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Thomas Fox Averill

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Genres:

Western

Description:

***2012 Spur Award Finalist, Best Western Long Novel When Thomas Fox Averill first heard Jimmy Driftwood's ballad "Tennessee Stud," he found the song hauntingly compelling. As he began to imagine the story behind the lyrics, he set out to research the song's history-a tale from "along about eighteen and twenty-five"" of the legendary exploits of the greatest horse that ever lived, the "Tennessee Stud," and his owner. Traveling the same route the song chronicles, from Tennessee into Arkansas, through Texas and into Mexico, Averill visited racetracks, Spanish missions, historical museums, a living history farm, and national parks, inventing characters of his own along the way. His novel captures the spirit of the ballad while telling the story of Robert Johnson, a man who holds love in his heart though adventure rules his time. Pursued by a bounty hunter, Indians, and his conscience, Johnson and his horse are tested, strengthened, and made resolute.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Scott Sowers

Length:

9h 7m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

21:38


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

36:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:51


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

37:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

48:19


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

21:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

29:13


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:09


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

27:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:10


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

26:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

18:52


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

40:05


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:25


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

25:07


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

23:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:18


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

23:09


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:45


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:39