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Susan Carter

Escondido, CA United States
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-19-11

Excellent Narration

I noticed that several people had negative comments about the narrator, and I felt compelled to add my two cents. I thought the narrator was excellent. Each character in the novel had a different voice, and I instantly knew who was talking at all times. Matthew's voice, although performed by a woman, is attractive and well-modulated, and I was easily able to believe it was a man's voice. Great job!

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-23-10

Fantastic narrator

Rupert Degas did an unbelievable job giving life to all the different characters, male and female, old and young. I would give him 5 stars definitely. The story itself, I'm not so sure. I frequently did not understand what was going on.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-04

The Cruelest Miles Makes Exciting Reading

Fans of adventure stories will love this book. Certainly the rescue of Nome, Alaska from a 1925 diptheria epidemic is an exciting story. Gay and Laney Salisbury's book also includes a lot of Alaskan history and information about Eskimo culture. Their careful research and attention to detail make their stories about the dog drivers and especially the sled dogs positively riveting.

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14 of 14 people found this review helpful