The Burning Hills Audiobook by Louis L’Amour (Review)

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Review of: The Burning Hills Audiobook
Louis L'Amour

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On November 3, 2017
Last modified:November 3, 2017


The Burning Hills Audiobook

By: Louis L’Amour

Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka

Published by Random House Audio 8/8/2017

the burning hills audiobook

4 Hearts rating image Hot Listens

A novel

4 hrs and 1 mins

genre: western historical fiction

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The Burning Hills Audiobook

4 Hearts

If one wants a tough, gritty hero, sweeping description of settings, a plot full of desperation and tension against the backdrop of the Old West, look no further.

The book grabbed me from the beginning with a hero desperately fleeing for his life and a woman’s bravery to keep him alive against the odds. It was a shorter piece, but it was well developed and paced well. The setting was the Arizona- Mexico border so the characters and their situations of that region were represented accurately along with the historical context.

The hero, Trace Jordan, was not deeply developed, but enough so that I got a feel for him and what motivated him. The heroine, Maria Christina’s background, was more explained.

The action was parts gun battles and parts desert survival along with a mild, yet stormy romance. I was eager to follow along and discover how they were going to get out of the tight corners.

It was an easy listen, exciting, and engaging novella-length story and I definitely recommend it for Western fiction fans.

The Burning Hills Audiobook Narration

4.5 Hearts

This was my first time with the narrator, Keith Szarabajka. He had a good voice to match the tone and type of the book. Maria Christina was his only female voice, but I loved the way he captured her personality and the emotion of the overall story

Louis L'AmourLouis L’Amour was an American author. L’Amour’s books, primarily Western fiction, remain enormously popular, and most have gone through multiple printings. At the time of his death all 101 of his works were in print (86 novels, 14 short-story collections and one full-length work of nonfiction) and he was considered “one of the world’s most popular writers”


Keith SzarabajkaKeith Szarabajka is an American actor and voice artist. He is known as Mickey Kostmayer in The Equalizer, Daniel Holtz in Angel, Harlan Williams in Golden Years, and Gerard Stephens in The Dark Knight.

My thanks to Penguin Random House for the opportunity to listen to this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Sophia Rose
Sophia is a quiet though curious gal who dabbles in cooking, book reviewing, and gardening. Encouraged and supported by an incredible man and loving family. A Northern Californian transplant to the Great Lakes Region of the US. Lover of Jane Austen, Baseball, Cats, Scooby Doo, and Chocolate.


  1. It has been ages since I read a book by this author Now you have me wanting to go grab one. This one sounds really good. I do love a gritty western.

  2. Oh yes another Louis L’Amour thanks Sophia Rose

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