The Kid

  • by Ron Hansen
  • Narrated by Mark Bramhall
  • 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A new novel from Ron Hansen, the award-winning author of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, about an iconic American criminal of the old West: legendary outlaw Billy the Kid.
Born Henry McCarty, Billy the Kid was a diminutive, charming, blond-haired young man who, growing up in New York, Kansas, and later New Mexico, demonstrated a precocious dexterity at firing six-shooters with either hand - a skill that turned him into an American legend of the old West. He was smart, well spoken, attractive to both white and Mexican women, a good dancer, and a man with a nose for money, horses, and trouble. His spree of crimes and murders has been immortalized in dime Westerns, novels, and movies. But the whole story of his short, epically violent life has never been told as it has been here.
In The Kid, Ron Hansen showcases his masterful research and inimitable style as he breathes life into history, bringing listeners back into the late 1800s and into Billy's boyhood as a ranch hand just trying to wrest a fortune from an unforgiving landscape. We are with Billy in every gunfight and horse theft, and we get to know him in full before his grand death in a hail of bullets in 1881 at the age of 21. Original, powerful, and swiftly told, The Kid is an unforgettable listen about a uniquely American antihero.

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great listen

Great biography on Billy the Kid, author has a great writing style that takes you back in time.
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- Travis

Very slow, for me.

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

A lot of people may like it; it was just slow for me.


What do you think your next listen will be?

Alexander the Great


Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Mark Bramhall?

I don't know


What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Boredom


Any additional comments?

No

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-04-2016
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.