I love this more modern story by L'Amour. It puts the reader directly into the frozen tundra of Siberia and takes him on a tremendous journey. This is a story to read again and again (and again).
The incredible detail.
Strathairn's voice is the perfect voice for the main character. Steady, yet with emotion and inflection, his voice adds to the immersion in the story.
The book is of such quality that I wanted to wait until a chapter break if I had to stop listening.
A perfect story for a trip, commute, or around the house.
the (militia) riflemen: these men were absolutely free and would die before seeing liberty taken from them
mouth noise aaaarrrggggg
I was anticipating the next battle, the next feud, the next crisis. Beyond that I grew frustrated at the narrators use of the dramatic pause for (seemingly) every mark of punctuation. Also, there was a tremendous amount of "mouth noises" i.e. loud sighing, smacking lips.
Despite my frustration with the narrator, the writing quality coupled with the attention to detail made the book well worth the inconveniences. I commend the authors research and accuracy.
How much can a soul endure? This bitter-sweet book will take away any complaints you may have about your life. It is a documentation of how to destroy men and then how a precious few find a way to overcome unspeakable anguish.
How the main character finds release from all his afflictions.
Louis, of course.
Over the last half of the book the antagonists go to such inhumane lengths to hurt and injure that you truly experience a deep, burning hatred for a time.
I find it hard to believe that anyone could go through so much. These men were made of a steel that is incomprehensible to today's video gamer generation.
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