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The Burning Hills

A Novel
Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
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Wounded, dehydrated, and escaping a violent feud with the men of Bob Sutton’s ranch, Trace Jordan is near collapse when he descends from the heat of the desert into a cool, secluded canyon. He wakes to find a beautiful woman gently nursing him back to health. 

Strong and proud, Maria Cristina has also suffered at the hands of Sutton and his men. The experience has left her hostile and defiant. Trace, intrigued by Maria’s grit and determination, can’t help trying to peel back her layers - but his attraction makes her a target. 

Sutton’s men are watching and waiting for Trace to show himself. If he escapes, Maria will have to face them alone. But if he convinces her to go with him, Trace and Maria will have to survive a heat-blasted, waterless desert. And if that doesn’t kill them, the Apaches will.

©1956 Louis L'Amour (P)2017 Random House Audio

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  • Jean
  • 03-01-18

A Rousing Tale

This book was originally published in 1956. I first read it in 1976. I was looking for a western to read and decided to re-read Louis L’Amour. The book is more of a romance story than what L’Amour usually writes. Trace Jordan is on the trail of the men who killed his partner and stole his horses. He is wounded and now the hunter becomes the hunted. He finds a place to hide temporarily and is nursed by Maria Cristina. Now they both are on the run.

The book is well written. L’Amour is famous for placing his story in a real location. If the reader goes to the location they can follow the book description step by step. L’Amour is a master storyteller. His descriptive language flows smoothly. The great thing about his books is you can read them over and over with great enjoyment each and every time.

The book is four hours. Keith Szarabajka does a good job narrating the book. Szarabajka is a well-known actor and audiobook narrator.

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  • Douglas C. McCary
  • 22-11-17

T h e Burning Hills

Read this the first time fifty years ago. It is still one of his best.

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  • Roger L. Reid
  • 30-10-17

Great listen

Good suspense, moved along at good pace. Another great story by L’amour. An enjoyable book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-02-19

A Good Read

This book has plenty of western action and a touch of romance. It has colorful characters, as well as bad guys and good guys.

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  • Rebecca Louthan
  • 10-11-18

great tale full of adventure and hard riding .

on the run and finding no one to help his needs out weigh the risks and he keeps surviving even the desert. Finally finding himself hope and rescue.