Trade Ed. Otis Audio 2003
CS ISBN 1591830109 $24.95 Four cassettes
Don't cross Smoke Jensen, don't threaten his friends or family, and NEVER threaten the wholesome or innocent within his purview. Big Max Huggins should have known that. His ignorance leads to Western entertainment on a grand scale, as Jensen, the Mountain Man, brings backbone to a town that Huggins and his army of outlaws plan to pillage. Doug van Liew voices the taciturn Jensen and his colorful compatriots, and brings grizzled nastiness to the villains. The sound effects are a bit over the top, but a welcome addition to audio fiction, even if they're sometimes ham-handed. A brash and energetic listen, riddled with lead. D.J.B.
(c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 04]