• Merrano of the Dry Country (Dramatization)

  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 59 mins
  • Performance
  • Release date: 09-16-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audio
  • 5 out of 5 stars 4.8 (69 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When Miguel Merrano first came to Mirror Valley, the land was green and lush...and off limits to Mexicans. Ranchers such as Tom Drake and Joe Stangle tried to drive Merrano out, to fence him out; and when he warned them that greed and overgrazing would ruin their land, they refused to listen. Now Merrano's predictions have come true. Mirror Valley is so dry it's about to blow away. The cattle are hollow-ribbed and dying. And the ranchers are broke . . . flat broke. Only Merrano's ranch is still thriving. As the ranchers watch him pay for goods in gold and sell his cattle at a mighty profit, their hatred grows and festers . . . until they draw their guns in a desperate act that will pit daughter against father, friend against friend - an act that could tear the valley apart forever.
©2003 Louis L'Amour (P)2008 Random House Audio
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1 out of 5 stars
By Churchill on 03-24-18

Absolutely Ruined :/

I love the original story and I love audio books, but I hate this one. They absolutely destroyed the character of Merrano. In the real story he wasn’t only hated for being half Mexican, he was also hated because his father had married the girl everyone had their eye on. Rather than portraying him as a cool half-Mexican (what main character of L’Amour’s wasn’t cool?) who spoke flawless English and planned ahead, they turned him into some cringing, knee-jerk-reacting Mexican who always sounds desperate and constantly uses Spanish words with a strong accent. Although there’s nothing wrong with that in and of itself, I wish they had stayed accurate to L’Amour’s idea. The interactions between Merrano and Candy were also incredibly inaccurate. They also destroyed the timeline and the actual plot. Some characters were even gotten rid of entirely. Please, do yourself a favor and get the Bowdrie audiobooks instead. They’re accurate to L’Amour’s version and the characters are well played.

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5 out of 5 stars
By johnny ray on 01-09-18

Great book

Very easy read great audio for the first timer, I enjoyed how the families were transformed some from bad to ugly others from bad to humbled I also really enjoyed the authors knowledge and the Mexican work ethnic & wisdom !

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