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Sackett's Land

The Sacketts, Book 1
Auteur(s): Louis L'Amour
Narrateur(s): John Curless
Durée: 5 h et 14 min
Catégories: Littérature, Western
5 out of 5 stars (15 évaluations)

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Description

After discovering six gold Roman coins buried in the mud of the Devil's Dyke, Barnabas Sackett enthusiastically invests in goods that he will offer for trade in America. But Sackett has a powerful enemy: Rupert Genester, nephew of an earl, wants him dead. A battlefield promise made to Sackett’s father threatens Genester’s inheritance. So on the eve of his departure for America, Sackett is attacked and thrown into the hold of a pirate ship. Genester's orders are for him to disappear into the waters of the Atlantic. But after managing to escape, Sackett makes his way to the Carolina coast. He sees in the raw, abundant land the promise of a bright future. But before that dream can be realized, he must first return to England and discover the secret of his father's legacy. 

©1974 Louis L'Amour (P)2010 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio

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I was addicted.

This was my first of many Louis L'Amour books! I'm off to download the next one :)

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Unexpected

My brothers read Louis L'Amour when I was young. I thought they were just dreary westerns that had no real depth to them. This book is filled with intrigue, history, mystery and the excitement of new discoveries. I did not expect the background of the Sacketts to start out in England. Looking forward to the next novel!

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  • ABLA
  • 2007-04-14

I enjoy Louie L'Amour

Louie is GREAT. I have, I believe, every one of his books, in paperback. The choice of the reader of this book, I believe was very good. I have a few of Louie's dramatized audio short stories, that keep your attention the whole book. This reader does very well. His accent is approperate as well. It deserves more than Five Stars. Someone deserves a job; "Well Done".

20 personnes sur 21 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Tundrabeast
  • 2009-10-17

Great Start

I heard this audio book a few years ago and decided to buy it to listen again. This is the kick of story for the Saketts series. I listen to these books driving truck and this book is a real mile burner, and one you hate to hear end. However the next in the series (To The Far Blue Mountains) picks up where this book ends. The whole series doesn't do that, but the first few do because it's about a journey from England to America and across America over several generations. Most of the later books are stories of Saketts all over the country in the "Wild West" days of America. So if you're interested in a book that will at least keep you going through the first five books in the series, then this is a powerful start.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Grace Barrett
  • 2004-01-21

Great Historical Adventure

Sackett's Land is a wonderful adventure story. It is very different from most of the othe LL books I have read or listened to. Different BUT NOT bad -- it is a superb story of swashbuckling proportions. It is an audio book I had to listen to straight through!

LL really hit upon an area or subject of perpetual interest to me. It's a great story -- listen to it & enjoy!

18 personnes sur 20 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

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  • Kellie
  • 2007-02-26

Great Book

This book is full of action and adventure. Very interesting for all ages. Those who liked this book might also like books by G. A. Henty.

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  • Mark Pitrone
  • 2006-10-02

What all American males need...

In Sackett's Land, LL provides us American men with a thing we grievously lack in our society today - a man whom we'd like to be and whom we'd wish our sons to become.

Barnabas is a man who merely wants to live his life in freedom - freedom to be all he has the talent, desire and ability before his Creator to be without interference by a bullying system or government. He's a man who wants to treat and be treated fairly, and who will stand up to any who would impose their own petty 'justice' upon him. Even if it's the most powerful monarch in the world.

Barnabas Sackett is the kind of man who made America the envy of the world. He's the kind of man we so desperately need today. And he's the kind of man no self-serving government bureaucrat wants on the loose - one who will call that kind of weasel out of its hole and challenge it, even against the odds.

Barnabas Sackett is a HERO, a man of character and honor who trains his own sons to be HEROES, the kind of hero every young man needs in order to inspire him to true greatness.

I can't recommend this book highly enough.

Why do you max us out at 5 stars?

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  • Marc Peterson
  • 2012-05-07

I love a good story

Ok, so don't tell anyone, but I love L'Amour stories. These stories are not intended to be literature, but they are really fun. Once in a while I need a good adventure with really good, tough, and clever good guys, and really dirty, mean, and nasty bad guys. This book delivers in spades!

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  • ron
  • 2012-01-31

good book

I enjoyed it. kind of hard to keep track of everything happening and who is who but the story is good.

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  • Charles
  • 2004-08-09

Sackett's Land

Kept my interest till the end

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  • Red Knight
  • 2018-11-03

Classic and still great

Good story, and a nice long series to wrap up into. This book was solid, but it was difficult to distinguish between the characters talking sometimes. Narrator could have used a tiny, little extra bit of variation between the different characters to help.

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  • RG3
  • 2018-04-13

Fast paced

Exciting and fast-paced. A Hardy Boys-type novel. It does go too fast at that can lose you.

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