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.
Love all mysteries!
I like to listen the the audio edition while I am working, cooking, etc. This is a great convenience to me. I love to read too but it can limit to when you actually have time to read.
Strong rugged voice.
Classic Louis L'Amour... a style of story-telling that puts you straight in the action of the "new world" through battles with pirates and encounters with the Native Americans.
The story burns clear
Too many to name one only. Barnabas is ever the main character. His character and wisdom coupled with strength of body and spirit.
Ole Black Tom
Abagale to see what caused her to be drawn to Barnabas, and Lila whose second sight marks all with their futures.
The escape from New Gate Prison and the Queens men keep you on the edge of your seat
I've read the book numerous times but John Curless brought the book to life for me. Very good I would recommend it top any Louis L'Amour fan.
I'm either reading or listening to all of the Sackett books. I love the narrator on this one. What can I say? I like the series and I like the narrator. It's too bad he doesn't narrate more of the Sackett books.
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