The Kid

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The Kid

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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 twenty-one.

Original, powerful, and swiftly told, The Kid is an unforgettable listen about a uniquely American antihero.

Subjects in The Kid

According to Blackstone Publishing, the Publisher of The Kid Audiobook, The Kid includes the following subjects: billy the kid, billy, outlaws, western, wild west, historical fiction, cowboy, bandit, country, legend, six shooters, crime, dime western, 1800s, nineteenth century, antihero, anti-hero, 1881, 19th century, Henry McCarty, outlaw, New Mexico, lincoln county, lincoln county war. The BISAC Subject Code is .

About the Author(s) of The Kid

The author of The Kid is Ron Hansen. Ron Hansen is the author of many novels—including Mariette in Ecstasy, Desperadoes, and A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion—and two short-story collections, among them She Loves Me Not. His novel The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. He graduated from Creighton University in Omaha and went on to the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop where he studied with John Irving. He is now Gerard Manley Hopkins SJ Professor in Arts and Humanities at Santa Clara University in northern California.

About the Narrator of The Kid Audiobook

The narrator for the The Kid Audiobook is Mark Bramhall.

<p><b>Mark Bramhall</b> has won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration, more than thirty AudioFile Earphones Awards, and has repeatedly been named by <i>AudioFile m</i>agazine and <i>Publishers Weekly</i> among their “Best Voices of the Year.” He is also an award-winning actor whose acting credits include off-Broadway, regional, and many Los Angeles venues as well as television, animation, and feature films. He has taught and directed at the American Academy of Dramatic Art.</p>.

The Kid Audiobook Additional Info

The imprint is Blackstone Publishing. It is supplied by Blackstone Publishing. The ISBN-10 is 150478359X. The ISBN-13 is 9781504783590.

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