Louis L’Amour said that the West was no place for the frightened or the mean. It was a “big country needing big men and women to live in it.” This volume presents five more of L’Amour’s fine short stories about the West.
The Paiute in “The Nester and the Paiute” is someone Sheriff Todd has been keeping his eye on. In “His Brother’s Debt”, Casady had reasons for not going to town, but he couldn’t say no to a lady. In “Four Card Draw”, Allen Ring wins a small ranch in a poker game, but Marshall Bilton says no one is allowed to live there. In “The Turkeyfeather Riders”, Jim Sandifer knows that what he plans to do will forfeit him the gal he loves. In “Riding for the Brand”, Jed Asbury finds an abandoned covered wagon and decides to finish what the former owners had intended to do.
©1948 “The Nester and the Paiute” by Better Publications, Inc.; “His Brother’s Debt” © 1950 by Best Publications, Inc.; “Four Card Draw” © 1951 by Best Publications, Inc.; “The Turkeyfeather Riders” © 1949 by Better Magazines, Inc.; “Riding for the Brand” © 1948 by Standard Magazines, Inc.; All stories are part of the collection Man Riding West, © 2010 by Golden West Literary Agency (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
“L’Amour is popular for all the right reasons. His books embody heroic virtues that seem to matter now more than ever....” (Wall Street Journal)
“L’Amour is the kind of storyteller who makes the wolves come out of the woods to listen.” (People)
Because his stories are easy reading/listening and are packed with action, Unlike the majority of modern novels, there is almost no profanity.
I liked it all
Yes. He compares favorably
I have read all of his works a minimum of 3 times and have listened to the audio books downloads at least 4 times.
Of the 5 stories I liked the first one best: "Riding For The Brand".
Then came: "Four Card Draw", "His Brother's Debt", "The Turkeyfeather Riders", and "The Nester and the Paiute", which has an amusing ending.
The narrator's deep voice was great for male voices, but left a lot to be desired for female voices, although it did not detract from the stories.
I have not been disappointed by any Louis L'Amour stories.
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