The Lonesome Gods

  • by Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by David Strathairn
  • 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Lonesome Gods is Louis L'Amour's biggest and most important historical novel to date, a sweeping adventure of the California frontier. Here is the fascinating story of Johannes Verne, a young man left to die by his vengeful grandfather, rescued by outlaws and raised in part by the Indians of the desert. Strengthened by the love of two women—Miss Nesselrode, whose mysterious past fires her ambitions for the future and Meghan, a willful young beauty—Verne grows to become a rugged adventurer, a man strong enough to embrace the awesome power of the Palm Springs desert, and bold enough to stake a claim in the bustling world of opportunity that was early-day Los Angeles.

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What the Critics Say

"Riveting reading." (The New Yorker)
"This is L'Amour's finest book." (California Magazine)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

excellent through and through.

Excellent storyline with bold characters and superb narration. A riveting, light read and fully entertaining.
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- B. C. Furzer

Great story

Great story. Very entertaining and very well read. Would also recommend Last of the Breed by the same order and read by the same actor.
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- Mark

Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-01-2011
  • Publisher: Random House Audio