He Rode with Butch and Sundance

  • by Mark T. Smokov
  • Narrated by Jim R Sartor
  • 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It is long past time for the publication of a well-researched, definitive biography of the infamous western outlaw Harvey Alexander Logan, better known by his alias, Kid Curry. In Wyoming he became involved in rustling and eventually graduated to bank and train robbing as a member - and soon leader - of the Wild Bunch. The core members of the gang came to be Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid, George "Flatnose" Currie, Elzy Lay, Ben "the Tall Texan" Kilpatrick, Will Carver, and Kid Curry.
Kid Curry has been portrayed as a cold-blooded killer, without any compassion or conscience, and possessed of limited intelligence. Curry indeed was a dangerous man with a violent temperament, which was aggravated by alcoholic drink. Mark Smokov has researched extensively in areas significant to Curry's story and corrects the many false statements that have been written about him in the past.
Curry was a cunning outlaw who planned and executed robberies on par with anything Butch Cassidy is reported to have pulled off. Smokov contends that Curry was the actual train robbing leader of the Wild Bunch - there is no concrete evidence that Cassidy ever robbed a train.

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Entertaining book with good narration

Would you consider the audio edition of He Rode with Butch and Sundance to be better than the print version?

I didn't read the print version but the narration made this book easy to listen to


Who was your favorite character and why?

I liked hearing about all of them.


Which scene was your favorite?

It was all entertaining. I was not familiar with Harvey Logan so for me, this book was very interesting.


Any additional comments?

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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- Rhonda

How the West was lived for certain folks . . .

Although I am not en expert on the topic, this is a seemingly well researched look at the Wild West and a legend of those times. This is not typically the type of book that I get into, and that could be part of the reason it seemed to move a bit slow for me and required an extra amount of perseverance for me to get through. Aside from that, I found the story to be rather interesting and the narration went quite a ways in keeping me on-board with the work; it does last over 11hours.

All in all, I would recommend this book to everyone with an deep interest in this time period of American history. I would also say that it may be something to explore for those looking for something new as far as U.S. history goes.

A review copy of this audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in return for this unbiased review. My hope is that this review helps in your decision to obtain this book.
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- Bill Beaulac

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-31-2017
  • Publisher: University Press Audiobooks