt in the snow. Multiple voices take on the task of telling the story of a man who was an enigma but still attracted many followers. As Wheeler tells the story from multiple perspectives, listeners hear Fremont's wife, her young daughter, a rough-hewn adventurer, and an elegant British officer, among others. The many perspectives provide vivid descriptions of Fremont's journey--such as dying mules and men. Listening to this tale of hunger and cold may give some listeners a chill even as it fascinates. J.A.S. 2014 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2014]

Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2013

CS ISBN 9781470365721 $102.75 • Nine cassettes

CD ISBN 9781470365714 $102.75 • Nine CDs

DD ISBN 9781470365738 $92.00

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