Gold fever swept the world in 1897. The chance for untold riches sent thousands of dreamers on a perilous trek toward their fortunes, failures, or deaths. Follow four English aristocrats and their Irish servant as they misguidedly haul their dreams across cruel Canadian terrain toward the Klondike gold fields.
"The best novel of James Michener's career. " (Milwaukee Journal)
"Stunning...Michener at his best." (Houston Chronicle)
"Michener brings sharply into focus the hardships encountered by those who dreamed of striking it rich." (Associated Press)
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Historical relevance and cultural discriptions were true Michener. However, the story was abreviated and the characters undeveloped. The narration was boringly mundane and without inflection. So glad to have finished it and will take the reviews more seriously before my next audio purchase.
No. My friends would not listen past the first half hour of this narration. They could read a travel book of the gold rush era and find it more exciting.
This narrator is like listening to a monotone professor in a required class...ugh!
Yes, avoid narrations by Larry McKeever.
- Lisa Burden