High Lonesome

Narrated by: David Strathairn
Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (345 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Considine and Pete Runyon had once been friends, back in the days when both were cowhands. But when Runyon married the woman Considine loved, the two parted ways. Runyon settled down and became a sheriff. Considine took up robbing banks.

Now Considine is planning a raid on the bank at Obaro, a plan that will pit him against Runyon...and lead to riches or suicide. The one thing he never counted on was meeting a strong, beautiful woman and her stubborn father, hell-bent on traveling alone through Apache territory to a new life. Suddenly Considine must choose between revenge and redemption - and either choice could be the last one he makes.

©1974 Louis L'Amour (P)2005 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

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Not What I Expected From Louis L'Amour

Although a Louis L'Amour fan, owning most of his books in hardcover, paperback and a few audios, I could not finish High Lonesome. It was not written in his usual style; a distinctive style I associate with L'Amour stories.

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L'Amour and Strathairn combo is great

Would you consider the audio edition of High Lonesome to be better than the print version?

Louis L'Amour stories are great, and David Strathairn brings just the right touch of dramatization for the story - his voice seems to fit the exact mood and tone of the men and their environment. This is a thoroughly enjoyable performance, and like many of L'Amour's stories, leaves you wishing there were just a few more minutes left - just one more sub-plot to finish out.

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So different from reading

I enjoyed listening to High Lonesome. My husband was a devout fan of Louis L'Amour, and read his books at least five times. I wish we had found Audible before his death, as I'm sure he would have loved to hear them too.

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It Seemed Better Back When

I began reading the works of Louis L'Amour about the age thirteen or fourteen and continued to read them far past the point they were relatable. The author had a limited repertoire of subjects he pursued and there were certain elements that were included in pretty much every book. Still the amount of action and the fast pace of the books made up for his repetitive plots, his lack of variety and the one or two dimensional characters that populated most of his books. As it turns out it was easier to ignore some things when reading the written word than when listening to an audiobook. All the weaknesses of the author's writing seem to be highlighted when spoken aloud; the fact that it's impossible to skim through all the repetitious material to get back to the action sequences. Sadly this is another L'Amour novel that can't stand up under the weight of the lackluster, repetitive plot.

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Interesting and full of action packed fights

From robberies to Indians to falling in love for once and change of life. Keeps listeners very involved.Hard to turn off or stop.

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Not my favorite L’Amour

Story is really then and contrived. I love Louis L’Amour stories but this one lacks interesting historic and descriptive details that I enjoy.

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one of the best

Compact, not very long but intense and packt with action.. a epic story. One of the very best.

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High lonesome 😇

Good read enjoyed all aspects of book showing the the good in the bad man

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A classic

A classic as only L'Amour can write and Strathairn can tell it. A true classic.

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Great narrative from David S.

David S. does it the best! I'm looking for more from him! He does Louis very well!