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Riders of the Dawn | [Louis L'Amour]

Riders of the Dawn

In Riders of the Dawn, a young gunslinger is changed for the better by a meeting with a beautiful woman. A classic range-war western, this novel features that powerful, romantic, strangely compelling vision of the American West for which L'Amour's fiction is known. In the author's words: "It was a land where nothing was small, nothing was simple. Everything, the lives of men and the stories they told, ran to extremes."
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Publisher's Summary

Early in Louis L'Amour's career, he wrote a number of novel-length stories for "pulp" western magazines. "I lived with my characters so closely that their lives were still as much a part of me as I was of them long after the issues in which they appeared went out of print," he said. "I wanted to tell the reader more about my people and why they did what they did." So he revised and expanded these magazine works to be published again as full-length novels. Here is one of these early creations that have long been a source of great speculation and curiosity among his fans.

In Riders of the Dawn, a young gunslinger is changed for the better by a meeting with a beautiful woman. A classic range-war western, this novel features that powerful, romantic, strangely compelling vision of the American West for which L'Amour's fiction is known. In the author's words: "It was a land where nothing was small, nothing was simple. Everything, the lives of men and the stories they told, ran to extremes."

©1951 Best Publications, Inc.; (P)2006 Blackstone Audio Inc.

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    Phares Columbia,, SC, United States 08-20-15
    Phares Columbia,, SC, United States 08-20-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Boy! That was a fantastic story. Louis L'Amour"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Riders of the Dawn to be better than the print version?

    Yes. I think I get more out of it with the audio version.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Riders of the Dawn?

    The big fist fight I guess was the best.


    What does Jim Gough bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He is good at telling a story, and made it interesting that held my attention.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No I had to brake it down to three sittings.


    Any additional comments?

    Louis L'Amour's books are always good to read or to hear being read. I have read most of his stories, a lot of them when I was in Korea in the Army. We sure miss you Louis L'Amour.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lady M 10-30-12
    Lady M 10-30-12
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    "Love Louis L'Amour"

    I don't know how he does it, each story is different, yet in all, one has the feeling of being there, right along with our hero. Whether listening or reading each character and setting can clearly be seen through the mind's eye. No wonder he's called the best story-teller of all time.

    "Riders of the Dawn" is different than most of his stories I've read, with a woman playing a prominent role in the story.

    The narrator gave a good performance.

    I highly recommend it to all Louis L'Amour fans--and future fans.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Jensen, UT, United States 09-24-12
    Amazon Customer Jensen, UT, United States 09-24-12 Member Since 2012
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    "live in another time"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    easy to get carried away to the frontier when the west was new


    What other book might you compare Riders of the Dawn to and why?

    if youve ever read a L'Amour book ....this one flows right into the rest


    Have you listened to any of Jim Gough’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    yes. not only does he fit L'Amours books but the characters could be sitting right across the fire from me.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    no extreme reaction. typical western novel with more beauty in discription than plot


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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