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Off the Mangrove Coast

Narrated by: Stephen Lang
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A brand new collection from Louis L'Amour, the legendary New York Times best-selling master of the short story.

These unique tales from Louis L'Amour, one of America's greatest treasures, were originally published in magazines of his time. Revered throughout the world for his novels of the frontier experience, L'Amour's critical and popular reputation has soared to new heights as the power and excitement of his short fiction has been revealed in collections like Monument Rock and Beyond the Great Snow Mountains.

Here in Off the Mangrove Coast are fast-moving, historically detailed stories of the travails of extraordinary men and women struggling to break free, to capture fortune and fame, or find love. Here are the characters and the great tales that have made Louis L'Amour one of the world's most popular authors. Here are the works of a master craftsman which will live forever in the listeners' imaginations.

©2000 by Louis and Katherine L'Amour Trust (P)2000 Random House, Inc.; 16 9; 1999 by Gregory Manchess

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  • Rebecca Louthan
  • 15-08-20

Varied tales of modern detective stories

Written in 1950 veniacular, more modern than wetern gives way to wonderful readings, told in excellent voice on audio. Enjoyable and spellbinding.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-07-16

This Is Adventure

What did you love best about Off the Mangrove Coast?

The wide variety of the stories: Boxing, All-Out Jungle Adventure, Treasure Hunting, Crime, Revenge. L'Amour is the greatest adventure writer of all-time. Utterly readable, heroes you can root for but not unbelievable shining knights; regular joes who rise to the occasion and stand up to corruption and evil.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Off the Mangrove Coast?

Can't just pick one. Here's my tie: L'Amour writes the best fight scenes I've ever read; regardless of whether the fight scenes are in the ring or a back alley, they ring true of a man who's not just thrown a punch but a man who's taken a few as well. Plus, Stephen Lang's reading of The Diamond Of Jeru is far, far superior to the dramatized full cast version (which is still excellent as well).

Have you listened to any of Stephen Lang’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No but he's one of my favorite actors and has been for over thirty years. He can portray heroes, heels, psychopaths, every gamut of characterization. I couldn't help but imagine him as the heroes of the stories as well. He should definitely narrate more novels especially L'Amour's works (Fair Blows The Wind,The Haunted Mesa, hint- hint).

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely!

Any additional comments?

Please make available complete, unabridged Audible versions of Louis L'Amour's Short Story collections, especially the Adventure and Crime volumes. Not just selected stories from within but all the tales from cover-to-cover. You guys are fantastic. Stephen Lang did a absolute fantastic job! Thank you.

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  • Elaine
  • 15-03-13

Like the action stories

Adventure in many genres. Well written collection of stories. From western cowboys, to adventure aboard ship, to fighting men, Louis L'Amour makes them all come alive.

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  • M. Solocinski
  • 09-04-07

Terrible audio quality

Unfortunately, I have to put strikes against what I think would otherwise be an excellent work. The audio quality was so poor that I couldn't listen to it. I'm uncertain if this is a problem with the digital transfer or the source recording. For some reason I didn't get cover art either! I downloaded the file twice to make sure that wasn't the problem.

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