To Tame a Land

Narrated by: Jason Culp
Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
5 out of 5 stars (557 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Rye Tyler was 12 when his father was killed in an Indian raid. Taken in by a mysterious stranger with a taste for books and an instinct for survival, Rye is schooled in the hard lessons of life in the West. But after killing a man, he is forced to leave his new home. He rides lonely mountain passes and works on dusty cattle drives until he finds a job breaking horses. Then he meets Liza Hetrick, and in her eyes he sees his future. After establishing himself as marshal of Alta, he returns, only to discover that Liza has been kidnapped. Tracking her to Robbers' Roost, Rye is forced to face the man who taught him all he knows about books, guns, and friendship. Two old friends...one woman: Who will walk away?

©1965 Louis and Katherine L'Amour Trust; 2012 Random House Audio

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Always Good Listening!

I am a huge fan of Louis L'amour, I have read every book he has written. So it is nice to get to have the books read to me for a change. I also like the fact that these books don't have a lot of swearing and sex, I can listen to this book and not worry about my kids. I reall liked the narrator.

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Simple but kept me thinking

Louis Lamour writes it where you feel like you could be the main character I can almost hear the leather creek in in the saddle and taste the dust from the trail.

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A must listen

Great book with a great story!! Never a disappointment with L’Amour and this was no exception!

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Well worth buying

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

A good western for all ages and very well narrated. I would recommend this audio book.

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to tame a land

I love this book, the story of of this young man as he grows up. Thanks to the struggles that face him in friendship, loalty and life.

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always a favorite

Living in the 4 corners, I love these tales. Knowing Mr L'Amour loved this area enough to immortalize it.

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Alta, Utah

Loved this from the beginning. Was so surprised when Alta, UT was included. I've lived at Alta for 40 years. Bucket of Blood is long gone but the Goldminer's Daughter is still here. Grandpa delivered the mail by horse team starting in 1898 despite avalanches until 1920.

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really different then his others, with counting hi

his murders. really liked how it started out, such a young boy. the end was most unexpected! Cool

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Amazing book

Have read multiple L’Amour books. This is the best. Have read it twice, and it was just as good the second time. Great storyline and characters that just make you want to keep reading. Highly recommend.

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good fun engaging story

I enjoyed listening to this Western story about a young boy who lost his dad and went through a variety of experiences growing up and becoming a man. It was well told and fun to listen to. It had a number of surprise twists and turns to this story. It was clean for family listening and it taught good values regarding honesty dependability integrity and loyalty.