• The Apache Wars

  • The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History
  • By: Paul Andrew Hutton
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
  • Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 05-04-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (311 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

They called him Mickey Free. His kidnapping started the longest war in American history, and both sides - the Apaches and the white invaders - blamed him for it. A mixed-blood warrior who moved uneasily between the worlds of the Apaches and the American soldiers, he was never trusted by either but desperately needed by both. He was the only man Geronimo ever feared. He played a pivotal role in this long war for the desert Southwest from its beginning in 1861 until its end in 1890 with his pursuit of the renegade scout Apache Kid.
In this sprawling, monumental work, Paul Hutton unfolds over two decades of the last war for the West through the eyes of the men and women who lived it. This is Mickey Free's story but also the story of his contemporaries: the great Apache leaders Mangas Coloradas, Cochise, and Victorio; the soldiers Kit Carson, O. O. Howard, George Crook, and Nelson Miles; the scouts and frontiersmen Al Sieber, Tom Horn, Tom Jeffords, and Texas John Slaughter; the great White Mountain scout Alchesay and the Apache female warrior Lozen; the fierce Apache warrior Geronimo; and the Apache Kid. These lives shaped the violent history of the deserts and mountains of the Southwestern borderlands - a bleak and unforgiving world where a people would make a final, bloody stand against an American war machine bent on their destruction.
©2016 Paul Andrew Hutton. Recorded by arrangement with Crown, an imprint of Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc. (P)2016 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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4 out of 5 stars
By Lee on 08-28-16

Worth listening to. Very detailed.

The author obviously did his homework. It is nice to find a book on Native History without an agenda. Simply factual and extremely detailed.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 02-22-17

Ruined by the Narrator

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The narrator is too emotive, and it's always an upbeat or cheery emotion, which just doesn't sound right when reading about women and children being slaughtered or captives being tortured. He sounds like Casey Kasem. I kept expecting to hear the American Top 40 jingle. I still want to learn more about the Apache Wars. My perusal of the reviews on Amazon makes me think that this is probably the most comprehensive and well-researched book on the wars, so I will probably buy the Kindle version at some point.

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