This audiobook is set in a world in which hippopotamuses are imported into Louisiana marshes for use as meat animals. Sparked by an outlandish but real legislative proposal, this tale, set in the 1890s, is given its satirical bite by narrator Peter Berkrot. It is Berkrot who brings to life its collection of rogues, led by Winslow Houndstooth, who seeks to cull the wild hippos penned in a dangerous region of the bayou. An assemblage of accents, Houndstooth's crew includes a Creole con artist, a Latina assassin, and a demolition expert. Berkrot's verbal dexterity allows listeners to savor this bizarre alternative Western in which riders mount hippos instead of horses. This volume offers just an enticing nibble of Gailey's promising series. D.E.M. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2018]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2017
DD ISBN $9.99
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