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The Iron Marshal Audiobook

The Iron Marshal

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He was a tough enforcer for a New York gang. But when young Tom Shanaghy made one too many enemies, he skipped town on a fast-moving freight. He landed in a small Kansas town that had big dreams, no name, and the need for an honest lawman. Tom figured that a knuckle-and-skull man from Five Points would be perfect for the job. He didn't know that a high-stakes cattle drive was headed his way and that leading it was a vindictive rancher bent on settling an old score, even if he had to destroy the town to do it. Tom had himself stuck in the middle of the feud before sunset on his first day in town. All he could do was hope that his years on the Bowery had left him with the smarts he needed to keep himself alive.

©1979 Louis L'Amour (P)2017 Random House Audio

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  • Jean
    Santa Cruz, CA, United States
    30/07/17
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    "A Triple Cross"

    I have read most of Louis L’Amour’s books over the years. According to my records, I read “The Iron Marshal” when it first came out in 1979. I was looking for a western to read and decided to re-read this one. This book is a bit different from the usual L’Amour hero in that Tom Shanaghy was an Irish immigrant that ended up working as an enforcer for an Irish gang in New York City. He decided to head west and ended up in a small Kansas town that was looking to hire a town marshal. Tom applies and got the job. He found himself caught in the middle of a feud and a robbery that used the feud for a cover. Tom had a disadvantage as he was a city boy and not a cowboy.

    The book is well written. The characters are interesting. L’Amour has a way of bringing his characters to life for the reader. The plot twists and turns and there are multiple plot lines. The pace is fast and there is some humor, fist fights and old fashion detective work. L’Amour always has a moral to his stories and also comments on ethics for example “ride for the brand”, “give an honest day’s work” and “pride in a job well done”. L’Amour is a master story teller who does not rely on sex and profanity to tell a story. L’Amour (1908-1988) was a prolific writer and wrote in a number of genre including poetry. He had many nom-de-plums. He is primarily known for his westerns and screen writing.

    The book is six and a half hours long. Erick Singer does a good job narrating the book. Singer is an actor and award-winning audiobook narrator.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer JMT of Sayner, WI
    SAYNER, WI, United States
    17/06/17
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    "The Iron Marshall by Louis L'Amour"

    I have read many books by Louis L'Amour but this was quite different. It starts off in Ireland than New York and finally the western frontier. It is full of interesting characters and I greatly enjoyed it. Erik Singer, the narrator was wonderful. I loved his Irish & Western accents.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Garrett
    21/02/18
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    "excellent read"

    story line is a good one and the narrator does a great job bringing the book to life

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bruce
    10/01/18
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    "Iron Marshall is Solid!"

    Erik Singer does a stellar job of performing this classic by Louis L'Amour - - greatest western genre storyteller.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • K. B. Rollins
    Bullard, TX United States
    09/01/18
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    "Slightly different tone, absolutely great"
    What did you love best about The Iron Marshal?

    It is recognizably L'Amour -- I've read and loved so many of his novels and short stories. This one is a little different story line and characters than the other westerns. Like the others, it hangs together well. This is my new favorite. An interesting mystery. The main character plausibly develops over the course of the story. Lots of action.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    Athens, AL, USA
    02/01/18
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    "L'Amour with a Few Twists"

    I am an avid L'Amour fan. This is another good one. Singer does an excellent job with the narration. Entertaining and a joy to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kaitlyn
    United States
    18/12/17
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    "Entertaining western mystery"

    Excellent story and narration . The main character was a man with principles and a man to be admired .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • pjcar55
    17/12/17
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    "great story"

    one of the best books I have ever listened to. it was a very delightful listening

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Janet John
    Ketchikan, AK
    13/10/17
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    "I'm a L'Amour fan ..."

    I love listening to L'Amour books! Erik Singer did an amazingly nag job of narrating, transitioning seamlessly from Irish accent to western drawl to high-class refined lady to New Yorker. I look forward to the next on Earth!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    02/10/17
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    "good book."

    good story line. great narrator. not to many slow spots in the story. definitetly recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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