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The Rider of Lost Creek Audiobook

The Rider of Lost Creek

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Publisher's Summary

Lance Kilkenny's gun is believed to be the fastest in the West, but once the gunfight is over, he disappears. Most folks don't even know what he looks like. Some time back, Mort Davis saved Kilkenny's life after he was shot up. Now Davis needs Kilkenny's help. He has filed a claim on a water hole near Lost Creek in the live oak country. The district is dominated by two wealthy cattlemen, Webb Steele and Chet Lord, each one desiring for himself the water hole that Davis claims. Beautiful Nita Riordan owns the local saloon, and between her charms and the feuding ranchers, Lance Kilkenny has his work cut out for him.

©1947 Better Publications, Inc.; (P)2006 Blackstone Audio Inc.

What the Critics Say

"L'Amour never writes with less than a saddle creak in his sentences and more often with a desert heatwave boiling up from a sunbaked paragraph. A master storyteller....For reading under the stars." (Kirkus Reviews)
"A strong case can be made that L'Amour was the most popular American writer of the 20th century....His books embody heroic virtues that seem to matter now more than ever." (Wall Street Journal)

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  • Lady M
    Peoria, AZ, United States
    14/08/16
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    "The Elusive Kilkenny"
    Would you listen to The Rider of Lost Creek again? Why?

    Probably not. There are so many characters among the fighting factions it gets confusing. There is Lord and his men, Steel and his men, Kilkenny's friend Mort Davis and his men. There's the unknown leader and his men of Apple Canyon, some gunfighters known to Kilkeny. Then there's bartenders called by name and town-folks, as well as Rusty Gates who takes Kilkenny's side. It takes rapt attention to sort them all out; to know who is being spoken to, about, and to whom.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Rider of Lost Creek?

    The revealing of the identity of the murderer near the end of the book.


    Which character – as performed by Jim Gough – was your favorite?

    Rusty, who sided Kilkenny.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not really.


    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Cynthia
    Westville, OK, United States
    21/10/12
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    "I was very very upset with this book."

    It was to be a unabridged version of the book. I could not believe what I was hearing. Loius L'Amour in my a opinion is one of the greatest writers there is. Jim Gough also did a good job of reading the story. But Audible needs to change this for a UNABRIDGED version to a ABRIDGED version.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rusty
    Houston, TX, United States
    26/02/10
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    "Average L'Amour, bad Narrator"

    3-4 star story, but the narration brought it to two. The story was your typical L’Amour, maybe too typical. I thought it wasn’t one of his better. I felt like sometimes he was trying too hard to establish something. In my head I was saying, “Okay, I get it already!”
    The narrator was just poor. Good voice, but the pronunciation of sentences was awful. He totally emphases the wrong words! Very annoying and sometimes bad enough to where you can’t understand what’s going on.
    Okay overall. Worth it if you have a few credits lying around, but there are better narrators and better Louis L’Amour stories out there.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mark
    Stow, OH, USA
    15/04/09
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    "5 star story..."

    Lousy narrator. Jim Gough tries to act, but doesn't have a clue about how people actually talk. He emphasizes words that shouldn't be in sentences that should not be emphasized in any way - or wouldn't be in normal conversation or narration.

    When I see Jim Gough as narrator, I pass the book by. He ain't David Strathairn or Jason Culp.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Roger Briggs
    Somerville, TN United States
    10/07/16
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    "Great Story"

    Flowed well; developed keeping attention every moment. Only criticism, I wasn't fond of the main characters name.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amelia
    30/06/16
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    "Not L'Amour's Best"

    I love Louis L'Amour stories, but Rider of Lost Creek is not his best book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jim
    02/07/07
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    "Popcorn Western!"

    This was a good book. Can't of put me in mind of a Saturday matinee. It was great fun!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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