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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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    Gayle 01-02-13
    Gayle 01-02-13
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    "One of L'Amour's best."
    What did you love best about The Walking Drum?

    Detail information provided as the story unfolds.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lead charater was developed very well.


    Which character – as performed by John Curless – was your favorite?

    The main lead.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, several periods.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tim 01-12-17
    Tim 01-12-17 Member Since 2016
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    "I enjoyed it a lot."

    It took a few chapters to get into the Narrator's speech as he isn't what i am used to. But he actually fit the character and storytelling very nicely.

    The story itself held me greatly, normally a book of this size with my schedule would take 2 weeks to get through, but I found myself so drawn in that I didn't want an ending, and I finished inside 5 days of starting.

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    derek atkinson 12-30-16
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    "love this book"

    Louis lamour is one of America's greatest authors and this is one of his best books.

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    Tony 12-21-16
    Tony 12-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "wowza"

    A great story. I really enjoyed it. Lot of action, love and political scheming that just tickles me. a must hear!

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    Casey 11-04-16
    Casey 11-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "incredible book!"

    One of the best ive listened to. An adventure like no other! Makes me want to live my own adventure.

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    joan 10-01-16
    joan 10-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great storytelling beyond westerns"

    This book gave interesting insight to the world in that period of time. The character was typical Louie L'Amour intrigued. Romance mixed with battles of good and evil keep the reader engaged.

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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
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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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