The Last of the Mohicans

Version: Abridged
Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Narrator: William Hope
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Literature, Classics
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
Published In: May 1996
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 4 hours
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Chingachgook and Uncas are the last living members of the great Mohican tribe. Hawkeye, a colonial scout, is their companion and loyal friend. In the midst of the French and Indian War, the three take great risks to lead the two daughters of a British colonel to safety through the battle-torn northern wilderness. When the girls are captured by the vicious Huron tribe, Chingachgook, Uncas, and Hawkeye risk their very lives to rescue them.

Carefully adapted for young readers, and featuring magnificent illustrations by N. C. Wyeth, Scribner Storybook Classics brings a dynamic introduction to James Fenimore Cooper's epic tale from his Leatherstocking series in which love, bravery, and loyalty are valued above all else.

Reviews (3)

clumsy and disappointing...

Written by Anthony on August 2nd, 2007

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I'm sorry, but I found this a clumsy novel, badly read. Cooper's narrative style is just plain awful--turgid and awkward to the point of distraction. The story is full of action, but surprisingly thin. The characters are stereotyped, one-dimensional and static, not developing at all. The reader's accents sound like a bad high school actor--it's downright painful at times. I've listened to many audiobooks classics and this was a real disappointment.

The Last of The Mohicans

Written by Anonymous on November 13th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I would not suggest the Abridged version of this book for any student or reader. This book is fairly difficult to understand so when portions are extracted (like in abridged versions of books) it is fairly difficult to understand. Also if you are taking a course and you are required to read this book and review the chapters or take quizzes you will miss a lot of information by getting the abridged version.


Written by Anonymous from Hartford, CT on October 13th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This is an action story, pretty riveting to hear. The narrator is great. His voice for the scout, Hawkeye, is not to be forgotten.

Author Details

Author Details

Cooper, James Fenimore

James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) was an American novelist whose works include The Last of the Mohicans, The Prairie, The Pathfinder, and The Deerslayer, collectively known as The Leatherstocking Tales.