Recollections of a Missionary in the Great West

Read by David Wales

(4.6 stars; 53 reviews)

Brady was a journalist, historian, adventure writer, and Episcopal priest. As a priest he spent some time on the American frontier as a missionary. “…the experiences are personal and actually occurred as they are set down, to the best of my recollection…. Only one story was ‘made up’ for the occasion, and that combines several actual incidents. I hope that this book may serve to interest those who read it in the life of the average missionary on the Western frontier – a life of mingled work and pleasure, joy and pathos, hardship and fun.” The book revels in the joys of everyday life, an example of the Episcopal spirituality of seeing the world as a gift from God, to be encountered and gloried in with excitement and appreciation. One recent reader was so enthralled with the book that she read it all in one sitting, not particularly for the religion but for the picture of the people and life of the frontier. Notes: The Daughters Of The King (chapter 3) is an order of laywomen in the Episcopal Church who, remaining in their ordinary lives, commit to a discipline of prayer and service. ( Book preface and david wales) (3 hr 43 min)


Prefatory Note 1:30 Read by David Wales
Chapter 1 19:18 Read by David Wales
Chapter 2 20:17 Read by David Wales
Chapter 3 19:20 Read by David Wales
Chapter 4 22:38 Read by David Wales
Chapter 5 19:16 Read by David Wales
Chapter 6 20:58 Read by David Wales
Chapter 7 21:20 Read by David Wales
Chapter 8 15:10 Read by David Wales
Chapter 9 20:58 Read by David Wales
Chapter 10 25:13 Read by David Wales
Chapter 11 17:19 Read by David Wales


(4 stars)

this is a self effacing, lighthearted, midwestern U.S. chaplains memoir. Well written and well read.

(5 stars)

Positively delightful. The text was excellent and the reader was perfect for the text

Great Little Book

(4 stars)

This is a short volume of anecdotes from a itinerant missionary in the American West in the 1800's. The author was a very remarkable and likeable man, with a deep respect for the people of the West for whom he worked tirelessly. The book gives the sense of an older man reminiscing about his younger days. The author seems to ramble from one topic to another as different events and people come to mind. Cyrus Brady seems to have been a very self effacing man, enjoying a good joke, even if it was against himself. However he encountered many tragedies in his work, and these are sketched with simple honesty and sadness. I'd recommend this little volume to listeners interested in the history of Western America or of missions. Thanks to David Wales for a great read.

your voice is amazing!

(5 stars)

I am getting this book for my Dad from the library. I know he'll love it! Thanks for the great recording!


(5 stars)

The reader has done a fabulous job with narrating this highly interesting, amusing anecdote.


(5 stars)

Very enjoyable stories and great reader

Charming and often funny stories!

(3.5 stars)

This is a fun and neat little book that shares many heartwarming stories. Worth a listen.