Edge-of-your-seat thrillers from the greatest Western author ever.
There will never be another Western writer like Louis L’Amour. A legendary author and indisputably the greatest storyteller in his genre of all time, L’Amour captivated millions of readers and has sold well over three hundred million copies of his works, which includes nearly ninety novels and countless short stories.
Mistakes Can Kill You highlights an essential selection featuring nine of L’Amour’s earlier short stories, sometimes written under the pen name Jim Mayo, that exemplify the rugged morality of the best Western writing. In “Black Rock Coffin-Makers”, two men ready to kill over ownership of a ranch get more than they bargain for when a stranger is caught in the crossfire. And in “Four- Card Draw”, Allen Ring wins a ranch in a poker game, only to find out an unsolved murder was committed there years ago and law enforcement thinks Ring knows more about it than he’s letting on.
L’Amour made his characters come alive on the page, and his ability to capture the spirit and authenticity of the Wild West is unrivaled. Mistakes Can Kill You transports you to a world you’ll never want to leave, and proves that Louis L’Amour will always be the king of spinning a classic Western yarn.
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ALL the stories were entertaining. If you like westerns, there's no better story-teller ever lived than Louis L'Amour. Lance Axt narrated all the stories and gave a stellar performance.
I read these stories years ago, but enjoyed listening to them even more. I'm sure I will listen to them again. A book has to be exceptional for me to listen to it twice. The really good ones I may listen to several times. Sadly, most books I buy are not worthy of listening to more than once.
I never tire of Louis L'Amour westerns. I was happy to get it on the $4.95 special.
I am an avid eclectic reader.
I got this book to take with me on a trip to Illinois. I downloaded it to the Audible app on my iPhone. This is the first time I had used the Audible iPhone app. I always download to my iPod. I found the app worked satisfactorily and was easy to use. I took with me the ear buds that came with the iPhone. I found this adequate except on the airplane, the engine noise made it very difficult to hear even on high volume; next time I will take my noise reducing headphone with me. I found listening to the short stories great while waiting in the airport and before bed.
I am a long time fan of L’Amour and have read almost all of his works. I think this was one of those collections of short stories taken from the western magazine stories published in the 1930s under the pseudonym of Jim Mayo. Some of these stories had the copyright lapse and are now in public domain. L’Amour was normally very careful about renewing his copyrights or rewriting stories that the copyright had lapsed. Therefore there are few of these stories in the public domain. There are nine short stories in this collection all typical western stories of their era. I found the short stories worked great on the trip as well as the iPhone app to listen with. I guess I am sort of catching up with modern times. Lance Axt does a good job narrating the book.
Dare to dream...
Anyone would enjoy this if the reader had at least paused a bit between sentences. The guy sounds like a computer.
Of course... I do love Louis L'Amour's writings but hate it when some hack destroys the flavor of a manuscript.
Pausing between sentences would be first. Adding some verbal feeling to the storyline would have made this a good audio book.
Anger! This would have been enjoyable but the reader sabatoged the feeling of the story. What a waste!
Don't wast your money on this. Sounds like a computer read the book! With a different reader, I would buy again.
Pen of Honor
The excellence and riveting stories I have come to expect from Louis L'Amour. Simple stories, but their simplicity does nothing to lessen the enjoyment drawn from them.
I am a 68 year old retiree. I was a gen. contractor and appraiser. I have chronic pain and have lost my love of life and want to find it
Fine examples of Louie L'Amour' gift as a story teller. The narration by Lance Axt was spot on. I felt I was there.
I love Louis L' Amour stories. They give vivid descriptions and intriguing story lines without being crude or vulgar like so many other authors.
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