Barnabas Sackett was leaving England forever to find his fortune in the New World. But as he settled his affairs, he learned that a warrant from Queen Elizabeth had been sworn against him, and that men were searching for him in every port. At issue were some rare gold coins Sackett had found and sold, coins believed to be part of a great treasure lost by King John years before. Believing that Sackett possesses the rest of the treasure, the Queen will stop at nothing to find him. And if he's caught, Sackett will face torture, and even the gallows.
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"Narrator John Curless has Barnabas' sincere, ingenuous courage down pat." (AudioFile)
We read the book a few years ago and enjoyed it immensely. But WOW! John Curless brought it to life and we enjoyed it immensely-er! If you have missed this one, check into getting this audio. It is three high fives......
I guess one needs to like Louis L'Amour to really appreciate this book, but even if you've never read him it's worth the money, if you like historical novels. He's sensitive to the clash between the Indians and Europeans; yes, Indians. Regardless of what the politically correct say on this matter, "Native Americans" prefer the name Indian. Just ask one.
Anyway, go ahead and spend the money; I bet you won't be disappointed.
As the story begins it seems like a rehashing of the previous volume. I wish there was more time put into story from the life in America and less just getting there. But I am forgiving and can let Louis take me on the journey regardless.
This book was so fun to listen to. L'Amour keeps you on your toes with non-stop adventures of living the frontier life. Barnabas Sackett is a bold and courageous character who brings to life the spirit of independent settlers. I look forward to listening to the next Sackett book.
our history began in Europe and included ocean and several lands and customs here and there. This is a fun tale of a possible beginning with just enough reference to facts to make it difficult to end.
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