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Shadow of the Mast

Larry J. Martin

Buck Mueller, shanghaied aboard a brig, violently wrenched away from his peaceful life on a Massachusetts farm, unwittingly finds himself at the mercy of a tortuous sea and vengeful captain and crew. After a grueling voyage around the Horn, the brig anchors at Alta California where Buck manages a harrowing escape. Survival forces him to become as familiar with riata and musket and a stallion’s reins as he was with line and sail. His new life is filled with quiet pastures, clear streams, and beautiful Spanish women. A bountiful California cornucopia lures him into false security. And as sure as nothing-is-certain, everything he’s come to love explodes with the flash of blades, rattle of deadly gunfire, and stench of death.

Buck Mueller, shanghaied aboard a brig, violently wrenched away from his peaceful life on a Massachusetts farm, unwittingly finds himself at the mercy of a tortuous sea and vengeful captain and crew. After a grueling voyage around the Horn, the brig anchors at Alta California where Buck manages a harrowing escape. Survival forces him to become as familiar with riata and musket and a stallion’s reins as he was with line and sail. His new life is filled with quiet pastures, clear streams, and beautiful Spanish women. A bountiful California cornucopia lures him into false security. And as sure as nothing-is-certain, everything he’s come to love explodes with the flash of blades, rattle of deadly gunfire, and stench of death.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Buck Mueller, shanghaied aboard a brig, violently wrenched away from his peaceful life on a Massachusetts farm, unwittingly finds himself at the mercy of a tortuous sea and vengeful captain and crew. After a grueling voyage around the Horn, the brig anchors at Alta California where Buck manages a harrowing escape. Survival forces him to become as familiar with riata and musket and a stallion’s reins as he was with line and sail. His new life is filled with quiet pastures, clear streams, and beautiful Spanish women. A bountiful California cornucopia lures him into false security. And as sure as nothing-is-certain, everything he’s come to love explodes with the flash of blades, rattle of deadly gunfire, and stench of death.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Cameron Beierle

Length:

12h 26m


Chapters

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01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

25:44


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

32:04


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

32:13


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

28:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

42:24


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

15:02


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:39


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:23


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

26:32


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

35:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

29:20


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

21:21


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

23:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

36:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

29:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

25:51


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:36


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

29:00


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

20:38


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

32:10


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

10:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

15:48


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

16:27


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

20:53


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

19:57


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

11:43


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

13:58


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

18:18


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

16:18


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

21:57


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:20


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

22:55


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:10