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.
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"Riveting reading." (The New Yorker)
"This is L'Amour's finest book." (California Magazine)
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
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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