The Blazed Trail


Read by Tom Weiss

(4.6 stars; 29 reviews)

Stewart Edward White wrote fiction and non-fiction about adventure and travel, with an emphasis on natural history and outdoor living. White's books were popular at a time when America was losing its vanishing wilderness and many are based on his experiences in mining and lumber camps. The Blazed Trail is the story of early lumbermen in the northern woods of Michigan. The novel portrays the challenges faced by the workers focusing on one, Harry Thorpe, as he endeavors to be successful though completely unskilled when he enters the woods. The author mixes the splendor of nature with suspense, danger, and romance and provides glimpses into corrupt practices in the lumber industry at the time. (Summary by Tom Weiss) (11 hr 27 min)

Chapters

01 - Part 1, Chapters 1, 2, 3 47:16 Read by Tom Weiss
02 - Part 1, Chapters 4, 5, 6 34:42 Read by Tom Weiss
03 - Part 1, Chapters 7, 8, 9 40:38 Read by Tom Weiss
04 - Part 1, Chapters 10, 11, 12 26:56 Read by Tom Weiss
05 - Part 1, Chapters 13, 14, 15 39:39 Read by Tom Weiss
06 - Part 2, Chapters 16, 17, 18 46:34 Read by Tom Weiss
07 - Part 2, Chapters 19,20,21 31:41 Read by Tom Weiss
08 - Part 2, Chapters 22, 23, 24, 25 29:49 Read by Tom Weiss
09 - Part 3, Chapters 26, 27,28 33:12 Read by Tom Weiss
10 - Part 3, Chapters 29, 30, 31 41:02 Read by Tom Weiss
11 - Part 3, Chapters 32, 33, 34 33:24 Read by Tom Weiss
12 - Part 3, Chapters 35 & 36 32:04 Read by Tom Weiss
13 - Part 4, Chapters 37, 38, & 39 31:24 Read by Tom Weiss
14 - Part 4, Chapters 40, 41, 42, & 43 42:10 Read by Tom Weiss
15 - Part 5, Chapters 44, 45, & 46 40:37 Read by Tom Weiss
16 - Part 5, Chapters 47, 48, & 49 28:36 Read by Tom Weiss
17 - Part 5, Chapters 50, 51, & 52 26:26 Read by Tom Weiss
18 - Part 5, Chapters 53, 54, & 55 29:37 Read by Tom Weiss
19 - Part 5, Chapters 56 through 60 51:18 Read by Tom Weiss

Reviews

The Blazed Trail “Lengthy & Interesting”


(4.5 stars)

I enjoyed hearing how a person such as Harry Thrope got his start as a lumberman and business man. How claims where staked, how logging camps where operated, trials, tribulations, love lost, found and the honor and loyalty of the woods people. Good job to the reader!

The Blazed Trail


(4 stars)

Good story and interesting tale about the timber business in Michigan. Very well read in a way that compliments the story. Crystal Valley, MI

long but cohesive


(4 stars)

This story had enjoyable characters and built steadily to the climax. Thoroughly enjoyable.