This is a masterful retelling of how flawed characters conquered the southwest. Great narration, too. A must for anyone interested in the Navajos, New Mexico or Kit Carson.
Kit Carson was woven expertly through the the events that unfolded through this novel.
In case you didn’t know it, the Navajo indian name for ‘boring’ is: “Blood and Thunder written by Hampton Sides and narrated by Don Leslie.”
Normally I can’t wait to turn on my Ipod and listen to my audiobooks. With “Blood and Thunder” I kept hoping I would run out of batteries, that someone would interrupt me or that my ears would just fall off. When none of this happened frequently enough, I decided to delete the book without finishing it.
The narrator sounds pompous and the author has confused the art of story telling with the task of writing a shopping list. Some how this anti-dynamic duo have turned a great story into a very tedious affair. There are some great audiobooks out there; this just is not one of them.