The Wild Girl Audiobook, by Jim Fergus Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Jim Fergus Narrator: Chris Baskous Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Release Date: April 2005 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781602832497

Publisher Description

When Ned Giles is orphaned as a teenager, he heads West, hoping to leave his troubles behind by joining the 1932 Great Apache Expedition on their search for the young son of a wealthy Mexican landowner who was kidnapped by wild Apaches. But the expedition’s goal becomes compromised when they encounter a wild Apache girl in a Mexican jail cell, victim of a Mexican massacre of her tribe that has left her orphaned and unwilling to eat or speak. Ned’s growing feelings for the troubled girl soon force him to choose allegiances and make a decision that will haunt him forever.

Based on historical fact, Jim Fergus takes listeners on a journey of magnificent sweep and heartbreaking consequence.

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  • “A captivating tale.”

    - Boston Globe
  • “A literary, but accessible tale…beautifully told.”

    - Newsweek
  • “Fergus makes unforgettable characters move against vivid landscapes in this laudable encore.”

    - Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • “History, romance, and enough adventure to make us wish by the closing chapter that the story didn't have to end quite yet.”

    - Rocky Mountain News
  • “The Wild Girl is a tragic life seen through the prism of time, hearbreak and distance, and the light has been refracted into something poignant and spiritual.”

    - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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About the Author

Jim Fergus is an author whose first novel, One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd, won the 1999 Fiction of the Year Award from the Mountains & Plains Booksellers Association and has become a favorite selection of reading groups across the country. An international bestseller, One Thousand White Women was also on the French bestseller list for fifty-seven weeks and has sold well over 400,000 copies in that country. His articles, essays, interviews, and profiles have appeared in a wide variety of national magazines and newspapers.

About the Narrator

Chris Baskous has acted on Broadway, off Broadway, off-off Broadway, and in regional theaters as well as in feature films, independent shorts, and serial and episodic television. He has voiced many audiobooks as well. Baskous studied at PCPA, Juilliard, and The Actors Studio. His original work for radio has been played and serialized on many stations across the United States and Canada.