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With more than 120 titles still in print, Louis L'Amour is recognized the world over as one of the most prolific and popular American authors in history. Though he met with phenomenal success in every genre he tried, the form that put him on the map was the short story. Now this great writer—Wall Street Journal recently compared with Jack London and Robert Louis Stevenson— ...more
Hardcover, Large Print, 784 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Random House Large Print
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Werner
Nov 03, 2017 marked it as being-read-intermittently  ·  review of another edition
I've now started on the third and final volume of L'Amour's collected Western short stories (I'm treating the collection as a single, three-volume book, though Goodreads doesn't have a unified entry for it). This volume has 28 stories; in this stint of reading, I read 11 of them --mostly in order, though I read "A Gun for Kilkenny" out of order because it's quite short, and I needed a short one at that point to finish before starting a common read in one of my groups.

L'Amour's prose style and li
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kate
Feb 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Haven't? I read you somewhere before?

If you like Louis L'amour you will like this collection. And if you like Louis l'amour you probably read half the stories before in other books. There ought be a law about mixing previously published stories in with newer stories. At least I think there newer. Anyway I still enjoyed them but it caused them a star
John Bruni
Aug 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another reliable book from a very reliable writer. Louis L'Amour does not mess around. He delivers every time. You always know what you're going to get. It's going to be a cowboy hero who is extraordinarily competent and always tries to find non-lethal ways to get out of incredibly violent situations. If it comes down to it, he will kill, but only if driven to it. The villain is always very fast and hard and is surrounded by weasels and back shooters. But the hero will always beat the living day ...more
John Flynn
Nov 27, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Louis L'Amour is one of the masters of the Western. In a genre that is so often defined and confined by its cliches and archetypes, he wove wonderful stories about strong men and women on the frontier. His short stories are captivating tales, and this collection is a great presentation of that. Yes, the stories follow familiar paths and can be unbearably predictable, but the journey is so well written and expertly done that the fact that you already know the destination like the back of your han ...more
Jennifer
Nov 08, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
Recommended to Jennifer by: Travis Johnson and Kurt Ellison
FORK YOUR OWN BRONCOS.


One day I'll stage readings (with my coworker and cohort, Travis "Jingle Bob" Johnson) from these illustrious works of fiction during slam night at my local coffeeshop; I'll swagger in, a Stetson on my head and a waterpistol on my hip, and turn late night Monterey upside down. And then I'll probably be arrested for sheer lack of taste, but I won't care, because I'm one plumb salty hombre.
Norman Felchle
Mar 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Exactly the stuff I was looking for.
Now I've satisfied my craving for some good old fashioned sun-baked, dusty westerns.
Livia
Apr 08, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone interested in Westerns
Shelves: louis-l-amour
This is another fabulous volume of Louis L'Amour. It's always as though your reading about real people in his short story series.
Gail Morris
Feb 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Some of these stories I have read in other collections and many were new to me; I enjoyed each and everyone of them.
Doug
Nov 24, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: western
I went looking for 1 story with a specific character (Kilkenny) and actually found 3 so I was pretty happy.
Julie Davis
Watched Red River last night (Howard Hawks directed, John Wayne starred, Montgomery Clift costarred, Walter Brennen was the obligatory coot natch) and, since it was just about the perfect Western, I was jonesing for more Western. Had this sitting around and it has been filling the bill nicely, thank you. Strong men, right and wrong, brave women, etc.

Overall it was good enough but way too many of the stories seemed similar, ending with the ultimate shootout between the fellow no one thought could
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Jerry Blackerby
Jan 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great collection of short stories. I had read a few of the stories in Volume 1, but none in Volume 2. I think I may have read one story in Volume 3 previously, but was not sure. There were some scenes seemed familiar, but others did not, so I reread it. There were two or three Lance Kilkinney stories, which I like. Loved it.
Kenneth
Great old West stories

Louis L'Amour is the premier story teller of the old West. His way of bringing to life the characters will have you turning page after page to reveal the next exciting action fill episode.
Royce Ratterman
Apr 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fabulous listening for the commuter.
I thoroughly enjoyed each tales - well enacted.
Overall, a good book for the researcher and enthusiast.
Read for personal research
- found this book's contents helpful and inspiring - number rating relates to the book's contribution to my needs.
Tom Tallmadge
Aug 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great collection by the master story teller
Mark Burnham
Jun 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Stories!!!!
Dad
Apr 09, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read the first 9 stories. They were good, but seemed to have the same plot.Good guy beats bad guys and gets the girl. Maybe I will read the other 19 stories later.
JD
Mar 11, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: western-fiction
This is a very interesting collection. I had enjoyed many of these stories from other publishing, and it was a pleasure to read them again and to enjoy the ones I had not read previously.
Peter Charleston
Jan 19, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Entertaining westerns.
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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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Other books in the series

The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour (8 books)
  • The Collected Short Stories of Louis l'Amour, Volume 1: Frontier Stories
  • The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 2: Frontier Stories
  • The Collected Short Stories of Louis l'Amour, Volume 4: The Adventure Stories
  • The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 4, Part 2: Adventure Stories
  • The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 5: Frontier Stories
  • The Collected Short Stories of Louis l'Amour, Volume 6: The Crime Stories
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