I definitely would listen to this book again. Louis L'Amour is a great writer telling a wonderful story. This isn't a western per se but is a timeless story.
Joe Mack's escape was a very memorable moment in the book. The vastness of the country he escaped into makes you wonder if he truly escaped or if he is just in another type of prison.
Mr. Strathairn has a wonderful voice and uses it to the fullest giving accents to the characters who need it and each one is slightly different. Listening to him tell the story takes you further into the story than if you read it yourself.
Near the end of the story Joe Mack asks a native at the coast to leave his kayak and says in a round about way that he will be taking it. His respectful tone to the native requesting the favor and the fact that he is following the trip of his ancestors was very moving.
I haven't read the print version so I cannot say if it was better or not.
The story was a first person account of events so there was only the one character. He was believable though and I enjoyed his account.
His voice is quite good for narration and he made the story both believable and enjoyable even though it was spooky.
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