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To the Far Blue Mountains

The Sacketts, Book 2
Narrated by: Jonn Curless
Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
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Filled with exciting tales of the frontier, the chronicle of the Sackett family is perhaps the crowning achievement of one of our greatest storytellers. In To the Far Blue Mountains, Louis L'Amour weaves an unforgettable tale of a man who journeys to his homeland, but discovers that finding his way back to America may be impossible.

Barnabas Sackett was leaving England forever to find his fortune in the New World. But as he settled his affairs, he learned that a warrant from Queen Elizabeth had been sworn against him, and that men were searching for him in every port. At issue were some rare gold coins Sackett had found and sold, coins believed to be part of a great treasure lost by King John years before. Believing that Sackett possesses the rest of the treasure, the Queen will stop at nothing to find him. And if he's caught, Sackett will face torture, and even the gallows.

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©1976 Louis L'Amour Enterprises, Inc. (P)1999 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

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"Narrator John Curless has Barnabas' sincere, ingenuous courage down pat." (AudioFile)

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  • adeline
  • 20-10-2011

Better than reading the book!

We read the book a few years ago and enjoyed it immensely. But WOW! John Curless brought it to life and we enjoyed it immensely-er! If you have missed this one, check into getting this audio. It is three high fives......

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  • J. Richardson
  • 24-05-2010

Louis L'Amour

I have read all of his books and loved them all. I really enjoyed this book.

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  • William
  • 24-07-2010

A good read!

I guess one needs to like Louis L'Amour to really appreciate this book, but even if you've never read him it's worth the money, if you like historical novels. He's sensitive to the clash between the Indians and Europeans; yes, Indians. Regardless of what the politically correct say on this matter, "Native Americans" prefer the name Indian. Just ask one.
Anyway, go ahead and spend the money; I bet you won't be disappointed.

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  • Ute Fan
  • 20-10-2018

Tthe reader is boring.

Even in the most exciting and action-packed parts of the story, Tthe Reader still read with calm, even, mellow, and sometimes hard to hear tones. I often wondered if Barnabas Sackett could get excited about anything.

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  • Robert Stuart
  • 20-10-2018

To the Far Blue Mountains

One of his best works! It may be a classic but it is worth your time.

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  • Raymond L. Johnson
  • 12-09-2018

Typical L'Amour story

Always easily enjoyed. It seems to me that his stories are always educational and enjoyable. Very entertaining and leaving you wanting more.

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  • Faye
  • 30-08-2018

Great read

Great read, and excellently read by Mr Curless! My lone critique is that Barnabas’s character is written in an overly-prophetic style, that in my opinion sometimes detracted from the story. Absolutely no other upsets. A story to dream about.

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  • Kelly Kenrick
  • 19-06-2018

Long time favourite

I’m a long time fan of Louis L’Amour, revisiting his world time and time again. The story of a family growing up in the beginnings of western civilization of the Americas. L’Amour has a power with words, a poetry not often matched. I knew what happens, I knew the ending, and listening to this, I sobbed at the last scene, the last lines. I have no words.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-05-2018

Great road trip companion!

Really enjoyed listening to the story. Great book, narrator and storyline! Definitely recommend the book to anyone!

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  • Jason Mathiesen
  • 11-05-2018

simply amazing

this series... I'm without words... it's a masterpiece. curless brings it to life with his performance.

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  • b2718spear
  • 03-01-2017

Exerlant

Exrerlant book well read did not want to put it down rate it very high