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  • Fair Blows the Wind

  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187

His father killed by the British and his home burned, young Tatton Chantry left Ireland to make his fortune and regain the land that was rightfully his. Schooled along the way in the use of arms, Chantry arrives in London a wiser and far more dangerous man. He invests in trading ventures, but on a voyage to the New World his party is attacked by Indians and he is marooned in the untamed wilderness of the Carolina coast. It is in this darkest time, when everything seems lost, that Chantry encounters a remarkable opportunity....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible narrator.

  • By James on 10-06-18

Fair Blows the Wind kinda blows

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-19-18

Please don’t misunderstand, I love LL’s books. However, this book, story wise, is all over the place. I found it very confusing the way it jumped from past to present, coupled with old memories that interwove with current events, and slingshotting from one part of the globe to another while introducing characters that seemed to be slipped in as a matter of convenience. The long and short is that it’s all over the place.

Although, very well read.

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  • Deer Run Trail

  • By: David R. Lewis
  • Narrated by: David R. Lewis
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304

The year was 1881, an' young Ruben Beeler was makin' his way along near the Missouri River, findin' work when he could an' livin' the only life he knew. When he come on ol' Arliss Hyatt, beat to hell an' near shot to death, Rube done what he could for him. He didn't know that act of kindness was gonna wind up changin' his whole life, but it did.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Turned me into a grinnin' fool!

  • By Kathy on 06-27-16

A MUST READ!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-06-18

Wow! I don’t usually write full reviews, but I feel obligated after listening to this story. A truly enjoyable book. The characters are clearly established without all the descriptions that a lot of authors use to fill up space and slows the pace. I was smiling and outwardly laughing throughout listening. The author truly writes a great story and narrates as good as he writes! If you love good old fashioned westerns, do you yourself a favor and give this book a listen!

  • Showdown on the Hogback

  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

Tom Kedrick is hired by a financial syndicate to run off a gang of vagrants and outlaws who are occupying a sizable strip of land that the syndicate has filed, claiming it is unusable swamp. To Kedrick's dismay, these "vagrants and outlaws" turn out to be hard working ranchers and farmers who have improved the lands they have claimed and are determined to resist any effort to disenfranchise them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narration & Performance.

  • By Melvin on 03-03-18

Showdown on the Hogback

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-17-18

I typically love Louis L’amour stories. This one seemed a bit all over the place. The performance was good, but not exceptional.

It wasn’t until certain parts that I recognized that I’d heard/read it before.

I don’t want to be buy the same story told by different readers. This isn’t the first time. A little heads up please.

  • The Reckoning

  • By: Len Levinson
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

He killed before he could shoot, kissed before he could love, won before he could lose. He was too green to live, too lucky to die. He was a natural, born to be a legend. The Reckoning. Running from an angry town, Duane Braddock takes a job as a cowhand at the Bar T Ranch hoping to settle down. But two things stand in the way: the son of a neighboring rancher who wants him dead and a ruthless Army officer who wants his fiancée. Duane could have handled these two men if they hadn’t found out why he’d left Titusville. And if he hadn’t fallen in love with another woman, things would have worked out okay. But now Braddock’s reputation as the quick-killing, hard-loving kid is on the line – just one wrong move and he’s dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Robert McCutchen on 08-17-17

Wow!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-17-17

Loving this story and author. Narrator is truly engrossing. Maybe it's something to do with the consonants "LL?" But seriously, I can't wait to read/listen to the rest of this series!

  • Beginner's Luck

  • By: Len Levinson
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

He killed before he could shoot, kissed before he could love, won before he could lose. He was too green to live, too lucky to die. He was a natural, born to be a legend. Beginner’s Luck. Bastard son of an outlaw and a whore, handsome Duane Braddock, seventeen, stumbles off the stage into lawless Titusville and gets his first look at the real world just before he’s robbed. Two weeks out of the monastery that raised him, Duane can’t ride a horse, shoot a gun, and is defenseless against the wiles of Wild West life, such as warm whiskey, wanton women, and screaming lead. But within forty-eight hours, Duane is feared by every gunman in the country as the notorious, quick-shooting, tough-riding, hard-loving Pecos Kid. Before the week is out, his victims include the town’s best and worst: the richest man, the meanest gang, the fastest gun, the prettiest woman, and the greatest friend a lucky new cowboy ever had. How it all comes to pass is how real legends are born…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Series

  • By Robert McCutchen on 08-15-17

Great Series

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-15-17

Very well read. Reader truly makes the story come alive. Dare I say I like this author as much as Louis L. 5 stars across. If you like westerns, you love this author.

