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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (35,574 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Fenimore Cooper Narrator: Peter Marinker Publisher: The Copyright Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN:
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Across north-eastern America the armies of Britain and France struggle for ascendancy. Their conflict, however, overlays older struggles between nations of Native Americans for possession of the same lands and between the native peoples and white colonisers. Through these layers of conflict Cooper threads a thrilling narrative, in which Cora and Alice Munro, daughters of a British commander on the front line of the colonial war, attempt to join their father. Thwarted by Magua, the sinister 'Indian runner', they find help in the person of Hawk-eye, the white woodsman, and his companions, the Mohican Chingachgook and Uncas, his son, the last of his tribe. Cooper's novel is full of vivid incident - pursuits through wild terrain, skirmishes, treachery and brutality - but reflects also on the interaction between the colonists and the native peoples. Through the character of Hawkeye, Cooper raises lasting questions about the practises of the American frontier and the eclipse of the indigenous cultures.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kurt | 2/18/2014

    " Cooper has a long-winded, tedious style that grated on me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom Delise | 2/4/2014

    " Yeah, I know it has it's flaws, but this was hands down my favorite book during my childhood. I re-read it every few years, and I still love it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ada Iye | 1/31/2014

    " As a historical analysis of an era I found this fascinating and extremely respectful, especially with regards to the topography of native culture and the natural physicality of the land. With regards to the characterisation of the two female protagonists, I found the book frustratingly narrow and one dimensional particularly in relation to Alice, whose tremulous fainting, and breathy emotionality seemed to be verging on the collapsing neurotic and always arising at the most inopportune times. Fennimore's own cultural conditioning obviously occluded his ability to properly comprehend and interpret the female emotional landscape, and ultimately this proved to be limiting factor in my enjoyment of this book. Interestingly I watched the movie straight after finishing the book and found the re imagined Alice to be a far more worthy, inspiring and realistic portrayal of the truth of womanhood. Alice retains her innocence, naivety and youth in the film finding the true essence of courage in softness and vulnerability without having to resort to the stereotypical Lara croft tomb raider cliche, or the quivering neurotic as delivered by the book.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jared | 1/31/2014

    " Nice. Very old. Kind of boring at times. Overall I liked it though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John Lawson | 1/24/2014

    " The innate helplessness of the female characters became very annoying. The movie version told a better story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julianna | 1/9/2014

    " This was an enjoyable book. It ran out of steam for the last fifteen pages or so, but the rest of it was great. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy | 1/7/2014

    " Wordy and boring. I agree with Twain. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly | 12/31/2013

    " Movie is way more entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 M.A. Bookout | 12/27/2013

    " I really liked this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fredrick Danysh | 12/21/2013

    " The scout named Hawkeye and his companion explore the wilderness of upstate New York during the French and Indian Wars. They are atteempting to rescue the Muro sisters who have been captured by Indians. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 RK Byers | 12/18/2013

    " this was good. disturbing, but good. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tyler | 12/7/2013

    " Gah. Cooper sucks all the action out of an action-packed story. Boo on him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann Swann | 12/2/2013

    " Read this one in college. Loved it, especially since we got to see the movie version and write comparison papers. Now, it's hard for me to separate the book and movie in my mind. Maybe that should be a 4 star for the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 bert-bobbi | 11/23/2013

    " I can see why it is an American classic. Enjoyed it even more since it was an audio-book, where I could appreciate the cadence of the Indian voices. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine T. | 10/3/2013

    " it was ok too detailed for my taste "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Agnes | 9/4/2013

    " loved this book... different from the movie , still good to picture daniel day lewis as hawkeye and madeline stowe as corat "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crystal | 6/6/2013

    " Good book... I felt like there was so much missing though... but I was glad I read it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Val | 2/22/2013

    " Watch the movie, it's much better. The singing dude is what kills me -- how did they ever survive with that lunatic hanging around singing at all moments???? This book should be classed as cruel and unusual punishment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike Eggett | 12/2/2012

    " Overall a great book about colonial America and struggles between the colonials and Natives of this land. A little slow and slightly violent at parts, but for the most part an amazing read about the early growth and developments of the United States. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ami | 11/28/2012

    " This is one of the few books that I think the movie is better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gwen Burrow | 11/13/2012

    " Words, words, words. Cooper could give Dickens a run for his money. Go watch the movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shauna | 9/1/2012

    " A fascinating story of the Indians, French and English in the New York, Delaware area of the United States. I sympathized with the Indians and then thought they were savages. War, revenge, power, survival and love kept this book very interesting. "

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About the Author
Author James Fenimore Cooper

James Fenimore Cooper (1789–1851), the first major American novelist, was the son of a wealthy landowner who founded Cooperstown, New York. He attended Yale and served in the navy before turning to writing, winning international fame with The Spy (1821). After The Pioneers (1823), public fascination with the character of Natty Bumppo led him to write a series of sequels that gradually unfold the entire life of the frontier scout.

About the Narrator

Peter Marinker is a highly experienced stage actor whose credits include Easy AccessFear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and The Merchant of Venice at the Old Vic. His film credits include Event HorizonJudge DreddThe Russia House, and The Emerald Forest.