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Matagorda

A Novel
Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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Summary

Tap Duvarney lost his innocence in the War Between the States and then put his skills to the test as a soldier in the frontier army. Now, leaving behind a devoted fiancée, he is trying to make his fortune on the Texas coast, working a ranch as the partner of his old friend Tom Kittery - and finding himself in the middle of a feud between Kittery and the neighboring Munson family. 

Around Matagorda Island, most people are either backing the Munsons or remaining silent. But the danger from outside Kittery’s camp is nothing compared to the threat within, as Tap begins to suspect that Kittery’s woman, a Texas-born beauty who misses the glitz and glamour of city life, isn’t everything she appears to be. Tap is quickly discovering that he must go to war again. But will it be with the Munsons - or with his closest friend?

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

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  • jb
  • 21-01-17

Fantastic story. Riveting.

This is just my second Louis L'Amour book. Truly entertaining listen. Great story, setting, characters. Highly recommended.

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  • Larky
  • 04-12-18

Good read but not one of the better ones.

This was a pretty good novel and potentially great story about the author spend too much time on the hurricane. I think it would have been better had the Arthur plate out more of the critical scenes and added to the someone average story line.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 17-01-20

great book as usual

great book as usual from my most favorite writer. I will have more reading from him in the future

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-10-19

awesome

very good story kept me in suspense till the very end.....highly recommend it to anyone

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  • Rebecca Louthan
  • 15-05-17

Wonderful depictions of gulf coast Texas

Thos story is of love of the country and sea for cattle driving and fighting in the south. wonderful depictions on land and seas how men and women would struggle ag assinst the elements to get the job done and fight for their right to do so.

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  • Nicole L Ochoa
  • 09-05-17

A Hurricane and a Cattle Drive in Texas

A cattle drive mixed with a land war and a hurricane in Texas. My favorite character shows up toward the end. Another great book by L'Amour.

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  • Phares
  • 26-04-17

Matagorda!

Wonderful. story. It held my attention. It could have been a little longer? I love a good old western.

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  • freeedm
  • 15-03-17

wow great Western listen

it doesn't get any better than Louisville L'Amour.
good guys win & marry the girl.

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  • Grumpy T
  • 02-03-17

Good rental

This book would make a good rental meaning it was well worth the read but not worth keeping in my library. One reading is plenty

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  • Klára Soos
  • 20-02-17

entertaining

good light entertainment in a kind of historical, manly style. i enjoyed the characteirsation and the subtle humour.

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