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The Daybreakers Audiobook

The Daybreakers: The Sacketts, Book 6

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Publisher's Summary

A magnificent saga of American fiction, the Sacketts series is one of the greatest treasures by legendary storyteller Louis L'Amour. In The Daybreakers, L'Amour spins the tale of two brothers who couldn't be more different - yet remain bound by their restlessness of spirit.

"Ride with the law, never against it."
You had to push to start a fight with Orrin Sackett, but not with his brother, Tyrel. Tye had been born to trouble, and the night he stepped between his brother and a bullet changed the course of both their lives forever. Now their trail pointed west, to Santa Fe, a frontier town on the edge of violence - but justice had to come before putting down roots in a lawless land. Orrin took on the job of marshal, while Tye commanded fear and respect even without a badge. But when a loose end from their past turned up, one brother was forced to revert to his old ways - if the other's dreams were to be realized...

Don't miss other titles in The Sacketts series.

©1960 by Bantam Books; (P)2000 Random House, Inc.; Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing Group, A Divison of Random House, Inc.

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    Bruce E. Hawkins 04-19-03

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    "Very enjoyable story"

    I really enjoyed this story and the growth of two brothers from the backwoods who each created a new life for themselves. Didn't want to stop listening. Louie La'Amour is awesome.

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    Grace Barrett Palm Desert, CA, USA 02-16-04
    Grace Barrett Palm Desert, CA, USA 02-16-04
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    "Another Great Louis L'Amour Western Yarn"

    The Daybreakers is another one of L'Amour's Sackett saga titles -- it is just a terrific read, in my opinion. Covering a family's exodus from Appalachia to the wild west -- history, adventure and excitement abound. I couldn't put this one down -- I had to listen straight through.

    I believe that the Sackett novels are the apogee of L'Amour's writings. I hope Audible gets more of this series in it's inventory.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Angela Centerville, OH, United States 10-07-05
    Angela Centerville, OH, United States 10-07-05 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Vacation Audio Book"

    I took this audio book on a vacation with my son and two nephews to Colorado and Arizona last year. It was great - they got caught up in the story and we even discussed the book several times at dinner.

    I'm not a prude but I don't want the boys listening to an audio book with cursing or inappropriate attitudes. This book was perfect and I was confident that its content would be appropriate for children. The Daybreakers straddles the lines between generations - it was exciting enough to hold my husband, my mother and my interest while thoroughly engaging the boys.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Tony Forks, WA, USA 01-23-04
    Tony Forks, WA, USA 01-23-04
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    "True Enjoyment"

    Louis L'Amour kept my attention; not if but when something would happen to a Sackett. Truely an enjoyable and easy listen.

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    David mesa, AZ, USA 11-28-05
    David mesa, AZ, USA 11-28-05 Member Since 2005
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    "A great read, err, listen!"

    I took The Daybreakers with me on a business trip. I found myself wishing the flight would take more time! David Strathairn does a very good job with the narration. His delivery is spot on. And what can be said that has not yet been said about a L'Amour Sackett saga? This is simply one of America's best storytellers at his best.

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    Me & My Girls 03-18-15 Member Since 2016

    Welcome to our group Dakota; welcome to my life Summer, you've made it so much better. Give back to our wounded warriors who gave so much.

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    "Introducing the Sackett Family"

    As the title would indicate this is the first novel in which the main characters are L'Amour's iconic Sackett Family. Tyrel kills the last male member of the Higgins clan; with whom the Sacketts have been feuding for a generation or two. It was 'a good shooting' but Tyrel avoids being arrested or killing the lawman who'd come after him. He finds a cow camp in Arkansas and his older brother Orrin finds him and the two of them become the central characters in a rare original piece of Western fiction by the author. Perhaps that's the reason this is one of the books that stand out in the 100 or so he authored. It was perhaps the forerunner of some of his coming-of-age in the Western genre that preceded the later works like Lonesome Gods, Bendigo Shafter, and the Comstock Lode. A good listen if you like the genre.

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    "Great book"

    Great book to listen to while driving the country side, to make you feel like a kid again.

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    Alan Wheeler Lincoln, Nebraska 05-27-16
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    "One of L'amour's best!"

    It's a powerful story of how the west was changing, trying to be not so wild, and how this could affect two brothers who were trying to tame it. David Strathairn does a wonderful job of bring the story to life!

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    Robert B. 04-27-16
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    I wish every book I read or listened to was half as good as this. incredible story telling

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    "Great story!"

    Louis L'Amour is one of my favorite writers and everytime I get into one of his books I'm lost in the storyline! The reader did okay, at times he was hard to listen to, but he did okay.

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