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Publisher's Summary

Rock Bannon, wounded in an Indian attack, is rescued by a wagon train heading to Oregon. He has fully recovered when the train pulls into a fort to stock up on supplies. It is there that the leaders of the train meet Morton Harper, a smooth-talking man who persuades them to take an easier trail that will allow them to escape an attack by Indians. Bannon knows that there will be no escape from attack on that route and that it will lead the train directly onto Hardy Bishop's vast ranching domain. Either way, and probably both, it will mean war - a war the pioneers will undoubtedly lose.

Bannon first appeared in Giant Western (Winter 1948) under the title Showdown Trail. L'Amour subsequently reworked and expanded this story into The Tall Stranger, published as an original in 1957. The expanded story was filmed as The Tall Stranger (Allied Artists, 1957), directed by Thomas Carr and starring Joel McCrea and Virginia Mayo.

©2017 Louis L'Amour (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-03-2018

good book

A fine L A book. Not the best, but it has all the best of his features in this volume. Nice to find new stuff. Even if it was written 70 years ago. I'll listen again

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  • Ludie Devaughn
  • 13-11-2020

great narration

a nother western, kiddnaped kidd but this narration was the best will be looking for more of his work

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-11-2020

Enjoyable Listening and I do not mind telling you

Taber Burns give a very good performance giving Louis L'Amour material a grand performance. Enjoyable just enjoyable.

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  • Chris
  • 24-09-2020

Not a bad listen

This was a fun story and good performance. I will admit, at times, it was a little hard to keep the names straight.

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  • Joshua Carey West
  • 22-10-2019

Great book

amazing book...highly recommended...one of my favorite stories with a great plot and awesome story telling

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  • Rebecca Louthan
  • 24-07-2018

wonderful cowboying up story

really a love storyfully engaging through twists and turns in story. Final ending brings characters to more wholesome light.

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  • Marylou Anderson
  • 16-06-2018

typical louis lamour book

it was good enough will order more of his books sometime in the near future

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  • Sharon Yarrow
  • 01-07-2018

Great Story!

I loved this! Louis L'Amour was such a great story teller. Bannon is one of his best!

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  • Michael
  • 08-02-2018

Another Good L'Amour

This is another good western story by L'Amour, with a few twists that gave an element of surprise. I personally did not care for the narration, as the voice and tenor of reading tended to wear on me.

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  • brian
  • 26-05-2022

Brannon

I really enjoy the story line of this book. I’ve read a couple of Lois lama’s books and like the plots in them he’s a wonderful story teller. I grew up watching western movies with my grandpa and now I can listen to western story like this.

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  • 05-11-2021

Stories To Enjoy

I have always enjoyed these books as they give you such a great description of the land that men had to tame and also the life they led .

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