Last of the Breed

  • by Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by David Strathairn
  • 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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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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- Cathy Kirk

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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- Linda

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-11-2010
  • Publisher: Random House Audio