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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John J. Jacobson Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN: 9781455195282
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Lincoln Smith, a young Texan living at the beginning of the twentieth century, thinks of himself as the last true cowboy. He longs for the days of the Old West, when men like his father, a famous Texas Ranger, lived by a chivalric code. But he finds himself hopelessly out of time and place in the fast-changing US of the new century. When he gets his heart broken by a modern maiden who doesn’t appreciate his anachronistic tendencies, he does what any sensible young romantic would do: he joins the French Foreign Legion.

On his way to an ancient and exotic country at the edge of the Sahara, Lincoln encounters a number of curious characters and strange adventures, from a desert hermit who can slow up time to a battle with a crocodile cult that worships the god of death. He meets them all with his own charming brand of courage and resourcefulness.

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  • “Narrator Grover Gardner’s old-fashioned cowpoke charm is a perfect choice for this turn-of-the-century adventure story. Listeners will find that Gardner’s consistent pace and modest twang deliver well through the entire journey, much like a reliable cow horse across the plains—or, as in this case, a camel across the Sahara…Gardner sprinkles Lincoln’s gullibility with chivalric ingenuity and subtle humor.”


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    " I was wishing they were by the end. "

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About the Author

John J. Jacobson spent much of his youth on the beaches and riding the waves of Southern California, Hawaii, and Mexico during the classic days of the surf culture. Like many of that generation, he attended a number of schools, “cramming four years of college into ten.” Among others degrees, he has an MA in literature from Claremont Graduate University. He lives in western Washington, where he occasionally enjoys the frosty waves of the Northwest.

About the Narrator

Grover Gardner (a.k.a. Tom Parker) is an award-winning narrator with over eight hundred titles to his credit. Named one of the “Best Voices of the Century” and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he has won three prestigious Audie Awards, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned thirty-seven Earphones Awards.