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Last of the Breed by Louis L'Amour

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"For sheer adventure L'Amour is in top form."-Kirkus Reviews



  • I really enjoyed this story, even though the main character resembles a Native American version of Superman. The storytelling was engaging and kept me on my toes, with unexpected twists and turns. The reader did a great job bringing the tale to life. I highly suggest giving this unique adventure a shot.
  • I initially read "Last of the Breed" when I was young. It belonged to my dad's collection of his favorite author. I recall being captivated by it, finding it an intense and intricately detailed survival story. Now, around three decades later, as an aspiring writer myself, I have a different perspective. It seems just average and quite outdated. There's no denying that the book is filled with abundant, well-researched, and mostly enjoyable details. The author skillfully intertwines multiple storylines. However, I found myself uncertain about certain aspects of the overall story logic and some individual characters. The portrayal of "Indian" heritage feels a bit heavy-handed and out of touch, as does the overt criticism of the Russian government (considering it was written in 1986, during the Cold War era). The excitement doesn't really kick in until the final third of the book, but when it does, it's entertaining. Personally, I don't have an issue with the ending, despite the criticism it has received from other reviewers. I think being open to a sequel that never materialized is perfectly fine, and the menacing threat adds a nice touch. The narrator's ability to voice different characters and accents is excellent, although the overall rhythm and tone of the performance can be a bit monotonous and lulling. In conclusion, it became a story that I wanted to finish rather than being irresistibly drawn to it.
  • This story was absolutely terrible. The characters felt lifeless and the dialogue was incredibly bland. I'm a big fan of L'Amour and have read over 40 of his books, but this one was a major disappointment. I can't even begin to describe how much I disliked it. I wish I had trusted my instincts and stopped listening after the first two hours because it just dragged on and on. Out of the 200+ books I've listened to on the service, this one definitely ranks among the worst, alongside "The Lost Fleet: Dauntless" and "The 4-Hour Workweek" by Timothy Ferris. It's interesting how people have such different opinions on books. Vive la différence! It would be beneficial to know what someone enjoys before reading their reviews. For me personally, I found the following books to be outstanding: "Dune" by Frank Herbert, "Altered Carbon" by Richard K. Morgan, "Bangkok Tattoo" by John Burdett, and "The White Tiger" by Aravind Adiga.