Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Mounted Police Life in Canada : a record of thirty-one years’ service (1916)

Official Blurb

Learn more about the famous and respected Royal Canadian Mounted Police. This book is the personal recollections of one ‘Mountie’; his life, experiences and trials as an officer in a new frontier – The Canadian Northwest.

My Review

As a memoir this book is well written and always interesting. It follows the exploits and life of a man who leads from the front and has some firm ideas about how the law should be implemented.

The general outline of the book is a series of anecdotes and interesting cases and situations that the officer in question has been involved in. Ranging from dealing with foreign dignitaries to cattle thieves and gun toting "Indians", the telling is always well delivered and is never boring. The author has the knack of limiting his tales to the pertinent facts and only including stories that have some element of interest to the reader/listener.

The reader is an experienced librivox reader has a good delivery, so if you have any interest in the history covered I think your going to like this one.

Reading 3/3
Production 2/3
Story 2/3

Total Score 7/9

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