Desert Death-Song

A Collection of Western Stories
Narrated by: John McLain
Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
Categories: History, Americas
4.5 out of 5 stars (51 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A collection of stories from the most famous Western author of all time! Desert Death-Song is a compilation of some of Louis L’Amour’s greatest stories, many of which might otherwise be difficult to find. Whether he was writing under his early pen name, Jim Mayo, or his own, L’Amour’s stories are unforgettable, touching on rough and rugged American ideals, and set in the untamable frontier of the Western United States. Nearly a dozen stories are presented here that represent the best of L’Amour’s yarn-spinning writing, a choice collection handpicked from the variety of pulp Western magazines in which the author first became known.

The most popular author of Westerns the world has ever known, L’Amour wrote stories full of mavericks, outlaws, romantics, and heroes. His characters follow the unspoken laws and morals of the Wild West, and the pictures he paints are unrivaled in their authenticity. From gold prospectors to sheriffs, the characters of L’Amour's tales will never be forgotten.

©2013 Louis L'Amour Enterprises, Inc. (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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If you've heard one L'Amour short story...

...you come back for more--that is if you are a L'Amour fan. I am, and these stories hit the spot. Nothing unusual, but familiar like a comfortable pair of western boots. Heroes and villains and plots that are new yet familiar, and you always finish with a smile. I've read a few dozen of his books and short story collections, and they are a great occasional simple pleasure. This is a good collection and performance.

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Best narration and great stories. Good tough guys and full of suspense. Never cared for short stories but these changed my mind.

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The Isoms

What would have made Desert Death-Song better?

I don't like the narrator of book. got on my last nerve. The story is great

Who was your favorite character and why?

Bob Isom

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of John McLain?

anybody else

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The book its self is great.

Any additional comments?

get it done by another narrator and I will buy it again