Read by Roger Melin

(4.7 stars; 149 reviews)

Action, intrigue, and a touch of romance in the farthest reaches of northern Canada. Sergeant Billy MacVeigh of the Canadian Northwest Mounted, with his only partner Pelliter are the only official representatives in the lonely and desolate reaches of Point Fullerton, hundreds of miles from the next nearest outpost, and from any civilization. Both are nearing the end of their service in those regions, and their main function has been to try to find the elusive murderer Scottie Deane, and if they happen upon anybody trading in Eskimo women to haul them in also. Then one day, one of those traders happens to show up at their cabin, and what follows is some close calls and long trips across the barrens of northern Canada that uncovers clues to the whereabouts of the notorious Scottie Deane and his wife, and all deal with near death experiences primarily due to loneliness, bitter cold, and fatigue, not to mention the red death. Will they find Deane and his wife? If so, what affect will he have on them and their respective conditions? (Summary by Roger Melin) (6 hr 50 min)


01 - The Most Terrible Thing in the World 19:27 Read by Roger Melin
02 - Billy Meets the Woman 11:38 Read by Roger Melin
03 - In Honor of the Living 24:08 Read by Roger Melin
04 - The Man-Hunters 23:49 Read by Roger Melin
05 - Billy Follows Isobel 20:40 Read by Roger Melin
06 - The Fight 18:20 Read by Roger Melin
07 - The Madness of Pelliter 19:59 Read by Roger Melin
08 - Little Mystery 17:02 Read by Roger Melin
09 - The Secret of the Dead 18:32 Read by Roger Melin
10 - In Defiance of the Law 20:59 Read by Roger Melin
11 - The Night of Peril 12:15 Read by Roger Melin
12 - Little Mystery Finds Her Own 23:08 Read by Roger Melin
13 - The Two Gods 16:16 Read by Roger Melin
14 - The Snow-Man 7:20 Read by Roger Melin
15 - Le Mort Rouge - and Isobel 19:05 Read by Roger Melin
16 - The Law - Murderer of Men 21:19 Read by Roger Melin
17 - Isobel Faces the Abyss 16:39 Read by Roger Melin
18 - The Fulfillment of a Promise 21:29 Read by Roger Melin
19 - A Pilgrimage to the Barren 15:51 Read by Roger Melin
20 - The Letter 10:54 Read by Roger Melin
21 - The Fighting Spark 11:17 Read by Roger Melin
22 - Into the South 22:22 Read by Roger Melin
23 - At the End of the Trail 17:54 Read by Roger Melin


Wonderful Story

(5 stars)

What a wonderful story. Full of survival and heart. I particularly enjoy this reader as well.


(5 stars)

I loved the suspense, drama, and interaction with the natives. Not to mention the love story with suspense! I will definitely listen to this again! Oh, I'd be remiss not to mention that Roger is an amazing reader!!

Adventure and Romance

(5 stars)

If you’re looking for a diversion from modern day woes, this story is perfect. It’s s wilderness saga of love and sacrifice . Great escape from the busy-ness of today!

another great read

(5 stars)

A bit overwrought but a sweet story of a love struck man in the wilderness. I like Curwood the more for being SUCH a romantic.


(5 stars)

Curwood surprises (and fools) me again. Don't miss this powerful love story set in the barrens of the North. Bravo, Melin.

Great Story

(5 stars)

Excellent reader. A love story filled with action, suspense, and adventure. Never a dull moment. I loved it!

(5 stars)

EXCELLENT like the rest of Curwood/Milen combos.... thanks LibriVox going to find next Curwood/Milen combo hope there's still more.🍀🦫✌🏼🤞🏼


(5 stars)

love this story , thank you so much for your time roger..