Author Fedarko recounts the true adventure of a speed run through the Grand Canyon in a wooden boat during the terrifying 1983 flood. Narrator Paul Michael Garcia grabs listeners' attention right away with his ominous tone. There are some side trips, though, that are less gripping. The early sections of the audiobook provide background information on such things as the Spanish exploration of the region and dam building. It's interesting but a bit long. Garcia's graceful voice works well for the descriptions of the canyon’s beauty, but some listeners may still feel like listening to the book’s opening and then skipping to the second half. From there, Garcia delivers the drama of the run itself with every word, for an edge-of-the-seat thrill. Listeners will want to keep going to the last drop to learn the Emerald Mile crew's fortunes. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2015]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2014
CD ISBN 9781481509121 $39.95 Fourteen CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-4815-0909-1 $22.95
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2014
CD ISBN 9781481509107 $118.00 Fourteen CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781481509114 $29.95 Two MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781481509060 multiple sources
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