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3.05 out of 53.05 out of 53.05 out of 53.05 out of 53.05 out of 5 3.05 (19 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rick Bass Narrator: Brian Reddy Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2016 ISBN: 9781440716911
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Author Rick Bass has won the Pushcart Prize and the O. Henry and PEN/Nelson Algren Awards for his short fiction. With The Diezmo he crafts a stirring novel that sheds light on an extraordinary but little-known episode of Texas history. When Sam Houston organizes an attack into Mexico, the gloryseeking Texans are overwhelmed. Captured, they face the terrible Diezmo-a game of chance that ensures every 10th man will be killed. 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 Brian | 8/23/2013

    " A literary exploration into Historical Fiction about a raid into Mexico for revenge on bandits that raided Texas. The main character relates the story of their adventures, capture, escapes, and imprisonment. A wonderful read. Every time I pick up Rick Bass, I am left happy that I have read his work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul | 8/6/2013

    " Entertaining but it essentially reads like a poor man's Cormac McCarthy novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Kessler | 4/7/2013

    " Adv story about 1842 Texas and two young men join up "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Monica | 4/2/2013

    " I was reading In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson alongside of Rick Bass' Diezmo. No comparison- In the Garden of Beasts is a much superior historical fiction novel. I was never really engaged in the story or character for Diezmo. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kae Cheatham | 12/31/2012

    " Billed as a novel, it was more like a chronicle about ill-fated volunteers who invaded Mexico in the 1830s. A narrative of facts and descriptions told first person from the perspective of 40+ years later. Interesting concept. Very well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clayton | 12/12/2012

    " Rick Bass tries historical fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Travis | 11/15/2011

    " I understand Bass's need to expand his horizons a little past the nature loving books... I just don't enjoy them as much. Still, worth reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan | 9/20/2011

    " Not my favorite Rick Bass work, but well-written nonetheless. The most tellling aspect of my experience with this read was that I wanted it to be over so I could move on to something else... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 R.W.W. Greene | 8/1/2011

    " Rick Bass is a genius with short stories. He can show characters in such subtle ways it takes your breath away. Of his novels, I've read only one, this one. Meh. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rosemary | 7/19/2011

    " Technically, I tried to read it. It just wasn't my cup of tea. I gave it to my brother. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kerry Gavin | 5/6/2011

    " Another great historical western; both literary and gutsy in the spirit and tradition of Cormac McCarthy and Larry McMurtry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 4/15/2011

    " Pretty damn good. Could have been better somehow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob | 4/13/2011

    " Rick Bass is a genius with short stories. He can show characters in such subtle ways it takes your breath away. Of his novels, I've read only one, this one. Meh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kae | 2/4/2011

    " Billed as a novel, it was more like a chronicle about ill-fated volunteers who invaded Mexico in the 1830s. A narrative of facts and descriptions told first person from the perspective of 40+ years later. Interesting concept. Very well written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 3/26/2010

    " Adv story about 1842 Texas and two young men join up "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 6/16/2009

    " Pretty damn good. Could have been better somehow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul | 11/21/2008

    " Entertaining but it essentially reads like a poor man's Cormac McCarthy novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kerry | 2/11/2008

    " Another great historical western; both literary and gutsy in the spirit and tradition of Cormac McCarthy and Larry McMurtry. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan | 10/18/2007

    " Not my favorite Rick Bass work, but well-written nonetheless. The most tellling aspect of my experience with this read was that I wanted it to be over so I could move on to something else... "

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About the Author
Author Rick Bass

Rick Bass is an American author of numerous award-winning works of fiction and nonfiction. His memoir Why I Came West was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His short fiction, which has appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, Esquire, and the Paris Review, as well as numerous times in Best American Short Stories, has earned him multiple O. Henry Awards and Pushcart Prizes as well as NEA and Guggenheim fellowships. He was born and raised in Texas, worked as a petroleum geologist in Mississippi, and has lived in Montana’s Yaak Valley for almost three decades.