Audiobook CD - 2001
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A long-time drifter, William Tell Sackett hungers for a place to settle down and build a life. His search takes him to a ghost trail that leads to a secluded and very beautiful valley holding a fortune in gold. Meeting Angie Kerry, a woman as courageous and resourceful as she is beautiful, Tell begins to dream of a home in the untamed valley. But, knowing that dangerous men would follow him there looking for gold, Kerry is forced to preserve his claim and his life in ways that could drive Angie away forever.
Publisher: Santa Ana, CA : Books on Tape, p2001
Edition: Library ed
ISBN: 9781415999844
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 4 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Strathairn, David


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ArapahoeMaryA Jul 22, 2017

Sackett is everything you’d expect from a good old-fashioned Louis L’Amour Western …yellow-bellied claim jumpers get their due, and a humble cowboy earns the love a of a good woman.

Apr 10, 2015

Some people eat comfort food after a tragedy or after a period of great stress. For the very same reasons, I pick up this book, for it offers great comfort to the soul. No, it is not the Bible, nor is it Montaigne's Essays, but like those afore mentioned books, Louis L'Amour's Sackett is about man in community with other men. As Tell struggles to make his way in life, and despite all his troubles, he exhibits a wholesomeness of character that endures the reader to his cause, a virtue that the ancient Romans called salubritas. When Kid Newton breaks his leg while trying to rob Tell of his gold, Tell, at great personal risk, takes Newton over the mountain in order to save his life. "Folks might say it was none of my business . . . . The Kid had come with men who intended to rob me, probably murder me. And before that he had tried to pick a fight with me. Someday, somebody was going to have to
shoot him, more than likely. But left here, he would freeze to death before he could starve." "You'd take me out of here? . . . You going to leave me, Sackett? I don't blame you. Unless you can fly, you ain't going up there." When asked why he was doing what he did, Tell replied, " That man down there ... we had words one time. He was figuring to shoot me, and I was planning to beat him to it. That there's one thing, this here's another. That's a helpless man, and when I get him up here and get him safe, then maybe he'll come a-gunning for me. So I'll have to shoot him." To understand the value this book offers me, you will have to weigh the value of humanity in your own life--that quality of civilization, education, culture, and refinement gained from philosophy, art, and literature.

Feb 09, 2012

Sackett is Louis L'amour at his best. My wife and I spent the last few days listening to this audio CD. Tell Sackett (the main character) has literally been "up the creek and over the mountain." With its mountain scenery (L'amour particularly likes to write about hidden canyons) and its colourful, but realistic characters, Louis makes a story of western proportions. And not just that. L'amour was widely travelled and read many books in his lifetime (1908-1988). You can see (and hear it if your listening to an audio CD) this when he starts pondering about how civilization is started and maintained. The Sackett Series of books should be on junior high school reading lists. There is civics (social studies), history, and geography combined with one heck of a story. I wasn't much of a reader back in junior high (a generation or so ago), but if these books were introduced to me, I most likely would have read a lot more.


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ArapahoeMaryA Jul 22, 2017

We Sackett boys never killed anything we didn't need to eat unless it was coming at us. A mountain man tries to live with the country instead of against it.

Apr 10, 2015

Such words would catch my eye like a deer taking off into the woods or the sudden lift of a gun barrel in the sun. One place I found something I puzzled out, and I do not know why it was this I chose. It was from Blackstone. ". . . that the whole should protect all its parts, and that every part should pay obedience to the will of the whole; or, in other words, that the community should guard the rights of each individual member, and that (in return for this protection) each individual should submit to the laws of the community; without which submission of all it was impossible that protection could be extended to any." It took me a spell, working that out in my mind, to get the sense of it. Yet somehow it stayed with me, and in the days to come I thought it over a good bit. -Louis L'Amour, Sackett (1961)


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