The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Read by: Robertson Dean
Short Review: A beautifully-read version of a book I don’t actually like very much.
Long Review: Robertson Dean has a fantastic voice, and he portrays the different characters distinctly. I’d rather listen to the book than read it on paper. Having listened to the book, I’ll go out of my way to find more books narrated by Dean.
There are certainly some things about the story I like, but I’ve always found Cooper tiresome. I would strangle Natty Bumppo if I had to travel with him. Prattle prattle condescend prattle. Uncas, Chingachgook, and Cora strike me as the real heroes of the story. Cooper rambles far too much. He needed an editor. It could have been a great book had he had a good editor.
Go ahead, stone me to death.