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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (306 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Louis L’Amour Narrator: Christopher Lan Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It was a land where nothing was small, nothing was simple. Everything, the lives of men and the stories they told, ran to extremes.

Shanghaied into forced labor on a merchant vessel, Charles Rodney dies aboard ship from repeated beatings—but not before deeding part of his ranch to Rafe Caradec, whom he hopes will protect his family.

A word from Louis L’Amour:

“Almost forty years ago, when my fiction was being published exclusively in ‘pulp’ western magazines, I wrote several novel-length stories, which my editors called ‘magazine novels.’ In creating them, I became so involved with my characters that their lives were still as much a part of me as I was of them long after the issues in which they appeared became collector’s items. Pleased as I was about how I brought the characters and their adventures to life in the pages of the magazines, I still wanted the reader to know more about my people and why they did what they did. So, over the years, I revised and expanded these magazine works into fuller-length novels…I hope you enjoy them.”

The Trail to Crazy Man is one of Louis L’Amour’s finest short novels, originally serialized in early “pulp” Western magazines, now offered again in book form in response to widespread interest among L’Amour’s many fans.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[L’Amour] is our professor emeritus of how the West was won.”

    Morley Safer, in L’Amour’s 60 Minutes profile, 1976

  • “A strong case can be made that L’Amour was the most popular American writer of the twentieth century…His books embody heroic virtues that seem to matter now more than ever.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “L’Amour is the kind of storyteller who makes the wolves come out of the woods to listen.”


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stephanie | 5/16/2012

    " A classic western tale with the beautiful lady, the rough but sensitive loner cowboy, and the greedy and merciless evil foe. A fun read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kniephof | 7/31/2011

    " Not my favorite L'Amour, but not bad. The plot was a little fuzzy to follow at the beginning. (Maybe the audiobook skipped a file or 2, I'm not sure. We listened to this on a CA road trip). I loved the part where he describes through the eyes of a gunfighter, the act of being shot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Manosthehandsoffate | 5/1/2011

    " This book is composed of three novellas, all are pretty average. Standard L'Amour fare. I happen to enjoy his writing so I was entertained. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Craig | 4/15/2011

    " I really like this novel though the theme and plot are very similar to many of his other westerns. "

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