- Narrated by: Robertson Dean
- Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 10-04-16
- Language: English
- Publisher: Recorded Books
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Long fascinated with the Mexican Revolution and the vicious border wars of the early 20th century, Winston Groom brings to life a much-forgotten period of history in this sprawling saga of heroism, injustice, and love. An episodic novel set in six parts, El Paso pits the legendary Pancho Villa, a much-feared outlaw and revolutionary, against a thrill-seeking railroad tycoon known as the Colonel, whose fading fortune is tied up in a colossal ranch in Chihuahua, Mexico.
But when Villa kidnaps the Colonel's grandchildren in the midst of a cattle drive and absconds into the Sierra Madre, the aging New England patriarch and his adopted son head to El Paso, hoping to find a group of cowboys brave enough to hunt the generalissimo down.
Replete with gunfights, daring escapes, and an unforgettable bullfight, El Paso, with its textured blend of history and legend, becomes an indelible portrait of the American Southwest in the waning days of the frontier.
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By Chad on 10-31-16
A very believable historical fiction, with a pretty fast story that keeps bringing you back. The narrator was okay, but I did have trouble focusing at times- he had a monotone reading style that I did not appreciate.
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By Dori on 04-26-18
Michener for today’s the pallet of today’s readers
Like a long involved Michener Novel (think Centennial). This story intertwined enough US and Mexican facts into the stories to creat a wonderful blend of humanity, in-humanity, romance, cowboys and our first American fly-people (you’ll understand if/when you read or listen. Another of those darned books that make you watch the page count, the remaining chapters...because you don’t want it to end. But it does end and, not as lightly as I might have wished but it ends well.