Library Ed. Recorded Books 2003
CS ISBN 1402544352 $56.00 Six cassettes
CD ISBN 1402557582 $69.00/ $13.50(R) Seven CDs
Jack Garrett's rich baritone adds fervor to Johnstone's graphic story of murder and revenge in the mountains of the American West. Smoke Jensen, cattle-rancher and gunslinger, treats his ranch hands as family, and when Lazarus Cain injures one fatally, Smoke is bent on putting him in jail. The characters are mainly cowboys; many are greedy thieves, but Garrett finds unique, rugged voices for all. His impeccable reading leaves no quaint Western euphemism unturned. Garrett communicates age differences and regional accents with a variety of speech patterns and easily maintains the flow and tension of the adventure. S.C.A.
(c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 04]