Rupert Degas did an unbelievable job giving life to all the different characters, male and female, old and young. I would give him 5 stars definitely. The story itself, I'm not so sure. I frequently did not understand what was going on.
I noticed that several people had negative comments about the narrator, and I felt compelled to add my two cents. I thought the narrator was excellent. Each character in the novel had a different voice, and I instantly knew who was talking at all times. Matthew's voice, although performed by a woman, is attractive and well-modulated, and I was easily able to believe it was a man's voice. Great job!
Fans of adventure stories will love this book. Certainly the rescue of Nome, Alaska from a 1925 diptheria epidemic is an exciting story. Gay and Laney Salisbury's book also includes a lot of Alaskan history and information about Eskimo culture. Their careful research and attention to detail make their stories about the dog drivers and especially the sled dogs positively riveting.
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