Black Hills: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Dan Simmons

Narrated By: Erik Davies, Michael Mcconnohie

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: February 2010

Duration: 21 hours 0 minutes


Paha Sapa, a young Sioux warrior, first encounters General George Armstrong Custer as Custer lies dying on the battlefield at Little Bighorn. He believes--as do the holy men of his tribe--that the legendary general's ghost entered him at that moment and will remain with him until Sapa convinces him to leave.

In BLACK HILLS, Dan Simmons weaves the stories of Paha Sapa and Custer together seamlessly, depicting a violent and tumultuous time in the history of Native Americans and the United States Army. Haunted by the voice of the general his people called 'Long Hair,' Paha Sapa lives a long life, driven by a dramatic vision he experiences in the Black Hills that are his tribe's homeland. As an explosives worker on the massive Mount Rushmore project, he may finally be rid of his ghosts--on the very day FDR comes to South Dakota to dedicate the Jefferson face.


  • Anonymous

    When I ordered this book, I wasn't sure what to expect. I found the main character to be enthralling and I loved how the writer painted a picture of America in the late 1800s and early 1900s from the view of a disenfranchised Native American. Its a long story, but I was never bored with it.

  • Anonymous

    Compelling story of a fictional character who is an eyewitness to events from American history. Paha Sapa is subject to the spiritual side that is currently popularly associated with the Native Americans and the narrative of his visions and dreams can require a little patience. All in all however, the story is credible and informative about events of the time, actual historical characters involved and Lakota culture. Probably not a "quick listen" for entertainment purposes.

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