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Summary

The first of its kind, a unique volume of 21 unpublished gems from one of the 20th century’s most popular and prolific writers

Using his father’s handwritten notes, journal entries, and correspondences, Beau L’Amour uncovers how and why many never-before-seen manuscripts were written - and speculates about the ways they might have ended.

These selections celebrate L’Amour’s vision and virtuosity, including the first seven chapters of a powerful novel about the Trail of Tears, a chilling Western horror story, and a tale of the American Revolution featuring a character related to L’Amour’s well-known Sackett family. At the other end of the spectrum are classic adventures, such as The Golden Tapestry, set in 1960s Istanbul, as well as several uniquely different attempts at what would have been the most profoundly intimate of all of L’Amour’s novels, a saga of reincarnation that stretches from a time before time, to the period of Alexander the Great, and on to Warlord-Era China.

This audiobook reveals the L’Amour you have never known, his personal struggles as a writer, and the contest between mortality and a literary legacy too big for one life to contain.

"Lost treasures indeed...a behind-the scenes look at the unpublished work and unrealized aspirations of an iconic writer of Westerns." (Kirkus Reviews)

"A valuable addition to [L’Amour’s] literary legacy." (Booklist)

Louis L’Amour’s Lost Treasures is a project created to release some of the author’s more unconventional manuscripts from the family archives.

In Louis L’Amour’s Lost Treasures: Volumes 1, Beau L’Amour takes the listener on a guided tour through many of the finished and unfinished short stories, novels, and treatments that his father was never able to publish during his lifetime. L’Amour’s never-before-seen first novel, No Traveller Returns, faithfully completed for this program, is a voyage into danger and violence on the high seas. These exciting publications will be followed by Louis L’Amour’s Lost Treasures: Volume 2.

Additionally, many beloved classics will be rereleased with an exclusive Lost Treasures postscript featuring previously unpublished material, including outlines, plot notes, and alternate drafts. These postscripts tell the story behind the stories that millions of readers have come to know and cherish.

©2017 Louis L'Amour, Beau L'Amour (P)2019 Random House Audio

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  • hookem92
  • 18-12-19

Not what I expected

I’m not saying this was terrible. I’m not saying that I didn’t know that these were incomplete works. This just it isn’t what I was expecting.
I would rather have spent my money on a collection of his stories than this.

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  • Howdy Robertson
  • 17-08-20

Not the usual Louis book.

I also didt realize these were unfinished. Waste of time and money.
You get lead on but to no ending or plot or anything.

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  • Blake Logan
  • 20-06-21

fantastic read. enjoyed it

this has been a curious an happy venture into something new. i would never have thought that Louis was so intrested in other topics other than his very good westerns. i would have loved some of those manuscripts to have been released as finished books. Louis is such a great author, and not only of westerns!