  • Outlaw Hell

  • By: Len Levinson
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

He killed before he could shoot, kissed before he could love, won before he could lose. He was too green to live, too lucky to die. He was a natural, born to be a legend. Outlaw Hell. Everyone tells Duane Braddock to stay out of Escondido. But a month alone in the desert, even with his keen Apache-trained survival skills, is a month too long. He’s just partial to trouble - and when he’s hired to bring order to the outlaw town, there’s plenty for the taking.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read

  • By Robert McCutchen on 08-13-17

A must read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-13-17

If you like westerns, this is a must read. Not quite so tame as Louis L'amour, (not to take anything away from LL), but just as captivating. Albeit, Levinsons' writing has a bit more "grit," (stronger language). If language isn't an issue for you, you will love this book. If you care, I highly recommend it!

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  • The Strong Land

  • A Western Sextet
  • By: Louis L’Amour, Jon Tuska - editor
  • Narrated by: Traber Burns, Jim Meskimen, Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

Louis L'Amour was the most decorated author in the history of American letters and a recipient of the Medal of Freedom. Now collected here in a single book are several of Louis L'Amour's finest Western stories the way Mr. L'Amour wrote them. At the time Louis L'Amour was writing, it was common practice for editors to rewrite the manuscript to fit certain publishing criteria. The text of The Strong Land has been restored, and the stories within it appear as Mr. L'Amour intended.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good stories of western lore and well written.

  • By Rebecca Louthan on 11-20-18

So well read!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-07-17

LL does it again. Although I've read a couple of these stories in the past, it was so entertaining and well read, I was completely engrossed. If you like the traditional LL story lines, you'll love this audiobook version. Definitely get these narrators; you'll thank yourself later. Enjoy!

  • How the West Was Won

  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: Joe Morton
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188

They came by river and by wagon train, braving the endless distances of the Great Plains and the icy passes of the Sierra Nevada. They were men like Linus Rawlings, a restless survivor of Indian country who’d headed east to see the ocean but left his heart - and his home - in the West. They were women like Lilith Prescott, a smart, spirited beauty who fled her family and fell for a gambling man in the midst of a frontier gold boom. These pioneering men and women sowed the seeds of a nation with their courage....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I thought the movie was good!

  • By Skaught on 03-08-13

Wow!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-06-17

Short and to the point. This is basically all of the Sackett stories rolled up into one. Towards the end seemed a bit familiar, but rich with yarns that of which only LL can spin. Definitely in my top five. You'll thank yourself later for giving it a listen/read.

  • The Broken Gun

  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: Jason Culp
  • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

Ninety years ago the Toomey brothers, along with twenty-five other men and four thousand head of cattle, vanished en route to Arizona. When writer and historian Dan Sheridan is invited to the missing brothers’ ranch by its current owner, he jumps at the chance. The visit fits right in with his plan to solve the century-old mystery - but it turns out that his host isn’t a fan of books, writers, or people who don’t mind their own business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Good Book

  • By Char on 01-29-11

Not my favorite

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-25-17

Honestly, this audiobook took me weeks to get through. I prefer LL's more traditional westerns. This one just wasn't for me. Very well read though.

  • Jubal Sackett

  • The Sacketts, Book 4
  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: Jonn Curless
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,104
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 878
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 880

Jubal Sackett's urge to explore drove him westward, and when a Natchez priest asks him to undertake a nearly impossible quest, Sackett ventures into the endless grassy plains the Indians call the Far Seeing Lands. He seeks a Natchez exploration party and its leader, Itchakomi. It is she who will rule her people when their aging chief dies, but first she must vanquish her rival, the arrogant warrior Kapata.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story and Another Great Performance

  • By adeline on 10-20-11

A good foundation story.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-23-17

I love all stories Sackett. One or two have been a little "wordy" for me. As for Jubal Sackett, overall, it really laid a good ground work for the Sackett books to follow. If you're a LL fan. You won't be disappointed.