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Riding for the Brand: Stories [Kindle Edition]

Louis L'Amour

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BLOOD IN THE DUST
 
The open West was a land where wanderers could find themselves a home—a home to fight for, to be changed by, sometimes to die for. Jed Asbury was one such journeyman, taking on the identity of a dead man. Allen Ring was another: he’d won his plot of land in a card game only to find he had to win again with a gun. From a has-been boxer to a ranch hand taking on his bosses’ troubles, the characters in these classic Louis L’Amour short stories are all “riding for the brand”—staying loyal to what matters, staking the West with their courage and their blood.




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Amazon.com: 4.4 out of 5 stars  18 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good - but predictable 26 Jan. 2005
By DWD's Reviews - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I like Louis L'Amour. His descriptions and conversations are top notch. However, his plots are predictable so I really am grading this on a curve.

I am also rating the audio version of this book which is interesting because it is told by Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Johnny Cash. It was quite enjoyable to hear the four of these men work together - they were all quite good, especially Kristofferson and Nelson. This audio edition has features that most don't, including special effects and a music soundtrack that was sometimes reminescent of Clint Eastwood's Spaghetti Westerns and sometimes reminescent of "Silverado." The inclusion of the special effects did speed the plot along (you don't have to describe that people are knocking on the door or riding horses, etc.) but sometimes they are distracting (one scene in particular had an overly loud clock ticking over the top of everyone's voices).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Three Really Great Short Stories 12 Sept. 2000
By Steven A. Bell - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio Cassette|Verified Purchase
This set contains two now out of print audio books: "Four Card Draw" and "The Turkey Feather Riders." All three are well done with a great cast of characters and special effects. The audio is crisp and clear, easily heard in an automobile's noisy environment.
Four Card Draw. Louis L'Amour starts this audio volume with a short discourse on period books about the old west. "Four Card Draw" is told first person by Allen Ring, a gambler who wins the Red Rock Ranch in Arizona. He is told the ranch is haunted by someone who was murdered there. That someone was one of the three Haslet brothers, owners of a neighboring ranch, who are out for revenge. Allen walks right into the middle of a frying pan and ends up fighting for his life!
Riding For The Brand. Jed Asberry wins a poker game only to find himself robbed by the angry losers. They dump him in the desert with no clothes, left to die. Days later, on his last legs, he stumbles across three recently killed people (two men and a woman)... in the middle of the desert. Taking clothes, guns, and papers from one of the men, Jed becomes Micheal Latch. Micheal was on his way to inherit a ranch, so Jed decides to assume this role. He finds himself up to his neck in serious shooting trouble as someone else is willing to murder to get the property!
The Turkey Feather Riders. Louis L'Amour starts this story by giving a short discourse on cowboys and the cattle business as it was in the 1860's through 1880's (and now). Jim Sandefer is the forman for a New Mexico ranch. His boss, Grey Bowen, makes a sudden visit (after years of being away) with his daughter, Elaine, and some new guests: Rose and Lee Martin. Grey wants to marry Rose, but Jim discovers that she and her son are up to something that doesn't smell right! Then the shooting begins!
Well worth the purchase price. Run Time: 180 minutes.
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed reader 4 July 2014
By Glenda Casey - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
love the stories louis writes but am really disappointed th at every collections has several of the same stories in them so I'm paying for them numerous times. I've read almost all the stories in this collection.
4.0 out of 5 stars Good western stories 17 Feb. 2014
By Bonnie Henriksen - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Good reading. Always sets up the story well and keeps you involved. Although the formula is always the same (the good guy wins and gets the girl) it seems fresh every time.
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent book and stories 11 Mar. 2013
By psycho headhunter - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
this is an excellent book of stories by the best western writer ever. it descriptive and action packed very aaccurate. love short stories and cowboys
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