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The Sumatra Encounter

*****Bloodcurdling Adventure ***** Performance *****Story *****Overall Review by Rox Burkey

Gayne Young delivers a heart-pounding, action-packed adventure inside the Sumatra rainforest. The discoveries by a renowned archeologist in the 1930s include far more than old bones and pottery, with terrifying results delivered rapid-fire. Each word in this horrifying story is selected to describe the environment, characters, and animals completely without waste. There is no doubt that an eight-foot beast, with rust-colored fur, over eight hundred pounds with three-inch yellow fangs, exhaling putrid breath shouldn’t be provoked.

Jack Taylor, professional tiger hunter, is a tough, unforgiving, no-nonsense man. He deals with gang leaders, thieves, and wild animals in the same manner—to win. The untamed region of Sumatra calls part-time hunters, scientists, and explorers to visit, which cultivates greed and power struggles. Each character has an agenda with interactions driving superb storytelling through unexpected threads entwined to keep readers and listeners engaged.

Kevin Perkins delivers a flawless narration with distinctive voices for each of the deliciously complex characters who venture into the perilous unknown, armed and dangerous. Listeners are taken on a wild, non-stop adventure with various deadly encounters vividly described in grisly, primeval terms. The pace, tone, and perfect pauses engross readers in the story alongside the characters.    

Fans of unexpected action and adventure wishing for an unexpected thrill will stay on the edge of their seat with the revelations found inside Bigfoot: The Sumatra Encounter. Are Gigantopithecus black still hiding and thriving in Indonesia? I highly recommend listening or reading to make your own decision.

About the Author

If you mixed Ernest Hemingway, Robert Ruark, Hunter S. Thompson, and four shots of tequila in a blender, a “Gayne Young” is what you’d call the drink! Gayne C. Young is the author of the Red Frontier Series, Murder Hornets, the Primal Force series, The Troop, Sumatra, Bug Hunt, Teddy Roosevelt: Sasquatch Hunter, Vikings: The Bigfoot Saga, Editor-at-Large for Field Ethos Journal, former Editor-in-Chief of North American Hunter and North American Fisherman – both part of CBS Sports -and a columnist for and feature contributor to Outdoor Life and Sporting Classics magazines. His work has appeared in magazines such as Petersen’s Hunting, Texas Sporting Journal, Sports Afield, Gray’s Sporting Journal, Under Wild Skies, Hunter’s Horn, Spearfishing, and many others. In January 2011, Gayne C. Young became the first American outdoor writer to interview Russian Prime Minister, and former Russian President, Vladimir Putin. Visit Gayne at

About the Narrator

Voice-Actor Kevin Perkins

Kevin Perkins is a part-time voice actor and audiobook narrator.  While he has completed many small voice-over projects, he is most passionate about bringing stories to life with storytelling and has performed on many audiobook recordings, including “The Red Frontier” series by Gayne C. Young, the “Eden’s Angels” collection by Gary Beene, “The Burning Storm” series by Joey Richardson, and many others.  Most of his audiobook performances can be found on Audible and iTunes. 

He is currently employed as a software implementation specialist and lives in central Texas with his wife, sister-in-law, and two dogs, where he also enjoys woodworking, playing music, and adventuring. 

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