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This action-packed edition of James Fenimore Cooper's famous adventure brings the wilds of the American frontier and the drama of the French and Indian War to vivid life.
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  • Stephen
  • LondonUnited Kingdom
  • 04-03-09

A credit not well spent

Not what I was expecting to be honest. If you're looking for romance or adventure look elsewhere. If you're looking for history read a history book. The prose is far too formal and I found myself skipping back more often then I'm happy to, and then having to refer to online chapter summaries when events still weren't clear. By chapter 8 I realise I'd stopped listening. One for American Literature students only. I realise this is a review of the book and not the audiobook though so I'll just add that the sound quality and narration are both fine.

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  • Jessica
  • 26-01-11

This review is specific for this edition.

The book is always good.

However, this narration does not follow with the book in a true unabridged way. I've bought 2 books thinking it might be our book that had the differences only to have large skips in paragraphs and pages. I don't know how far past the beginning this lasts. I wouldn't allow my sons to continue with this audible since we spent so much of the beginning trying to find where he was jumping. Now I'll have to buy yet another Last of the Mohicans audible in hopes of it being a truly unabridged after having bought 2 books trying to solve the problem.

Very disappointed.

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  • Julie
  • 23-04-09

There's a reason this is a classic

I saw the movie first so had to get over a disconnect with the way the movie plot diverges from the book. In the end the book won me over and I'm sorry that the movie didn't include the assinine but delightful singing preacher! Will definitely add more Cooper to my reading list after I finish with Dickens.

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  • Charleston
  • 29-06-16

Excellent!

A great classic full of adventure and heart. The reader does an excellent job of portraying different characters and handling accents and languages.I hope to find more books read by him.

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  • Ronald
  • 21-08-10

excellent

i wanted to get back to my roots and choce a book from my youth. i made an excellent selection.

All u old farts should try this one once again it brings back memories of not gental but simple time in our history.

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  • Pierre Gauthier
  • 24-06-12

Demanding!

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In the old fashioned manner, each chapter of this novel written in 1825 is introduced with a quotation from another work, often by Shakespeare. In general, the writing style is quite formal and flowery, actually outright verbose. This makes it rather laborious to read and strikes a vivid contrast with the relative simplicity of the plot and of the characters. These, in a very confusing way, are often given many names. For example, the same person is called Natty Bumppo, Hawkeye, Oeil de Faucon and La Longue Carabine, all within a few paragraphs.

There are definite incongruities in the plot. Beaver huts for instance are mistaken for a human settlement and a man disguised as a bear actually fools Indians who of course have lived in the woods all their lives! There are also anachronisms, such as referring constantly to the Canadas in the plural, whereas in 1757, when the novel is set, before the British Conquest, there was of course only one.

This book's interest lies mainly with its North American setting and the fact it was one of the earliest novels to be written here. To the author's credit, it must be pointed out that he displays much respect for the Indians' wisdom and way of life, in marked contrast with general opinion later in the 19th century.

Still, its qualities are not enough to make this work truly of major interest today.

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  • Holly Money-Collins
  • 18-06-18

A Must Listen for Everyone!

A classic 19th century novel. Multilayered characters, intriguing twists and turns, all woven in a richly developed tapestry featuring the wilds of 18th century America.

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  • Aaron
  • 01-09-17

Riveting Story

Listened to this story while on the road. We wanted to keep on driving just do whatever could keep listening! Great narrator.

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  • Billy
  • 24-08-17

wonderful book

this book wrought so many emotions within me. such a marvellous story about the evil and good that dwells within man.

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  • Dan Byrum
  • 12-10-16

Great Story!

The Story is fantastic! Well written and conveyed in such a way to make you feel like a silent observer standing along side each character.

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  • Gary
  • 02-08-16

An American.masterpiece

What did you love best about The Last of the Mohicans?

The historical context and the honesty of the protrayl of the Native Nations. It was not all peace love and tie-dye

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Last of the Mohicans?

The death of Cora and Uncas

Which scene was your favorite?

The rescue from Mogua

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No

Any additional comments?

If Cooper could have written Moby Dick it would have place Melville where he belongs-forgotten