The Covered Wagon


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.2 stars; 28 reviews)

"Look at 'em come, Jesse! More and more! Must be forty or fifty families." This is an old-fashioned adventure tale set on the Oregon Trail, just before the California Gold Rush. It is the story of a wagon train bound for the west, and the conflict which arises due to of a love triangle. Indian fights, buffalo hunts, dangerous river crossings and other dangers of the trail add to a gripping and entertaining yarn. (Summary by Lynne Thompson) (9 hr 25 min)

Chapters

01 - Youth Marches 22:55 Read by Lynne T
02 - The Edge Of The World 6:11 Read by rookieblue
03 - The Rendezvous 18:48 Read by Mike Pelton
04 - Fever Of New Fortunes 10:17 Read by Mike Pelton
05 - The Black Spaniard 9:19 Read by Mike Pelton
06 - Issue Joined 5:30 Read by Mike Pelton
07 - The Jump-Off 9:42 Read by Mike Pelton
08 - Man Against Man 11:20 Read by Mike Pelton
09 - The Brute 10:07 Read by Mike Pelton
10 - Old Missoury 4:20 Read by rookieblue
11 - When All The World Was Young 11:06 Read by Lynne T
12 - The Dead Men's Tale 8:17 Read by John Lieder
13 - Wild Fire 24:20 Read by Kimberly Krause
14 - The Kiss 19:45 Read by Kimberly Krause
15 - The Division 12:33 Read by Reeses118
16 - The Plains 5:19 Read by David Lawrence
17 - The Great Encampment 10:06 Read by Reeses118
18 - Arrow And Plow 22:50 Read by Lynne T
19 - Banion Of Doniphan's 5:33 Read by Richard Kilmer
20 - The Buffalo 17:22 Read by Richard Kilmer
21 - The Quicksands 13:16 Read by Richard Kilmer
22 - A Secret Of Two 7:12 Read by Richard Kilmer
23 - An Armistice 4:29 Read by Lynne T
24 - The Road West 7:52 Read by David Lawrence
25 - Old Laramie 14:11 Read by Lynne T
26 - The First Gold 8:11 Read by Mrjaggers13
27 - Two Who Loved 9:18 Read by Kimberly Krause
28 - When A Maid Marries 16:29 Read by Lynne T
29 - The Broken Wedding 16:35 Read by Reeses118
30 - The Dance In The Desert 17:49 Read by Reeses118
31 - How, Cola! 26:15 Read by Mike Pelton
32 - The Fight At The Ford 10:10 Read by Reeses118
33 - The Families Are Coming! 17:44 Read by Mike Pelton
34 - A Matter Of Friendship 16:01 Read by Mike Pelton
35 - Gee - Whoa - Haw! 8:41 Read by Reeses118
36 - Two Love Letters 17:19 Read by Kimberly Krause
37 - Jim Bridger Forgets 12:33 Read by Lynne T
38 - When The Rockies Fell 24:14 Read by Mike Pelton
39 - The Crossing 21:02 Read by Mike Pelton
40 - Oregon! Oregon! 5:52 Read by Tim Cote
41 - The Secret Of The Sierras 7:23 Read by Tim Cote
42 - Kit Carson Rides 5:10 Read by Tim Cote
43 - The Killer Killed 13:15 Read by Tim Cote
44 - Yet If Love Lack 9:40 Read by Tim Cote
45 - The Light Of The Whole World 9:27 Read by Tim Cote

Reviews

(5 stars)

sometimes hard to get into the flow of the story since there was a new narrator every other chapter but overall a really good story

Very good

(4.5 stars)

Great historic fiction. Well told with many plot twists. Seemed to end suddenly. Thanks to the volunteers.

(3 stars)

Relaxing pioneer story but the narrator isn’t relaxing- she’s downright sleepy.