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Sackett's Land Audiobook

Sackett's Land: The Sacketts, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

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.

Don't miss other titles in The Sacketts series.

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

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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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    "Western to the bone"
    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
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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
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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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    Wanda S Sauerland Reno 05-01-11
    Wanda S Sauerland Reno 05-01-11 Member Since 2008

    Wanda the artist

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    "Jane Austen girl here who liked Louis L'Amour!!"

    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.

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    dave 02-05-11
    dave 02-05-11
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    "Sacketts Land"

    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.

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    Nicki Gainesville, TX, United States 11-08-10
    Nicki Gainesville, TX, United States 11-08-10
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    "An excellent beginning to a classic family saga"

    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!

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    Donna La Crescenta , CA, USA 03-05-10
    Donna La Crescenta , CA, USA 03-05-10 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Beginning to a Great Series"

    This book and the narration was excellent, capturing our entire family on our drives, that we had to listen to the entire series.

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    Karen Wanaque, NJ, USA 03-19-07
    Karen Wanaque, NJ, USA 03-19-07 Member Since 2012
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    "History Comes Alive!"

    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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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