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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (107 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Louis L’Amour Narrator: Jim Gough Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2007 ISBN: 9781455184293
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In Riders of the Dawn, a young gunslinger is changed for the better by a meeting with a beautiful woman. A classic range-war western, this novel features that powerful, romantic, strangely compelling vision of the American West for which L’Amour’s fiction is known. In the author’s words, “It was a land where nothing was small, nothing was simple. Everything, the lives of men and the stories they told, ran to extremes.”

This story is one of Louis L’Amour’s early creations that have long been a source of speculation and curiosity among his fans. Early in L’Amour’s career, he wrote a number of novel-length stories for pulp-western magazines. Long after they were out of print, the characters of these early stories still haunted him, and so by revising and expanding these stories he created his first novels.

This is a must-have for the legions of fans Louis L’Amour has captivated with his unparalleled ability to weave a classic tale of the West.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “L'Amour never writes with less than a saddle creak in his sentences and more often with a desert heat wave boiling up from a sun-baked paragraph. A master storyteller...for reading under the stars.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig | 11/17/2010

    " A fun cowboy tale by Louis L'Amour. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tagg | 10/23/2010

    " One of his earlier novels, but all the same elements of his work--an against-al-odds flawed hero taking on the bad guys, killing them reluctantly, all the while trying to win over the beautiful and all-day tough girl. Fun escapism for sure, but the drama is a little overdone "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 M.L. | 8/16/2009

    " McKenna is another fine character drawn into a "situation" that needs quick resolution.

    I love westerns. Louis L'Amour is the best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elise | 6/12/2009

    " this book is good if you are in the mood to read a western cowboy book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 12/23/2008

    " Kilkenny was one of L'Amour's recurring characters. This is a book about him, one of the fastest of the gunfighters. I'm not overly enamored of the Kilkenny character but still this is a pretty good book. "

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About the Author
Author Louis L’Amour

Louis L’Amour is the only American-born novelist in history to receive both the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. He published ninety novels, thirty short-story collections, two works of nonfiction, a memoir, Education of a Wandering Man, and a volume of poetry, Smoke from This Altar. There are more than 300 million copies of his books in print.

About the Narrator

Jim Gough’s distinctive voice is well known in the Southwest through his hundreds of commercials and radio shows. He has also appeared in such feature films as Urban Cowboy, Places in the Heart, and JFK. A native of Austin, Texas, he can also be found entertaining with his western swing band, the Cosmopolitan Cowboys.