Life and marvelous adventures of Wild Bill, the Scout

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(4.3 stars; 17 reviews)

BEING A TRUE AND EXACT HISTORY OF ALL THE SANGUINARY COMBATS AND HAIR-BREADTH ESCAPES OF THE MOST FAMOUS SCOUT AND SPY AMERICA EVER PRODUCED. "Wild Bill, as a frontier character of the daring, cunning and honorable class, stands alone, without a prototype; his originality is as conspicuous as his remarkable escapades. He was desperate without being a desperado; a fighter without that disposition which invites danger or craves the excitement of an encounter. He killed many men, but in every instance it was either in self-defense or in the prosecution of a duty which he deemed justifiable. Wild Bill was a necessary character in the Far West during the period which marked his career. He was essentially a civilizer, in the sense of a vigilance posse. The law and order class found in him an effective agent for the correction of the lawless; it was fighting the desperate with one of their kind, and Bill had the cunning to remain on the side of society and to always flank his enemies." - Summary by from the book (2 hr 35 min)


Peculiarities of Wild Bill’s Nature 3:41 Read by Jairus Amar
Wild Bill's Early Life 4:45 Read by Lynne T
First Evidence of Pluck 4:02 Read by Lynne T
Desperate Fight at Rock Creek 11:55 Read by Jothi Tharavant
A Running Fight with Confederates 2:10 Read by micnc08
Enters The Union Army as a Spy 3:47 Read by micnc08
A Ride with Death 3:39 Read by fdneal
Captured and Condemned to Death 5:21 Read by DJRickyV
A Fight with Three Bushwhackers 4:00 Read by DJRickyV
Bowie-Knife Duel with an Indian Chief 6:33 Read by DJRickyV
Indian and Buffalo Speculation 3:21 Read by DJRickyV
Bill’s Duel at Springfield 8:39 Read by Jairus Amar
A Quadrangular Duel in Nebraska 5:32 Read by drsxj
Wild Bill’s Opinion of Yankees 3:49 Read by drsxj
How Bill Killed Jack Strawhan 4:39 Read by drsxj
Bill Mulvey’s Last Row 2:44 Read by drsxj
A Fight with Fifteen Soldiers 5:27 Read by Itsjustlib
A Death Fight with Texas Gamblers 4:50 Read by Deon Gines
A Reward of $5,000 in Gold Offered for Bill’s Heart 4:17 Read by Deon Gines
Bill Thompson’s Fatal Surprise 3:33 Read by Deon Gines
Wild Bill makes Twenty Men Ask an Apology 2:45 Read by fdneal
Bill’s Fight with Phil Cole’s Cousin 3:34 Read by Deon Gines
Removes to Kansas City 4:00 Read by Deon Gines
A Prize Fight in a Chicago Billiard Room 2:04 Read by Deon Gines
Bill’s Marriage to Mrs. Lake 2:06 Read by Deon Gines
Makes his Debut on the Stage 1:56 Read by Deon Gines
Bill’s Last Trip to the Black Hills 2:29 Read by Deon Gines
Assassination of Wild Bill 14:24 Read by Jothi Tharavant
Jack McCall Pays the Penalty 1:52 Read by Richard Corfield
Wild Bill’s Remains Exhumed and found to be Petrified 4:40 Read by Deon Gines
Idiosyncraces of Bill—His Belief in Spirits 4:54 Read by cheeni
Bill’s Wonderful Accuracy of Aim 3:14 Read by cheeni
Black Nell, the Wonderful Mare 5:10 Read by Jairus Amar
Conclusion—Does Bill Deserve a Monument? 5:35 Read by Jothi Tharavant


(3 stars)

Story was ruined by the terrible accents of the narrators, one sound like he had marbles in his mouth. To bad they ruined the story…


(3 stars)

The content while interesting was disjointed. It jumped around leaving gaps. Although there were many readers it was well done.

Very Well Written

(3 stars)

Very well written story! Some of the non-American accents were somewhat challenging to understand.

(5 stars)

a wild story about Wild Bill. he was crazy. well narrated.