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Riders of the Tumbling K

Narrated by: Randal Schaffer
Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
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Summary

First time in audiobook form, this "lost" Louis L'Amour novel, published in three parts in the old pulp magazines during the 1950s, showcases the story of the settling of the west in the lives and loves of the riders of the Tumbling K ranch. Once again, Louis L'Amour delivers an unforgettable novel of men and women facing the raw challenges of the range land. Ward McQueen and Kim Sartain are friends and hands on the Tumbling K ranch. One will find love with its passionate owner, Ruth Kermett. The other will leave in search of a woman and land of his own. Both will have to stand up for what they want with their hearts, their minds, and their guns. This authentic western saga remained undiscovered and unprinted for more than 60 years, until the editors of Buckskin Editions found it, and put the pieces together. Includes a preface by writer Charles Lee Jackson II, plus an introduction.

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  • Scott Revolinski
  • 04-07-20

Three short stories

Each story is a standalone read, but they share some common themes. While not Louis L'Amour's best work, these are good reads for aficionados.

The narration is excellent.

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  • Neal T.
  • 28-06-20

Excellent

The more I listen to Louis L'Amour's writing, the more I like it. Riders on the Tumbling K is more of a collection of stories than one continuous story. That's the only reason why I docked a star. Still, the first two stories about Ward McQueen as well as the followup about his segundo were excellent. They're short, sweet, and loaded with Americana. The narration also hits the mark really well. Randal Schaffer can do gruff, smooth, and feminine voices real well. Plus, his natural voice works really well for the occasional info dump.

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  • Yuri
  • 26-06-20

Great book

Another great western by Louis L'amour, it's great to hear some of these forgotten stories by one of the greatest western authors.
The Narrator did a great job, you only have to listen a few minutes before you are lost in the story.

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  • Ronald Shaw
  • 12-02-19

This is How a Cowboy Dies

Many have said Louis L'Amour is one of the best "Old West" writers of all time. Not having sampled his work before this I cannot say yes or no to that opinion. This book gives 4 short stories of a common theme. The hard work of honest newcomers and frontier makers. In contrast there is the greed of land thieves first as individuals and small groups, then as corporations as they seek to take over what others have made thrive. The stories are well written and sure to please any fans of the genre.

The narrator does well with the period authentic slang and style of speaking that L'Amour was famous for using. His voice cast does not vary as much as other narrators I have heard but he still changes up enough to tell differences in speakers.

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  • Shaun Putaine author of The Undiminished Series
  • 29-05-18

Teriffic

L"Amour is one of the greatest western story tellers and this audiobook is a great example of his craft. His descriptions bring the reader into the story and into the wild west. Wonderful narration.

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  • Michael
  • 08-02-18

3 Related Books in One

This book is made up of 3 shorter books, and retitled accurately as "Riders of the Tumbling K". It is typical L'Amour, and books I had already read, and still enjoy.