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Larry Bjornson

Based on actual events, this is the epic story of Abilene, Kansas, at a time when the cowboy was king, might made right, and the future seemed as unsettled as the endless prairie. Abilene, 1871. Will Merritt is fiercely protective of the cattle trade that made his father' s fortune. Idolizing the cowboys who flood the streets each summer, Will and his friends are drawn to Abilene' s exotic Texastown district-- a powderkeg of saloons and brothels so notorious that the mayor has hired the West' s most famous gunman, Wild Bill Hickok, to police its streets. Yet even with Hickok as marshal, Abilene boils with deep divisions. The townsfolk resent the migrant settlers whose new farms are slicing up the rangeland. And no one is more intolerant than Will' s best friend, Jasper, who delights in tormenting any farmer he encounters. But Will finds himself torn when he meets the beautiful and beguiling Anna, whose dignity and determination test his deepest beliefs. Then Will' s father reveals a stunning secret that challenges Abilene' s future, one that makes the Merritts outcasts. And when Wild Bill' s tenure as marshal comes to a violent head, Will realizes that everything-- his family, his friends, and the only home he' s ever known-- could be gone in an instant, leaving only an empty wilderness once again.

Based on actual events, this is the epic story of Abilene, Kansas, at a time when the cowboy was king, might made right, and the future seemed as unsettled as the endless prairie. Abilene, 1871. Will Merritt is fiercely protective of the cattle trade that made his father' s fortune. Idolizing the cowboys who flood the streets each summer, Will and his friends are drawn to Abilene' s exotic Texastown district-- a powderkeg of saloons and brothels so notorious that the mayor has hired the West' s most famous gunman, Wild Bill Hickok, to police its streets. Yet even with Hickok as marshal, Abilene boils with deep divisions. The townsfolk resent the migrant settlers whose new farms are slicing up the rangeland. And no one is more intolerant than Will' s best friend, Jasper, who delights in tormenting any farmer he encounters. But Will finds himself torn when he meets the beautiful and beguiling Anna, whose dignity and determination test his deepest beliefs. Then Will' s father reveals a stunning secret that challenges Abilene' s future, one that makes the Merritts outcasts. And when Wild Bill' s tenure as marshal comes to a violent head, Will realizes that everything-- his family, his friends, and the only home he' s ever known-- could be gone in an instant, leaving only an empty wilderness once again.
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Based on actual events, this is the epic story of Abilene, Kansas, at a time when the cowboy was king, might made right, and the future seemed as unsettled as the endless prairie. Abilene, 1871. Will Merritt is fiercely protective of the cattle trade that made his father' s fortune. Idolizing the cowboys who flood the streets each summer, Will and his friends are drawn to Abilene' s exotic Texastown district-- a powderkeg of saloons and brothels so notorious that the mayor has hired the West' s most famous gunman, Wild Bill Hickok, to police its streets. Yet even with Hickok as marshal, Abilene boils with deep divisions. The townsfolk resent the migrant settlers whose new farms are slicing up the rangeland. And no one is more intolerant than Will' s best friend, Jasper, who delights in tormenting any farmer he encounters. But Will finds himself torn when he meets the beautiful and beguiling Anna, whose dignity and determination test his deepest beliefs. Then Will' s father reveals a stunning secret that challenges Abilene' s future, one that makes the Merritts outcasts. And when Wild Bill' s tenure as marshal comes to a violent head, Will realizes that everything-- his family, his friends, and the only home he' s ever known-- could be gone in an instant, leaving only an empty wilderness once again.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jim Frangione

Length:

10h 57m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

25:38


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

14:00


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:55


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:43


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:37


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:44


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

14:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:19


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:18


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:32


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

25:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

21:45


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:11


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:00


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

23:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

22:10


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:16


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

15:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:31


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

11:08


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

12:26


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:29


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

17:35


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:47


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

15:27


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

12:48


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

14:45


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

14:53


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

11:34


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

24:19


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:26


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

11:40


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

12:51


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

10:44


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

20:39


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:35


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:02


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

14:10


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

18:53


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:00


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

01:28