After his family is killed by a pack of rabid wolves, Jefferson Gray survives the horrid disease himself, with the aid of a Cherokee medicine man. But, unfortunately, he cannot banish the hatred that dwells within him: an animosity toward dangerous game, particularly timber wolves.
Fifteen years have passed. Timber Gray is known throughout the western territories as a seasoned tracker and hunter: a man who can conquer any threat for the right price, be it grizzly, mountain lion, or, his specialty, wolves. But can Timber tackle his greatest challenge - a pack of 50 wolves led by the legendary Cripplefoot? Such insurmountable odds, combined with an approaching blizzard and a band of renegade bounty hunters, would seem to be certain death to most men. But, to Timber Gray, it is only another reason for staying alive..
©2010 Ronald Kelly (P)2012 David N. Wilson
What was Brad Smith thinking? I have liked him when interviewed or participating in NPR's wait wait don't tell me or some of his own performances..but he is completely unequipped to read a book. His voice is hesitant and , although unique, is flat , monotonous and almost totally without inflection.
He brings nothing to the story and in fact detracts from the charters and descriptions .
The only reason I gave the number of starts was to be generous to the story.
I love Larry McMurty lonesome dove series for example and this is somewhat reminiscent of those westerns (although a 2 dimensional reflection of those wonderfully written books).
Still, I would have been entertained by the story and main character if I was reading it or if it was read by a more talented actor.
The problem is, a reader must ACT THE PARTS to make a story live. This effort , or lack of it ,was an embarrassing failure since Brad Smith is not an actor and is also a bad reader of anything except perhaps his own writing.
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