David Crockett: His Life and Adventures


Read by Brett W. Downey

(4.5 stars; 208 reviews)

David "Davy" Crockett (August 17, 1786 – March 6, 1836) was a celebrated 19th century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier and politician. He is commonly referred to in popular culture by the epithet “King of the Wild Frontier.” He represented Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives, served in the Texas Revolution, and died at the Battle of the Alamo. This narrative attempts faithfully to record the influences under which David Crockett was reared and the incidents of his wild and wondrous life. It begins with his ancestors' immigration to the American wilderness, his adventures among the Indians, his political career in Tennessee and beyond, and ending with his heroic stand at the Alamo. (Summary by Brett W. Downey) (6 hr 54 min)

Chapters

01 - Parentage and Childhood 31:56 Read by Brett W. Downey
02 - Youthful Adventures 33:36 Read by Brett W. Downey
03 - Marriage and Settlement 34:17 Read by Brett W. Downey
04 - The Soldier Life 37:11 Read by Brett W. Downey
05 - Indian Warfare 36:43 Read by Brett W. Downey
06 - The Camp and the Cabin 33:38 Read by Brett W. Downey
07 - The Justice of Peace and the Legislator 34:45 Read by Brett W. Downey
08 - Life on the Obion 34:29 Read by Brett W. Downey
09 - Adventures in the Forest, on the River, and in the City 32:35 Read by Brett W. Downey
10 - Crockett's Tour to the North and the East 28:05 Read by Brett W. Downey
11 - The Disappointed Politician.--Off for Texas 28:21 Read by Brett W. Downey
12 - Adventures on the Prairie 34:36 Read by Brett W. Downey
13 - Conclusion 14:12 Read by Brett W. Downey

Reviews

Proud Texian...

(5 stars)

What a fun book to listen to! I might be a little bias but this was a great book. Davey Crockett is a true hero in the eyes of real Texans and it was fun to listen to an account of his life.

awesome,wild,

(5 stars)

Love this book👍🏼❤️❤️i found this by looking for a random book and I found this book (Davy Crocket is one of my heroes) and immediately downloaded it I have read a book about him but i love listening to it instead (partly because I can't run around and play while reading a book but when i am listening to a book i can put on headphones and play which is easier)otherwise this book is awesome

Crockett, king of the wild frontier

(5 stars)

having grown up on the legend of Davy Crockett this volume get much to fill in post fact and Legend. it also the time that helped form the man and the stories that surround.

John Stevens Cabot was excellent

(5 stars)

john Stevens was excellent and the book is of course funny and bright, with obvious embellishments that make you remember how important stories where in early frontier of the USA

Davie Crockett

(5 stars)

Enjoyed this book. Lively well written and well read. Enthralling detail of vast life. I highly recommend.

I don’t know how many times I’ve listened to this. It was the only book I had d…

(5 stars)

good

(4 stars)

I listened to the last few chapters after reading his autobiography. I'd recommend both.

(5 stars)

The story was well written and the reader did an excellent job. loved the story