Retail pak Simon & Schuster Audio 1996
CS ISBN 0671536451 $17.00 Two cassettes
In a prequel to Watson's MONTANA 1948, listeners glimpse members of several generations of the Hayden clan. The production presents a series of vignettes about brothers Frank and Wesley Hayden as teenagers; their father Julian's early homesteading; and Len, Sheriff Hayden's long-time deputy. Bridges's gravelly voice reflects the rough edges of the American West early in this century. His pace is slow, methodical, even, and delivers unhurried storytelling. Voice and tone suit the stories well, and Bridges builds an intimate relationship with the listener through this presentation. Nice alone or complementing Watson's later tale. R.F.W. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 96]
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