• The Rider of the Ruby Hills

  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: Jim Gough
  • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (680 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"Ross Hardy had made his decision. He sat in the middle of all he owned, a splendid Appaloosa gelding, a fine California saddle, a .44 Winchester rifle, and two walnut-stocked Colt .44 pistols. These were his all. It was a life that had left him rich in experience, but poor in goods of the world. The experience was the hard-fisted experience of cold winters, dry ranges, and the dusty bitterness of cattle drives. He had fought Comanches and rustlers, hunted buffalo and horse thieves. Now he was going to ride for himself, to fight for himself." (From the book)
©1949 Better Publications, Inc. (P)2005 Blackstone Audiobooks

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Another Great Story by Louis L'Amour

The Rider of the Ruby Hills is another tribute to the great story-teller. The suspense keeps your attention all the way through. Not your usual range war. I don't want to give anything away, but if you like Louis L'Amour I know you'll like this one.

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consistent

if you are a Louis L'Amour fan you will love it. its the typical
tough guy character which we all want to be.

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Formula Western

So satisfying to hear Jim Gough read these Classic Western romance adventures. The good guy wins, the bad guys get their just deserts and the music plays you out. Sigh. A beautiful respite from our crazy world.

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Enjoyable Listening and I do not mind telling you

Reading the Louis L'Amour short story, Jim Gough gave a great performance with his voice. Great entertainment.

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Very good

Though my favorite of his books is showdown on the hog back this is a close second

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A wonderful Louis L'Amour story expertly told.

A fast paced story of food conquering evik during the settling of the old American southwest.

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Great story, terrific narration!

This was another fun western “fix.” Louis Lamour paints an immersive picture of the west and Jim Gough is the perfect narrator.

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Jim Gough … Just the Best Western Reader!

I truly enjoyed this short, action-packed story. Many of L’Amour’s old books tend to follow the same formula. But, this one was a little different. As always, Jim Gough brought it all to life! How I love that old deep, gravelly voice.

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Ruby Hills feud!

Ross Haney is a young cowpuncher, hunter, and fighter. He’s had many jobs, traveled far, and experienced much. Now he wants something substantial of his own; a ranch, a wife, children. His close friend Ben Carter had begun to put a cattle herd together in the Rubby Hills country but was killed. Haney heads that way now to see if those cattle still exist and to possibly avenge his friend. Ruby Hills is in the midst of a feud between the two large ranches in Thousand Springs; Chalk Reynolds of the RR ranch and Walt Pog of the Box N ranch. Sherry Vernon of the VV ranch fills the romance role, and Star Levitt, Sherry’s fiancé takes the third-wheel villain spot. The story continues, relating the battle between Reynolds and Pog and the implied romantic interest between Sherry and Haney. It’s a decent enough story although it does seem a bit long-winded. Enjoy!

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awesome. amazing narration

Lamour is fantastic of course. gough has an amazing voice and died w great job. perfect western narration.