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.
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Obviously this is not classic Louis l'Amour but a wonderfully told incredibly involved story with rich characters and scenery. I couldn't stop listening to it and it was a joy.
Great book, I love Louis L'Amour when he goes outside his typical genre, all of his books are so well researched that they put you in the place and make you feel the location.
Detail information provided as the story unfolds.
Lead charater was developed very well.
The main lead.
No, several periods.
I enjoy the parts of the story with action; fighting, escaping from jail, etc.
I like the way that it takes a person from Youth to Adulthood, and shows their trials and tribulations.
John Curless has an interesting and expressive voice.
There are a few sections with long descriptions of historical events that can get a bit boring- but other than that I really enjoyed the book.
The performance was well done. But it seemed like L'Amour wanted to tell every historical fact he knew about those days to the detriment of the story line. It just made the book very boring in many spots. I normally love his books, but this one just didn't work for me.
I don't believe this one was done as well as Sackett's Land and The Far Blue Mountains, but still well done.
a coherent story line, without the constant history lesson
of course i am a great fan of his work.
Interested in historical fiction, intriguing characters and foreign cultures.
My cousin recommended L'Amour to me so I really wanted to like this. But it's like L'Amour made a movie of it first and frantically wrote down what was happening as it was playing. Too fast paced to have any imagery. I often had to rewind to catch up with what was happening. Thumbs down. Did not finish.
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