This is the first volume of selections from “The Frontier Stories” from Western storytelling master L'Amour. Abridged. 3 CDs.
No one more vividly captures the rugged majesty and enduring spirit of the American West than Louis L'Amour. Now, collected for the very first time, here are seven unabridged frontier tales from a legendary master of the genre. Volume One celebrates this remarkable voice in American fiction with a captivating blend of some of his best-beloved work.
Listeners are brought face-to-face with heroism in a most unexpected place in “The Gift of Cochise,” as a single mother faces down an Apache war party. “Desperate Men” follows four escaped convicts running a gauntlet of double and triple crosses in a hunt for gold that will leave only one of them alive. In “Skull and the Arrow,” a beaten man finds the strength to confront his enemies in the discovery of a simple arrowhead. In “Marshal of Canyon Gap,” a new face in town means nothing but trouble to Marshal McLane—not only for Canyon Cap, but for the secret he's kept for too many years. In “The Defense of Sentinel,” a whiskey-soaked drunk wakes to find that he's only hope for a town surrounded by marauders. “Let the Cards Decide” is the story of a woman whose future hangs on the outcome of a card game, and the adventures continue with “Home is the Hunte”r, the tale of a hardened gunfighter and the little who changes his rough way of life.
Brimming with history, unforgettable characters, and the pride of place that his listeners have come to expect, this first volume of "The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour" is a lasting tribute to one of the greatest short-story writers of all time.
LOUIS L'AMOUR (1908-1988) was born in Jamestown, North Dakota. He left school at 15 to travel the world. While in his thirties, he began writing novels about life on the Western frontier. His first big success, “Hondo,” was made into a John Wayne movie. L'Amour wrote 100 books in all, which sold over 200 million copies worldwide, and several short stories.