Where the Long Grass Blows

Where the Long Grass Blows❴PDF / Epub❵ ★ Where the Long Grass Blows Author Louis LAmour – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Bill Canavan rode into the valley with a dream to start his own ranch But when he managed to stake claims on the three best water holes the other ranchers turned against himNo one is determined to see Bill Canavan rode into the valley with a Long Grass ePUB ¹ dream to start his own ranch But when he managed to stake claims on the three best water holes the other ranchers turned against himNo one is determined to see Canavan dead than Star Levitt Levitt is an unscrupulous businessman who has been accumulating cattle at Where the PDF or an alarming rate Suspicious after witnessing a secret meeting between the riders of warring ranches Bill begins noticing other dubious behavior Why is Levitt’s fiancée Dixie Venable acting like a hostage than a willing bride to beCanavan doesn’t have much time to figure out what’s going on The entire valley is against him and everyone the Long Grass ePUB ☆ is ready to shoot on sight. When I crave a visit to the rough Western frontier and a colorful story about the people of the West I reach for a Louis L'amour book often than not I get a real sense of time and place and a man of the moment from his stories I was so glad to see his books being produced for audio so I could appreciate them in a whole new wayJason Culp was a first time narrator for me but I thought he did a great job telling a western story with its variety of western characters and their situations Most of the characters are male and he gave them individual vocal mannerisms that fit what the story seemed to say about them There were only a couple female voices which were well enough I thought he really captured the spirit of L'amour's writingThe hero in this story has turned a corner in his life and decided that he needs to stop drifting and settle into one place for the long haul Canavan has been many things and his life was shaped by hard experiences that honed him He selects a ranching valley with all that he wants in land and circumstances There's a range war going on and he hopes to be there when the dust settlesL'amour slowly reveals about Canavan as the story progresses so that the reader learns that he's not only and exactly what he seems from the opening lines But neither are any of the people who he encounters in the valley and the town of Solidad There are mysterious goings on all around and he has to figure out what is truly happening just for the sake of survivalBill Canavan has a meet cute for the ages when a stunning lady rider insults his horse and he challenges her to a race Dixie Venerable is fire and vim I liked her for much of the story and thought her a great match for Canavan Though I have to admit that she didn't strike me as very bright and when her part of the truth comes out in the end I was a little let downThe gritty gun battles and showdowns were exciting Just as the tension from the mysterious happenings kept me intrigued I loved the cowboy camaraderie Canavan had with his new friendsAnd of course those sweeping descriptions of setting and historical detail that put me right there in the momentAll in all this was a fantastic western interlude full of gritty shoot 'em up action and a nice side of mystery and romance My thanks to Penguin Random House audio for the opportunity to listen to this book in exchange for an honest review I can't help it I just love Louis L'Amour Every once in a while I get an aching for some good old fashioned cowboy wrangling That's when I go to L'amour His novels are uick full of action written with clarity and realism When I read one of his books I honestly feel that I'm in the Old West The dust the cattle the dry heat the smooth talkingI'm right there in the middle of it Perhaps it's all those John Wayne movies I watched with my Grandpa but I'm part cowgirl at heartBill Canavan is a man on a mission He's taken the lay of the land and is ready to plant roots and settle down He comes into a ranching town divided by a feud between the two big ranchers Canavan has a plan to let them take each other out and then step in to pick up the pieces What he wasn't counting on was Star Leavitt a hard cruel man with plans of his own or Dixie Veneable a lady after his own heart It's typical western which is what makes it so great I'm so grateful to Random House for continuing to record L'Amour's titles to give them the new lease on life they deserve to be read and reread The story line doesn't differ much from the standard a lone cowboy with principles rides into a valley to stake his claim only to find himself at odds with the other ranchers mostly former rustlers And there's another problem in the valley with a businessman whose herd seems to be growing faster than it should There's also a young woman who is said to be engaged but seems to be a prisoner than a woman in love Lots of action as our hero establishes his claim on his land and for the young woman Not politically correct but a compelling old fashioned story from a master of the genre Just as laconic as his characters are Louis L'Amour can't be counted on to provide comic relief or illustrative digressions He's the complete antithesis of someone like Neal Stephenson whose writing entails a great deal of what some might consider unnecessary prose but which nonetheless serves to advance the story and character development even if it doesn't seem that way when being initially readI don't think I have strong preferences one way or the other I've been a fan of Stephenson's work for years and I'm becoming a fan of L'Amour I generally like serious material to be leavened with humor but in comparatively narrow novels like this one it's not a major consideration And here I mean narrow in terms of physical width not depth of subject matterBill Canavan is as interesting a character as any of the others I've read so far but his motives are a bit murkier at least at first So far I haven't found any true villains or antiheroes among his protagonists but I'm only four books into his catalog This is a bit longer than the previous offerings and has a somewhat complex storyline It was written something like 20 years after the other titles I've reviewed so I suppose his writing had to evolve over time perhaps to avoid revisiting previous subject matterOne thing that is increasingly obvious about his style is a love of geology Not just the superficial geology that can be ascribed to his descriptions of the vistas but a knowledge of deeper processes of the factors that shaped the West long before it was inhabited That knowledge serves a key plot point in this novel It definitely grants depth to the goings on and helps to demonstrate that the protagonist has some depth as well A nicely crafted and plotted out taleA looming cattle and territory warYet which factions really worked together?Behind the scenes an outlaw elementLooking to cash in with members in each faction looking for dominanceFairly realistic characters With the main characterRiding into the middle of it allTo stake his own claims While trying to untangleWho he can trust and who was really working for whomBill Canavan is seasoned Yet human enough to knowHe may not know as much as he thought he didHe may also not live to see the finish of thingsAs gun fire and fighting riseMany twists and turns in the plotThis for me was simply a fun Good old western to read More like 355 It's a western sure but it's a good one LL has outdone himself Who among us can't identify with Bill Canavan's yearning for a spread to call his own and someone to share it with? It's a seemingly straightforward story wild untamed range a small frontier town a fiery woman and an Eastwood esue protagonist with a nothing but a trusty Appaloosa a reliable wheel gun and a dream of settling down on a ranch of his own But the story winds through the pages like the Colorado through the Grand Canyon Sure there's a cattle drive a gunfight and a final showdown but there's also corporate espionage a drug running ring and dramatic courtroom drama to rival the finest Grisham novel This was another excellent story by Louis L’Amour His hero’s are brave honest hard working and chivalrous and he villains deserve their rewards The women are courageous strong independent and resourceful Not wilting wall flowers as so many writers tend to paint them This was a very enjoyable story A good yarn about an experienced cattleman with a plan to settle down and become a ranch owner and hopefully a husband to boot Chock full of good guys and bad guys and a couple of shootouts and fistfights play into the story as does a fiery red head There is one clear instance where Canavan the hero in this story has plot armor but overall it is well crafted and a good read I won this book in Goodreads giveaway and this is my honest reviewHe sure writes a good story You can just imagine the time and place I liked the audio book version It was well read by Jason Culp Makes it easy to listen to sitting in traffic A new favoriteI don’t know what it is that L’Amour describes in these books but it stirs the same feeling in me as “Call of the Wild” and other London books Bill’s desire for home and his own range is infectious and you root for him from the first page

Where the Long Grass Blows ePUB ↠ Long Grass  ePUB
  • ebook
  • 224 pages
  • Where the Long Grass Blows
  • Louis LAmour
  • English
  • 12 June 2015
  • 9780553900224