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Publisher's Summary

Gabriel Du Pré, the old Montana fiddler at the center of Peter Bowen's atmospheric, engrossing series set in the dirty, dusty Montana that's rarely featured in travel brochures, has a knack for finding trouble. Or rather, trouble has a knack for finding him. There's a rumor going around that Du Pré and his old sorceror friend Benetsee have come across a parcel containing the lost journals of Lewis and Clark, and outsiders, drawn by the spirit of the legendary explorers, are beginning to invade Toussaint.

Du Pré won't say whether he's got the journals or not, preferring his usual routine of cigarettes, a whiskey ditch or two and a few fiddling gigs up and down Montana's highways to getting involved in this controversy. Benetsee isn't talking, either, but when a journalist goes a little too far in trying to get the story of the lost journals, and the two men's friends and family are put squarely in the face of danger, Du Pré doesn't have much choice but to wade in and set things right.

The Gabriel Du Pré mysteries have become required reading for fans of the vanishing West, and Peter Bowen's storytelling talent continues to thrive in The Tumbler, a dazzling entry in what has become a classic series.

©2004 Peter Bowen (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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  • Aubrey
  • 26-09-2021

pret' good!

loved it, I think Jim Meskimen does an excellent job with character voices, each identifiable and unique to the character. the cadence of some of the accents in this series can take some getting used to, but that's what reverse replay is for.

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  • L. Mac
  • 07-02-2014

hated this reading

What was most disappointing about Peter Bowen’s story?

Couldn't understand the reader. he spoke too fast and did not enunciate words. it became an annoying droning of words. after several playbacks, we just couldn't get interested in the story and we had to bail on the story.

What didn’t you like about Jim Meskimen’s performance?

his voice inflections, speed & elocution. he completely lost the ambling demeanor of DuPre.. we wont listen to any more of these because of it

Any additional comments?

we had loved the DuPre character in previous novels but he became completely lost with this reader.

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