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Publisher's Summary

Jubal Sackett's urge to explore drove him westward, and when a Natchez priest asks him to undertake a nearly impossible quest, Sackett ventures into the endless grassy plains the Indians call the Far Seeing Lands. He seeks a Natchez exploration party and its leader, Itchakomi. It is she who will rule her people when their aging chief dies, but first she must vanquish her rival, the arrogant warrior Kapata. Sackett's quest will bring him danger from an implacable enemy, and show him a life, and a woman, worth dying for.
Don't miss other titles in The Sacketts series.
©1985 Louis L'Amour Enterprises, Inc.; (P)2000 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

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"Curless uses deft timing and an easy-reading style to draw listeners into Jubal's world." (AudioFile)

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  • adeline
  • Kooskia, Idaho, United States
  • 10-20-11

Great Story and Another Great Performance

Another great book. Jubal finally finds his "mate", but still doesn't completely settle down. Fast action all the way from beginning to end. Very well narrated by John Curless, as always. Don't miss this one.....

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Reads slower than other Sackett series books

Gotta love Louis L'Amour books - such quick easy reads! This one dragged on a bit, but if you are reading the series, you need to read this one anyway. :-)

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LAmour Classic

I have the book and love it and love this audio version even more. John Curless did a good job bringing the characters to life.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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What historical fiction should be

My father exposed me to L'Amour when I was a child. Dad's favorites where Westerns like Hondo. I was aware of the Sackett saga, but hadn't really got into them until Audible. If you find Curless difficult give him a chance through a few chapters. The narrator of these stories shouldn't sound like John Wayne. Jonn Curless it spot on. What can you say about L'Amour he was a master story teller and the The Sacketts is his masterpiece. I have listened to over 65 titles of various genere, but this is one of the rare ones I will listen to again.

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  • Jared
  • Tremonton, UT, USA
  • 02-16-06

Sackett Series

Our family LOVES the Sackett Series. It's to bad that Louis died before he could finish all he intended in the series. The history is fasitating, the chacters are real as you listen to the story line. Each book goes along with the others but does not have to be in order to understand the story. We have listened to several of the stories more than once. In fact we had most all of the Sackett books on tape or CD and are now purchacing them all over again through Audible. Anyone interested in early American history and lore will appricate all of the series. Jubal Sackett is the longest of the books in the series, and our favorite, so far.

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very good story and storytelling

great story of rich history of early America in the west.. east to west movement of early settlers.

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  • debra
  • ZIMMERMAN, MN, United States
  • 10-18-17

My favorite book

This is an incredible work of art wrapped in an audio book. Louis L'amour brings an air of intelligence and mystery to a story of a man who walks his own path. Jubal is a man who can stand as a role model for any man in any time.

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great story

This is a wonderful story and the narrator made me feel as if I were there and he were the main character, telling me the story. I have thoroughly enjoyed this book and also Sacketts Land and To the Far Blue Mountains, all read by John Curless.

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A good foundation story.

I love all stories Sackett. One or two have been a little "wordy" for me. As for Jubal Sackett, overall, it really laid a good ground work for the Sackett books to follow. If you're a LL fan. You won't be disappointed.

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Sackett series a must read

If you enjoy louis L,Amour this is a must read, have enjoyed the entire sackett series