Sacketts Land by Louis L'Amour Online

Sacketts Land
Title : Sacketts Land
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ISBN : 9780553276862
Language : English
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 208

Son of a feared fighting man, Barnabas Sackett inherited his father's fiery temper, sense of justice and warrior skills. Declared an outlaw in his native England, Barnabas set his daring sights on the opportunities of the New World. The ruthless piracy of the open seas and the unknown dangers of the savage American wilderness lay before him. And so did the thrill of discovSon of a feared fighting man, Barnabas Sackett inherited his father's fiery temper, sense of justice and warrior skills. Declared an outlaw in his native England, Barnabas set his daring sights on the opportunities of the New World. The ruthless piracy of the open seas and the unknown dangers of the savage American wilderness lay before him. And so did the thrill of discovery and the chance to establish a bold new future if he survived.


Sacketts Land Reviews

  • Lyn

    I recall the fuss and hubbub amongst the intelligentsia when Ronald Reagan presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to L’Amour back in 1984. Akin to the nature that led me to walk through the picket lines surrounding the film Last Temptation of Christ, I checked out a book to see for myself. I am not even sure why I picked this one up; I may have just seen his name on the book cover and started reading.What I found at first was surprising: not a Western in the clearest sense, but rather a s [...]

  • Jeb

    I have read every Louis L'Amour book he wrote. That's something like 125 stories. I have them in a box in my garagejust in case I need to have a two hour western read.I'm not sure you can say that Louis L'Amour was a great writer. fact, I'm pretty sure that would be a hard to defend statement.But, I can confidently say that Louis L'Amour was an important writer.For better or worse, I used his stereotype of a man as a model for how I wanted to approach the world and other people. As a 12, 13, and [...]

  • Henry Avila

    Farmer Barnabas Sackett , in 1599 England, is walking on the muddy ground.But not for long, he takes a tumble and falls on his face.Getting up from his humiliating fall,luckily nobody sees it,Sackett feels something in his hand.An old coin that looks Roman.Searching around he finds a bag, with a few more.The poor man knows that some people will give Barnabas a lot of English money, for his discovery.Selling the coins to Mr.Hasling,an antiquarian.Traveling home Sackett gets into a fight with a no [...]

  • Jacob Proffitt

    I'm not sure exactly what I expected with this, but I was entertained, at any rate. As the start of the dynastic family L'Amour leveraged throughout his career, I supposed I should have expected more or less what I got. Barnabas Sackett is, indeed, a kind of ur-Sackett in that he embodies most of those qualities I vaguely recall from my childhood. He's assertive, competent, honorable, makes friends as easily as enemies, and is always working towards peace, family, and home.Interestingly, I find [...]

  • Mike (the Paladin)

    I read this long ago and I have it (in an omnibus edition with several other L'Amour booksI have a few other omnibus editions). This will not appeal to some of you, it will not appeal to some who have liked other books we agree on. But I like it. I was introduced to L'Amour's books at a time when I had limited access to books. I found that in general I like his work.Louis L'Amour is probably best know for his westerns and his best known westerns are probably the ones that have to do with the Sac [...]

  • Mr. Matt

    Barnabas Sackett doesn't look for trouble, but trouble finds him. After finding (and selling) some old Roman gold coins, Barnabas is feeling good. He goes into town and sells the coins to an antiquarian. Afterwards he has a spring in his step and a few extra coins in his pocket. When a pretty young woman in a carriage asks him for water, Barnabas jumps to help her. Unfortunately he attracts the ire of the young woman's gentry suitor.The confrontation between Barnabas and the young dandy leads Sa [...]

  • Nate

    Apparently the Sackett books are THE L'Amour serieshe wrote like twenty of these books and I happily got them all for like 15 bucks at my local used bookstore. Anyway, they apparently follow the story of the Sackett dynasty (henceforth referred to as House Sackett) over at least a hundred and fifty years. Relatively ambitious stuff, and probably not what one would expect from L'Amour, whose massive bibliography is mostly standalone novels. That said, these are not bloated historical ruminations [...]

  • Karen

    The first L'Amour book I read was very much what I expected. A cowboy, good but 'bad', conquers all. It was a fun read.After that first venture into L'Amour-land, I asked for some advice and was steered toward the Sackett series.Imagine my surprise when I picked up this book and found myself in England! I guess it only makes sense that a saga about a family in the New World would begin at the beginning, but I hadn't thought through that.As 'old time England' books are much closer to my standard [...]

