Sterling Point Books

  • by Pierre Berton
  • Narrated by Andy Caploe
  • 4 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Klondike gold rush, which occurred between 1896 and 1899, was one of the strangest outbreaks of "gold fever" ever to take place. With news of California's rush still fresh in their minds, thousands of men with get-rich-quick dreams hurried to stake out claims in the Yukon. But they did not count on the murderous weather...or the severe mountain passes that protected the gold.Among those who came with high hopes were author Pierre Berton's parents; here, he presents vividly written, firsthand accounts of the gunfights, con men, avalanches, frostbite, and starvation people endured. It is an amazing and unforgettable true story of superhuman challenges, death-defying adventure, and lifelong friendships.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Could have been much better

This book has OK information, but doesn't tell it in a very storylike manner. For example, it never really gets in to the miners lives or about the actual mining! The pre-stampede narrative is good though.

The narrators emphasis is all wrong and sounds somewhat condescending and is dramatic at all the wrong times.

Surely there are better choices.
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- Laura Michelle

Great and profound story, enjoyable and thrilling

If you could sum up Sterling Point Books in three words, what would they be?

powerful, funny, engaging


What was one of the most memorable moments of Sterling Point Books?

the stories that described the discovery of the gold, and the ones describing the end of the dream for so many.


What does Andy Caploe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His voice has a great gravity to it, as well as humor


If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

can't say.


Any additional comments?

I found out about Berton thru his illustrated book on the Klondike, full of amazing pictures. an incredible collection. His narrative is just as evocative.

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- waylon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-01-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios