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Captured, The: A True Story of Abduction by Indians on the Texas Frontier
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Captured, The: A True Story of Abduction by Indians on the Texas Frontier

Written By - Scott Zesch
Narrated By - Grover Gardner
Published By : Blackstone Audio Inc
Runtime : 10 hours
Categories : Historical
Price : $34.95 $23.95
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Drawing on his tenacious research and interviews with the captives descendants, Zesch compiles a gripping account of the lives of these children as they lived and traveled with their Indian captors.A fascinating, meticulously documented chronicle of the often-painful confrontations between whites and Indians during the final years of Indian Territory. Booklist

A carefully written, well-researched contribution to Western historyand to a promising new genre: the anthropology of the stolen. Kirkus Reviews

Highly recommended.Library Journal

In 1870, ten-year-old Adolph Korn was kidnapped by Indians. He thrived in the Comanches rough, nomadic existence, quickly becoming one of the tribes fiercest warriors. Forcibly returned to his parents after three years, Korn never adjusted to life in white society. He spent his last years living in a cave, all but forgotten by his family.

Then Scott Zesch stumbled upon his great-great-great-uncles grave. Determined to understand how such a good boy could have become Indianized so completely, Zesch traveled across the West, digging through archives, speaking with Comanche elders, and tracking eight other child captives from the region with hauntingly similar experiences.

With a historians rigor and a novelists eye, Zesch paints a vivid portrait of life on the Texas frontier in The Captured and offers one of the few nonfiction accounts of captivity.

Scott Zesch grew up on a ranch in Mason, Texas. He is a freelance writer who divides him time between New York City and Art, Texas.

Grover Gardner, named one of the "Best Voices of the Century" by AudioFile magazine, has recorded more than five hundred audiobooks. He is the recipient of more than thirteen Earphones Awards as well as an Audie Award. In addition to narrating, he has an active career as an actor and stage director. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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