  • Kate Sherrod

    You've got to admire, or at least smile at, this founding document of the fictional Sackett dynasty, not only for its main character's, Barnabas Sackett's* minute consciousness of the fact that he is a founder of a dynasty, but for how he (again, very consciously) goes about doing so. For while, as his companion Jubain tells him early in the story "some of the great families of the world were founded with nothing but a sword and a strong right arm," Barnabas is all about establishing something o [...]

  • John

    This story had loads of potential, but Louis L'Amour wasn't the sort of writer to do it justice. SACKETT'S LAND cries out to be a historical epic in the vein of James Michener or James Clavell, but in L'Amour's hands it feels like something serialized for a pulp adventure magazine.This book has two things going for it. First, L'Amour is brilliant at describing the land. If novels were about trees, rocks, mountains, valleys, deserts, and rivers, instead of people, then Louis L'Amour would be the [...]

  • Adrianna

    I just can't get past the apparent conceitedness of his characters- the too-good-to-be-true hero and the way things always seem to fall into place perfectly for him. In this book at the end, the girl is telling him she wants to come to America with him despite the fact that she will often be alone. Then she says, "But not for long. If you are half the man you appear to be, I will have a family soon." Are you serious?!! *barf* The story is usually good, but I just can't swallow the shallow charac [...]

  • Jenessa

    next time you take a roadtrip, do yourself and your fellow passengers a favor - buy as many of the sackett books as you can find at truck stops and read them aloud. maybe not super intellectually stimulating, but wonderful stories of frontier-style adventure.

  • Leigh

    This was my first exploring into the works of Louis L'Amour and it lived up to the hype! Looking forward to the next adventure in of the Sackett's!

  • Paul

    Legendary author Louis L'Amour takes us across the Atlantic to England to meet Barnabas Sackett in this first of the series. This character-driven storyline takes us through a fiasco of being wrongfully accused of robbery by the Crown of England. If caught, he could face a long prison sentence or perhaps even death. Two options he could do without. This is one mess that Barnabas wasn't able to talk his way out of. With the wind on his back, he set sail for America, land of opportunity.As a resul [...]

  • Jenny

    By now I have figured out that I can't manage to read as eclectically as I used to because lately I get on reading jags and can't seem to get away from certain genres.So the genre of this season is apparently going to be westerns. Yup, you heard me right. I wouldn't have ever thought I would be admitting that to anyone, but it's true.Why westerns? It's a question I've often wondered, and I finally feel like I have a good answer.Westerns are the only truly American form of literature. Westerns ar [...]

  • Evan Filby

    Rather than include every Sackett book by Louis L'Amour in this list, I chose this one as a basis for a "blanket" review of the series. They are popular -- as is/are the movie version(s) -- because they are built around admirable characters involved in high-action adventures. The plots play out against a broad sweep of historical events. But L'Amour does not try to portray the "movers and shakers" of an era -- the true historic figures -- except possibly in passing. Instead, his Sackett protagon [...]

  • Rachael

    I list this not so much because I think it's the greatest book ever, but because I think everyone should read at least one Louis L'Amour, and at least one of the Sackett novels. Kind of an American tradition. I confess that a L'Amour novel is to me what chocolate is to someone else--a guilty pleasure that I have to indulge in every so often. Just a fun read, and one made more interesting when reading in conjunction with a McCarthy novel or another piece of modernist literature about the West. Wh [...]

  • Matthew Hunter

    Sackett's Land is my first read of Louis L'Amour. I liked it, but didn't love it. LL handles romance clumsily at best. His soulmate appears to be a woman willing to handle guns and kill people alongside her man. "I always said that I wanted a woman to walk beside me, not behind me," says main protagonist and narrator Barnabas Sackett. I agree! I just prefer that "walking beside" never involve his-and-her swashbuckling and gunplay.LL writes like the manliest of men. It's as if Ron Swanson from Pa [...]

  • George K.

    "Οι πρωτοπόροι", εκδόσεις ΒΙΠΕΡ.Το βιβλίο αυτό, χρονολογικά, αποτελεί το πρώτο μέρος της ιδιαίτερα γνωστής σειράς γουέστερν του Λουίς Λ'Αμούρ, όπου σε κάθε βιβλίο πρωταγωνιστούν μέλη της οικογένειας Σάκετ. Στο συγκεκριμένο, βρισκόμαστε χρονικά πολύ πίσω, στο 1599, και παρακολ [...]

