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  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Random House Audio; Unabridged edition (March 2 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 055352562X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553525625
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 6.9 x 15.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 263 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,213,731 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Barnabas Sackett was on the run. The only trail open to him ran West. With a few fierce fighting friends and his courageous wife Abigail by his side, Barnabas began to carve a place for himself and his glowing family out of the harsh Eastern American landscape. Facing an unyielding terrain, forbidding elements and savage Indians Barnabas stood tall, staking a bold Sackett claim on the future. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.

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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.... --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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By Mark Butler on April 20 2003
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I picked up this book because the intro on the back cover sounded good and I've liked almost every L'amour book I've read. Its written in a first person narrative as though he was sitting across from you on the couch telling the story.
The first half of the book is terrific, following his escape from England. We learn of his thirst to be out in the wild open spaces of the newly discovered America, he is falsy accused and is running from the law collecting people to join him as he describes the new beginnings they can have in the New World. Its very tightly written (though I think his escape from prison was way too easy) and you really love the character.
Once the group got to America things changed. In an effort to show the WHOLE life of Barnabas the whole story changes, now we have 50 years of history in 100 pages. So the narrative changes from a day-by-day upbeat story where friends are joining the group to a list of significant events, usually where one of the group dies from an indian raid. It becomes a series of "we built a fort", "xxx died in an indian raid", "the fort burned down", "we went down to sea and traded our skins for supplies", "yyyy died in an indian raid", "we built another fort", etc.
I didn't like the ending either, I think the whole story basically got pretty depressing towards the end with all the group dying or leaving to go off and do other things. All the next generation were grown up and strong but we don't have the emotional connection with them that we did with the first group.
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Dramatically narrated by John Curless, To The Far Blue Mountains is an flawlessly recorded audiobook presentation of yet another of Louis L'Amour's classic western novels featuring the hardy endurance of the Sackett clan as they addressed the challenges of life in the Old West. To The Far Blue Mountains follows Barnabas Sackett, who is on the run with his steadfast wife Abigail and his only escape is to the west. This is a superbly written adventure story of earning a life for oneself on the frontier, surviving all manner of hazards both human and environmental, and eventually prospering despite the hostilities of nature and man alike. To The Far Blue Mountains is an enthusiastically recommended audiobook for personal and community library collections!
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The story of Barnabas Sackett, and his migration to the "new world"...North America, circa 1620. The story of just his migration alone is exciting enough. Add the Heartwarming, and exciting story of being one of the first to settle the USA ,and you have a complete winner. Louis L'amour actually takes you THERE. You feel as if you are with Barnabas every step of the way.
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By A Customer on Aug. 7 1997
Format: Mass Market Paperback
To the Far Blue Mountains is one of our finest treasures of western novels today. L'Amour captivated an exillerating experience through one of the most descriptive books that I have read. A L'Amour fan, this is truly one of my favorites. After reading the second book of the Sackett series, it leaves you wanting more
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By A Customer on March 20 1998
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I read this book back in junior high and I couldn't put it down. In reading it you get the sense that you are really there and can picture the surroundings in which the story takes place. After completing the reading of this book you will be left wanting to know how this saga continues.
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By A Customer on June 4 1997
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Louis L'amour uses all five senses to give us and excellent display of setting. Sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell are all used in one way or another to give the reader the feeling that he is riding along side Barnabas Sackett. - J. Desmedt, BDH
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I have read this book numerous times, and it is a fantastic read every time, I cannot recomend this book highly enough. Spanning many historical eras, it give an interesting perspective to Early American history (or so it was thought :)
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By A Customer on Dec 12 1998
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Barnabas Sackett is the hero in the best novel I've ever laid eyes on. This one is superb.I especially enjoyed the uncertainty of what would happen next. His journey to America and back is full of unexpected surprises. Jenny J.
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