The Prairie

  • by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Narrated by Noah Waterman
  • 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Prairie marks the final chapter in James Fenimore Cooper's great saga of American frontiersman Natty Bumppo. Though nearly 90 in 1804, Bumppo is still competent as a frontiersman and trapper, now on the Great Plains. Once more he is drawn into conflict with society in the form of an emigrant party led by the surly Ishmael Bush and his miscreant brother-in-law, Abiram White. And once again this great man of nature is called upon to exhibit his courage and resourcefulness to rescue the innocent.


What the Critics Say

"We still read Cooper today because he was the first of our authors to seize upon the dramatic possibilities of that unfallen western world that stands at the beginning of our national life." (J. W. Ward)


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Customer Reviews

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Great Story, Narrator needs help

This is a great story, though not quite as good as the earlier Leatherstocking Tales. The problem is the narrator. First, he seems to be in an incredible hurry. I get nervous just listening to him. He reads at a very fast rate. Second, there is a good deal of ambient noise including the narrators snorting and slurping. Likely this is caused by the rapidity with which he reads.
Other than that, he has a fine voice with good inflections and interest. He jsut needs to slow down.
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- Jeff


Narrator reads too quickly, makes it difficult to understand at times. Excellent story, but the narrator made listening tedious.
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- Mark

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-30-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.