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Last of the Breed Audiobook

Last of the Breed

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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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    Elle OREGON 02-28-17
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    "Not A L'Amour fan, but love this book"

    I never read the 'western' genre but first ran into this novel in the late 1980s, when I was taking a Modern American Literature class and this was an option. I really couldn't believe that the proof was touting a 'Amour book..after all, 'oaters 'aren't exactly literature..but this isn't a typical 'oater' at all.
    Written during the end of the cold war era, the novel is full of typical us vs them dialog-younger readers may have a difficult time getting over the lack of tech and the dated verbiage but hold on there..the book becomes quite exciting and has a tense thrilling end.
    The protagonist is a 'half-breed- Air Force Major whose super secret spy -plane has been shot down over the USSR. One of the bad guys wants to interrogate the Major about his plane and plans on torture to achieve his end..then the major escapes and an exciting, year long chase thru the Siberian wilderness begins.
    I liked the novel when I first read it, enjoyed it again a couple of decades later and once again it thrilled me listening to the Audible offering. Don't know why I'm so hung up on this but I am..go figure!
    The book needed a follow up book, however as it was written at the end of L'Amours life, that wasn't to happen. Still I can envision the follow up book, and at the end of "Last of the Breed" you will also.
    Enjoy!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel EUGENE, OREGON, United States 02-25-17
    Daniel EUGENE, OREGON, United States 02-25-17 Member Since 2014
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    "21st Century Western"

    I have sixty years of journeys and wild adventures led down paths and through mountains an plains; led by Louis LaMour, Sane Gray that I hope you too will enjoy.

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    Amazon Customer 02-24-17 Member Since 2007
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    "True Louis L'Amour book"

    This is a great book in the Louis L'Amour tradition. Once started hard to put down.

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    "strawberryarmadillo" Texas, United States 01-27-17
    "strawberryarmadillo" Texas, United States 01-27-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Wonderful Classic!"

    I loved this book years ago and I still do! Great recoding, job well done!

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    LOU California 01-16-17
    LOU California 01-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Still a great book the third time"

    One of my favorites of all time and a great travel companion while you drive

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    "I loved the story and it was read well."

    Great story about survival, courage and strength. I have listed to it twice now. I would recommend it to anyone.

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    Karen schmidt 12-20-16
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    "One of a kind adventure thriller."

    I have read this book several times over the years, as have most of my family. When I found it on the audio book list I had to have it. What a delicious treat on cold snowy nights in Idaho to listen to this classic mix of modern intrigue and ancient Indian wisdom. My mother and I enjoyed each syllable of this expertly narrated story. The only disappointment is that there won't be a follow-up. A story to be enjoyed by everyone .

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    Shawn L. 12-06-16
    Shawn L. 12-06-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Wishing it didnt end."

    One those books you cant put down. I enjoyed it immensely and wish it was longer.

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    lil Fixit 12-05-16
    lil Fixit 12-05-16
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    "Great story and well moderated, I found it a real."

    A book that was of course well written and took you to a time and place that most of us would never had conquered. Joe Mac was an awesome character!

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    Ashley 11-27-16
    Ashley 11-27-16
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    "Amazing book"

    Outstanding read I enjoyed it. Amazing , enjoyable, fantastic, easy to listen too.
    Thank You

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  • Cathy Kirk
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    "Compelling story"

    This is a story that keeps you listening way after you should be asleep! I wish Louis Lamour had written a sequel though - my only disappointment with this story,

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  • Linda
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    "Cold war thriller"
    What made the experience of listening to Last of the Breed the most enjoyable?

    The story gripped you from the start. Louis L'Amour's American Indian expertise woven into a Cold War iron curtain thriller. Sounds unlikely but really works.


    What other book might you compare Last of the Breed to, and why?

    I suppose most Louis L'Amour wilderness books.


    Which character – as performed by David Strathairn – was your favourite?

    The Siberian tracker with the awesome reputation of always finding his man and rarely bringing them back alive......very very scary character.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    You can't listen to it all in one sitting as it is about 15 hours long. I did look forward to listening every day and 'heard' it all within a week.


    Any additional comments?

    As usual with Louis L'Amour I am amazed there was not a sequel as it was perfectly set up for there to be one....wish there was.

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