The Daybreakers

The Sacketts, Book 6
Narrated by: David Strathairn
Series: The Sacketts, Book 6
Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
5 out of 5 stars (1,242 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Tyrel Sackett was born to trouble but vowed to justice. After having to kill a man in Tennessee, he hit the trail west with his brother Orrin. Those were the years when decent men and women lived in fear of Indians, rustlers, and killers, but the Sackett brothers worked to make the West a place where people could raise their children in peace. Orrin brought law and order from Santa Fe to Montana, and his brother Tye backed him up every step of the way. Till the day the job was done, Tye Sackett was the fastest gun alive.

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©1960 by Bantam Books (P)2000 Random House, Inc.

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Very enjoyable story

I really enjoyed this story and the growth of two brothers from the backwoods who each created a new life for themselves. Didn't want to stop listening. Louie La'Amour is awesome.

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Another Great Louis L'Amour Western Yarn

The Daybreakers is another one of L'Amour's Sackett saga titles -- it is just a terrific read, in my opinion. Covering a family's exodus from Appalachia to the wild west -- history, adventure and excitement abound. I couldn't put this one down -- I had to listen straight through.

I believe that the Sackett novels are the apogee of L'Amour's writings. I hope Audible gets more of this series in it's inventory.

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True Enjoyment

Louis L'Amour kept my attention; not if but when something would happen to a Sackett. Truely an enjoyable and easy listen.

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Great Vacation Audio Book

I took this audio book on a vacation with my son and two nephews to Colorado and Arizona last year. It was great - they got caught up in the story and we even discussed the book several times at dinner.

I'm not a prude but I don't want the boys listening to an audio book with cursing or inappropriate attitudes. This book was perfect and I was confident that its content would be appropriate for children. The Daybreakers straddles the lines between generations - it was exciting enough to hold my husband, my mother and my interest while thoroughly engaging the boys.

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Introducing the Sackett Family

As the title would indicate this is the first novel in which the main characters are L'Amour's iconic Sackett Family. Tyrel kills the last male member of the Higgins clan; with whom the Sacketts have been feuding for a generation or two. It was 'a good shooting' but Tyrel avoids being arrested or killing the lawman who'd come after him. He finds a cow camp in Arkansas and his older brother Orrin finds him and the two of them become the central characters in a rare original piece of Western fiction by the author. Perhaps that's the reason this is one of the books that stand out in the 100 or so he authored. It was perhaps the forerunner of some of his coming-of-age in the Western genre that preceded the later works like Lonesome Gods, Bendigo Shafter, and the Comstock Lode. A good listen if you like the genre.

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A great read, err, listen!

I took The Daybreakers with me on a business trip. I found myself wishing the flight would take more time! David Strathairn does a very good job with the narration. His delivery is spot on. And what can be said that has not yet been said about a L'Amour Sackett saga? This is simply one of America's best storytellers at his best.

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have read this book 20 times love it

when a female talks you need to use a female voice. it was great to hear it that way

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Oh my goodness!

My grandfather read this book. My father read this book. And I’ve just revisited it this week. So many lessons here that apply today. In particular the American rights of the individual. Both my sons will read this book.

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Truely a great Sackett brothers story the best!

Enjoyed listening the whole way through in one setting . So tantalizing and full of adventure and great travels. Tells the story of Orrin and Tyler getting a home for their ma out west great voices.

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One of the Greatest

I love this story of two Tennessee brothers staying honest and making something of themselves out west.

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  • 08-18-19

Great Book

If you like westerns you have to listen to the Sacketts series.
it take some time but it's worth it.