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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (278 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Olmstead Narrator: Ed Sal Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In 1916, aging cavalryman Napoleon Childs leads an expedition into Mexico to capture Pancho Villa and bring him to justice. But Childs' troops are wiped out, and he is left to die alone in the Mexican desert. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sue Thornquist | 2/20/2014

    " I thought this was a great little read. Olmstead is a very economical, but descriptive writer. He made the situation and the characters feel very authentic. It was graphic in parts and difficult to read about the characters' suffering, but the violence was not gratuitous. I'm going to check out COAL BLACK HORSE sometime soon as well... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Roberto | 2/17/2014

    " Bloody hell. A haunting, gruesome western in which you are drawn into this aging cavalry officer's world of death, death and horses, death and the barren earth, arrogant youth getting themselves killed - he is a man traumatised by atrocity and haunted by death. Stark, finely-honed writing, a beautifully corny drawl, some truly horrific passages, and a narrative that seems to reside between two worlds, twisting from reality to dream, from the living to the dead, and maybe back to the living.. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Lisa | 2/1/2014

    " Westerns are not my genre but I'm reading this for book club. I had to stop at page 86 because it was just to gory. Yuck! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Michael | 1/11/2014

    " Reminds me of Cormac McCarthy, but Olmstead has his own style of writing that's different from McCarthy. If you like BLOOD MERIDIAN, you'll probably like this. "

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About the Author
Author Robert Olmstead

Robert Olmstead is an award-winning author and educator. His novel Coal Black Horse was the winner of the Heartland Prize for Fiction. His other fiction work includes America By Land, A Trail of Heart’s Blood Wherever We Go, Far Bright Star, and Soft Water. Olmstead is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship and an NEA  grant. Along with his fiction work, he has also written a textbook for fiction-writing workshops and a nonfiction memoir, Stay Here With Me. He is currently director of the creative writing program at Ohio Wesleyan University. Previously, he served as Senior Writer in Residence at Dickinson College and as director of the creative writing program at Boise State University.