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Sackett's Land: The Sacketts, Book 1 | [Louis L'Amour]

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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    J 05-27-04
    J 05-27-04 Member Since 2004
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    "LOUIS L'AMOUR CLASSIC"

    Not a typical western but an excellent gripping adventure story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joan Edgewater, MD, United States 01-23-14
    Joan Edgewater, MD, United States 01-23-14 Member Since 2000
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    "Poor "English""
    Would you listen to Sackett's Land again? Why?

    I love this series of books and Louis L'Amour.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    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.


    What three words best describe John Curless’s voice?

    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alice LOVELAND, CO, United States 02-11-13
    Alice LOVELAND, CO, United States 02-11-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Sackett's Land - Book 1"
    Would you listen to Sackett's Land again? Why?

    Yes it is very well read and very interesting.


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

    I intend to listen to whole series of Sacketts.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy Anna, TX, United States 11-08-12
    Tracy Anna, TX, United States 11-08-12 Member Since 2012

    A Christian, Husband, & Geek - in that order!!

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    "If yo Like Westerns - Get this NOW"
    Where does Sackett's Land rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is probably the best westerns series book of all time- if you like westerns even a little - get this series now!!


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    Mickey B. Wisehart USA 10-17-12 Member Since 2012
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    "An old friend"
    Would you listen to Sackett's Land again? Why?

    Yes and I have done so twice already. First I read the saga, then purchased the volumes one by one on cassette. Now I am buying the digital audio book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sackett's Land?

    Escape from the a bully lord. The running recollection of Barnabas' father's teaching.


    What about John Curless’s performance did you like?

    I can see the characters through his voice.


    If you could take any character from Sackett's Land out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Barnabas to share his earthy wisdom.


    Any additional comments?

    Difficult to put down. Once finished the next story is quickly begun.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Darrell Coeur d' Alene, ID, United States 07-23-12
    Darrell Coeur d' Alene, ID, United States 07-23-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Intrigue and history combined"
    If you could sum up Sackett's Land in three words, what would they be?

    History, adventure and heroes


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

    The series of the Sackett family that follows this book are equally enjoyable and informative. I am listening to Book 4, Jubal Sackett at the moment and plan to continue to enjoy the entire series.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The pathos of Abigail's decision to leave her beloved Barnabas for the sake of their daughter's upbringing.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If it were practical I would like to have listened to all in one sitting, but I listen while doing the mundane things needful around my home.


    Any additional comments?

    This is definitely a book and series that I would recommend particularly as the language is devoid of offensive words and sexual situations are beautifully described without being tasteless. The historical accuracy and information within the story add greatly.

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    Edward Sylvan Lake, AB, Canada 07-14-12
    Edward Sylvan Lake, AB, Canada 07-14-12
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    "Poor"
    What would have made Sackett's Land better?

    This is not at all a western story.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of John Curless?

    John Curless is dry and boring.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I really enjoy the sackett story's but will never buy another done by Curless.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    bill perth, Australia 07-14-12
    bill perth, Australia 07-14-12 Member Since 2012
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    What made the experience of listening to Sackett's Land the most enjoyable?

    After owning the collection of Loius L'Amour books and reading them again over the years . I enjoy listening to the narrater telling the story , giving me the feeling i was there .Thankyou


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

    each story is different so i wont compare


    Which scene was your favorite?

    start to end


    If you could rename Sackett's Land, what would you call it?

    i would not rename it


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Norbert Soquel, CA, United States 06-11-12
    Norbert Soquel, CA, United States 06-11-12 Member Since 2010
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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 !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jordan Liberty Township, OH, United States 04-16-12
    Jordan Liberty Township, OH, United States 04-16-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Entertaining AND I learned a little history"
    If you could sum up Sackett's Land in three words, what would they be?

    I feel like I got a glimpse into the turn of the 17th century in England and The New World.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    You could do a lot worse than trying to emulate the character traits of Barnabas Sackett.


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

    I enjoyed the subtle changes in tone of tener of the voice so that not only could the listener more easily identify who was speaking, it was simply more enjoyable to have it "acted" out.


    If you could take any character from Sackett's Land out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Why, Barnabas Sackett, of course.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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