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Filled with exciting tales of the frontier, the chronicle of the Sackett family is perhaps the crowning achievement of one of our greatest storytellers. In To the Far Blue Mountains, Louis L'Amour weaves an unforgettable tale of a man who journeys to his homeland, but discovers that finding his way back to America may be impossible.

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.

Don't miss other titles in The Sacketts series.
©1976 Louis L'Amour Enterprises, Inc.; (P)1999 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

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"Narrator John Curless has Barnabas' sincere, ingenuous courage down pat." (AudioFile)

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

Better than reading the book!

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......

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  • Jimbo
  • Omaha, NE, USA
  • 05-24-10

Louis L'Amour

I have read all of his books and loved them all. I really enjoyed this book.

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  • William
  • Carmichael, CA, United States
  • 07-24-10

A good read!

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.

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Great book!

I really enjoyed this book! It puts you on the American frontier and captures the adventure and danger of the early American settlers.

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Awesome

One of my favourite books to read and listen too. Truly a great escape into the past.

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one of my all time favorite books

I could read or listen to the Sackett series a hundreds times and not be tired of it

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America exploration from early settlers minds.

L'Amour pulls me into the far blue mountains along with Barney Sackett and his growing family. Knowing the end of this history doesn't spoil the adventure. Join the history lesson experience.

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Historic and fictional

If you could sum up To the Far Blue Mountains in three words, what would they be?

enlightening to early America and the people who lived here and those who settled it.

What was one of the most memorable moments of To the Far Blue Mountains?

The accounts of the American Indians

Have you listened to any of Jonn Curless’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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If you could take any character from To the Far Blue Mountains out to dinner, who would it be and why?

That is a tough question, for so many of the characters in the book have great stories to tell of their hardships and successes. The son's and their stories of growing up in the wilderness and the contestant pearls they new as life.

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I enjoyed this audio book to the extent that I listen to it in one day.

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suspenseful makes you feel as if you're living it

suspenseful makes you feel like you're living it in real time can't wait to start the next book

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Rich in tradition, strong characters

** 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!

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  • bassspear
  • 01-03-17

Exerlant

Exrerlant book well read did not want to put it down rate it very high