"This exciting tale concludes Paulsen's series about a youth, Francis Tucket, who has been kidnapped by Indians and is now seeking his family in 1849. Accompanied by two young companions, he travels to the Oregon country, enduring the elements and surviving marauders. Some of the action is violent and described graphically. Jones's deep voice is constant and steady, giving a wonderfully unhurried performance. His vocal characterizations are consistent. Young people will take to this story of perseverance, survival, and ultimate success. M.T.F. (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine"