Jubal Sackett
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Jubal Sackett

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by Louis L'Amour, John Curless
     
 

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In Jubal Sackett, the second generation of Louis L’Amour’s great American family pursues a destiny in the wilderness of a sprawling new land.

Jubal Sackett’s urge to explore drove him westward, and when a Natchez priest asks him to undertake a nearly impossible quest, Sackett ventures into the endless grassy plains the

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In Jubal Sackett, the second generation of Louis L’Amour’s great American family pursues a destiny in the wilderness of a sprawling new land.

Jubal Sackett’s urge to explore drove him westward, and when a Natchez priest asks him to undertake a nearly impossible quest, Sackett ventures into the endless grassy plains the Indians call the Far Seeing Lands. He seeks a Natchez exploration party and its leader, Itchakomi. It is she who will rule her people when their aging chief dies, but first she must vanquish her rival, the arrogant warrior Kapata. Sackett’s quest will bring him danger from an implacable enemy . . . and show him a life—and a woman—worth dying for.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739319024
Publisher:
Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/26/2005
Series:
Sackett Series, #4
Edition description:
Unabridged
Pages:
10
Sales rank:
752,760
Product dimensions:
5.09(w) x 5.89(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Our foremost storyteller of the American West, Louis L’Amour has thrilled a nation by chronicling the adventures of the brave men and women who settled the frontier. There are more than 300 million copies of his books in print around the world.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
March 22, 1908
Date of Death:
June 10, 1988
Place of Birth:
Jamestown, North Dakota
Education:
Self-educated
Website:
http://www.louislamour.com/

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Jubal Sackett 4.3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 72 reviews.
LarryWilliams More than 1 year ago
Jubal Sackett is another great early (very early) American tale. It is a continuation of the early Sackett story. It picks up as Jubal leaves to see the "shining mountains", far beyond the "Far Blue Mountains" of his father. Friendship, loyalty and eventually romance all enter into this tale. The plot is relatively simple, but as usual with Louis L'Amour novels it is in the telling that the story shines. L'Amour could easily sit in a cabin or lodge in the winter and tell stories of past adventures. If one likes history or adventure I highly recommend this book. The early "Sackett" stories are among L'Amour's best; recalling a time when this land was as wild and untamed as the people who inhabited it.
Izy More than 1 year ago
This is truly a book worth 2 THUMBS UP!!! This book is so captivating and intense. It puts you in time travel, opening your eyes to America's amazing past. I read this book in two days. I couldn't put this book down and it ended so well. It didn't leave you hanging wondering what happened to the characters. This book has made this genre my favorite, and I read everything now about frontier individuals, and Native Americans. Louis L'Amour and James Alexander Thom are amazing authors. TRULY A MUST READ!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If ever you wished to read THE beginning frontiers' story, this is the one you want. Jubal, the protagonist, explores the far western lands and meets endless surprises along the way. I just finished this book for the second time and enjoyed it even more. This is on the top 3 for L'Amour books, certainly my favorite of the well-known Sackett series. Faced with enemies, love of women and wandering, and huge wild game, Jubal proves his worth over and over again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the one book which started me off on reading again.It was the first western I had read and consequently hasn't been the last. I love the style of Louis Lamour and found the characters in the book and the lives they lead to be easy reading with a wanting to know more about what was to happen next and my curiosity being fulfilled with a great story.I thorouly recommend this book to any fan of Louis Lamour ( especially his Sackett novels) or indeed this makes for an enjoyable read for those who have never read a western yet.
Anonymous 29 days ago
Though it was indeed a longer Sackett book, i still thoroughly enjoyed it and liked the unexpected twist at the end. I liked it better than some of the Sackett books that were set later in time. If you like the Sackett series, don't miss this one.
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Angie_Lisle More than 1 year ago
This has been my favorite book in the series so far - would've been five-star if L'Amour had just left out the animals, the first being Jubal's pet buffalo and the second being the Mammoth/Mastodon. Pure fantasy on L'Amour's part and I had problems buying it. Through his entire body of work, L'Amour repeatedly mentions that Columbus wasn't the first to discover America - the Mammoth scene in this book made me think that maybe L'Amour should've stepped out of this series to do another stand-alone (like The Walking Drum) about prehistoric America. I think he would've enjoyed it and I'd have liked to read it. But, aside from that element, this book provides everything a good story offers - history/local lore, romance (without pages of gazing into each other's eyes and mushy conversations), violence with multiple villains. Also, the telling of this story is less choppy than the previous books in the series. In previous reviews, I stated that I cast Brad Pitt as Barnabas Sackett, and then, because of similarities between Kin and his daddy Barny, I also recast a younger Mr. Pitt to play the Kin that I imagined while reading. At the start of this book, L'Amour tries to emphasis that, of all of Barnabas' sons, Jubal is the most like him. I disagree. Jubal is more introverted and more of a strategist than his daddy, so I did cast a different actor to play the Jubal in my mind - Travis Fimmel. And I do mean Viking-Ragnar Fimmel with all that sexy bearded glory and not the metrosexualized Fimmel hanging out in his underwear (FYI, I didn't find Fimmel attractive until he grew the beard). A young Sheila Tousey became Itchakomi, Jubal's love-interest, and Rick Mora (because only someone who is extra-pretty can stand beside Fimmel's gorgeous beard and not get lost in the background) became Jubal's Indian sidekick (in this context, I'm specifically referring to the Hollywood trope because Keokotah is definitely Jubal's Tonto. Oh, and you can plug in Rick at any age - that man is just down right beautiful). And, of course, because I adore Jubal and want to know what happens next, this is the last we'll see of him. The time-chronology jumps 200-years forward in the next book, Ride the River. I really would've enjoyed a next book for Jubal.
Olebiker More than 1 year ago
I have been a big fan of Louis Lamour's westerns but have only recently begun reading the Sackett series of books. I must say I was surprised and disappointed at the repetitive nature of much of the narrative. It felt as though Lamour just couldn't figure out a way to make Jubal's actions speak for his state of mind so the narrator had to explain it to us over and over. This was the first Lamour book that has been a disappointment to me.
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BookbugGH More than 1 year ago
Every Louis L'Amour book I read just gets me hooked deeper. I am so glad I finally started reading this great author. "Jubal Sackett" is another great example of a book you don't won't to put down but on the other hand you want to finish so you can go on with the series. I find myself so engrossed in his story that time has a way of slipping by and I have to put it down to get something done besides read. Fantastic book as all of his are.
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I love this book. I remember my dad reading this to me as a little kid. I just re-read it and it totally stands up to the tests of time. It's got all of the classic L L'Amour elements. Wilderness, adventure, intrigue, good vs evil, man vs wild, and just a touch of romance. A must read. You won't be disappointed.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is a typical Louis Lamour Sackett novel.