The story is one that reflects incredible daring by those who held the dream of fabulous wealth. The story is also reflective of the less desirable elements including greed, cruelty, and suffering. Here is a drama of superb magnitude, embracing characters that hold the listener in unabated interest right down to the intense climax.
©1910 Robert W Service; (P)2005 Books in Motion
I listen in the car commuting 2 hours a day. This book kept my attention for hours. Boiled down it is a love story amid terrible circumstances. Historically accurate with very detailed character development often I would drive slower home just to listen to the next development.
Yes, I have recommended this book to several friends.
The story is amazing in it's stark realalism. Man's lust for gold is amazing. The pain and suffering for a relatively worthless metal is overwhelming. The cruelty is just shocking.
The main character, the story teller, really won me over. I'd be proud to call him my friend.
Very melodramatic with one dimensional characters and lots of inaccuracies in dealing the gold rush. Don't waste your money.
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