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Kid Rodelo

3.71  ·  Rating Details  ·  956 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
Joe Harbin hadn't killed a man for a fortune in gold just to sit in prison and let Rodelo collect it. But when he and his men break out and head for the stash, they end up with a pair of unwelcome partners: Rodelo and a beautiful woman with a hidden past. To get fifty thousand dollars in gold across fifty miles of desert, the desperate band quickly learns how much they nee ...more
Published (first published March 1966)
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Joyce
Apr 20, 2014 Joyce rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio, westerns
Edoardo Ballerini is a great narrator for this classic L'Amour western. He gets the voice right for the character--more likely to use his brains than his fists, soft-spoken, laconic, honorable. After he's released from jail, having served a year for a crime he didn't commit, he picks up the gold and heads for the coast. And if he's so honorable, why did he take the stolen gold? Unfortunately, the murderer and his pals who actually stole the gold escape prison and track him down. So he's leading ...more
Jayaprakash Satyamurthy
Louis L'Amour is one of my father's favourites, and there were a lot of his novels around the house when I was growing up. I read a couple of them as a boy; they were fun but didn't make as much of an impact on me as other authors I discovered in my parents' collection: Tolkien, Asimov, Lovecraft, Wodehouse, even Agatha Christie. This year I finally got around to reading a L'Amour and it's pretty effective for what it aims at. There's no undying prose here, nor the literary apotheosis via pulp s ...more
Schmacko
I read this, because my dad used to love Louis L’Amour westerns. I never got to know my Dad well (nor he I for that matter). Well, in reading some of his favorites, I’ve come to realize my dad was geeky, with a taste for pulp. He also loved Raymond Chandler. So, I get it now; Dad had a bent for chewy, manly crap written with too much style and swagger. (Although I still love Chandler, I admit, for this very reason.)

A couple web sites said Kid Rodelo is one of L’Amour’s best. REALLY!?!? Bwahahaha
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Kit★
Grandpa gave me another bag of L'Amours but said I can't keep these ones, so just making a note. This one is set as one of my books for the name challenge in the Bookworm Buddies group (I think).
3.5 Stars Misplaced it for a week or two, but found it again and finished. I liked it quite well, the desert setting was harsh and I could picture it all too well. I liked the short timeframe of the story, the way the characters were isolated and in danger. The action never got overly exciting, but the s
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Ed
Aug 18, 2015 Ed rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adventure, action, western
Some of the water in the desert theme in this 1966 western is reminiscent of the author's Last Stand at Papago Wells (1957).

Western - Joe Harbin hadn't killed a man for a fortune in gold just to sit in prison and let Rodelo collect it. But when he and his men break out and head for the stash, they end up with a pair of unwelcome partners: Rodelo and a beautiful woman with a hidden past. To get fifty thousand dollars in gold across fifty miles of desert, the desperate band quickly learns how much
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M.J. Groves
May 11, 2015 M.J. Groves rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well, dadgummit, I finally figured out why people read Louis L'Amour--the guy can tell a story! I've been casting aspersions (silently, silently) from my elitist reading perch at a man I knew only as a prolific author of westerns. Finding a leather- bound edition of Kid Rodelo in the cabin of the dude ranch we were at, and having nothing else to do by the firelight after the power went out (no snide remarks), I picked it up with a sigh...and couldn't put it down. Just today I bought 2 more. Thes ...more
Laura Verret
Rodelo is relieved to be released from prison – and angry that he had to spend time there in the first place. Even harder for him to handle is the fact that, when he was first accused of the crime, none of his so-called friends had stood for his character. They’d all faded away – deserted him. But he’ll show all of them. He’ll recover the gold from where that crook, Joe Harbin, hid it, and return it to his rightful owners.

What Rodelo didn’t expect was for Harbin to escape from jail on the same d
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wally
Jul 01, 2012 wally rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lamour
this here marks one of many l'amour stories i will read...the first in the ago, stationed on board the u.s.s. john s mccain, 32nd street naval station...i get on board the day before the cap'n informs ship's crew that the mccain will be no more...will be decommissioned...so much for seeing the world...saw instead mess-cooking, emptying the ship...shore duty, really, silly me for wanting more.

and...i had to go out of my way to walk on grass...non-skid, asphalt, and concrete all around...so, these
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Lexie
Mar 25, 2011 Lexie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review is for ALL my Louis L'Amour books! (In order for me to put an actual review for each book by him, I would probably have to RE-read them all).But I CAN say this about his books:
I was NEVER disappointed in ANY of his books! Each one kept 100% interested, wanting to know what was going to happen next! His description of the scenery in each setting was explicit, making me able to picture it and feel like I was actually there! As you got to know each of his characters, you could feel the
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Andrew
Dec 22, 2013 Andrew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: western
This is one of the best LL books I have read although I have not gotten to the Sackett series yet. I felt like I was there while reading it. Pass the canteen please cause it's hot.
Like some of his other standalone novels I would like to have the ending rewritten. It needs to be a bit more convoluted like real life. Everything ends just a tad too pat and tidy. Those darned convenient coincidences always get to me. This one was not as bad as a few of the others in that regard; just a couple detail
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Tyenpalmer
Nov 19, 2014 Tyenpalmer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a pretty good book.It always has something interesting. Dan Rodelo and Joe Harbin are always fighting between themselves but they know to survive they need each other.
Janet
May 15, 2014 Janet rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It has been a few years since I have read a Louis L'Amour book. I am glad I took the time to read this one. I enjoyed it alot.
Laura
Mar 17, 2015 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: western, fiction, 2015
Enjoyed this one, because it had a tough female character in it who wasn't just someone's girlfriend. Classic L'Amour.
Craig
Jul 09, 2014 Craig rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: westerns
Good suspenseful western by L'Amour
Jeff Dickison
An okay western by L'amour, but not one of his best. Once the trek begins there can really only be one possible ending. As always, well written by L'amour, but not much plot here. Recommended only to western fans.
Seth
Oct 02, 2010 Seth rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty good, classic Louis L'amour. Got a little cheesy at the end, but enjoyable. Read it in Spanish (L'amour's action is good for holding my interest), although I forget how to say "softly, bitterly"...
Danny Johnson
Feb 12, 2013 Danny Johnson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very good book. L'Amour is one of my favorites.
Charles
Dec 23, 2008 Charles rated it it was amazing
Shelves: westerns
One of my favorites. Just a very good story.
Benji Cossa
I thought the language would be funnier.
PWRL
Feb 06, 2012 PWRL marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-new
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Louis L'Amour was an American author. L'Amour's books, primarily Western fiction, remain enormously popular, and most have gone through multiple printings. At the time of his death all 101 of his works were in print (86 novels, 14 short-story collections and one full-length work of nonfiction) and he was considered "one of the world's most popular writers".
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