To Hell on a Fast Horse
Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, and the Epic Chase to Justice in the Old West
Publication Date: March 2010
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Historian Mark Lee Gardner presents the first dual biography of the Wild West's most iconic outlaw, Billy the Kid, and the lawman who hunted him down, Sheriff Pat Garrett.
A professional historian, author, musician, and consultant, Mark Lee Gardner has worked with the National Park Service, PBS Television, National Geographic, the Colorado Endowment for the Humanities, the New Mexico Humanities Council, and numerous state and local historic sites and museums. He writes for both popular and scholarly audiences, having published with several university presses and periodicals, such as New Mexico Magazine, Journal of the West, and Living History. He has written a number of interpretive booklets for National Park Service sites, including the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, and the Santa Fe Trail National Historic Trail. Mark has been a visiting professor in the Southwest Studies department at Colorado College in Colorado Springs. He lives with his family in Cascade, Colorado. Winner of several AudioFile Earphones Awards and a multiple finalist for the APA's prestigious Audie Award, Alan Sklar has narrated nearly two hundred audiobooks, including Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden, The Kennedys: America's Emerald Kings by Thomas Maier, and The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright. Named a Best Voice of 2009 by AudioFile magazine, his work has earned him a Booklist Editors' Choice Award (twice), a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award, and Audiobook of the Year by ForeWord magazine. The Dartmouth graduate's theatre credits include Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, The Seagull, and many modern roles. Alan has also narrated thousands of corporate videos for clients such as NASA,Sikorsky Aircraft, IBM, Dannon, Pfizer, AT&T, and SONY. For several years, he has been the spokesman for TracFone Wireless Co. and can often be seen and heard on TracFone radio and TV spots and infomercials."I am so pleased, as is my husband, to have found a narrator that holds our attention so well that we have come to compare every other narrator to him (you). So far we have found none with such a talent as yours. We very much plan to listen to as many of your works as we can find." -Sandi King, a letter to Mr. Sklar
"Sklar adopts an accent of yesteryear.... His deep, gravelly voice adds authentic charm to the story. New Mexican Spanish mixed with frontier English gives a historic regionality to this true-crime story." ---AudioFile