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.
** spoiler alert ** Another great L'Amour book. The Sackett series is one that stands above the rest. Rich in tradition, strong characters, history and plot. I have always loved the writing of L'Amour, and have finally made it a goal to complete the entire Sackett series.
I have read this book long ago, but was happy to read it again. Slow to start, but impressive once it gets going. My only regret is how much time is covered in the last third of the book. He goes from not being married, to having one child, then all of a sudden it is explained he now has 5, and next thing you know, they are all grown and his time has come to an end.
Bittersweet. However, there is always the next to look forward to!
Barnabus Sackett and his tales and still my favorite of all the sacketts. The way the story builds and progresses is phenomenal.
I can't wait to get the rest of the books I heard there's like 40 some-odd books all together I can't wait you can listen to him time and time again
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.
Exrerlant book well read did not want to put it down rate it very high
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