• Son of a Wanted Man (Dramatized)

  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (154 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

An outlaw's legacy...

In a remote corner of Utah lies the secret outlaw kingdom of Ben Curry. For 15 years Curry has ruled supreme, as his men have pulled jobs from Canada to Mexico. But the king is getting old...he wants to turn his legacy over to someone younger, tougher. 

Mike Bastian is Ben's adopted son, a young man who can handle a knife, a gun, his fists, but a man who's never broken the law. Now, as treachery explodes among Ben's riders, and two honest lawmen - Tyrel Sackett and Borden Chantry - begin to zero in on the gang, Mike must choose...between his loyalty to Ben and his yearning for a different life. Yet when the guns start echoing off the Vermilion Cliffs, the time for choosing is over - and the time for battle has begun.

©2005 Louis & Katherine L'Amour Trust (P)2005 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

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Outstanding Production of a Powerful Story

Louis L'amour's stories are always the best. Listening to this story, furthermore, is not like listening to a story, it is like watching a movie, or even better, like actually being on the scene. The story starts by establishing deep personal foundations under the characters, and proceeds to build excitement and suspense to a peak. This program also includes a bonus hour (after 2+ hours of the story) about the making of the audio, and concludes with some personal time with the author himself speaking: the late Louis L'amour. If there is anything disappointing about this, it is that there are not more like it available, NOW.

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Classic Western Fare

This dramatized book in another of great fiction relating to our western heritage. There is an explanation at the end of how the production was accomlished as well as a brief conversation with the author. I highly recommend this title to any reader who enjoys western drama.

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Not original story

This dramatized version has so completely changes the story it isn’t the same and is a horrible rendition. This was one of my favorite books by Louis L’Amour but this rendering is not it

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I loved the story but was disappointed by the blasphemy of using the Name Jesus as a cuss word. LL did not blaspheme like that.

I loved the story but was very disappointed in the use of Jesus’s name as blasphemy and as a cuss word I know that Mr. Lemoore did not write like that.

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Good dramatization but...

I did not like the Lord's name taken in vain. Louis L'Amour did not write like this! . Whoever produced this audiobook used words that did not need to be heard.
I still think this was a great dramatization though. I have many other dramatizations from Louis L'Amour that don't use this language . Great books don't need to use the Lord's name in vain! Just disappointed.

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Rather Lame!

Not as good as the untouched Louis L'Amour stories, because the dramatization loses the feel of the author's writing. We won't purchase any more dramatized L'Amour stories.

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Story amd Interview

I loved hearing the afterwards about Louis' struggle to become a writer and then how he made his career in Western Literature which at the time was not popular. The story itself is completely intriguing as well and is a great read

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What did you love best about Son of a Wanted Man (Dramatized)?

The sound and characters

What was one of the most memorable moments of Son of a Wanted Man (Dramatized)?

When Michael turned down the job of running the gang

Have you listened to any of Full Cast’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

noI am not sure

Any additional comments?

Yes I loved the whole concept of the Audio.I wish some more of the Talon and Chantry books were put on Audio Like the Sackett series. Which I own and love to keep listening to. Thank you once again. I am a real supporter of the Amazon Purchasing sysyem. a faithful listener and reader Alice A Boulet

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I would have enjoyed the book more if they had put audio in background not foreground. I struggled to hear the story in places.

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Excellent dramatization

A thoroughly enjoyable experience. Only wish the story were longer. Listening to the end was well worth it for the interview with Louis himself!

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  • MikeC
  • 12-30-20

Great western story with impressive dramatisation

Also includes an in-depth making-of feature and interview with Louis L’amour. Very enjoyable.

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  • Mr Sutton
  • 09-08-20

Very good

My first louie L'Amour audio book I will be coming back for more. Excellent cast