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