We write this review in amazement at the vitality, yet ease, that listening is compared to reading. Here we are laying, (number 14 in some dictionaries, grammar may sometimes be more than it is cracked to be) in bed with the lights out enjoying one of our favorite series of L'Amour books. If you haven't read Louis afore shame on you! Those of us who have.....recognize talent when we see or hear it. To hear instead of read this series is fantastic, undescribe-able, (except by us, yet). Would you think we highly recommend this audible presentation? You are allowed to bet even things you no longer have....adtomeus in love
I will listen to NO boring book. Old Fav's,Card, King , Hobb. New Fav's, Hill, Scalzi, Sawyer, Interested in Lansdale, Crouch, Konrath
This dirt poor farmer is walking in the woods, when he discovers some gold coins half buried on his land. Later he gets into a sword fight with a noble and he kicks the noble's butt, a hanging offense. Within five minutes he is best friends with a man he has never meet, but helps him escape the noble. Sackett who until now has lived by himself in a swamp is a natural born leader and men flock to him. He is bigger, faster and smarter then his fellow countrymen and even native American Indians. He is superman and luckyman. When he escapes pirates who are suppose to kill him, but don't, to America, the ship he is looking for with his soon to be girlfriend arrives at the American Coast at the exact spot where he is (twice). The amount of things that just fall into this guys lap happen so often it becomes comical.
If you listen to this, make sure and turn off your brain.
I live in the Seattle area and love to read or listen to books with a hot cup of tea and a cat on my lap when it is cold and raining outside
I have read and re-read these books many times since I was handed one at sea when I had finished the Dune SiFi series. I had no other books to read for the remainder of our Westpac cruise on my first Navy ship out of San Diego...I told my friend that I read SiFi books and not cowboy books...He looked at me and said this is a Louis Lamore not a cowboy book...he was right and I have read these books for years...they are simple fast reads and I enjoy picking one up from time to time...If you have never read one, I suggest you do...They truly are not cowboy books, but fine adventures...
I never studied while in college. I just soaked it up like a sponge soaks up water. Everyone knew me ... and called me "The Wizard".
I have nearly 400 Audible Books, and I believe that the first four books of this series are the books that I would Recommend most of all the Audible Books I own.
Louis L'Amour was known primarily for his "pulp westerns". But he did write a few major novels and a superb series known as the Sacketts. This is the first book of that series. And NEVER, NEVER, NEVER have I listened to an audible book whose narrator so perfectly matched the tone of the book.
The first four books of the series, The Sackett's, are about men and women from Great Britain who migrate to America, their children and how they fare. So the narrator, with his English accent, PERFECTLY aligns with the spirit and romance of of the intrepid English explorers that immigrate to the new world.
The action sequences are intense ... the romance is as sweet as can be imagined ... the character development of men and women whose ideals and characters are absolute and greatly to be admired, is sublime. The first four books of this series are, in my opinion Louis L'Amours finest works. And each of them are books that you truly hate to see end. I have read all of L'Amours books, but these first four books of this series were all devoured in a single sitting. Such was my fascination with the narrator.
The first four books of this series have a solid place in my list of "Best 25 Books I've Ever Read"!
Just to give you an idea of how romantic an Historical Fiction/Adventure series can be, let me give you an approximate quote. In one of these books, the main character of the story, remembering the women that have passed through his life says "I drink the wine, and put aside the glass ... but the taste lingers".
Enjoyed it very much better than TV! The reader has an English accent and this helped the story. It's hard to find a book today that is not filled with cuss words. Good clean story. I enjoy L'Amour.
Both my parents constantly had Louis L'Amour books in their hands and as a teenager I became interested in them and read a lot of the books they had. The tales of the Sackett family was some of their favorites!! I was thrilled to find these books on Audible and I enjoyed this one thoroughly.
Content well researched. Story interesting. Performance first class. I'll be listening to the rest of the stories for sure. Well done!
I love this series of books and Louis L'Amour.
Louis L'Amour writes beautifully of heroes. Barnaby Sackett is not the only hero of the time. Unlike a lot of stories, Sackett does not have to be Superman. He draws in helpers whom he leads.
Like most readers, he thinks the English of that period spoke as they do today. WRONG. They spoke as MidAtlantic speakers do today. So it is annoying to hear "wep on" for weapon, "wah er" for water, and many more. Aside from that stutter... not bad.