Pursuing my MBA.
I love this more modern story by L'Amour. It puts the reader directly into the frozen tundra of Siberia and takes him on a tremendous journey. This is a story to read again and again (and again).
The incredible detail.
Strathairn's voice is the perfect voice for the main character. Steady, yet with emotion and inflection, his voice adds to the immersion in the story.
The book is of such quality that I wanted to wait until a chapter break if I had to stop listening.
A perfect story for a trip, commute, or around the house.
An American pilot, who is full-blooded Sioux Indian, escapes from a Soviet Gulag in Siberia. He must use all of his native survival skills to feed himself and to evade the Soviet soldiers on his tail. If you enjoy survival stories in extremely cold temperatures, this is for you. The performance is good enough to keep the characters straight and to immitate a Russian speaker. I gave it only 3 stars because the ending is rather abrupt. A love story develops in the book but never comes to fruition. Although I don't know for sure, I suspect the author died before he finished this book. Nevertheless, it is entertaining and better than most of the survival books available.
First. This book was great.
Can't think of a comparison. I loved the content, and thought the narrator did a good job--except for how he pronounced the Yakut character's name, which I found funny and imitated throughout the entire listen.
A great listen.
No...not to me.
When 'Mac' MacKennzie helped rescue a political presoner that had also helped him previously.
Not as of yet...
Mac's written staement to the Russian Colonel...nice...
If you like L'Amour's style of story telling, you'll like this one also.
I just really love this book ! Have read it a number of times and decided to try the audio version because I spend so much time in my car. I wasn't disappointed.
My wife and I love listening to Louis L'Amour stories. We've listened to every Sackett book available on Audible and enjoyed all of them, especially the very beginning of the Sackett story. We've also listened to all of his other westerns on Audible - great books.
So reading the reviews below we thought this might be a great story even though not a western. We really got into the story and it was quite exciting through most of the book. Some of it sort of went on and on, but overall we were really enjoying it. We were anxious to hear what happens to all of the main characters, and leading up to the big "showdown". Then the book ended - what a disappointment! It was sort of like Louis got tired of the story and just decided to quit.
This was almost a two star rating because the ending, but many L'Amour fans might still enjoy it OK.
Terrible story. Wooden characters. Stone lipped dialogue. I have read 40 + L'Amour books. Downloaded 4 from Audible. This book sucked large! I could not give a lower rating.
Could have been a great story but simply droned on forever. And I did finish it much to my dismay when completed. Should have gone w/ my gut after the first 2 hrs.
I've listened to over 200 Audible books. This makes the lowest 3 list, right beside The Lost Fleet;Dauntless and The 4 hr Workweek, Timothy Ferris.
It always amazes me how some think certain books are good and others don't. Viva la'diference.
It would help if when reading someones reviews if I knew what they liked... so..... I think these were outstanding, for me.
Dune, Frank Herbert. Altered Carbon, Richard K Morgan. Bangkok Tattoo, John Burdett. The White Tiger, Aravind Adiqua.
This is the first non-western L'Amour book I've heard or read, but as usual he keeps you rivited to the story, wondering what is coming next.
It's about a US test pilot, Joe Mack, who reverts back to his Indian ancestry after becoming a prisoner in Siberia and escaping into the Siberian wilds. He slowly merges with the wilderness, forced to rely on his ancestral skills to survive the killing cold and elude the constant danger of his determined Soviet pursuers, including a man who is to become his nemesis, a Siberian Native Yakut tracker who knows that in order to trap his quarry he must think and act like a Sioux.
I gave it 5 stars because of it's originality, and like other Louis L'Amour stories has the ability to draw the reader in--I could almost feel the cold.
It has an unusual ending.