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
An amazingly detail account of a one man army up against two forces. one who would have in caught and chained down the other the forces of a bitter cold winter who would see him frozen to the ground. The only thing on his side were his childhood skills of the long forgotten natives.
This book is simply amazing. Just give it a listen and I'm sure you'll agree. Louis has a way of describing people, landscapes and how they relate and challenge each other. You won't be disappointed
Love David Strathairn's performance in reading this, one of the greatest, if not THE GREATEST, of L'Amour's novels. Superb all the way around!!!!
This is, by far, my absolute favorite book. And the act of choosing David Strathairn to narrate was perfect. This would be such a good movie if they wanted to make it.
I might try another L'Amour book since I have not heard enough to decide if I appreciate his writing or not. I was not overly impressed with this book however. For me, the main character was a little hard to see as realistic. L'Amour, at least in this book, tended to use a lot of repetitious phrases and statements. I did not care for Strathairn's narration. It felt as if someone was just reading the book out loud rather than narrating it with any life.
If you can get it on a Daily Deal it is probably worth it. I would not use a credit to obtain this book.
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.
No this was the first
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