Louis L'Amour Audio Books
Single Voice & Dramatized
There are two kinds of Louis L’Amour Audio programs. As with most writers there are what we call single voice readings, one actor reading Louis’s book or an abridged version of it. We are adding to the list of those “Audio Books” at the rate of two or four new titles a year. There may be one or two we will not do but, for the most part, the current Random House plan is to just keep going until we’ve got all or most of them completed.
Play an excerpt from How the West Was Won, read by Joe Morton
For more information on our Single Voice Readings go HERE.
LIKE OLD TIME RADIO DRAMAS...
The other sort of programs are the Audio Dramas. When Bantam Audio Publishing was started, Louis was instrumental in creating the concept of doing some of his short stories in the style of Classic Radio Dramas. The stories are adapted into scripts, a cast of actors is hired (I believe our smallest cast was 5 and our largest, so far, was 26) and the scenes are recorded and sound effects and music are added. They are a great deal of fun! Our first show (Unguarded Moment) was done in 1986 and Paul and I are working on a new one (the first in ten years called The Diamond of Jeru) right now.
Play an excerpt from the Audio Drama SON OF A WANTED MAN
The best sounding version of these programs is on CD but you can also buy downloads from audible.com or itunes. However, my recommendation would be to get your downloads from our louislamour.com website. Because we produce many of the L’Amour Audios “in house” we can offer a much higher resolution MP3 than any other service. For more on our MP3 process click HERE.
I love working on the Audio Dramas. I got very frustrated working in the movie business and Audio has let me write and act and direct and all sorts of other stuff. On top of that, it lets me and my good friend Paul O’Dell (who also is our webmaster and runs the Louis L’Amour Trading Post) get out of our offices and do all sorts of crazy things like drive tanks and stage coaches (okay, okay, ride around in tanks and stage coaches) and play with canoes and horses and stuff. We love working with actors and doing all the techno geeky audio recording and mixing so it’s a welcome change for us.