The Life of Honorable William F. Cody, Known as Buffalo Bill The Famous Hunter,…


Read by Barry Eads

(4.7 stars; 69 reviews)

The life and adventures of Honorable William F. Cody--Buffalo Bill--as told by himself, make up a narrative which reads more like romance than reality, and which in many respects will prove a valuable contribution to the records of our Western frontier history. While no literary excellence is claimed for the narrative, it has the greater merit of being truthful, and is verified in such a manner that no one can doubt its veracity. The frequent reference to such military men as Generals Sheridan, Carr, Merritt, Crook, Terry, Colonel Royal, and other officers under whom Mr. Cody served as scout and guide at different times and in various sections of the frontier, during the numerous Indian campaigns of the last ten or twelve years, affords ample proof of his genuineness as a thoroughbred scout. (Summary by the publisher) (8 hr 40 min)

Chapters

Introductory 8:39 Read by Barry Eads
Chapter 1: Childhood 14:21 Read by Barry Eads
Chapter 2: Early Influences 16:17 Read by Barry Eads
Chapter 3: Boy Days in Kansas 23:14 Read by Barry Eads
Chapter 4: Youthful Experiences 14:51 Read by Barry Eads
Chapter 5: In Business 20:38 Read by Barry Eads
Chapter 6: Hard Times 17:51 Read by Barry Eads
Chapter 7: Accidents and Escapes 14:00 Read by Barry Eads
Chapter 8: Adventures on the Overland Road 20:49 Read by Barry Eads
Chapter 9: Fast Driving 6:47 Read by Barry Eads
Chapter 10: Questionable Proceedings 10:04 Read by Barry Eads
Chapter 11: A Soldier 12:09 Read by Barry Eads
Chapter 12: A Wedding 13:16 Read by Barry Eads
Chapter 13: A Millionaire 17:06 Read by Barry Eads
Chapter 14: Earning a Title 11:02 Read by Barry Eads
Chapter 15: Champion Buffalo Killer 11:57 Read by Barry Eads
Chapter 16: A Courier 32:04 Read by Barry Eads
Chapter 17: An Appointment 9:20 Read by Barry Eads
Chapter 18: Scouting 17:15 Read by Barry Eads
Chapter 19: A Tough Time 14:02 Read by Barry Eads
Chapter 20: An Exciting Chase 21:13 Read by Barry Eads
Chapter 21: A Military Expedition 18:30 Read by Barry Eads
Chapter 22: A Desperate Fight 20:15 Read by Barry Eads
Chapter 23: Administering Justice 21:15 Read by Barry Eads
Chapter 24: Hunting Expeditions 20:57 Read by Barry Eads
Chapter 25: Hunting with a Grand Duke 16:10 Read by Barry Eads
Chapter 26: Sight-Seeing 11:56 Read by Barry Eads
Chapter 27: Honors 10:45 Read by Barry Eads
Chapter 28: An Actor 14:38 Read by Barry Eads
Chapter 29: Starring 17:56 Read by Barry Eads
Chapter 30: A Return to the Plains 20:21 Read by Barry Eads
Chapter 31: Dangerous Work 13:58 Read by Barry Eads
Chapter 32: Conclusion 6:28 Read by Barry Eads

Reviews

appalling rough cowboy reality


(4 stars)

the reader did a fantastic job. the recording quality and volume were excellent. while this is an autobiography, and while there is a portion at the beginning to state the events are all verifiable and true, i just feel like many of the things in the book were the writer "tooting his own horn". the only positive things i learned about buffalo bill was (1) his families stand on opposing making their state a slave state (though he never speaks of black men in a polite manner or on equal terms) and (2) he was a very savvy business man with his hand in many places making money. the book relates many sad events with indians in the light of the pale face man being a hero. much killing of buffalos for sport (thousands on thousands) and only using the rump & hump for food, skinning them & collecting heads. he relates killing over 69 in a day in a shooting competition and it makes you wonder if they even realized all the meat they were wasting. i recommend reading this to see a different point of view on the old west

interesting read


(5 stars)

A fascinating look into the life and times of frontiersmen. I found it very interesting to have a white mans perspective on events. One feels for both the white men and the Indians who suffered the warring. I agree with the other reviewer about the shocking nature of the number of buffalo killed. There is no sense in the book that there was a limit to the supply then. Buffalo bill is quite a character and it's great to be able to feel as though you're sitting by the fire with him hearing his adventures. I'll probably check out his other book too. Great read. Thank you.


(5 stars)

Great story and character. Read like the reader was the author.

Cody


(5 stars)

Told first person from memory. Colorful life honestly spoken.

VIVA BUFFALO BILL


(4.5 stars)

A most interesting and informative work, masterfully read. Pay no attention to jaded-grl's comments. She obviously understands nothing of old west doings.