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Contains Trap of Gold, Keep Travelin', Rider; Dutchman's Flat, Big Medicine, Trail to Pie Town, and McQueen of the Tumbling K. ...more
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Published September 1st 2014 by Blackstone (first published March 1st 2008)
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Glen
Feb 10, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: anthology, westerns
A great anthology of westerns old and new, the midpoint being Louis Lamour. Introduced me to a new writer that I really like. The old stories are great, as they should have been.

Recommended for the western fan.
Greg Strandberg
Apr 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: westerns
I read the first 3 stories in this book, but just the first couple chapters of the final, really long story. The first two were really good, but by the third I'd started to lose interest. If you like this author this is a good break from the longer works. ...more
Ken
Sep 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I love Louis L'Amour's short stories. They're run, easy to read, and relaxing. These are a few of some of his best. ...more
Yvor
Apr 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I like Louis L'Amour westerns. He is a great storyteller. ...more
Paul Spence
This is my first exposure to Louis L'Amour. It is a solid collection of stories that embody the the strengths of classic Westerns.

In "Trap of Gold" a man named Wetherton finally finds gold. The problem is that the vein is laced into an unstable piece of granite and removing it could cause an avalanche. Tack Gentry has been away a year. When he returns to his uncle's ranch he's told his uncle was killed in a gunfight and that he should "Keep Travelin Rider." But Tack's uncle was a Quaker and did
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RJ
Jan 16, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Trap of Gold (prior review posted)
Keep Travelin', Rider – A likable tale of a young man returning home after being away a year, ignoring the proverb “you can’t go home again”.
Dutchman's Flat – A thoughtful tale of a man accused of murder, trying to convince the men hunting him of his innocence.
Big Medicine – Old prospector Billy Dunbar shares a fascinating tale about the time he was surrounded by Apaches.
Trail to Pie Town (prior review posted)
McQueen of the Tumbling K – A fine morals tale, enfor
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Stan
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Trailin' West is a collection of short stories, though two are probably better classified as novellas. It was a mixed bag of a collection. Two of the stories did not even fit into what I think of as Westerns. The short by Louis L'Amour was very good. I was a bit disappointed by the Zane Gray short. So, I guess I can't complain about a free read, but I'm glad I didn't pay for it. ...more
Dennis R Thummel
May 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay for short stories.

I read for pleasure and relaxation, not to write reviews. I feel the star rating system should be sufficient for most readers and that reviews should be left to recognized critics.
carl sand
Jun 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good reading

Don't do a lot of cowboys (stories) but I really enjoyed this bunch!!!!! The stories were well written and held my interest to the end. Always liked Louis L'Amour, but hadn't read these.
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Kai Charles(Fiction State Of Mind)
Coyer Summer Bash


I picked this because I needed western romance for a challenge . Some of the great masters of western fiction are in this book and I enjoyed 3 of the stories in here a lot. The romance is subtle yet present and the action is really good
Jay Wright
There are four good stories in this book. All of which I have read before in other collections. The last one, "Trail to Crazy Man" is a novella. I enjoyed the stories, but as I stated, I have read all of them before. The first story, "Trap of Gold", I read in two other locations. ...more
Brandon
Sep 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: western
Classic western tails. Thank you Audible for the free version of this story. It was like taking a step back in time, both for the stories and the writing style which you could tell wasn't written anytime during the past few decades, which to me is what a good western ought to feel like. ...more
Anne
Dec 14, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good writing, outdated wordology.

3 star for outdated wording.
It has good moral to the story points.
It reads easily for dialogue flow.
It tells The story like a writer writing in a journal,recoding the events unfolding, writers keeping opinions to themselves.
kevin miller
Jan 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sample shorts

About the time you get the feel of the story it has ended. Wish they were full length versions for sure.
Nellie Zion
Jul 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A few in read previously

All but one of the authors I have read previously. Enjoyed the shorts I hadn't seen before reading here in this collection
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Paulette Francine Williams
Short compendium

If you are looking for a quick read then you cant go wrong with these authors!
Nothing beats a good western.
gail gober
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good t reading

Good writer,the best western writer ever to put a pen too paper. I will read every one of his books if i can find them.
Lee H. Spackey
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Too few stories, too many samples(partial stories). Not good.
Larry
Feb 19, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A compilation of a few “old west” stories by different authors. Some are well written and interesting, others were a bit of a struggle to get through.
Ashley Carper
May 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great stories!

IF you like westerns as much as I do, you'll enjoy all the taies in this set! Just set back and enjoy.
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Harry
Nov 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great

Good read would like to know what happened with the ranch and ra what happened to Barlowf very interesting well recommend to other readets
R. Jones
Look, you’re not picking this up because you want novelty or originality. You want cowboys, gunfights, and maybe a little racism or sexism.
Ed
Feb 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another annual posthumous collection of author L'Amour's short fiction. In this case the novella and 3 short stories have all been previously collected between 1975 and 1991.

Short Stories - Trap of Gold (1951) included in War Party (1975); Keep Travelin', Rider (1948) as Jim Mayo included in Dutchman's Flat (1986); Dutchman's Flat (1948) included in Dutchman's Flat (1986); and the novella The Trail to Crazy Man (1948) as Jim Mayo included in The Trail to Crazy Man (1991) later expanded to the no
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Carol and Gary Curtis
I like Westerns but I'm not a fan of short stories. The brevity of these stories left little or no room for character development. Thus, the stories didn't hang together well. Plus the language while not vulgar, was in my opinion. Hard to follow. Thus the low rating. ...more
Hayley Shaver
I liked this collection of short stories. The westerns include tales from authors such as Zane Grey and Louis L'Amour. For those of you who like a good mix of westerns written in many styles, this book's for you. I got mine at Amazon for free. ...more
Lowell Moore
Some Decent Shore Westerns

Told by some of the best story tellers that have lived. Short reading time for each story. Don't expect a lot.
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Lisa Milano
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Kelly
Jan 22, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not my cup of tea at all, unfortunately.
Lakeyia
Feb 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome

I thought that this was a great read and I would love to read more from Louis L'Amour. I would definitely recommend this book if your looking for a new book to read.
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Deanna Hansen
Dec 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: audio
5 short stories, delightful !!
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Louis Dearborn L'Amour (March 22, 1908 – June 10, 1988) was an American novelist and short-story writer.

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
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