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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (406 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeff Guinn Narrator: Stephen Hoye Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2011 ISBN: 9781452671154
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For the first time ever, the full story of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral is revealed—not only what really happened, but why—and how mythology has led us to completely misinterpret the real history of the frontier.

Combining cinematic storytelling with prodigious research, The Last Gunfight upends conventional wisdom about what the West was really like, who the Earps and Doc Holliday really were, and what actually happened in Tombstone on that cold day in October, 1881. With brand-new context and masterful presentation, listeners will experience the gunfight in an entirely different—and far more mesmerizing—way.

An addictive hybrid of frontier elegance and decadence, The Last Gunfight has it all—the Old West’s most famous characters, a love triangle, cowboy rustlers on the loose, renegade Apaches, and Tombstone itself, which was far different than the desolate, dusty towns of the movies.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jack | 2/20/2014

    " This was a well researched book, to the point that at the end of the book it was hard to tell who was right and wrong, and who the bad guys and who the good guys were in the famous Tombstone shootout. Forget the Hollywood depictions and the legend, this is a real story of how wild the west was. Follows the main players up to their final days. Violent, educational and depressing all at the same time. I couldnt put it down. Plus youll learn more about the shootout that didnt actually happen at the ok corral, but blocks away, small facts like that will make interesting conversation with anyone who is interested in the story but doesnt know the true facts from legend. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Janice | 12/21/2013

    " If you enjoy western history and the names Earp, Holliday, and Tombstone intrigue you, you may like this book. I found the cast of thousands and minute trivia overwhelming and dull. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paula | 12/19/2013

    " I enjoy a good historical read and grew up near Earp's birthplace, but one would need to be a real Western aficionado to call this a page turner. Guinn did an excellent job with historical detail. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larry | 11/13/2013

    " This was a very good book that puts aside the myths and attempts to deal with the historical setting in which the characters operated. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David R. | 11/4/2013

    " This one is a well-researched retelling of one of the Wild West's biggest whitewashes. There's no argument from Guinn that the Clantons were troublemakers. But he does well at peeling away the undeserved gilt applied to the Earp circle since the 1920s. The reality of Wyatt Earp and "Doc" Holliday is especially eye opening. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eugene Abbey | 10/13/2013

    " The best account of the gunfight and the characters involved that I have read thus far by one of my favorite authors! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monk | 9/26/2013

    " I also read Guinn's book on Bonnie and Clyde, which was very good, and this one is even better. I think he does a great job of trying to balance out various accounts in order to give a fair reading of what happened in Tombstone. Moves along at a great pace and keeps you engaged. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beverly | 9/14/2013

    " More than I wanted to know about Tombstone and the gunfight. After reading Doc, which I really liked, I wanted to read some non-fiction about Doc Holliday, the Earps and the OK Corral, so I started on this. Too much info. Good for someone more detail oriented than I. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 10/12/2012

    " Extremely well researched and a fascinating read. You don't have to be a fanatic about the Old West to enjoy this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 7/31/2012

    " Guinn deals with the myths of Wyatt Earp, and does a good job focusing on fact. There's so much myth, it's hard to separate out the real story, but he does a good job of re-evaluating Tombstone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel Calder | 3/6/2012

    " yet another retelling of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral (which is okay, i never tire of the subject). nothing really new in this telling but well written and entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/20/2011

    " I really enjoyed this. I think it's a well written, well balanced look at a moment in time that has always been very starkly drawn as black and white. Also amazing to realize that all this took place not so so long ago! Also, the geek in me enjoyed reading all the end notes, "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard Schweitzer | 9/9/2011

    " Really well researched and interestingly written, whether you have an interest in the Tombstone incident, the Earps, the old west or just American history, you will find this fascinating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 7/7/2011

    " This book is history written as it should be - interesting, compelling, and thorough, a fine addition to the Tombstone historical record. "

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About the Author

Jeff Guinn is the bestselling author of several books of fiction and nonfiction, including The Last Gunfight and Go Down Together, which was a finalist for an Edgar Award in 2010. Formerly an award-winning investigative journalist and now a frequent guest on national radio and television programs, he lives in Fort Worth, Texas.

About the Narrator

Stephen Hoye has worked as a professional actor in London and Los Angeles for more than thirty years. Trained at Boston University and the Guildhall in London, he has acted in television series and six feature films and has appeared in London’s West End.