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The Seventh Man

Gelesen von Robert Keiper

(4,618 Sterne; 285 Bewertungen)

The Seventh Man by Max Brand, tells part of the story of the larger-than-life western character, Dan Barry, known as “Whistling Dan,” and his alter-ego companions, Black Bart, the wolf-dog, and Satan, the indomitable black stallion. It’s also the story of Kate Cumberland and the incredible five-year-old daughter of Kate and Dan, Joan. We first see Dan as a gentle, caring man with a deep sense of fairness. But then, after six years of a peaceful life in their mountain cabin Dan, more feral than human, sets out to revenge an injustice by killing seven men. Ultimately, it is his devotion to his daughter and Kate’s love for the child that brings about the climax of the tale.
Warning: don’t look for a typical cowboy story here – it’s far deeper and stronger than that. (Summary by Robert Keiper)

(8 hr 4 min)

Chapters

Spring

16:02

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Grey Molly

9:52

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Battle

10:22

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King Hol

17:38

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The Fight

8:11

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The Rifle

12:33

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Joan Disobeys

11:54

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Discipline

11:03

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The Long Arm of the Law

13:59

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One Trail Ends

9:42

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A New Trail Begins

10:49

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The Crisis

16:57

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Equal Payment

10:12

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Suspense

9:21

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Seven for One

9:28

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Man-Hunting

10:37

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The Second Man

10:56

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Concerning the Strength of Women

12:33

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The Venture

11:48

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Discipline

13:37

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The Acid Test

10:24

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The Fifth Man

17:34

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Bad News

10:21

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The Music

13:28

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The Battle

12:53

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The Test

10:56

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The Sixth Man

11:47

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The Blood of the Father

9:51

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Billy the Clerk

16:00

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The Morgan Hills

11:45

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The Trap

11:41

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Relays

10:26

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The Jump

11:52

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The Warning

10:14

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The Asper

10:15

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The Empty Cave

10:44

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Ben Swann

11:00

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The New Alliance

11:12

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Victory

10:48

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The Failure

12:25

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The Wild Geese

11:14

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Bewertungen

Insightful

(4 Sterne)

Some might call "Whistling Dan" an animal rights fanatic or even an "eco-terrorist" today because he puts animal life on a par with human life. The Indians play no role in this western, but what drives it is the theme of going native, a civilized man reverting to the wild. Today, we don't understand wildness because civilization has paved it over, but there was a time when it was a struggle to stay civilized....good reader, he doesn't distract from the story. Why is each chapter prefaced....that does distract.

Superb

(5 Sterne)

As a minor author myself of Western fiction, I stand in awe of Brand's writing. His character of Dan Barry is both less and more than human. Only a writer of Brand's genius could carry off this story. The reader, btw, is highly professional and convincing. He even does voices for women and little girls.

The Seventh Man

(4 Sterne)

Excellent work Bob, you are a true pro. Please find time to read more westerns, you are the best.

Whistin' Dan

(5 Sterne)

A big thank you to Mr Keiper, and....(hint, hint)...I believe there is a fourth book called Dan Barry's Daughter.

(4 Sterne)

This is the last of three books featuring the character, Dan Barry, by Max Brand. I enjoyed this story in particular. I think I liked the reader of this one. He did a nice job of capturing each character. The plot is straightforward, but the Dan Barry character is finally fully developed in this last book. This book is probably best understood after reading the other Dan Berry books. Max Brand is masterful at describing horses and the bonds between men and horses.

Very well done

(5 Sterne)

This tale kept me listening straight through to the finale, not knowing how or why or when the story could possibly conclude. I have not read the others in Max Brand's "Whistling Dan" series, but he certainly is an interesting character and I look forward now to listening to the others. This reader also did a top notch job; I very much wish he would read more books for Librivox.

WESTERN SCI-FI

(5 Sterne)

A masterful ending of this brilliant trilogy. Although classified as a "Western," this story is every bit sci-fi as are The Werewolf, Dr. Jeckyl and M. Hyde, or The Invisible Man. Only this tale is superior in style and craft. Mr. Keiper did an excellent read even if all of the cowboys sounded a bit elderly. Please have someone record the fourth book.

Excellent story and very well read.

(4 Sterne)

I wish Robert Keiper narrated more Westerns, He reads very well and makes the story better. The story wasn't as good as The Night Horseman, another story about whistling Dan but still a very good story.