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  • Audio CD: 5 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group; Unabridged edition (April 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0739310925
  • ISBN-13: 978-0739310922
  • Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 2.5 x 15.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 496,135 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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" L'Amour is popular for all the right reasons. His books embody heroic virtues that seem to matter now more than ever...L'Amour falls into the grand tradition of Jack London and Robert Louis Stevenson." --"The Wall Street Journal"
" [Louis L'Amour] made the modern Western a national pastime." --"Smithsonian Magazine"

"From the Hardcover edition."

"L'Amour is popular for all the right reasons. His books embody heroic virtues that seem to matter now more than ever...L'Amour falls into the grand tradition of Jack London and Robert Louis Stevenson."--"Wall Street Journal"
"[Louis L'Amour] made the modern Western a national pastime."--"Smithsonian Magazine"

"From the Hardcover edition." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Two men. One woman. A land that demanded courage--or death...
He was a man etched by the desert's howling winds, a big, broad-shouldered man who knew the ways of the Apache and ways of staying alive. She was a woman raising a young son on her own on a remote Arizona ranch. And between Hondo Lane and Angie Lowe was the warrior Vittoro, whose people were preparing to rise against the white men. Now the pioneer woman, the gunman, and the Apache warrior are caught in a drama of love, war, and honor. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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The events of this very solid and compelling story are clearly based on, or at least loosely inspired by, real events in Arizona in 1861. There are many parallels with the Boscom affair and the kidnapping of Mickey Free, events that led to the Apache Wars and the campaigns of Cochise. It's L'Amour's comprehensive knowledge of the history and landscape of Arizona that helps to make this book special. The writing is consistently good, occasionally sublime; "...the tips of the cottonwoods turned gold, like the sun-tipped lances of a moving army." L'Amour is particularly good with dialogue, a skill which is sadly lacking among most Western writers, making Zane Grey for example, almost unreadable. The only thing preventing "Hondo" from being great literature is the paper-thin characterization. Hondo Lane is an idealized, 'Hollywooden' hero and the villains lack any redeeming features that would make them credible. The depiction of the Apache is sympathetic, even to the extent that they too are often idealized ("No Apache ever hit his child"). The author's attempts to describe the developing feelings of the hero and heroine for each other are particularly gauche. L'Amour, it seems, cannot write l'amour. But, so what? If we want profound insights into human nature, we read Jane Austen. If we want the romance and drama of the Old West, we read Louis L'Amour.
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Peter Reeves' review of this novel seems to me excellent, in pinning down both its strengths and weaknesses. Louis L'Amour is not a western writer of the calibre of Cormac McCarthy, Larry McMurtry and others. He is though a fine storyteller; he writes well without a trace of pretension and takes great strength from his knowledge and understanding of the Arizona landscape. I had not been aware that this book had its origins in historical actuality, but clearly L'Amour bends this to his own purposes, but so too does McCarthy in the powerful and compelling "Blood Meridian".

This is a western romance, in both senses of the word "romance". Characterisation is not the author's forte. Hondo Lane is idealised beyond credibility as is Vittoro, the Apache chief and even the dog, Sam. Other characters are at best stereotypes. Sentimentality is never kept far at bay and the final section of the novel dives feet first into a gush of unconvincing emotion. If we wince at this, against it is set the disciplined, informed descriptions of fauna, flora and climatic conditions. Here the writing is often very fine. We also have a fast-moving plot, together with plenty of tension and action. When all is said and done, it is a cracking good story and that is what L'Amour wanted to give us more than anything else.
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The best Western ever written. If you want an utterly engrossing read, a great story with believable characters and an incredible sense of place, then this is the book for you whether or not you really like Westerns as a genre.
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i like western books and once again this does not disappoint me. this is probably his most well known novel but it still stands the test of time as i have not found a western writer who can stand up to his work,
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I read this as a small boy, and am starting to revist some of my old books to see how they "stack up". It's a western written years ago, so it's macho in places, as you'd expect from L'Amour but it isn't too deep, doesn't try to be, just a rattling good story, and a classic of the genre
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Hondo is the typical western that has become extremely popular. Louis Lamour is famous for western books and this is one of his most famous. Hondo has been made into a movie that starred John Wayne. The movie is similar to the book except Lamour is able to bring out the landscape and characters in a way that film cannot reveal. Lamour makes the reader notice the size and beauty of the landscape and at the same time how barren and lonely it can be. The book is about Hondo Lane, a heroic cowboy. He is best described as a middle grounder. He is the type of guy that everyone respects, Indian and cavalry. The way he can communicate with both sides while still being loyal to the cavalry is one of the most admirable qualities about Hondo. He has an ability to tell both sides how it is and still get along with them. The story starts by Hondo losing his horse to Indians and coming to a farm ran by a woman and her young son. The process of losing his horse makes it evident early that his instincts and reactions are better than a normal mans. Hondo stays at the farm for a night as the guest of Angie Lowe and her son. Angie's husband had left but Angie said he would be back. Hondo departed the next day leaving Angie and her son at the will of Indians that were on the warpath. They stayed in Hondo's mind though and he returned to them after reporting to the cavalry of the restless Indians. He is not a trooper but is hired as a scout for the cavalry. When he returns Angie has had an encounter with the Indians and was only spared because of her son's bravery. Hondo stays with them and rescues them from the Indians that become savage after their chief is killed. Hondo Lane is like many western heroes in the classic western.Read more ›
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