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Sackett's Land Audiobook

Sackett's Land: The Sacketts, Book 1

Son of a feared fighting man, Barnabas Sackett inherited his father's fiery temper, sense of justice and warrior skills. Declared an outlaw in his native England, Barnabas set his daring sights on the opportunity of the New World. The ruthless piracy of the open seas and the unknown dangers of the savage American wilderness lay before him. And so did the thrill of discovery and the chance to establish a bold new future if he survived.
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Son of a feared fighting man, Barnabas Sackett inherited his father's fiery temper, sense of justice and warrior skills. Declared an outlaw in his native England, Barnabas set his daring sights on the opportunity of the New World. The ruthless piracy of the open seas and the unknown dangers of the savage American wilderness lay before him. And so did the thrill of discovery and the chance to establish a bold new future if he survived.

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©1974 Louis L'Amour (P)2010 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio

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    Sharon Verburg 02-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "The walking drum 2.0"

    reminds me a LOT of "The walking drum", But it's more believable than that was.

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    nathan 02-24-16
    nathan 02-24-16
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    "very enjoyable"

    i love all the sackett book but this one is special. they are all filled with such mystery and adventure but all is possible

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    Kindle Customer 02-18-16

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    "Absolutely amazing "

    The best series. Listening for the second time. I highly recommend this for any adventure lover

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    Blaine 02-01-16
    Blaine 02-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "enjoyed 5his book"

    Read this book a long time ago it was better on audio, I had forgotten a lot of it

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    David 01-19-16
    David 01-19-16
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    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.

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    Daniel EUGENE, OREGON, United States 01-05-16
    Daniel EUGENE, OREGON, United States 01-05-16 Member Since 2014

    Audible initiates the creative imagery whereas television dulls the senses.

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    Where does Sackett's Land rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    What other book might you compare Sackett's Land to and why?

    A narrative historical fiction similar to the writings of Leon Uris, Zane Grey or Jack London.


    What does John Curless bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He talks the talk and feeling into the text.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me think how well we have it compared to our ancestors.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Morgan 12-26-15
    Morgan 12-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "There are hard times but you can work through them"

    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.

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    Ken Draeger SCOTTSDALE, AZ, US 12-24-15
    Ken Draeger SCOTTSDALE, AZ, US 12-24-15 Member Since 2016

    I'm an avid listener always searching for another good book and willing to share my thoughts with a pithy review.

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    "Great Start for the Series"
    Where does Sackett's Land rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.
    Cheers, Ken


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    Norbert Soquel, CA, United States 06-11-12
    Norbert Soquel, CA, United States 06-11-12 Member Since 2012
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    "5 stars for a 5 Star Author"
    Where does Sackett's Land rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Ranks with another 5 Star Author Wilbur Smith


    Any additional comments?

    Narrator does help to make a memorable experience !

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    james kansas city, kansas, United States 10-15-11
    james kansas city, kansas, United States 10-15-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Great story"

    I fully enjoyed the audio reading of this book and the story line was great.

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