I'm an avid listener always searching for another good book and willing to share my thoughts with a pithy review.
This story teller keeps you entertained as he builds the character of the quintessential hero. The humble beginnings and the lack of a formal education do not stand in the way of this determined young fellow. His father taught him how to survive and how to protect himself. His innate wisdom, courage and fairness cause him to become the leader of his mates. His natural traits and capabilities carry him through tough battles and provide him with the survival skills necessary to cope with a whole new frontier. Can't wait to start the next in the series.
Ranks with another 5 Star Author Wilbur Smith
Narrator does help to make a memorable experience !
Wanda the artist
Truly written with great strength of characters and plots.Enough romance, intrigue and plot to make this Austen reader check in her English books for a bit, as she checked out all of L'Amour's books!!! Awesome. You GOTTA Love those Sacketts.
With a Louis Lamour story, you are transported in time to share in the story, all the excitment and passion that is displayed from the star His characters and colorful descriptions are at the least spell binding and carry you along all the way to the end,and leave you wanting more.
This is the first installment in the popular Sackett series. It's not a western, but it's an epic tale. The early Sackett history mirrors that of the Pilgrim fathers from Great Britain to the New World. It's full of history and adventure! I listen to this one repeatedly. A must-listen for all Sackett fans!
This book and the narration was excellent, capturing our entire family on our drives, that we had to listen to the entire series.
What a wonderful preview of the Sackett family and it's progenitor Barnabas as written by L'Amour. I only wish he had done more later to fill in the Sackett generational gaps leading up to the opening of the American West. This was truly one of the finest "reads" I've had in a long time.
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...