• The Captivity of the Oatman Girls

  • The History of the Young Sisters Who Were Abducted by Native Americans in the 1850s
  • By: Charles River Editors
  • Narrated by: Scott Clem
  • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Military
  • 3.1 out of 5 stars (123 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

On the North American continent, Native American tribes carried out abductions against the new European settlers from the time they first set foot on eastern shores. Some of the women taken in the colonial to early American period went on to become respected figures in their new environments, while others lived out their lives as slaves. Various tribes perceived the historical value of women's social personalities through different prisms, and even those groups living in the same region often exhibited dissimilar behavior toward them. For some of the more aggressive tribal societies, to commit atrocities against women and their children engaged the same mindset as that adopted for male-to-male warfare. What European sensibilities failed to grasp, despite the home continent's own lurid history, was that the numerous indigenous cultures of North America were already in the habit of perpetrating such abductions against each other and had for thousands of years.

©2017 Charles River Editors (P)2017 Charles River Editors

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Worst narrator ever, couldn’t listen more than 10 minutes

I was so excited to listen to this book, sounded like a fascinating story/ when the narratoe’s viice came in, I was jolted. I absolutely cannot believe this nan was “hired” to read this book. His diction is not clear, his speed is random, and his voice is like nails on a chalkboard, to me. His inflection and way of telling the story is horrible. Awful. It should be re-recorded, stat.

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  • K
  • 03-16-21

PLEASE have it re-read by a human not a computer

PLEASE have it re-read by a human not a computer. If I was the author I would be mortified that Audible did this to my book.

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HORRIBLE ANNOYING VOICEOVER!

I can’t even comprehend the story due to the annoying male voice used to read. Too bad we can’t change the voice over. Shame.....it ruined the story.

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Narration difficult/unpleasant to listen to.

Narration difficult/unpleasant to listen to. It sounds like it is generated by artificial intelligence.

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Terrible

Narrator sounds like a robot. Waste of time and credit. Do not purchase this book.

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Terrible narration

I usually read reviews and just didn’t this time and I’m glad I got this one for my free monthly credit because if I didn’t I’d ask for my money back. This is terribly narrated! It sounds like a computer trying to tell the story! It’s really too bad because the story sounded like it was well written.

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Terrible reader

Too bad because seems like an interesting story otherwise just can’t bare to listen to it

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Boring

I thought this would be a good biographical book but couldn’t even make it through the first title. I hate I wasted my credit on this book

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Good story

Very interesting story.
Some facts hard to understand from narration. I think a movie about this would be worth seeing.

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  • KK
  • 10-30-21

Captivity

I’m sure the story is probably good but I couldn’t get passed the guys going that was reading the story. What a monotone bore.

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  • Louise
  • 03-27-21

Interesting

I found the book very interesting. It gave an insight into something I know nothing about. It took me a while to tune in to the narrator who has a rather strong accent.