Riders of the Dawn

Version: Unabridged
Author: Louis L'Amour , Louis L' Amour , Jon Tuska
Narrator: Jim Gough
Genres: Western
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: May 2006
# of Units: 4 CDs
Length: 4 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

Early in Louis L'Amour's career, he wrote a number of novel-length stories for "pulp" western magazines. "I lived with my characters so closely that their lives were still as much a part of me as I was of them long after the issues in which they appeared went out of print," he said. "I wanted to tell the reader more about my people and why they did what they did." So he revised and expanded these magazine works to be published again as full-length novels. Here is one of his early creations which have long been a source of great speculation and curiosity among his fans.

In Riders of the Dawn, a young gunslinger is changed for the better by a meeting with a beautiful woman. A classic range-war western, this novel features that powerful, romantic, strangely compelling vision of the American West for which L'Amour's fiction is known. In the author's words: "It was a land where nothing was small, nothing was simple. Everything, the lives of men and the stories they told, ran to extremes."

Author Details

Author Details

L'Amour, Louis

Louis L'Amour is the only American-born novelist in history to receive both the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. He published ninety novels, thirty short-story collections, two works of nonfiction, a memoir, Education of a Wandering Man, and a volume of poetry, Smoke from This Altar. There are more than 300 million copies of his books in print.

L' Amour, Louis

Louis L'Amour is the only American-born novelist in history to receive both the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. He published ninety novels, thirty short-story collections, two works of nonfiction, a memoir, Education of a Wandering Man, and a volume of poetry, Smoke from This Altar. There are more than 300 million copies of his books in print.

Tuska, Jon

JON TUSKA and VICKI PIEKARSKI are co-founders of the Golden West Literary Agency as well as authors or editors of numerous works on the American West, including the Encyclopedia of Frontier and Western Fiction, Westward the Women (1988), and Billy the Kid (1994)