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He was etched by the desert's howling winds, a big, broad-shouldered man who knew the ways of the Apache and the ways of staying alive. She was a woman alone raising a young son on her own on a remote Arizona ranch. And between Hondo Lane and Angie Lowe was the warrior Vittoro, whose people were preparing to rise against the white men. Now the pioneer woman, the gunman, and the Apache warrior are caught in a drama of love, war, and honor.

©1997 Louis & Katherine L'Amour Trust (P)2004 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

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  • Richard
  • 22-04-2006

Richardman on Hondo

I've read all of LL and now listening is just as good. Hondo is well worth the time to listen.

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  • Jared
  • 11-02-2016

Nice story with a good ending

I guess I love it. Listened to it many times. That should tell you something.

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  • Wanda S Sauerland
  • 01-05-2011

Another great book

Just enjoyed it thoroughly. Simple pleasures; like pizza and beer. Or, wine and cheese. Take your pick. L'Amours's books are just like that. A sheer pleasure to read. Nothing to worry about. No threat, no sweat. Just pure country pleasure wrapped up in a lean, mean cowboy who can shoot fast, and walk hard --- and some pretty women (who might be good or bad). PLOTS generally run the same, but what the heck. So do the romances, and the mysteries.Yet, read them we do. Simmer down and enjoy.

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  • Elaine Tutwiler
  • 17-11-2016

Great Read

Enjoyed the storyline & the performance. Listen to the story twice. Would highly recommend to others.

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  • Dutch Corleoné
  • 06-09-2019

Almost Perfect

The only thing that would've made it Perfect is if there were descriptive sex scenes. This book is rated PG-13 for sure, how general the Author is with the romantic portions. A-

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  • LoveAGoodBook
  • 07-02-2019

Not quite the classic I had heard it was

I grew up in Texas so wanted to give the Western genre a try. After some searching, Hondo came highly recommended as a must read. I think my disappointment came in the last quarter of the book where I felt the story-telling became uneven, even difficult to follow at times. Perhaps it reads better than it narrates. The resolution of the central relationship was unsatisfying to me, but I have to admit it felt more or less authentic and plausible. Some of the stereotypes got a little tedious to my modern ears (the characterization of women, men, and Indians), but what can you really expect from a book that is 70+ years old. In that sense, the recounting of such attitudes was somewhat depressing to me. The narration was well matched, with the narrator setting a good emotionless tone for the story, reflecting the emotionless character of the harsh terrain.

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  • RoRo25
  • 28-07-2017

True Love

If you loved John Wayne's movie or the TV show you will really enjoy this book. It is really a love story with a western theme.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-10-2016

very entertaining!

Great story. Wonderful narrator. Loved the character Hondo and that this was not only a great western story but there was also a well told romance.

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  • oakdrums
  • 17-05-2021

Hondo is a badass dude

No wonder this was made into a great
Movie shot in Mexico and other western states.
It’s a great story with good weaving and descriptions.

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  • ROBERT WILLIAM STEVWING JR
  • 29-12-2020

Exciting and enjoyed

Better than the movie. Very enjoyable read. should not have a requirement of number of words for review

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