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Spencer Wicks

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  • How the West Was Won

  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: Joe Morton
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190

They came by river and by wagon train, braving the endless distances of the Great Plains and the icy passes of the Sierra Nevada. They were men like Linus Rawlings, a restless survivor of Indian country who’d headed east to see the ocean but left his heart - and his home - in the West. They were women like Lilith Prescott, a smart, spirited beauty who fled her family and fell for a gambling man in the midst of a frontier gold boom. These pioneering men and women sowed the seeds of a nation with their courage....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I thought the movie was good!

  • By Skaught on 03-08-13

Needs a new narrator

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-17

The book may be great. The narration is horrible! Reader moves two quick between characters. Hard to follow who is speaking.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Sackett Brand

  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: David Strathairn
  • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 335

Tell Sackett and his bride Ange came to Arizona to build a home and start a family. But on Black Mesa something goes terribly wrong. Tell is ambushed and badly injured. When he finally manages to drag himself back to where he left Ange, she is gone. Desperate, cold, hungry, and with nothing to defend himself, Tell is stalked like a wounded animal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • By far my favorite

  • By Spencer Wicks on 12-13-16

By far my favorite

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-13-16

This is by far my favorite Sackett story! It's mostly because my family is the same way, you wrong one of us, you've got these rest of us to deal with as well.

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  • A Man Called Trent

  • A Western Duo
  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: Jim Gough
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256

In "A Man Called Trent," nester Dick Moffitt lies dead, killed by King Bill Hale's riders. His son Jack and adopted daughter Sally, who witnessed the murder, go for safety to a cabin owned by a man called "Trent" - an alias for Kilkenny, who is seeking to escape his reputation as a gunfighter. In "The Rider of Lost Creek," Lance Kilkenny is the fastest gun in the West, but once the gunfight is over, he disappears. Some time back, Mort Davis saved Kilkenny's life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen to the second book first. chapter 21.

  • By JPoe on 06-02-18

killkenny is one of my favorites

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-17-16

I love both of these stories I just wish the order was reversed in this book

Jim Gough is by far my favorite western narrator

2 of 2 people found this review helpful