Library Ed. Recorded Books 2003
CS ISBN 1788794450 $66.00 Seven cassettes
Rusty Shannon is a young rancher turned Texas Ranger who's returning to his land on the Red River to marry his girl and settle down. In this family saga, Rusty finds "Badger Boy," a white boy in Indian dress whom he returns to the Comanches after his white family rejects him. Jonathan Davis depicts hero Rusty in a strong, precise voice while developing gruff voices for villains and soldiers. He uses accents, as well as pitch and speed variations, effectively to portray the characters touched by Rusty. Davis's low-key, powerful delivery reminds listeners that storytelling is an art, one which he and Kelton have both mastered. S.C.A.
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