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Extended Audio Sample The Whip (Unabridged), by Karen Kondazian
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (138 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karen Kondazian Narrator: Robin Weigert Publisher: Deyan Audio Services Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Whip is a multi-award winning novel inspired by the true story of Charlotte Charley Parkhurst (1812-1879) who lived most of her extraordinary life as a man in the Old West.

As a young woman in Rhode Island, she fell in love with a runaway slave and had his child. He was lynched, her baby killed. The destruction of her family drove her west to California, dressed as a man, to track the killer.

Charley became a renowned stagecoach driver for Wells Fargo. She killed a famous outlaw, had a secret love affair, and lived with a housekeeper who, unaware of her true sex, fell in love with her.

Charley was the first known woman to vote in America in 1868 (as a man). Her grave lies in Watsonville, California.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Katherine | 1/31/2014

    " "The Whip" is a fascinating story about Charley Parkhurst, a stagecoach driver for Wells Fargo. When Charley died, it was discovered Charley was a woman! I did like this story. It kept my attention. I had difficulty putting it down. I should warn the reader, there is profanity and sex in the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Paula Hebert | 1/28/2014

    " charlie parkherst was a real person. he lived in california, and was the best stagecoach driver(or whip) that wells fargo had. he was a crack shot, saved the coach from highwaymen, and was a hard drinking, tobacco chewing, rough cussing, well known character of the area. he died of throat cancer in his 70's, and when the doctor did the post mortum, discovered charlie was a woman! this is all fully documented. what the author of the whip did was reverse imagine what charlie's life muight have been to lead him to live most of his life as a man. and she did a remarkable job of it, if you cared to ask me. written at a fast pace, but with a real feel for the era, it's a great read. this would make a great movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cathy B | 12/23/2013

    " Great book! The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is it didn't draw me in so deep that I couldn't stop reading it. When I did read it, I thoroughly enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alison | 11/24/2013

    " Quick read. Interesting story. "

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