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Shot All to Hell

Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the Wild West's Greatest Escape
Narrated by: Johnny Heller
Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
Categories: History, American
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Summary

It was the most famous bank robbery of all time, involving the legendary James-Younger gang's final shocking holdup - the infamous Northfield Raid - and the thrilling two-week chase that followed. Mark Lee Gardner, author of the critically acclaimed To Hell on a Fast Horse, takes us inside Northfield's First National Bank and outside to the streets as Jesse James and his band of outlaws square off against the heroic citizens who risked their lives to defeat America's most daring criminals. With vivid detail and novelistic verve, Gardner follows the James brothers as they elude both the authorities and the furious citizen posses hell-bent on capturing them in one of the largest manhunts in the history of the United States. He reveals the serendipitous endings of the Younger brothers - Cole, Jim, and Bob - and explores the James brothers' fates after the dust settled, solving mysteries about the raid that have been hotly debated for more than 130 years.

A galloping true tale of frontier justice featuring audacious outlaws and intrepid heroes, Shot All to Hell is a riveting slice of Wild West history that continues to fascinate today.

©2013 Mark Lee Gardner (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers

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Rebelious bad and dangerous to know

Would you listen to Shot All to Hell again? Why?

Have listened twice, led me to finding out more about the Youngers and Jameses

What was one of the most memorable moments of Shot All to Hell?

The Raid and the long days on the run

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I could have easily settled down with a bottle or two to long session

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  • Dennis
  • 25-10-13

The old west outlaw comes alive.

I really, really enjoyed this book. It tells the story of some of our most famous western outlaws and like those outlaws, few words were water. A really fun and informative book. Highly recommended. The narrator was great and you won't be disappointed.

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  • Jody
  • 08-06-17

Surprising Story I couldn't Put Down

I was very impressed with the pace, detail and surprising storyline of a tale I thought I knew. Well written, well narrated, and transportive. A great audible book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-03-19

They year the wild west died

if you are interested in gunslinger, and robbers none are more compelling than the James-younger gang. The book does a great job of briefly explaining the recustruction south to set the stage. Also the descriptions of the civil war battles and later shoot outs are so clearly described you feel as if you are witnessing it with your own eyes. Every detail of the northfield shoot out and its after math is explained. The extensive use of real quotes make this book a must read/listen for any amature historian of that period. No fluff all facts.

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  • Craig S.
  • 28-01-19

Unreal

Absolutely fantastic story and it's very well read by the narrator. A true no BS story of real grit and facts. Do yourself a favor and listen!

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  • Matty D
  • 25-07-18

Thrilling

Heller is the star here. The narration of this book really draws you in. His drawl and rasp fits perfectly here. Highly recommended.

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  • Sheri Rentz
  • 02-08-15

Loved every thrilling minute!

A very thrilling story well told. Recommend to those who like history to come alive.

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  • Andy
  • 03-09-13

filled with details and a first rate narrator

Close up look at Jesse James and his gang, centered on the Northfield Raid. Lots of good detail about the robbery itself and the subsequent posse chase. Johnny Heller was a terrific narrator, sounding like he just came out of the 1850s.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-09-18

Great book

Really good book did really love it and hope you will love it too. Am

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  • Will
  • 18-11-16

A Lot I Didn't Know

Most of us think we know the story but legend and myth has left us short. This book really fills the gaps. Excellent listen.

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  • paleopurls
  • 14-11-13

Great Story, Bad Faribault

Would you listen to Shot All to Hell again? Why?

I would definitely listen again. It was a very interesting history, easy to listen to, exciting and informative.

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My only complaint is that the performer has not been to Minnesota. At one point he mispronounces Wabasha (though he gets it right for the rest of the book) and pronounces Faribault incorrectly throughout. As a native of southern Minnesota, it was a little frustrating. Otherwise I really enjoyed the reading, including the accents.