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Publisher's Summary

Trent came to Idaho seeking solitude. He built a cabin, broke a few wild horses, and quietly put his past behind him. Then King Bill Hale began laying claim to all the land around Cedar Bluff. When Hale's son kills one of Trent's neighbors, Trent quickly steps forward to lead the fight. Their property had been legally filed on, but Bill Hale has the men, money, and political power to steal it from them. 

What Hale doesn't realize is that Trent also has connections. With evidence that can ruin Hale's scheme, Trent must find a way past Hale's gang of thugs to the men who can help him. However, if he succeeds, his violent past will be revealed; if he fails, the others may forfeit their land. But Trent could forfeit his life. 

Public Domain (P)2012 Random House

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  • Lady M
  • 18-10-12

Another Great L'Amour Story

This book is an example of why Louis L'Amour is called the 'Greatest Story-Teller of All Time'. I especially enjoyed this book, because the man called Trent (Kilkenny) shows what can be accomplished when using his talents, as well as that of the few Nesters being driven off their land, against great odds. It also includind a little romance to make the picture complete.

The book has great supporting roles, and the narrator did a wonderful job changing his voice for each character.

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  • Robert McCutchen
  • 11-06-17

Love the story, but.........

I asked for a refund only because I've read/listened to it before, under the title, "A Gun For Kilkenny." I kinda felt duped. However, Audibles return policy is unmatched. Plus, even though I received a refund, feeling sorta bad about it; I listened to it again anyway. A great story. I love the book and I'm sure you will as well.

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  • Skaught
  • 25-01-13

Same story as The Man Called Trent

What made the experience of listening to The Mountain Valley War the most enjoyable?

I listened to The Man Called Trent and then ordered this one. Same story. It appears it is a little longer, but it starts word for word. The book is good. Just don't get caught with the two titles!

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  • graham bruce campbell
  • 20-05-20

The Same?!!!

The Mountain Valley War is in fact the same book as a Man called Trent. I already owned A Man Called Trent and so I feel disappointed on downloading The Mountain Valley War thinking it might be a prequel to the Trent book. There is something wrong and as an avid audio book reader I hope this will be my only experience in duplicity.

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  • Rebecca Louthan
  • 18-02-20

Excellent excitement and truely worthwhile listen

Enjoyed every bit of this storyline very enticing lead you to follow the thinking if a great western man. All the way to the end.

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  • Samantha Springs
  • 19-08-18

Disappointed at this duplicate story...

After checking an official chronological list of "Trent" novels, I purchased this next in the series...except the way Audible has the books titled, I purchased two of the same book. A waste. Why? Additionally, Jason Culp's performance is nowhere near as fantastic as George G. on the other novel.

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  • Travis Green
  • 25-05-18

same damn book

same story as A Man Called Trent... slightly better version. More back story on some of the characters. Culp is a slightly better reader...

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  • Ross R.
  • 11-07-17

Superb reader; Book was another Lamour classic

Not much I can say about Lamours books that hasn't already been said. As for the reader I wish he could read every book.

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  • Materialsguy
  • 20-02-17

Brought to life

I first read The Mountain Valley War over 30 years ago, and I have read it probably half a dozen times since. I enjoyed it each time, but I have to say that Jason Culp's reading and voicing really brought it to life. The movie playing out in my mind's eye seemed more vivid and alive with Culp's many voices. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.

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  • ryan clausse
  • 06-10-15

Good book

I like the story u can picture the whole thing good story ordering another book