©1947 Better Publications, Inc.; (P)2006 Blackstone Audio Inc.
"L'Amour never writes with less than a saddle creak in his sentences and more often with a desert heat wave boiling up from a sun-baked paragraph. A master storyteller." (Kirkus Reviews)
Probably not. There are so many characters among the fighting factions it gets confusing. There is Lord and his men, Steel and his men, Kilkenny's friend Mort Davis and his men. There's the unknown leader and his men of Apple Canyon, some gunfighters known to Kilkeny. Then there's bartenders called by name and town-folks, as well as Rusty Gates who takes Kilkenny's side. It takes rapt attention to sort them all out; to know who is being spoken to, about, and to whom.
The revealing of the identity of the murderer near the end of the book.
Rusty, who sided Kilkenny.
It was to be a unabridged version of the book. I could not believe what I was hearing. Loius L'Amour in my a opinion is one of the greatest writers there is. Jim Gough also did a good job of reading the story. But Audible needs to change this for a UNABRIDGED version to a ABRIDGED version.
3-4 star story, but the narration brought it to two. The story was your typical L’Amour, maybe too typical. I thought it wasn’t one of his better. I felt like sometimes he was trying too hard to establish something. In my head I was saying, “Okay, I get it already!”
The narrator was just poor. Good voice, but the pronunciation of sentences was awful. He totally emphases the wrong words! Very annoying and sometimes bad enough to where you can’t understand what’s going on.
Okay overall. Worth it if you have a few credits lying around, but there are better narrators and better Louis L’Amour stories out there.
Lousy narrator. Jim Gough tries to act, but doesn't have a clue about how people actually talk. He emphasizes words that shouldn't be in sentences that should not be emphasized in any way - or wouldn't be in normal conversation or narration.
When I see Jim Gough as narrator, I pass the book by. He ain't David Strathairn or Jason Culp.
Flowed well; developed keeping attention every moment. Only criticism, I wasn't fond of the main characters name.
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