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World, Chase Me Down

Andrew Hilleman

A rousing, suspenseful debut novel-True Grit meets Catch Me If You Can-based on the forgotten true story of a Robin Hood of the American frontier who pulls off the first successful kidnapping for ransom in U.S. history. Once the most wanted man in America, Pat Crowe is a forgotten folk hero who captivated the nation as an outlaw for economic justice. World, Chase Me Down resurrects him, telling the electrifying story of the first great crime of the last century: how in 1900 the out-of-work former butcher kidnapped the teenage son of Omaha's wealthiest meatpacking tycoon for a ransom of $25,000 in gold, and then burgled, safe-cracked, and bond-jumped his way across the country and beyond, inciting a manhunt that was dubbed "the thrill of the nation" and a showdown in the court of public opinion between the haves and have-nots-all the while plotting a return to the woman he never stopped loving. As if channeling Mark Twain and Charles Portis, Andrew Hilleman has given us a character who is bawdy and soulful, grizzled, salty, and hard-drinking, and with a voice as unforgettable as that of Lucy Marsden in Alan Gurganus's Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All-an anti-hero you can't help rooting for.

A rousing, suspenseful debut novel-True Grit meets Catch Me If You Can-based on the forgotten true story of a Robin Hood of the American frontier who pulls off the first successful kidnapping for ransom in U.S. history. Once the most wanted man in America, Pat Crowe is a forgotten folk hero who captivated the nation as an outlaw for economic justice. World, Chase Me Down resurrects him, telling the electrifying story of the first great crime of the last century: how in 1900 the out-of-work former butcher kidnapped the teenage son of Omaha's wealthiest meatpacking tycoon for a ransom of $25,000 in gold, and then burgled, safe-cracked, and bond-jumped his way across the country and beyond, inciting a manhunt that was dubbed "the thrill of the nation" and a showdown in the court of public opinion between the haves and have-nots-all the while plotting a return to the woman he never stopped loving. As if channeling Mark Twain and Charles Portis, Andrew Hilleman has given us a character who is bawdy and soulful, grizzled, salty, and hard-drinking, and with a voice as unforgettable as that of Lucy Marsden in Alan Gurganus's Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All-an anti-hero you can't help rooting for.
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A rousing, suspenseful debut novel-True Grit meets Catch Me If You Can-based on the forgotten true story of a Robin Hood of the American frontier who pulls off the first successful kidnapping for ransom in U.S. history. Once the most wanted man in America, Pat Crowe is a forgotten folk hero who captivated the nation as an outlaw for economic justice. World, Chase Me Down resurrects him, telling the electrifying story of the first great crime of the last century: how in 1900 the out-of-work former butcher kidnapped the teenage son of Omaha's wealthiest meatpacking tycoon for a ransom of $25,000 in gold, and then burgled, safe-cracked, and bond-jumped his way across the country and beyond, inciting a manhunt that was dubbed "the thrill of the nation" and a showdown in the court of public opinion between the haves and have-nots-all the while plotting a return to the woman he never stopped loving. As if channeling Mark Twain and Charles Portis, Andrew Hilleman has given us a character who is bawdy and soulful, grizzled, salty, and hard-drinking, and with a voice as unforgettable as that of Lucy Marsden in Alan Gurganus's Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All-an anti-hero you can't help rooting for.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tim Gerard Reynolds

Length:

14h 41m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

22:25


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

15:33


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

13:11


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

16:24


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

16:15


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

19:57


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

38:19


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

08:00


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

25:45


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

10:53


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

18:36


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

18:36


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

21:49


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

28:38


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

28:23


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

12:21


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

23:03


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

27:18


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

44:22


Part 1, Chapter 19
Part 1, Chapter 19

26:04


Part 1, Chapter 20
Part 1, Chapter 20

26:53


Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 1

12:37


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

15:59


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

20:51


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

28:00


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

11:03


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

19:59


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

27:28


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

22:30


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

18:16


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

22:31


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

09:34


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

18:44


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

20:22


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

17:58


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

38:01


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

32:44


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

43:34


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

11:28


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

26:17


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

00:33