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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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-07-20

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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  • Peggy Branning
  • 21-01-20

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
  • 04-01-20

A swashbuckling adventure

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

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  • Richard Ceasor
  • 16-04-18

L'amour at his best.

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

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  • James V. Dixon
  • 23-02-20

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
  • 26-08-20

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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  • Dad's Amazon
  • 14-11-20

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Beautifully written and narrated. Truly loved it and John Keating absolutely brought it to life. Thank you!!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-11-20

Louis L Spins Masterfully

LL brings to life centuries long past with an ease of someone who was almost there. Details bring to life the tale and stage but do not slow down the action or detract from the story arc.
If you are willing to let a few small improbabilities by you will be rewarded by a story from a time rarely told so impressively or interestingly.

The performer was outstanding. Changing his dialect when needed to make the characters distinct.

When this story ends, it feels like a friend has bid goodbye and stepped back into the obscurity of times gone by.

But the rich literary friendship has been worth the loss.

Good luck and happy listening

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  • Kevin McGregor
  • 07-08-20

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
  • 17-06-20

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.