Narrator Charles Huddleston powerfully presents the seven-week manhunt for accused thief Albert Johnson carried out by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the Northern Territories in the 1930s. The raw wilderness, extreme weather (45 degrees below zero), scarcity of radios and airplanes, and dedicated police and civilians are realistic and riveting. Huddleston excels at portraying vicious gunfights and heartbreaking deaths. Most compelling is Johnson himself, who speaks little. But descriptions of his homemade snowshoes, his limited provisions, and his fortitude against insurmountable odds are exceptionally well rendered. Depictions of 1930s policing, life in remote Canada, and Johnson himself, whose background was never determined, make this true story hard to resist. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2021]
Digital Download Helena Katz 2021
DD ISBN $6.95
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