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The Walking Drum Audiobook

The Walking Drum

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Publisher's Summary

Here is an historic adventure of extraordinary power waiting to sweep you away to exotic lands as one of the most popular writers of our time conquers new storytelling worlds. Louis L'Amour has been best known for his ability to capture the spirit and drama of the authentic American West. Here, he guides listeners to an even more distant frontier - the enthralling lands of the 12th century.

At the center of The Walking Drum is Kerbouchard, one of L'Amour's greatest heroes. Warrior, lover, scholar, Kerbouchard is a daring seeker of knowledge and fortune bound on a journey of enormous challenge, danger, and revenge. Across the Europe, the Russian steppes and through the Byzantine wonder of Constantinople, gateway to Asia, Kerbouchard is thrust into the heart of the treacheries, passions, violence, and dazzling wonders of a magnificent time. From castle to slave gallery, from sword-racked battlefields to a princess's secret chamber, and ultimately, to the impregnable fortress of the Valley of Assassins, The Walking Drum is a powerful adventure of an ancient world you will find every bit as riveting as Louis L'Amour's stories of the American West.

Public Domain ©2010 Random House

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    James AUSTIN, TX, United States 09-22-12
    James AUSTIN, TX, United States 09-22-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Great history lessons in a good story."
    What made the experience of listening to The Walking Drum the most enjoyable?

    The story takes place at a time when the European Christian world was going backward and the Arab Muslim world was where knowledge was celebrated. It celebrates knowledge and seeking more.


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    Tyler Red Deer, AB, Canada 04-07-13
    Tyler Red Deer, AB, Canada 04-07-13 Member Since 2016

    I've been a member here for a few years now. Nothing will ever replace printed books for me, but I do enjoy lots of things Audible has!

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    "Really worth your time!"

    So before I bought this book I was a little bit skeptical; the reason was because some of the reviews were negative. Some people thought the narration was bad while others thought the story moved much to quickly to follow. These people need to stick with their usual murder mysteries because I thought this was an incredible book with a lot to offer.

    I am not usually interested in fiction, sticking mostly to my historical non-fiction and science literature; however, this story kept me on the edge of my seat. I recommend it for anyone of all ages.

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    Gary 09-01-16
    Gary 09-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Best book ever!"

    This is, in my opinion, his best book. Only rivaled by his other book, Last of the Breed.

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    patrick 09-01-16
    patrick 09-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "For everyone"

    Love this story. I have listened to it many times. I shall want to hear it again someday soon.

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    Joseph Maschari 08-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "The walking drum"

    Great book so different from Louis l'amour's westerns I've listened to it twice now I enjoy it

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    Terrie L. Teare 08-13-16
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    "Favorite Fiction Book Ever!!"

    I've read The Walking Drum so many times I've lost count. This is the first time I've listened to it. Wonderful performance! Just couldn't have enjoyed it more! Thank you, Audible.com!

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    Schottman 07-26-16
    Schottman 07-26-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Best Louis L'Amour book ever"

    I have read every book by Louis L'Amour and this is by far my favorite. I think the voice over was extremely talented and portrayed all the characters very well. try it you will like it.

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    trevor 04-26-16
    trevor 04-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "great listening"

    great book lots of adventure could not stop listening till the end of the book

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    David 04-11-16
    David 04-11-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Wow!"

    Without having the writing skills of Louis l'Amour, I cannot possibly do this review justice. Simply suffice it to say I have read many, many books in my extended career as a reader and this book is most definitely a top 10 read. This book has it all

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    PFid South Carolina 01-25-16
    PFid South Carolina 01-25-16
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    "Disappointed"
    What disappointed you about The Walking Drum?

    The book is much too long with Louis L'Amour wanting to share every historical fact he knew about the 12th century societies that his story hero, Kerbouchard encounters. There is much repetition of a common theme (the glory and enlightenment of Islamic calaphates). The storyline held promise, but never delivered.


    Any additional comments?

    I would like to first state that I have been a long time fan of Louis L'Amour. Forty years ago, as a young man, I sought to read every book in the Sackett series. It was L'Amour's superb writing that kept me wanting more. I had high expectations for "The Walking Drum"; but now that I've finished the 16.5 hour novel, I realize it will be a long while before I listen to the remaining unread L'Amour audio book in my Audio library.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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