The Old West is filled with stories in which one man stands in the way of progress, and that is the case with this in this contemporary tale. Tough-as-an-old-saddle Wes Hendricks has no interest in selling his dusty ranch to make way for a new lake intended to draw tourists to the depressed west Texas town of Big River. Narrator George Guidall is a magician at creating a world in which well-drawn characters speak their truths and stand up to extraordinary pressure from the town, including the strong-arm tactics of the local sheriff. Wes's grandson adds a level of tenderness to the mix as this heartfelt melodrama unfolds. Guidall creates the gravelly tone of a man who's had a hard-fought life while portraying the antagonists with just the right level of scorn in his voice. R.O. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2019]
Library Ed. Recorded Books 2018
CD ISBN 9781490679556 $56.75 Eight CDs
DD ISBN 9781490679563 $51.00
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