The Strong Land

A Western Sextet

By Louis L’Amour

Edited by Jon Tuska

Read by Traber Burns, Jim Meskimen, and Mark Bramhall

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Louis L’Amour was the most decorated author in the history of American letters and a recipient of the Medal of Freedom.
Now collected here in a single book are several of Louis L’Amour’s finest Western stories the way Mr. L’Amour wrote them. At the time Louis L’Amour was writing, it was common practice for editors to rewrite the manuscript to fit certain publishing criteria. The text of The Strong Land has been restored, and the stories within it appear as Mr. L’Amour intended for them to be read.
Whether you’re new to the thrilling frontier fiction of Louis L’Amour or one of his legions of fans, these six short stories will assure you that you are in the hands of a master storyteller.
Included here are:

  • “The One for the Mohave Kid,”
  • “His Brother’s Debt,”
  • “A Strong Land Growing,”
  • “Lit a Shuck for Texas,”
  • “The Nester and the Paiute,” and
  • “Barney Takes a Hand.”

Full Description
Play Sample

Runtime

4h 1m

Release

02-01-17

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Westerns

Runtime

4h 1m

Release

02-01-17

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Westerns

Description

Louis L’Amour was the most decorated author in the history of American letters and a recipient of the Medal of Freedom.

Now collected here in a single book are several of Louis L’Amour’s finest Western stories the way Mr. L’Amour wrote them. At the time Louis L’Amour was writing, it was common practice for editors to rewrite the manuscript to fit certain publishing criteria. The text of The Strong Land has been restored, and the stories within it appear as Mr. L’Amour intended for them to be read.

Whether you’re new to the thrilling frontier fiction of Louis L’Amour or one of his legions of fans, these six short stories will assure you that you are in the hands of a master storyteller.

Included here are:

  • “The One for the Mohave Kid,”
  • “His Brother’s Debt,”
  • “A Strong Land Growing,”
  • “Lit a Shuck for Texas,”
  • “The Nester and the Paiute,” and
  • “Barney Takes a Hand.”

Praise

“[L’Amour] is our professor emeritus of how the West was won.” Morley Safer, journalist and New York Times bestselling author, praise for the author

"[Louis L’Amour] made the modern Western a national pastime.” Smithsonian, praise for the author

Louis L’Amour

Author Biography

Louis L’Amour (1908–1988) was an American author whose Western stories are loved the world over. Born in Jamestown, North Dakota, he was the most decorated author in the history of American letters. In 1982 he was the first American author ever to be awarded a Special National Gold Medal by the United States Congress for lifetime literary achievement, and in 1984 President Reagan awarded him the Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the nation. He was also a recipient of the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award.

Traber Burns

Narrator Biography

Traber Burns worked for thirty-five years in regional theater, including the New York, Oregon, and Alabama Shakespeare festivals. He also spent five years in Los Angeles appearing in many television productions and commercials, including Lost, Close to Home, Without a Trace, Boston Legal, Grey’s Anatomy, Cold Case, Gilmore Girls, and others.

Jim Meskimen

Narrator Biography

Jim Meskimen is a stage, film, and television actor who has appeared in many well-known movies and television shows. He acted in Apollo 13 and Frost/Nixon for director Ron Howard, both of which were nominated for Best Picture Oscars. His television appearances include The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Friends, Lie to Me, Criminal Minds, and Parks and Recreation. He is also a painter, award-winning audiobook narrator, and audiobook director for Galaxy Audio.

Mark Bramhall

Narrator Biography

Mark Bramhall has won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration, more than thirty AudioFile Earphones Awards, and has repeatedly been named by AudioFile magazine and Publishers Weekly among their “Best Voices of the Year.” He is also an award-winning actor whose acting credits include off-Broadway, regional, and many Los Angeles venues as well as television, animation, and feature films. He has taught and directed at the American Academy of Dramatic Art.