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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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    John M. Mulholland North Logan, UT USA 06-05-13
    John M. Mulholland North Logan, UT USA 06-05-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Thoroughly enjoyed the story and the history"
    If you could sum up The Walking Drum in three words, what would they be?

    I thoroughly enjoyed the history mentioned and the great story involved. I highly recommend this one.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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.


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    Grant 08-14-17
    Grant 08-14-17 Member Since 2016
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    "What a fantastic tale!"

    Every maturing boy should read this book under the direction of their fathers. There are so many great lessons to be learned many of which, if learned, will help boys become productive men. Sure the tale is dramatized but this creates high impact opportunities for teaching, and quite simply a fantastic adventure story.

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    Crashbox 08-04-17
    Crashbox 08-04-17
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    "One of Louis L'Amour's best."

    One of Louis L'Amour's best. The narrator did a great job at bringing the characters to life. I only wish L'Amour had written more on in this genre.

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    07-03-17
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    "very superb book"

    it was a very superbly written book that kept you engrossed into the story on the edge of your seat waiting to see what happens next and the ending leaves you guessing and wondering what the next book reads

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    S. Douhne Chatsworth, GA United States 04-22-17
    S. Douhne Chatsworth, GA United States 04-22-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Amazing Story of adventure one for the ages!"

    Amazing Story of adventure one for the ages! I wish that the author got the write to sequels that he planned but an amazing story!

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    Kelly 04-04-17
    Kelly 04-04-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Stellar reading of a story of legendary proportion"

    Louis L'Amour deserves acclaim, but you already know that if you are reading this book. It is my opinion that this is one of his best. Fast moving and engaging as well as informative.
    John Curless's talent and skill risks being overlooked as you are drawn into the story; yet this is the evidence of his mastery. He delivers so smoothly, you almost forget his role as the strength of the story surrounds you. His narrative style is quick yet seemingly unhurried, and his accent adds color and character to the telling. His seamless transition from narrative to dialog is so smooth, it leaves one feeling as though the characters themselves are speaking to you.
    Many of Louis L'AMOUR's books are read to us by a cast of characters/actors which is always a welcome treat. It is rare that a single narrator stands up to that level of production quality. John Curless does!

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    Long Ears Farm 04-04-17

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    "rags to riches and back again "

    loved it. that's a weeks worth if commutes I didn't mind. this was a history filled, seat of the pants adventure that kept you coming back for more.

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    Thomas Mikkola 03-03-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Awesome story!"

    basically listened to the whole book straight without sleeping. it was that awesome! unique Louis lamour story as it ventures away from his traditional western setting into European history

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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