The Crossing


Read by Bob R

(5 stars; 6 reviews)

This is an historical fiction novel. Many real characters of history are included, as well as fictitious ones. The saga takes place in the period slightly before the American Revolution, and extends for some years after that war. It covers the first movement of southern colonists, over the mountains, into Kentucky, then into the lands that would become Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. The battles to take these lands from the British make up much of the drama. The characters also move into New Orleans to face off with the French.

This was a major best selling novel when released. The writer, Winston Churchill, was a most prominent American novelist of the time. The Prime Minister of England, Winston S. Churchill, was his contemporary, but no family relation. This book contains content that some listeners might find offensive. (Summary by Bob Rollins) (22 hr 41 min)

Chapters

Bk 1 Ch 1 - The Blue Wall 12:50 Read by Bob R
Bk 1 Ch 2 - Wars and Rumors of Wars 16:38 Read by Bob R
Bk 1 Ch 3 - Charleston 34:08 Read by Bob R
Bk 1 Ch 4 - Temple Bow 27:28 Read by Bob R
Bk 1 Ch 5-Clam's Hell 24:55 Read by Bob R
Bk 1 Ch 6-Man Proposes 26:53 Read by Bob R
Bk 1 Ch 7-In Sight of the Blue Wall 31:58 Read by Bob R
Bk 1 Ch 8-The Nollichucky Trace 37:34 Read by Bob R
Bk 1 Ch 9-On the Wilderness Trail 41:30 Read by Bob R
Bk 1 Ch 10-Harrodstown 40:38 Read by Bob R
Bk 1 Ch 11-Fragmentary 16:16 Read by Bob R
Bk 1 Ch 12-The Campaign Begins 23:44 Read by Bob R
Bk 1 Ch 13-Kaskaskia 32:33 Read by Bob R
Bk 1 Ch 14-How the Kaskaskians Were Made Citizens 21:40 Read by Bob R
Bk 1 Ch 15- Days of trial 34:02 Read by Bob R
Bk 1, Chap 16-Davy Goes to Cahokia 31:40 Read by Bob R
Bk 1, Chap 17-The Sacrifice 18:35 Read by Bob R
Bk 1 Ch 18-An' Ye Had Been Where I had Been 40:36 Read by Bob R
Bk 1 Ch 19-The Hair Buyer Trapped 36:53 Read by Bob R
Bk 1 Ch 20 - The Campaign Ends 22:01 Read by Bob R
Bk 2 Ch 1 - In the Cabin 29:27 Read by Bob R
Bk 2 Ch 2 - ''The Beggars are come to Town'' 22:52 Read by Bob R
Bk2 Ch 3-We Go To Danville 27:02 Read by Bob R
Bk 2 Ch 4-I Cross the Mountains Once More 9:04 Read by Bob R
bK2 Ch 5-I Meet An Old Bedfellow 27:06 Read by Bob R
Bk 2 Ch 6-The Widow Brown's 32:21 Read by Bob R
Bk 2 Ch 7-I Meet a Hero 26:16 Read by Bob R
Bk 2 Ch 8-To St. Louis 25:56 Read by Bob R
Bk 2 Ch 9_Cherchez La Femme 38:15 Read by Bob R
Bk 2 Ch 10-The Keel Boat 30:22 Read by Bob R
Bk 2 Ch 11-The Strange City 34:21 Read by Bob R
Bk 2 Ch 12-Les Iles 37:12 Read by Bob R
Bk 2 Ch 13-Monsieur Auguste Entrapped 23:15 Read by Bob R
Bk 2 Ch 14-Retribution 53:46 Read by Bob R
Bk 3 Ch 1-The Rights of Man 16:19 Read by Bob R
Bk 3 Ch 2-The House Above the Falls 33:51 Read by Bob R
Bk 3 Ch 3-Louisana Celebrates 22:55 Read by Bob R
Bk 3 Ch 4-Of A Sudden Resolution 18:44 Read by Bob R
Bk 3 Ch 5-The House of the Honneycombed Tiles 23:10 Read by Bob R
Bk 3 Ch 6-Madame La Vicamtesse 22:02 Read by Bob R
Bk 3 Ch7-The Disposal of the Sieur De St. Gre' 36:53 Read by Bob R
Bk 3 Ch 8-At Lamarque's 30:23 Read by Bob R
Bk 3 Ch 9-Monsieur Le Baron 24:00 Read by Bob R
Bk 3 Ch 10-The Scrorge 28:52 Read by Bob R
Bk 3 Ch 11-In the Midst of Life 16:00 Read by Bob R
Bk 3 Ch 12-Visions, and An Awakening 21:48 Read by Bob R
Bk 3 Ch 13-A Mystery 22:17 Read by Bob R
Bk 3 Ch 14-To Unpathed Waters, Undreamed Shores 31:20 Read by Bob R
Bk 3 Ch 15 - An Episode in the Life of a Man 16:49 Read by Bob R
Afterward 6:03 Read by Bob R

Reviews

Excellent reading of a very well written historical novel

(5 stars)

This book is very informative. I'm sending a 1908 edition of the book to my son for him to read to his children. But I highly recommend listening to this reading of it. Thank you to reader and to LibriVox.org.