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The Wild Girl

Narrated by: Chris Baskous
Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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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.

©2005 Jim Fergus (P)2005 AudioGO

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  • Teresa
  • Southeastern IL, United States
  • 10-11-18

Great historical story

Another great story from Jim Fergus. It takes the reader back to a time we all should learn more about. A time when the military and white landowners treated Native Americans so wrong. It brings home more injustices that all of us growing up in the 60’s read from our history books..... actions and thoughts so totally different than what truly happened. This is fiction based on true history. A great listen.

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Listened to this wonderful book and the performance was perfect. Good job. Great book.

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Needed a female narrators

It would have been greatly enhanced by having a femaie narrator as well as a male.

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  • ME
  • 02-24-19

I stepped into another life

Wow!! Jim Fergus blows my mind with his stories! This is the third story of his that I have listened to or read!
I always feel like I am there, I am the character who is telling the tale. I literally feel the emotions, see the things the characters see, even smell the wretched scent of barf and animal scents described in one part!
Jim Fergus is a wonderful story teller! I can't wait to see what I find of his next!

Chris Baskous did a very good job of reading the story, too! He did a wonderful job of taking me there, to be among the group on their adventure!

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Personal account of Apache tribes

Vivid, personal journals about Apaches during 1930's. Good historical fiction. Helps reader understand issues of Native American tribes & how their culture conflicted with that of whites'. Many colorful well-drawn and true to life characters.