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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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    Grace Barrett Palm Desert, CA, USA 01-21-04
    Grace Barrett Palm Desert, CA, USA 01-21-04 Member Since 2003
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    "Great Historical Adventure"

    Sackett's Land is a wonderful adventure story. It is very different from most of the othe LL books I have read or listened to. Different BUT NOT bad -- it is a superb story of swashbuckling proportions. It is an audio book I had to listen to straight through!

    LL really hit upon an area or subject of perpetual interest to me. It's a great story -- listen to it & enjoy!

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Tundrabeast Grand Forks, ND United States 10-17-09
    Tundrabeast Grand Forks, ND United States 10-17-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Great Start"

    I heard this audio book a few years ago and decided to buy it to listen again. This is the kick of story for the Saketts series. I listen to these books driving truck and this book is a real mile burner, and one you hate to hear end. However the next in the series (To The Far Blue Mountains) picks up where this book ends. The whole series doesn't do that, but the first few do because it's about a journey from England to America and across America over several generations. Most of the later books are stories of Saketts all over the country in the "Wild West" days of America. So if you're interested in a book that will at least keep you going through the first five books in the series, then this is a powerful start.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    ABLA Minnesota USA 04-14-07
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    "I enjoy Louie L'Amour"

    Louie is GREAT. I have, I believe, every one of his books, in paperback. The choice of the reader of this book, I believe was very good. I have a few of Louie's dramatized audio short stories, that keep your attention the whole book. This reader does very well. His accent is approperate as well. It deserves more than Five Stars. Someone deserves a job; "Well Done".

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    Kellie 02-26-07
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    "Great Book"

    This book is full of action and adventure. Very interesting for all ages. Those who liked this book might also like books by G. A. Henty.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Warminster, PA, USA 08-09-04
    Charles Warminster, PA, USA 08-09-04
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    "Sackett's Land"

    Kept my interest till the end

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    Ronnie 01-31-12
    Ronnie 01-31-12 Member Since 2009

    Say something about yourself!

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    I enjoyed it. kind of hard to keep track of everything happening and who is who but the story is good.

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    Marc Beaverton, OR, United States 05-07-12
    Marc Beaverton, OR, United States 05-07-12
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    "I love a good story"

    Ok, so don't tell anyone, but I love L'Amour stories. These stories are not intended to be literature, but they are really fun. Once in a while I need a good adventure with really good, tough, and clever good guys, and really dirty, mean, and nasty bad guys. This book delivers in spades!

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    Mark 10-02-06
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    "What all American males need..."

    In Sackett's Land, LL provides us American men with a thing we grievously lack in our society today - a man whom we'd like to be and whom we'd wish our sons to become.

    Barnabas is a man who merely wants to live his life in freedom - freedom to be all he has the talent, desire and ability before his Creator to be without interference by a bullying system or government. He's a man who wants to treat and be treated fairly, and who will stand up to any who would impose their own petty 'justice' upon him. Even if it's the most powerful monarch in the world.

    Barnabas Sackett is the kind of man who made America the envy of the world. He's the kind of man we so desperately need today. And he's the kind of man no self-serving government bureaucrat wants on the loose - one who will call that kind of weasel out of its hole and challenge it, even against the odds.

    Barnabas Sackett is a HERO, a man of character and honor who trains his own sons to be HEROES, the kind of hero every young man needs in order to inspire him to true greatness.

    I can't recommend this book highly enough.

    Why do you max us out at 5 stars?

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    adeline Kooskia, Idaho, United States 09-09-11
    adeline Kooskia, Idaho, United States 09-09-11

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    "Pure L'Amour, Simpre Fi"

    We write this review in amazement at the vitality, yet ease, that listening is compared to reading. Here we are laying, (number 14 in some dictionaries, grammar may sometimes be more than it is cracked to be) in bed with the lights out enjoying one of our favorite series of L'Amour books. If you haven't read Louis afore shame on you! Those of us who have.....recognize talent when we see or hear it. To hear instead of read this series is fantastic, undescribe-able, (except by us, yet). Would you think we highly recommend this audible presentation? You are allowed to bet even things you no longer have....adtomeus in love

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Wanaque, NJ, USA 03-19-07
    Karen Wanaque, NJ, USA 03-19-07 Member Since 2006
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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 1 people found this review helpful
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