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The story of Soapy Smith is a TV series waiting to happen, with all the action, intrigue, and back-story to keep any audience captivated. Spude expertly separates the fact from legend with terrific insight but it was the narration that brought the story to life for me. Gray's voice pulls you into the story of the frontier city Skagway, the politics of the time, Soapy's gang, and the infamous con-man and crime boss himself - Jefferson "Soapy" Smith. This is a must "listen-to" for anyone who wants the real story of Soapy Smith!
When listening this book when I’m driving to work, I learned a lot of the people in Skagway, Alaska during the gold rush days. the author, Spude, has research and reveal Soapy Smith who was painted as an awesome villain of the past wasn’t really awesome.
As for Spude’s writing, it seems a little elementary when I was listening to it. The opening chapters seems like a middle school students when they write their essays. The story itself has a nice flow to it, but wasn’t one of my favorite stories to listen to.
As for the narrator, Gray is one of my favorite narrator in the audio book world. He has a great sense of storytelling.