This is the first story of the author's that I listened to. I had previously tried to read the book and got derailed by a lot of detail and description. It was much easier for me to listen to, and was really interesting. I found myself wanting to hear more of the story and being disappointed when I didn't have time. I really love to hear stories about places I'm familiar with, and this was full of them. The only part I didn't like was the narrator not being able to pronounce NW locations. That didn't have anything to do with the story, but when you're familiar with a place you want it pronounced correctly. The story was so engaging, slightly familiar (Lewis & Clark) but turned so that it wasn't the same old thing, I absolutely LOVED the strong female lead! I flowed like I wanted it to, the characters developed in a way that miss anything, and all the gross, gory, nasty stuff is described perfectly.