Bulk of the stories had Chick Bowdrie as the main character. He is L'Amour's Texas Ranger detective. A combination of the traditional western and clue-finding Philip Marlowe-type investigator. Enjoyed the change from the traditional Shoot-em-up.
The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 2
These are some of his early stuff, I think, but readable. Short stories vol2 Louis L'Amour I chose 4stars because the stories were good and not great. Usually L'Amours books are great. Looking forward to reading more books by Louis L'Amour.
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Feb 28, Ron rated it it was amazing. I loved reading this BIG book, as Chuck put it in his review Jan 10, Judy rated it really liked it. Liked the stories with Chick Bowdrie in them.
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Aug 24, Koen Kop rated it liked it. James Bond in the Wild West - as ludicrous as delightful. Dec 13, Mike rated it really liked it. L'Amour is a great storyteller. These stories, although pretty much the same, were all interesting and exciting. It's like reading John Grisham or Clive Cussler.
Hard to put down. It's light reading Western stories.
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Ever see the Lone Ranger on TV? It's the same - morality plays. The bad guy gets killed in the end in a gun fight, usually by a Texas Ranger. Also, there is a young blond female in 27 of the 32 stories. There was one redhead and one brunette; the brunette was a bad guy. Lots of fistf L'Amour is a great storyteller. Lots of fistfights and fast draw gunfights. I loved it. Lots of suffering in the elements - deserts, snowstorms in the mountains, etc.
The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 2
Lots of details about tracking riders on horses. Lots of beef jerky. I don't mean to be a snob. I really enjoyed this book and other L'Amour books I have read. I will read more. View 1 comment. Apr 15, Greg rated it really liked it Shelves: fiction-and-humor.
I've always been partial to Louis L'Amour, boilerplate though they may be. It takes me back to a time if there ever was such a time when the bad guys and the good guys were clearly distinguished, when the good guys all held womanhood in high value, honesty and integrity and hard work characterized them, and they were both humble and strong.
Nothing like the "anti-heroes" so often found in today's novels and movies. These short stories are characteristically L'Amour.
If you are a L'Amour fan, you'll like them. If not, don't bother. Sep 06, Gomez Slomas rated it it was amazing. Old McNelly knew a Texas Ranger, and his name was Chick Bowdrie This is the first of the Frontier volumes I've read so far as of , and yes like I've pointed out, over half of it is tales about the Texas lawman. I love all collected short story books, you can read them from cover to back over and over and never get tired, or just pick a story at random. One of my favorite western authors, Mr L'Amour knows how to tell a story and this book is a good example of his style. Jan 01, Jeffery rated it it was amazing.
Most of the stories in this volume are about Chic Bowdrie a Texas ranger lawmen. I love his style of writing anyway so of course I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who likes westerns. L'amour knows the history of of the westward movement in the U.
Dec 31, Bethany rated it really liked it. This book was my first experience with reading Louis L'Amour, and found myself wondering why I've never read his works before! Apr 01, Royce Ratterman rated it really liked it. 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. Rye Tyler was 12 when his father was killed in an Indian raid. Taken in by a mysterious stranger with a taste for books and an instinct for survival, Rye is schooled in the hard lessons of life in the West.
But after killing a man, he is forced to leave his new home. He rides lonely mountain passes and works on dusty cattle drives until he finds a job breaking horses.
Then he meets Liza Hetrick, and in her eyes he sees his future. After establishing himself as marshal of Alta, he returns, only to discover that Liza has been kidnapped. With more than titles still in print, Louis L'Amour is recognized around the world over as one of the most prolific and popular American authors in history.
Though he experienced phenomenal success in every genre he tried, the form that put him on the map was the short story. If you, like me, have made some poor choices in entertainment lately, you can never go wrong with Louis L'Amour; if you like westerns.
L'Amour westerns are complete, regardless of the length, and always entertaining. Jason Culp is a very talented orator; one of the best, in my opinion. I enjoyed all the stories in this collection. Looking forward to visiting with them again. Hurry up with the next episode Mr Griffeth! Always enjoy a good western. Short storys are fun for the kids on car trips. Good stories. I enjoyed the variety and Jason Culp is an excellent narrator.
I look forward to more. This is one of the best audio books that I've listen to in years. The Collected Bowdrie Dramatizations Volume 2. Your audiobook is waiting…. By: Louis L'Amour. Narrated by: Jason Culp. Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins. People who bought this also bought Publisher's Summary With more than titles still in print, Louis L'Amour is recognized around the world over as one of the most prolific and popular American authors in history.
What members say Average Customer Ratings Overall. Amazon Reviews. Sort by:. This collection is a thrilling tribute to the unique spirit of our frontier heritage and proves again the enduring popularity of America's favorite storyteller.
The adventures of a lifetime from the pen of a man who has sailed the straits and passages, walked the high mountain passes and forgotten trails, battled alongside mercenaries, warlords and soldiers and lived to tell the tale! From fugitives to visionaries, from fortune seekers and drifters seeking a new life to young women trying to build homes in an all too often lawless world, the characters in these pulse-pounding stories are vintage L'Amour.
Together in this vivid, rollicking collection of stories, they bring to life the American spirit and confirm Louis L'Amour's place at the very top of the pantheon of American writers.