Listen to this thrilling audiobook as it takes you on a wild ride through the aftermath of the Civil War, where resourceful Texans, desperate for cash, turned to their abundance of longhorn cows. But this wasn't just any ordinary cattle drive, as Benton McCaleb and his daring gang of cowboys embarked on a treacherous journey across some three hundred miles of Indian Territory. Why, you ask? Well, because it was the only way to access the elusive railroad that lay in wait, ready to connect them to the prosperous West.
Picture this: McCaleb and his band of renegades, tired and weathered, pushing and prodding thousands of unruly cattle into the picturesque Sweetwater Valley in Wyoming. Their mission? To set up a ranch just north of Cheyenne, where they could finally lay claim to the land they so desperately desired. But as fate would have it, a heartless railroad baron and his band of hired gunslingers had other plans. They wanted McCaleb and his men off that land, and they were willing to stop at nothing to achieve their sinister goal.
In the midst of this high-stakes battle for control of the land, our brave cowboys find unexpected allies in the form of the Shoshoni Indian tribe and the legendary Buffalo Bill Cody. Together, they form an unbeatable force, ready to defy the odds and face their adversaries head-on. Armed with determination and resilience, McCaleb and his courageous band are prepared to fight their fiercest battle yet.
But let me warn you, dear listener, this is no ordinary skirmish. McCaleb and his comrades are outnumbered, outgunned, and facing impossible odds. Yet, in the face of adversity, they stand tall with unwavering resolve. Join them as they wage this heart-pounding battle, risking everything they hold dear in the pursuit of justice and claiming what is rightfully theirs.
Ladies and gentlemen, this audiobook is a gripping tale of bravery, camaraderie, and the unyielding spirit of the American West. So, sit back, relax, and prepare to be captivated for a hair-raising 3 hours and 42 minutes as our narrator, Scott Sowers, brings this epic story to life. But be warned, this audiobook has been rated 2.8 out of 5 and is not for the faint-hearted. So buckle up, listener, because this is one ride you won't want to miss. Are you ready to listen?