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Fair Blows the Wind

Narrated by: John Keating
Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
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His father killed by the British and his home burned, young Tatton Chantry left Ireland to make his fortune and regain the land that was rightfully his. Schooled along the way in the use of arms, Chantry arrives in London a wiser and far more dangerous man. He invests in trading ventures, but on a voyage to the New World his party is attacked by Indians and he is marooned in the untamed wilderness of the Carolina coast. It is in this darkest time, when everything seems lost, that Chantry encounters a remarkable opportunity....

Suddenly all his dreams are within reach: extraordinary wealth, his family land, and the heart of a Peruvian beauty. But first he must survive Indians, pirates, and a rogue swordsman who has vowed to see him dead.

©1978 Louis L'Amour (P)2018 Random House Audio

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  • Peggy Branning
  • 21-01-2020

Awesome audio book!!

I read this book years ago so hearing the audio was great. No one can write like Louis Lamour. The narrator was really good and brought the story to life. Enjoyed it so much!!

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  • rahhenry
  • 04-01-2020

A swashbuckling adventure

A wonderful story Love and Hate, Brotherhood and Betrayal. Listen carefully, the time shifts quickly.

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  • Richard Ceasor
  • 16-04-2018

L'amour at his best.

one of his best books and better characters. As always, he has earned his reputation.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-07-2020

Such an excellent epic!

I didn't recall the specifics from 40-plus years ago, but I remembered the emotions it evoked during my teenaged reading. Great to hear it anew from a 58-year-old's vantage point. Ageless tale. Could've been written in 2020. Louis L'amour was a wondrous wordsmith and philosopher. May his heaven be on horseback.

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  • James V. Dixon
  • 23-02-2020

Definatly a good read and or listen.

Good little story. Enjoyed it immensely. Well performed by the reader. Nothing really negative to day about the book.

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  • Jared C. Corgan
  • 26-08-2020

Cunning and daring tale of Irish luck

a great story of how a varied mix of skills and talents can change circumstance. luck often born of adversity and just as often likeability. talent with a weapon, good fortune with whom to invest and recognizing how to bend an ear with written words, lay out the many paths and twists setting up one exciting event after another.

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  • Kevin McGregor
  • 07-08-2020

Brilliant story if a long dead Irish King

As always Louis L'amour captures the British isles with wonderful sight into the history of the time as well as the people for whence he wrote. He favors us with intreagu, battles and love. The voice of our story has a great understanding of the different languages in Europe. He does justice to all the different characters he reads in this brilliantly conceived novel. As always Louis L'amour does not disappoint. it is a story you will not want it to end and hope there is a second book to pick up with his son.

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  • Joshua
  • 17-06-2020

A Wonderful Tale

This is one of the best Lamour books. A fun story of one man's quest to reobtain what was taken from him as a boy. It is full of fun characters, places and events. Some say that Lamour does not go deep enough with his characters, and though at times that may be there is a lot to be sad about being brief enough to not bore your readers. Also, I believe that the information he gives is what the main character would feasibly obtain in the situations presented. Regardless, this book is a fun escape that will leave you happy at the end and possibly wanting more, which I believe is the mark of a good book. Also, John Keating is a phenomenal narrator.

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  • Patricia
  • 21-05-2020

excellent International story

very good story of travels across the globe during an interesting. Of time told from a very personal vantage point

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  • Rob
  • 15-03-2020

Amazing adventure with a beautifully crafted end

This story was different than L'Amour's typical style. Then again, I'm used to his western tales. However, it was truly great. I felt like he did his research on the Irish, pirating, and the use of a sword quite well. The narrator, John Keating, was very good, although I felt many lines of dialogue could have used more fitting emotion per character. It seemed like everyone in the book talked a bit too gleefully. No matter, his Irish accent added a lot to the feel and I enjoyed the story very much. The end of the story was very gripping and poetically beautiful. Very powerful. Loved it!