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The Lonesome Gods Audiobook

The Lonesome Gods

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Publisher's Summary

The Lonesome Gods is Louis L'Amour's biggest and most important historical novel to date, a sweeping adventure of the California frontier. Here is the fascinating story of Johannes Verne, a young man left to die by his vengeful grandfather, rescued by outlaws and raised in part by the Indians of the desert. Strengthened by the love of two women—Miss Nesselrode, whose mysterious past fires her ambitions for the future and Meghan, a willful young beauty—Verne grows to become a rugged adventurer, a man strong enough to embrace the awesome power of the Palm Springs desert, and bold enough to stake a claim in the bustling world of opportunity that was early-day Los Angeles.

©1983 Louis L'Amour (P)2011 Random House

What the Critics Say

"Riveting reading." (The New Yorker)

"This is L'Amour's finest book." (California Magazine)

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    James 09-11-16
    James 09-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it"

    I loved every moment. I didnt want to stop listening. The reader kept your attention. Great story line. Just enough suspense to keep you listening. The history was very interesting seeing I live in the Los Angeles area. First time listening. I read it some 15 years ago

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    Gregory 08-30-16
    Gregory 08-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Worth a listen"

    Many might complain that this is an unnecessarily long book, and they might be right. I found that though some parts of the story were drawn out, they were still detailed enough to hold my attention.

    My only complaint is that at some points the dialogue and the narration are indistinguishable from each other, but overall the narrator used a variety of unique voices and told the story like a true western.

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    J. Pack Gainesville, FL 08-20-16
    J. Pack Gainesville, FL 08-20-16
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    "Love it"

    I just love this story, it never gets old and I have listened to it like five times.

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    Timothy C. Clay 07-04-16 Member Since 2014
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    "the best, loved the way he read it."

    felt as if I was there beautifully written by Louie L'Amour. he is greatly missed.


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    Napoleon 06-09-16
    Napoleon 06-09-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Wholly wholesome , and exciting"

    I enjoyed this book, thoroughly , the speaker's voice was expert in its acting . The plot of the story captivating . Thanks
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    Randall 05-23-16
    Randall 05-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good use of time and fun."

    loved it Louis can make the story so real I'll sweat in a snow storm.

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    Tim 05-06-16
    Tim 05-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book"

    As always the book was great in every respect. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it and the timeless auther.

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    Hotrod Marc 04-25-16
    Hotrod Marc 04-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Another great listen!!"

    A very good story.. Great plot. Written about a place in a country that exists!! Buy it, you won't be disappointed!!!

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    Colleen Walker 04-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Thoroughly enjoyed!"

    I've never read a Louis L'Amour book that I didn't thoroughly enjoy and this one is no exception!

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    E. Wiant Colorado 03-19-16
    E. Wiant Colorado 03-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A decent western, not L'amour's best"

    A good book, but the ending felt rushed and some of the plots are far-fetched.

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