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
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
This is second time, great for a hot Texas summer listen. Siberian cold survival is great contrast.
Brules. Wilderness survival
The first nonwestern book i have read from Lamor. This shows what a great writer he really was. There is still an American Indian who uses his skill to overcome overwhelming odds set in Siberia.
I've read this book many times, considering it to be the best of Loius L'amour however the narrator did a poor job. His pronounciation is right for people who are speaking English with a Russian accent but his expression is very poorly done. The reading doesn't flow. I am very dissappointed.
Mr. Strathairn's telling of this great story was very good and he made the characters come alive.
Louis L'amour makes his characters interesting. His story is one that of a struggle to survive and man's will to survive. He speaks of the indians and yet doesn't he call them the poor indian and speaks of their strengths and weaknesses. I have always loved his writings. He also adds a history lesson into his book and makes you want to check out the people and places that he writes about.
Yes. As I listen to books at work it makes the time go faster and I love to listen to it on the way home from work as well.
An entertaining story even if the main character is a native American version of Superman. Well told and unpredictable with a good reader. I recommend this rather unusual tale of adventure.
Was running out of audiobooks to read and decided on "Last of the Breed" even though I read it 15 yrs ago. Definitely a good choice there were allot of details, especially about Russian culture that I had forgotten about, the narrator was good, not sure why so many reviewers thought the narrator was sub par.
I've been a member here for a few years now. Nothing will ever replace printed books for me, but I do enjoy lots of things Audible has!
This is one of my all time favorite works of fiction. I own this book in paperback and have read it several times. I was quite impressed by the skill of the narrator, who brought the story to life. This gets 5 stars and I will be listening to this audio book again in the future :)
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There is no one that could write a story like Louis!! I have read this story several times and to have it read the way that Mr Strathaim does it is incredible!!
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