High Lonesome: The Louis L'Amour Legacy Edition (The Louis L'amour Legacy Editions)

by Louis L'Amour

Hardcover, 2005

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Description

Fiction. Western. Thriller. Historical Fiction. Considine and Pete Runyon had once been friends, back in the days when both were cowhands. But when Runyon married the woman Considine loved, the two parted ways. Runyon settled down and became a sheriff. Considine took up robbing banks. Now Considine is planning a raid on the bank at Obaro, a plan that will pit him against Runyon . . . and lead to riches or suicide. The one thing he never counted on was meeting a strong, beautiful woman and her stubborn father, hell-bent on traveling alone through Apache territory to a new life. Suddenly Considine must choose between revenge and redemption´┐Ż??and either choice could be the last one he mak

Rating

½ (65 ratings; 3.7)

User reviews

LibraryThing member MerryMary
Considine is riding the Outlaw Trail - and the biggest challenge he sees is the bank at Obaro, when his former best friend is now the sheriff. The robbery is a success, until Considine and his friends meet up with an old man, and a young girl with deep beautiful eyes. Now he has to consider the
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posse and the Utes, and the shadow of his past.
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LibraryThing member kqueue
The notorious Considine and his band rob the bank in Obaro, but they're faced with the decision of making a run for the border, or helping out an old man and his daughter under attack by the Apaches. A Western classic that proves that the even the toughest gunslinger is not beyond redemption.
LibraryThing member mausergem
This is a classic Western with cowboys and Indians and gun fights.

Considine and his band are planning to rob the bank at Obaro where his friend Pete Runyon is the sheriff. On the eve at an outpost they come across a father and his daughter duo who are planning to cross to California through Apache
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country. Considine and his friends pull off the robbery but while making their escape they see signs of Apaches on the trail of the old man and his daughter. They make a detour to help and what follows is the story.

A light read.
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LibraryThing member JoAnnSmithAinsworth
Excellent. Fast read, but powerful.
LibraryThing member ssimon2000
As I've said before, westerns are not my favorite genre, not even close. But I still try to stretch myself by reading things that I may not normally choose. Such is the case with this one.

And I didn't like it. The story was very elementary, too simple, really, which is probably why I don't like
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this genre. It's too simple. Give me complexity and twists.

I listened to the Audible version narrated by David Strathairn. He's an outstanding actor, but his droning voice did nothing to capture my attention. This is one case in which I probably would have liked the printed version better. Maybe I'll reread this one day in paperback format.
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LibraryThing member fuzzi
A young man has crossed the line into the outlaw life but when he meets a special young lady his worldview shifts. Is it too late?

I like how L'Amour takes the standard Western plot and adds something more to make it better. I've not yet decided if this one goes to the used book store or stays on my
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shelves for a reread.

Note: this is a novel length retelling of the short story In Victorio's Country.
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LibraryThing member lamour
Considine has led a life as an outlaw but has little to show for it. With some fellow outlaws, he plans to rob a bank in the town where a former friend is the law as well as married to the woman he had loved. While he distracts his friend, the rest of the party rob the bank.

During their ride to the
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Mexican border, they notice a party of Apaches are tracking an elderly man and his daughter. Even though they know a posse is following them, they decide to tackle the Apaches and save the man and his daughter.

Constant action as is typical of a L'Amour novel.
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LibraryThing member TheGalaxyGirl
Another time, another place. A straightforward story of danger, death, and redemption, with maybe the chance of love in the end.

Publication

Bantam (2005), 194 pages

Original publication date

1962

Pages

193

ISBN

0553804464 / 9780553804461

Language

Original language

English
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