• Riding for the Brand (Dramatized)

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  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 55 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (134 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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 Ashbury 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.

(P)2008 Random House Audio

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Rustle Up A Good Time

I listened to this audio drama on my father’s cassette tapes. I loved it as a child, and when I saw that it was available to be purchased on Audible, I jumped at the chance to hear it again. This time, now that I’m older, I enjoyed it even more. There are nuances in the performance that I didn’t catch when I was young, and it has been a wonderful experience to hear this book again.

Jed Asbury finds the bodies of two men and a woman out in the desert. Naked and bruised from being beaten and left for dead by two men whom he beat at poker, he is desperate for clothes, food, and water. So despite the risk that the Indians might attack, he takes a chance to raid the burned wagon. What he finds makes him wonder if it really was Indians that killed the settlers.

When he makes it back to civilization, he takes on the identity of one of the dead men, Michael Latch. With a new lease on life and a ranch under his belt, he thinks he’s struck pay dirt. But it becomes very clear that his suspicions about the dead settlers were closer than he thought. Now he must face the man who wants the ranch and who will do anything to get it.

With twists and turns, Riding for the Brand is an exciting audio drama that showcases some of the best of Louis L’Amour’s extensive writings. Excitement abounds, and the ending is just perfect. I recommend this audio drama for all those who want a great western read, some fun, and lots of drama.

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Silver SixShooters

This was a great dramatization . It was a fast- moving frontier cattle ranching story about death and hardship and a struggle to survive. Highlighted by some unexpected twists and surprises. Enjoyable listening. Cal & Clara

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Charlie G

Love Louis L'Aour books, and stories. Been a fan for the last 50 years or more.

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Disappointed!👎🏻

I am so disappointed! I had a cassette tape version of “Riding for the Brand” years ago. I listened to it so many times, that I wore it out! It was narrated by John Randolph Jones, when listened to the sample of this version, I immediately recognized Mr. Jones, however I noticed that they had added other voices into it, I bought it anyway. Never again! The story had not only been considerably shortened, but sometimes the background noises made it difficult to hear the story. My quest for the original continues. 😕

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loved it. wished it was longer. always love a good Louis.... he always keeps you intrigued and guessing.

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typically Louis lamour

typical Louis L'Amour enjoy the book tremendously with my first audiobook enjoyed all the extra background the different voices and it's just like Louis wrote it

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Superb story

It was excellently done. Very good story. We really enjoyed it. Would definitely recommend this to anyone.

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a real live western

the author who kept the west fresh and new. when he died the west wept in sadness

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Loved it!

Listened to it with my husband. It was like watching a motion picture with our eyes closed. Great narration, sound effects and dramatisation. We will definitely be listening to more from this collection as they are our new favorite!

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I love almost All Louis L'Amour!

This is a great dramatazation. Although some details were changed from the original, the general story line is not lost. Both this dramatazation and the original really bring out the internal struggle that Jed Asbury has over lying concerning his identity to gain what is not rightfully his. Well done!