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The Man from Skibbereen

A Novel
Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
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Crispin Mayo was a reckless young brawler who’d left his tiny fishing village for the vast American frontier. Headed west to join a railroad construction crew, he came upon an isolated station - and a mystery. The shack was abandoned, but fresh blood spattered the floor, and the telegraph was clicking away unattended. When Mayo stepped inside and put a hand on the telegraph key, he had no way of knowing the course of his life would change forever - and that he would become entangled with a band of Civil War veterans with a score to settle against the government...and a feisty young woman who’d risk anything to save the people she loved. Cris Mayo, who had never backed away from a fight in his life, was about to have his courage put to the ultimate test.

©2004 Louis L'Amour (P)2019 Random House Audio

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A very good story!

Louis L’Amour, once again, has delivered a very interesting and entertaining story. And, if there is another author who can describe a gunfight or a fistfight in such vivid detail I would like to read their words. I have not yet found that author.

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Superb rendition. Stellar narrator.

Many times westerns seem like the same old story. Enough uniqueness in this one to stand out. Well worth the listen!

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Another Great Louis L'Amour Story

I always finish these books quickly. We need more of the old west heroes today. This story is another intriguing can't put the book down tale.

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Classic L'Amour

Great story and well written although narrator leaves a bit to be desired. Still worth the read despite the "flattish" monotone narrator.

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