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Last of the Breed | [Louis L'Amour]

Last of the Breed

This is the compelling story of U.S. Air Force Major Joe Mack, a man born out of time. When his experimental aircraft is forced down in Russia and he escapes a Soviet prison camp, he must call upon the ancient skills of his Indian forebears to survive the vast Siberian wilderness. Only one route lies open to Mack: the path of his ancestors, overland to the Bering Strait and across the sea to America. But in pursuit is a legendary tracker....
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Publisher's Summary

Here is the kind of authentically detailed epic novel that is Louis L'Amour's hallmark. It is the compelling story of U.S. Air Force Major Joe Mack, a man born out of time. When his experimental aircraft is forced down in Russia and he escapes a Soviet prison camp, he must call upon the ancient skills of his Indian forebears to survive the vast Siberian wilderness. Only one route lies open to Mack: the path of his ancestors, overland to the Bering Strait and across the sea to America. But in pursuit is a legendary tracker, the Yakut native Alekhin, who knows every square foot of the icy frontier - and who knows that to trap his quarry he must think like a Sioux.

©1986 Louis L'Amour (P)2010 Random House Audio

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    Jim Grand Junction, CO, United States 11-16-10
    Jim Grand Junction, CO, United States 11-16-10 Member Since 2005
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    "Louis Lamour Fan"

    I read this book years ago and have been hoping it would show up on Audible. I've read many of Louis Lamour's books and like the previous reviewer I think this may be his best. It's hard not to think of all the Rambo movies you've seen when reading this book but the main character has less attitude and uses his brains more often than his muscles. Lamour's personal knowledge of survival and tracking techniques as well as history give this book the same feel of authenticity that you'll find in his westerns. If you like adventure I don't think you'll be disappointed.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    George Howey in the Hills, FL, United States 11-14-10
    George Howey in the Hills, FL, United States 11-14-10
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    "Last of the Breed"

    I have listened and read many of Louis L'Aour's books. In my opinion this is the best of his books. However I must say the ending was written for a sequel that was never written. Be prepared for an amazing ending.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Jan Rochester, NY, United States 08-01-12
    Jan Rochester, NY, United States 08-01-12 Member Since 2011

    Eclectic, avid listener, favorite book is the one currently in ear.

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    "Needed a better editor... interesting plot"

    Honestly my first Louis L'Amour book and it is his only non-western. Part of it felt a little cheesy and redundant, nothing that a good editor with a red pen couldn't fix in a few hours.The plot was interesting and kept me listening right up to the non-ending end. Probably won't go on my listen to again list... but that said it was an interesting survival story and would make a good movie.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Timothy Bronston, KY, United States 12-19-10
    Timothy Bronston, KY, United States 12-19-10
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    "The Magician Weaves His Magic Again."

    As a L'Amour die-hard I had my doubts about purchasing this book, but my fears were soon alleviated as Louis wove his magic at intertwining the past with the present. Although not a western, this book has much about the Souix Indians, adventure, living off the land in extreme conditions, as the main character Joe Mack treks through Siberia, to escape the Russian military and KGB. No one but Louis L'Amour could write this book, and as usual very good narration by David Stratharin. As said by in a reveiw by another Audible listener this book ends as if there is to be a sequel, I wait "impatiently" for that sequel!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    John S MA 11-25-13
    John S MA 11-25-13 Member Since 2005

    Avid audible listener for over 10 years.

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    "A western "indian" story set in Siberia"

    As Louis L'amour is known for his "western" books, this book may seem a little out of place. It's not. It's basically a western set in Siberia Russia. The main character is of native American descent and uses his knowledge of the wilderness to survive in Siberia. Knowing that Siberia is larger than the United States, it is slightly farfetched that the Russian officers are able to track Joe Mack as his transverses the entire Asian continent. Time and time again they find him and I kept saying, "you must be kidding". It's similar to finding one person in all of the Canadian wilderness, or millions of square miles. While Joe is escaping he also manages to acquire a " love interest" that even makes it more farfetched. Although a decent listen, all the tromping through the woods gets tedious at times.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Book lover Queensland 11-11-13
    Book lover Queensland 11-11-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent, Great entertainment, well written."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Last of the Breed to be better than the print version?

    I had not realised how good this audio book was until I discovered the next few I tried to listen. Not this one, I was hood from beginning to end and the readers voice was clear. Excellent, Great entertainment, well written. One of the best.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Action adventure


    Any additional comments?

    My husband would love this book too.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jon Durham, ME, United States 10-20-11
    Jon Durham, ME, United States 10-20-11
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    "Enjoyable light entertainment."

    I have not read a great deal of Louis L'Amour, but from what I understand, this book has his typical resolution, but not his typical subject (Russians and Indians instead of cowboys and Indians). The book will not cause you to rethink your worldview by any means, but it is enjoyable light entertainment.

    Strathairn has the ability to vary his vocals so you usually know which character is speaking even before the narration informs you. He has been in a number of movies (notably, "Good Night, and Good Luck" and "The Bourne Ultimatum", so when you first hear his voice, it may cause you to scratch your head and wonder where you've heard that voice before.

    L'Amour's writing style is easy to listen to, and Strathairn does an excellent job of narration, so all in all, it is an excellent package.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Lyne 06-09-11
    Lyne 06-09-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Loved this Book"

    I think this is my favorite Louis L'Amour book. Will listed to this more than once. No profanity - like that a lot.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Carolyn T. Parkin USA 09-20-12
    Carolyn T. Parkin USA 09-20-12 Member Since 2012

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    "A Great Listen"
    Would you listen to Last of the Breed again? Why?

    I definitely would listen to this book again. Louis L'Amour is a great writer telling a wonderful story. This isn't a western per se but is a timeless story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Last of the Breed?

    Joe Mack's escape was a very memorable moment in the book. The vastness of the country he escaped into makes you wonder if he truly escaped or if he is just in another type of prison.


    What does David Strathairn bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Mr. Strathairn has a wonderful voice and uses it to the fullest giving accents to the characters who need it and each one is slightly different. Listening to him tell the story takes you further into the story than if you read it yourself.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Near the end of the story Joe Mack asks a native at the coast to leave his kayak and says in a round about way that he will be taking it. His respectful tone to the native requesting the favor and the fact that he is following the trip of his ancestors was very moving.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Bernita Corinth, NY, United States 01-21-14
    Bernita Corinth, NY, United States 01-21-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent narrator"
    What did you love best about Last of the Breed?

    The story is one of my favorites so I picked it for my first audible book and I wasn't disappointed, I heard more of the story this way instead of reading because you don't skip over anything. Narrator excellent smooth voice with different tones and accents for characters.


    Have you listened to any of David Strathairn’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No this was the first


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