David Crockett: His Life and Adventures

Read by Brett W. Downey

(4.5 stars; 327 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)


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


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.

What a great representative of an emerging democracy.

(5 stars)

Wonderfully written to include the actual words and phrases David Crockett used. I only wish I could have heard the stories and antidotes that could not be related. The final scene at the tree with a fight to the death happily of the cougar and the Comanche Chief and his warriors generous and lovely spirit so amazingly depicted. I will keep the plains and the scene in memory of The Great Hunter.

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

(5 stars)


(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

(4.5 stars)

by the way all the reviews went i was really excited to listen to it, but i was very disappointed! ( all this book is is nonsense! ) i was expecting better!!!!!!!! 😡🙍‍♀️🤨 (it was still pritty good though 🥴🥴, this much more detail🤏, and i would have loooooved it 🤡😻💘)

(4.5 stars)

I downloaded this before I left commercial fishing in Alaska. Every night I listened to a chapter on my bunk but eventually I ended up listening to the book repeatedly. It was the perfect escape from the stress and the reader is one of my favorites. Thank you!

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