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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (64 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thom Hatch Narrator: James C. Lewis Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2013 ISBN: 9781452680453
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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid-as leaders of the Wild Bunch, they planned and executed the most daring bank and train robberies of the day, with a professionalism never before seen by authorities. For several years at the end of the 1890s, the two friends, along with a revolving cast who made up their band of thieves, eluded local law enforcement and bounty hunters, all while stealing from the rich bankers and eastern railroad corporations who exploited western land. The close calls were many, but Butch and Sundance always managed to escape to rob again another day-that is, until they rode headlong into the twentieth century. Fenced-in range, telephone lines, electric lights, and new crime-fighting techniques were quickly rendering obsolete the outlaws of the wide open frontier. Knowing their time was up, Butch and Sundance, along with a mysterious beauty named Etta Place, headed to South America, vowing to leave their criminal careers behind. But riding the trails of Chile, Argentina and Bolivia, Butch and Sundance would find that crime wasn't through with them just yet. In The Last Outlaws, Thom Hatch brings these memorable characters to life like never before: Butch, the brains of the outfit; Sundance, the man of action; and the men on both sides of the law whom they fought with and against. From their early holdup attempts to that fateful day in Bolivia, Hatch draws on a wealth of fresh research to go beyond the myth and provide a compelling new look at these legends of the Wild West. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • An easygoing account of the outlaw duo whose era separated Frank and Jesse James from Bonnie and Clyde. Kirkus
  • “Mr. Hatch [is] an accomplished historian with a journalist’s eye and a novelist’s touch.”

    Washington Times

  • “In separating fact from fiction about Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (Robert Leroy Parker and Harry Longabaugh), the author tells a story every bit as interesting as the Hollywood films about the outlaws. And when you have a well-told tale read in an engaging manner, you have a most enjoyable audio experience.”

    AudioFile

  • “An easygoing account of the outlaw duo whose era separated Frank and Jesse James from Bonnie and Clyde.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Hatch achieves what most historical writers fail at, engaging their readers while giving a full untainted history.”

    Latinos Post

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 12/10/2013

    " As close to definitive as you will probably get. There will always be holes in their lives and careers but this is a good read for anyone who likes the 1969 classic movie and those who want the truth as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy | 10/21/2013

    " Thom Hatch does a fine job is this free flowing account of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. A must for all wild west fans. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dave | 9/19/2013

    " True to life biography about the notorious pair. I've read a few other books on the old west namely one titled Doc, about the life of Doc Holliday. This was not on a par with that book but a ok read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jbondandrews | 9/3/2013

    " I really enjoyed Thom Hatch's book on Butch and Sundance. It was very informative and well written. I had no idea of the pair's religious upbringing. I look forward to reading Thom Hatch's other books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammy | 8/6/2013

    " I received this book free from the Good reads giveaway. Not being a history buff, I found this book interesting to read. It was fun to read about all of their adventures and interesting enough to hold my attention and make me want to keep reading it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Donna Siebold | 5/27/2013

    " I would have enjoyed this definitive biography better if Mr. Hatch had relied less on what he surmised or felt could have happened and more on what he could prove had happened. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Warren | 5/26/2013

    " I found the book full of good information about the pair of banditos. The story was interesting and with many facts told to help build the story behing these two men. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gregory | 2/6/2013

    " It's amazing how much the movie "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" was based on fact. A lot of the movie was out of sequence. But, there was more fact then fiction in the movie. Although there isn't a lot of new information in this book, it was an excellent read and well researched. "

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About the Author

Thom Hatch is a historian who specializes in the American West, the Civil War, and Native American conflicts. A Marine Corps Vietnam veteran, Thom is the recipient of a Spur Award from the Western Writers of America. He is the author of several nonfiction works, including Osceola and the Great Seminole War, Black Kettle, and The Blue, the Gray, and the Red; and the novel The Bone Hunters. He lives in Colorado with his wife and daughter.

About the Narrator

James C. Lewis, an AudioFile Earphones Award winner, is a voice actor in New York City and can also be seen in television commercials. His voice is often heard as a hard-boiled detective, but his work covers a wide range. Earlier in his career, he was a television weatherman and a political reporter.