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When Tom Chantry comes west to buy cattle, he quickly runs into trouble. During a drunken scuffle in a bar, Dutch Akin challenges Chantry to a gunfight. Leaving town rather than face Akin, Chantry is quickly branded a coward.

Later, when hiring men to take his herd to the railroad, Chantry faces a dilemma: No one wants to make the long, dangerous ride with a leader of questionable courage. So when French Williams, a shrewd and ruthless cattleman, makes Chantry an offer, Tom reluctantly accepts his unusual terms: Tom must remain with the drive from start to finish. If he fails to do so, the entire herd will belong to French.

Tom quickly learns that life is not going to be made easy for him. The first man French hires is Dutch Akin.

©1971 Louis & Katherine L'Amour Trust (P)2019 Random House Audio

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  • Deborah
  • 23-06-2019

Excellent!

This book was surprisingly good. Very good! The story and the narrator were excellent! This book is definitely a keeper.

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  • Elderado
  • 13-04-2019

Another great one.

Enjoyed the storyline and Michael Crouch does a great job. Sorry to see it end.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-08-2019

Good listen

Typical Louis Lamour great story telling I have read most of his books but really enjoy listening to a good narrator

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  • Taylor White
  • 22-03-2021

The narrators voice...

I couldn’t make it through this book unfortunately. The narrator’s voice was not only monotone but also sounded like a metro millennial male. It just made it too difficult to get absorbed into a first person narrative set on the western frontier. Usually a narrator’s voice isn’t such a dealbreaker for me, but I just couldn’t make it through this.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-01-2021

ok but least favorite lamour book

story about a dumbo that lets murderers live and get away on purpose. ugh yuck

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  • Wayne Garrison
  • 05-01-2021

Not a True Chantry

I love Louis Lamore books. I have about 45 in my library. This one is awful. Tom Chantry disgraces the name Chantry at every turn. He's a yellow coward who won't carry a gun during a time in which it's necessary. Worse, that means he has other men do his heavy lifting. I got halfway through and couldn't bear to listen any longer as I was waiting for him to become a man. An eventuality that apparently would never come to pass.

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