Friday, September 18, 2015

Louis L'Amour Collection, by Louis L'Amour

  • Title:  Louis L'Amour Collection
  • Author:  Louis L'Amour
  • Borrowed from DC Public Library (AudioBook)
  • Started: 9/15/2015
  • Finished: 9/17/2015
I wasn't sure if I should include this one, but decided it fit well enough to be considered a book.  This audio production on Amazon is listed as being unabridged, but I'm pretty sure that isn't the case and that these stories are edited and re-written to work better in this superb audio production.  I hope I'm mistaken and that these are word-for-word reproductions of the original stories.

The stories included are as follow:
  • Riding for the Brand
  • The Black Rock Coffin Makers
  • Dutchman's Flat
  • The Nester and the Piute
  • Mistakes can Kill You
  • Trail to Pie Town
  • Big Medicine
All stories are narrated by Willie Nelson, who does a reasonable job.  His voice is distinctive enough to sound good with a western, even if his timing and tone are often off.  The real standout in this collection is "Riding for the Brand" which features an all start cast from the Highwaymen including Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson (and Nelson as the main narrator).  That story was by far the best, such an entertaining hour of storytelling.

Definitely going to pick up some more of these kinds of Westerns, very entertaining with the phrases like "cleared leather" popping up all the time.  I was lost in another world for my 30 minute walks to and from the office and I had this playing through my headphones.

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