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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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A story from the past about the past.

I read this book back in the mid 80's. I love the story but it does drag at times with segments that seem to repeat in different chapters. Overall, great story of survival before it was cool to write about survival.

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great book, by a great author.

absolutely wonderfully put together.
David Strathairn did a wonderful job narrating this book.
I love Louis L'Amour,s style of writing. very poetic, never give up style of writing.

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Loved this book in my youth. but as an adult?

I still liked it but there was a lot of repeating of the same themes and it ended abruptly. I still liked it. brought back great memories. Makes me want to spend time in the mountains.

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Good yarn.

Well-researched, well-narrated with multiple voices. I hope that someday, someone writes a sequel that tells us what happened to Joe and Talya.

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  • Joseph
  • Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • 03-23-16

Simply a fantastic adventure story

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I first read this story in Paper Back in the 70’s and it’s just as exciting and engaging in the car forty years on. Well written, crafted characters, good solid story telling at its best. And the subject matter is so clever and engaging. Still one of the best stories I have ever experienced. Really, it’s that good.

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Great Audible

Where does Last of the Breed rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

this is an awesome book I wish L'Amour had written a second book to complete the journey of joe's.. maybe someday someone will complete this story!

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Very good audible could not stop listening to it ..

Which scene was your favorite?

The whole book.

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

Wild and awesome adventure..

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Outstanding story

Great story of the old ways of indians in a modern world. If you enjoy woodsman, Wilderness, and frontier stories. This book is worth the read!

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Held captive This is one of the books that I have been held captive by

Even though it takes in modern times it has an old feel to it. This is a great book and done extremely well.

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great adventure story!

What did you love best about Last of the Breed?

Good main character and perfect location for a story

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The plot was kept at a good pace.

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

Makotozi was my favorite character.

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

Yes

Any additional comments?

David Strathairn did a fantastic job at reading the story

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Intriguing

captivating from the start. excellent plot, wish it had a sequel. One of L'Amour's best!

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