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By Joe K. on 10-18-08
Don't pass this one by!
I really enjoyed this story about three very different brothers. In a way each one is unique and interesting enough to be entitled to their own novel, so in a way your getting three stories for the price of one. The brothers are from England, but the bulk of the story is an adventurous journey through the western USA and Canada. Alive with memorable characters, this work of fiction has historical facts and a real-life Canadian hero woven into a fascinating work of literature. Oh, I almost forgot Mrs. Stoveall and Custis Straw, unique story number four. I 'read' the unabridged audio version which is masterly performed by multiple readers, making each fascinating character come alive.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By Virginia on 04-05-04
A Very Dark Story
A unique writing style and entertaining narration by a variety of voices are the agreeable aspects of this book. However, it is a very, very dark story with nothing but unhappy characters that become more unhappy as the story progresses. I certainly wouldn?t call it enjoyable. Just an experience.
11 of 13 people found this review helpful
By Rebecca Livaudais on 01-06-12
Hard to put down
Would you listen to The Last Crossing again? Why?
no, I usually don't listen to any books more than one time
Who was your favorite character and why?
Custis Straw was my favorite character. He is a great flawed, sympathetic hero and well defined.
What about the narrators???s performance did you like?
Using different narrators for the different characters really helped illustrate the story keep the characters clear in my mind
If you could rename The Last Crossing, what would you call it?
no opinion here
Any additional comments?
The very first part of the book was hard to get past, I stopped and started twice. Once I got past that section and the story picked up with the main characters, I was hooked. My MP3 player battery died on me several times because I was listening for hours.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
By Johnny-Roger on 08-15-06
Couldn't do it
Despite two of my English teacher colleagues declaring this their favorite book of all time, I couldn't get past the first 45 minutes. Bored out of my mind. It probably got good in minute 46 -- I'll take the loss.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful