Excellent! Over the years I have read nearly all of L'Amour's books and have listened to the recorded ones. What fun to bring the West alive as I travel to that"far and distant land" on my vacation.
I love these novels, there is alot of books he wrote on the sacketts,, I have read almost all them,, my favorite is to the far blue mtns I wish they would make a movie on it,, everyone should read these.
Audible initiates the creative imagery whereas television dulls the senses.
L'Amour was a switch from Jim Buther or Kant or Mark Twain. The Sackett's rank with The Frontiersman or The Call of the Wild, by Jack London. It was as much fun as reading Robert Service Poetry...When you just got to hanker down on the outhouse commode and need a good book and a Sears Catalog...this is the book.
A narrative historical fiction similar to the writings of Leon Uris, Zane Grey or Jack London.
He talks the talk and feeling into the text.
It made me think how well we have it compared to our ancestors.
Even though I am a Cultural Anthropologist, writers of the quality of Louis L'Amour can be as intellectually stimulating as Hemingway or Tolstoy and a lot more fun then Poe or Chekov.
Great story about overcoming obstacles and making something out of yourself. I read this book when I'm feeling down and it works everytime. A good heroic story that's easy to follow and be inspired by. Narration on this audio book is perfect.
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.