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The Walking Drum | [Louis L'Amour]

The Walking Drum

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.
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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 2015

    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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    Nina 08-24-15
    Nina 08-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Favorite of Louis L'Amour."

    excellent clean story. wish it had a sequel. my Favorite of Louis L'Amour.

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    Linda B. Hirst 07-25-15
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    "Amazing"

    This book has more bits of wisdom and provides more life advice than any other book I have read- in a sort of hardened way. It is hard to describe. Of course, the story was exhilarating and fantastic, and every element was intriguing. This was my second time with this book, the first being a paperback copy. I think I got more out of it this time. 11/10 would read again and would recommend to anyone.

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    Max 07-23-15
    Max 07-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "One of my favorite Louis L'amour novels!"

    I've listened to this book 10 times and will continue to do so! My dream is to follow the routes taken throughout Europe and south into Istanbul!

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    Amazon Customer Michigan 07-21-15
    Amazon Customer Michigan 07-21-15 Member Since 2013
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    "My All-time Favorite Book, audiblized."

    Probably not what you're expecting from the grand master of the Western. A marvelous adventure set in 12th centure Europe, hitting all the classic bases of motive, badassery, wit, humor, and Louis's rich, inimitable style.
    Lots of stealth philosophy, and quotable quotes, too.

    Narrator was quite good, though he got off to a slow start. He just isn't quite how I hear Mathurin in my head when I'm reading. It is also a shame that the appendix wasn't included- there is a wealth of real information there that should be of interest to any thinking person.

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    Judy 07-16-15
    Judy 07-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Superb"

    The author did his usual excellent work, out of his usual genre. The performance was excellent, Mr. Curless' voice was a perfect choice!

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    Ronald J. MacDonald 06-30-15 Member Since 2009
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    This is a very enjoyable and well researched book. I enjoyed the story and the narrator is first class.

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    paul 05-29-15
    paul 05-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Me like"

    It good,me like, you like too? Me hope so . If no like it ok, but why no like

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    Tyler 05-21-15
    Tyler 05-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book"

    Very poetic book one of his best I think. I really would have liked to see a sequel book though about when he goes and finds the girl in the end.

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