  • Christopher Taylor

    Louis L'Amour said that he didn't write westerns, he wrote frontier fiction. He was always bemused by how historical fiction set in the American frontier was this special -- usually denigrated -- category. This, the first of the epic, sweeping Sackett family series, starts in rural England, and ends up on the shores of the United States. Barnabas Sackett is a fenlander, living on his own when trouble strikes him. Fortune allows him to find ancient lost coins, which he manages to use to flee his [...]

  • sarg

    Just finished Sacketts land and I remembered why I don't like Louis L'Amour and his books. They are not believable or the have some gimmic."Sacketts Land"the beginning book of the Sacketts saga is the tail of Barnabus Sackett. Before he comes to America. In 185 pages he escapes death from a lord that he insultes Three different times. He is pressed into a ship by an evil captain and escapes. Escapes  capture twice more by the same Captain.He escapes being killed by the Indians. On his return to [...]

  • Melinda

    Audiobook. My musings"HmmmI have never read a Louis Lamour novel… I suppose I should…" I was talking to my father-in-law who is a Louis l'Amour connoisseur and asked him if I were to read one of his books which one should I? This is the one he suggested to start with. Bam. It was exciting and adventurous in a swashbuckling slash new frontier slash 'fight around every corner' sort of way. My boys might love it. In fact I'm going to encourage my 12 and 13-year-old to read it I feel 'The Sacket [...]

  • Holli

    I think this is really the series that cemented my true interest for Mr. L'Amour's books. It's a good book and series and paints the picture of a very interesting family. Their loyalty to each other and their family honor makes for a lot of good stories. The only part of this series that really saddens me is in the preface where it's stated how long the series and its connecting spin-offs were supposed to be. It's sad that Mr. L'Amour was never able to finish what he intended for it. This book t [...]

  • Amanda

    I definitely consider this a cozy read. I enjoyed the story and look forward to reading the next in the series. This one is quite short so hard to establish a lot but there is some good groundwork that's promising for the next installment. The only thing that slightly nagged me was how quick characters were to blindly follow Barnabas, but then again the times were different and he does come across very trustworthy.

  • Yvette

    No one writes a western like Lamour! I read all of Lamour's books while living in Arizona (you can't live somewhere like Arizona or New Mexico without reading a Louis Lamour book - it's like living in Florida without reading Carl Hiaasen). Reading his books brought the Arizona desert to life - everywhere I looked, I could relive his books. And the Sackett books, by far, are my favorites by Lamour. And, yes, testosterone flows through these books (but, hey, it's the wild west ya'll!)

  • Jess Trebanna

    Louis L'Amour is listed in my top ten favorite authors for many reasons, among them being his authentic, sensible voice and terse descriptive powers. He creates strong, likable characters and paints vivid word pictures. The Sackett saga has been one to which I've returned many times over the years, always with pleasure and enjoyment.

  • Evan

    Slapdash writing at a plodding pace, despite the hasty descriptions and jarring leaps forward in the plot. Just terrible.

  • Kate McMurry

    Review of audiobook version of Sackett's Land (The Sacketts Book 1)I am posting this audiobook review using the format that Audible recommends:Overall: 5 starsPerformance: 5 starsStory: 5 starsQ. If you were to make a film of this book, what would the synopsis be?A. In Elizabethan England in the year 1599, Barnabas Sackett, who is the son of an intelligent, literate, highly skilled soldier and a beautiful Welsh woman with second sight, is in his early 20's. He has been on his own for several yea [...]

  • JamesLove

    Louis L'Amour merged the best of Alexandre Dumas (The Count of Monte Cristo, The D'Artaghan Romances) and Robert Louis Stevenson (Treasure Island, Kidnapped) when he wrote Sackett's Land. This is a great adventure story for the little boy in every reader.The beauty of L'Amour's writing style is surpassed by his ability to articulate the American Dream. The author shows how everyone in America is an American, from the natives that crossed over the Bering Sea from what we now call Russia during an [...]

  • Perry

    I forget just how engaging Louis L'Amour is, his characters are tough, determined and gritty yet they always come off as believable unlike heroes in many novels. I found it very interesting how he uses a much different voice in this work, one that matches well the Elizabethan time frame in which it is set. If you are looking for a good story teller that is as comfortable as a favorite pair of jeans this is it. No new fangled spandex infused stretchy jeans here just good old American denim.