The Dog Crusoe and his Master (Version 2)

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(5 stars; 4 reviews)

Set in the exciting North American frontier this tale of a rescued dog and its loyalty and help to its new master really underlines the old saying that a dog is a man's best friend. The book really is a story of adventure in the early Western prairies not just about the dog. It is more what it was like to hunt a buffalo and live at a time when the Indians presented a problem and also how the early settlers dealt with them. It touches on things that were new to the people at the time Ballantyne wrote it. Crusoe was won by a young lad in a shooting contest as well as a rifle. And as the boy and dog grew and rode out to see the grand prairie for the very first time we meet the different animals and great country and the reader gets to share the excitement of adventure. - Summary by phil chenevert and wikipedia (8 hr 41 min)


CHAPTER I - The backwoods settlement--Crusoe's parentage and early history--The… 18:06 Read by Diana Schmidt
CHAPTER II. A shooting-match and its consequences--New friends introduced to t… 20:03 Read by AnthonyJackson
CHAPTER III. Speculative remarks with which the reader may or may not agree--A… 18:08 Read by Aaron White
CHAPTER IV. Our hero enlarged upon--Grumps. 14:21 Read by brianna
CHAPTER V. A mission of peace--Unexpected joys--Dick and Crusoe set off for th… 23:12 Read by Aaron White
CHAPTER VI. The great prairies of the far west--A remarkable colony discovered… 17:28 Read by Aaron White
CHAPTER VII. The "wallering" peculiarities of buffalo bulls--The first buffalo… 31:29 Read by Aaron White
CHAPTER VIII. Dick and his friends visit the Indians and see many wonders--… 26:02 Read by AnthonyJackson
CHAPTER IX. Crusoe acts a conspicuous and humane part--A friend gained--A grea… 19:55 Read by AnthonyJackson
CHAPTER X. Perplexities--Our hunters plan their escape--Unexpected interruptio… 26:48 Read by Aaron White
CHAPTER XI. Evening meditations and morning reflections--Buffaloes, badgers, a… 22:28 Read by Aaron White
CHAPTER XII. Wanderings on the prairie--A war party--Chased by Indians--A b… 14:26 Read by AnthonyJackson
CHAPTER XIII. Escape from Indians--A discovery--Alone in the desert. 16:05 Read by Aaron White
CHAPTER XIV. Crusoe's return, and his private adventures among the Indians--Di… 10:52 Read by Christopher Thompson
CHAPTER XV. Health and happiness return--Incidents of the journey--A buffalo s… 25:30 Read by Christopher Thompson
CHAPTER XVI. Dick becomes a horse tamer--Resumes his journey--Charlie's doings… 17:53 Read by Christopher Thompson
CHAPTER XVII. Dick's first fight with a grizzly--Adventure with a deer--A surpr… 13:12 Read by Christopher Thompson
CHAPTER XVIII. A surprise, and a piece of good news--The fur-traders--Crusoe pr… 19:56 Read by Chase Landkamer
CHAPTER XIX. Adventures with the Peigans--Crusoe does good service as a discove… 17:31 Read by Christopher Thompson
CHAPTER XX. New plans--Our travellers join the fur-traders, and see many strang… 33:55 Read by Christopher Thompson
CHAPTER XXI. Wolves attack the horses, and Cameron circumvents the wolves--A b… 18:59 Read by Christopher Thompson
CHAPTER XXII. Charlie's adventures with savages and bears--Trapping life. 12:57 Read by brianna
CHAPTER XXIII. Savage sports--Living cataracts--An alarm--Indians and their do… 24:54 Read by Aaron White
CHAPTER XXIV. Plans and prospects--Dick becomes home-sick, and Henri metaphysi… 19:24 Read by Aaron White
CHAPTER XXV. Dangers of the prairie--Our travellers attacked by Indians, and d… 15:24 Read by bookworm18
CHAPTER XXVI. Anxious fears followed by a joyful surprise--Safe home at last, … 13:02 Read by PlanZradio
CHAPTER XXVII. Rejoicings--The feast at the block-house--Grumps and Crusoe com… 9:14 Read by PlanZradio


(5 stars)

what a great book! The readers did a great job reading it too! if you're interested in learning about the folk 'way back when' in a very interesting manner, you won't want to miss this story.