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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 Ride the Dark Trail L'Amour tells the story of Logan Sackett, a cynical drifter who changes his ways to help a widow keep her land from falling into the wrong hands.

Logan Sackett was wild and rootless, riding west in search of easy living. Then he met Emily Talon, a fiery old widow who was even wilder than he was. Tall and lean, Em was determined to defend herself against the locals who were trying to steal her land.

Logan didn't want to get involved, until he found out that Em had been born a Sackett. Em was bucking overwhelming odds, but Logan wouldn't let her stand alone. For even the rebellious drifter knew that part of being a Sackett was backing up your family when they needed you.

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©1972 Louis & Katherine L'Amour Trust (P)2004 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

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poor editing

Excellent story and terrific narration. The recording was obviously edited for time and the beginning of several sections were cut off. This didn't detract from the story but it was a little annoying.

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Another part of the Sackett family tree heard from.

A story to move any reader. A drifting man not particular about which side of the law he's landed on this time, a lady of the frontier who's reached her silver years and not allowed to enjoy them, and a greedy, conniver who doesn't miss a trick to eliminate the elder woman to take the ranch she's defending. Finding that the drifter and the lady are relatives from the same hills of Tennessee, the lines drawn in the sand and the family pulls together the way we all wished our own would. One of my favorite Sackett books, this audio rendition brings it into a new sphere of enjoyment. The narrator gave a right on performance!

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Fantastic narration

Terrence Mann put you right in the action. Engrossing from beginning to end. I can smell the dust and gun powder and feel a leather.

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The Best of the Sackett Series!

This has long been my favorite of the Sackett books. Many of Louis L’amour’s main characters tend to be “cookie cutter” and can all blend together. His handeling of characters in this book makes them stand out from all the hero’s in all his other books in the series, each character in this book having a unique flavor! I believe Terrace Mann’s reading of the book further adds depth to the characters and brings this book to life! This book stands well on its own two feet and would be a good introduction to the Sackett series for anyone who has never read any of them.

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Great Western Audio

If you enjoy reading Louis Lamour westerns, you will enjoy hearing it in audio. The narrator kept my attention throughout the entire story.

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Ride the dark trail

Great story. Exciting. We enjoy listening to all of his books. Chick Boudrie and the Sackett series are our favorites.

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  • WILLIAM
  • PLUMMER, ID, United States
  • 10-04-16

SACKET SERIES

I ENJOY LISTENING TO SACKET SERIES OF BOOKS !
THANK YOU FOR PROVIDING ALL THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF BOOKS TO LISTEN TOO !

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Enjoyed the story and narration

Thought the story was good, though you have to accept the L'Amour super hero cowboy as being unrealistic. Good narration and character separation.

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Great of course!

Like all of Louis Lamour books they are great and full of action and suspense.

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easy listening

I enjoy the Sacketts. L'Amour is great at writing first person. It's delightful to experience his skill as he talks about the thoughts of his character.