• Louis L'Amour Collection

  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: Willie Nelson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (580 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

More than any other writer before or since, Louis L'Amour brought the American West to life. His action-packed stories deal with eternal themes: honor, deceit, passion, betrayal, loyalty, courage, love. His settings are historically accurate, his prose riveting, and his characters colorful: good guys, bad buys, toughs, roughs, sidekicks and saints.

This collection gathers eight popular Louis L'Amour stories performed by a star-studded cast, including Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Charles Dean.

The collection includes:

  • "Riding for the Brand"
  • "The Black Rock Coffin Makers"
  • "Dutchman's Flat"
  • "The Nester and the Piute"
  • "Mistakes Can Kill You"
  • "Four Card Draw"
  • "Trail to Pie Town"
  • "Big Medicine"
©1997, 1999 HighBridge Company (P)1997, 1999 HighBridge Company

Critic Reviews

"Sometimes a larger-than-life author deserves a larger-than-life narrator. Willie Nelson uses his distinctive Texas drawl and unhurried pace to deliver these tales of Louis L'Amour's Old West with conviction and warmth. Some equally famous friends – Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson – perform cameos in a well-produced multicast adaptation of 'Riding for the Brand', complete with jingling spurs, war whoops, and gunshots. This collection serves as a fine introduction to L'Amour's work and includes some of his best-known pieces." (AudioFile)

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Musical Interludes

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The stories were usually easy to understand and interesting as always. If you read a lot of Louis L'Amour you know that some of the books tend to be repetitious. We enjoyed the stories, and the 'dramatized' stories interesting and well done.

The one big problem my husband and I had with it was the music that would play all of a sudden, in between paragraphs maybe. We'd be listening intently and all of a sudden a guitar was strumming, sometimes louder then the book was being read. Being occasionally louder then the story was a problem, as it could possibly wake our little ones if they were asleep. Both my husband and I found the musical interludes quite annoying, and probably wouldn't have bought it if we had known they were there.

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Overproduced

The producer of this audio added a lot of background noise and forgot about the story. The narration is lost when you spend an inordinate amount of time listening to such petty sounds as footsteps crossing a room. Yawn. This particular title suffers and the listener suffers too. Not recommended.

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extra voices, sound effects...

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this was just an entertaining read. Loved the cameos (though they are only in first story) and the sound effects (horses, gunshots, etc) as they make all westerns more fun. I'd listen to another like this!

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fun, shoot em up listening

Easy listening, fun and a great blast from the past. Willie Nelson narrates, but it is obvious that his mind isn't really on the reading aloud, but somewhere else. The stories are short and more along the lines of old radio, rather than on book reading. I enjoyed it, but I was also glad when it ended so I could mosey on.

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Best Audiobook Western by far!

I love Louis L'Amour! And they threw in Willie Nelson as the narrator with Johnny Cash and Kris Kristopherson as characters as well. Best match up I've ever heard in a audiobook!!! 5 stars all around!!!

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good, relaxing read

What made the experience of listening to Louis L'Amour Collection the most enjoyable?

louis l'amour's story telling style

Who was your favorite character and why?

with his stories all characters,scenes and places have their place in a special way

If you could take any character from Louis L'Amour Collection out to dinner, who would it be and why?

louis l' amour

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forty years ago i read every louis l'amour i could lay my hands on. forty years later its as if i am re-discovering louis l'amour

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Louis L'Amour Collection

Willie Nelson does an excellent job reading the story and keeps your intrest throughout the story too the end.

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great book

loved it story was very good cant wait to read more thank you very much

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Love Love Love Louis L'Amour

and Friends! The voices are so fitting to the stories! What a truly spectacular idea! Thank you Guys. 🐝

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Nelson is Very good, stories exhalant.

Very well read! Simple but nice. L'Amour is best at short stories. Verity in subject and seating. An eye for detail. YA!!!

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