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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,814 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Louis L’Amour Narrator: Jamie Rose Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2000 ISBN:
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The Sacketts are the unforgettable pioneer family created by master storyteller Louis L'Amour to bring to vivid life the spirit and adventure of the American frontier. The Sacketts are men and women who challenged the untamed wilderness with their dreams and their courage. From generation to generation they pushed ever westward with a restless, wandering urge, a kinship with the free, wild places and a fierce independence. The Sacketts always stood tall and, true to their strong family pride, they would unite to take on any and all challenges, no matter how overwhelming the odds. Each Sackett novel is a complete, exciting historical adventure, and read as a group, Louis L'Amour's The Sacketts form an epic story of the building of our mighty nation.

No matter that Echo Sackett was young, and a woman, and had never been far from the valley. She was still a Sackett - sharp and smart and a better hunter than most of the men she knew. Like her bold ancestors, Echo couldn't ignore a challenge. A sure hand with a horse, a dead shot with a rifle, and fast with her wits, Echo traveled to the mountains of Tennessee, coming up against ruthless killers who'd stop at nothing to cheat her of her inheritance. There she'd prove once and for all that she could ride the river with the best. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 2/12/2014

    " This here is what a woman should be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jared | 2/12/2014

    " Interesting twist on the Sackett family - having the story from the point of view of a Sackett woman versus a man. I enjoyed the change of perspective. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jen | 1/27/2014

    " I enjoyed it after the Louis L'Amour tradition but was disgruntled by what seemed to be a "lesser educated" Sackett. It was a disappointing change from the standard L'Amour had set already for the Sacketts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Echo | 1/24/2014

    " the book i was named after. good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg | 1/15/2014

    " Chronicles events in the young (and fictional) Echo Sackett's life as she travels to Pennsylvania to retrieve an inheritance. There she meets Dorian Chantry, who she will later wed. The next time we hear of her is when she is an old woman, husband dead, in a fight for her life and property, aided by Logan Sackett. It's interesting seeing how the Sackett family members, across years of history, tie in together in different ways in L'Amour's imagination. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 1/14/2014

    " The only book I've ever read from L'Amour told by a girl. He manages to do a good job, which was very gratifying. I was starting to worry that he couldn't write female characters, and that he thought all women were squeamish when it came to bloodshed. Good to see Echo had her head on straight. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fredrick Danysh | 1/7/2014

    " Siteen year-old Echo Sacket has never been far from home until she takes a trip to Philidelpha to collect a much needed inheritance. Lawwyer James White thinks that she is a simple country girl and sets out to cheat her. He is even willing to commit murder. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 12/21/2013

    " This book teaches you how to be careful. It could be interesting to certain people but is not my kind of book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charles | 12/17/2013

    " Probably most folks know of L'Amour's favorite fictional family, the Sacketts. I really liked most of the Sackett books, but while this one was OK, it wasn't up to the best in the series. It features the female character, Echo Sackett, and it seemed at times a little gimmicky to me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy | 12/14/2013

    " This was not the greatest. I think I like the young Sacketts better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy Petersen | 12/5/2013

    " Echo Sackett is quite a girl. I am really liking L'Amour's family of adventurers, pioneers, whatever, and their journeying through American history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 12/5/2013

    " This is my favorite book of the Sackett series by L'Amour. I suspect that the fact that I was a young girl when I read it had something to do with it... I wanted to be as cool as Echo was. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/1/2013

    " Ride the river is about girl power...so guys if you don't like the idea of girls being strong, don't read this "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter Charleston | 11/29/2013

    " Like the way he adds fictional history to his books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cate | 11/28/2013

    " My grandpa loves Louis L'Amour and wanted me to read this book. It was light and perfectly harmless but not my style at all. I gave it a shot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liam | 1/12/2013

    " This is one of the better ones- Echo is a cool chick... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 12/11/2012

    " I love this book. I first read it in the eighth grade when I decided to read every L'amour book that our Middle School library owned. This is the one that I still remember. It was one of few that showcased a woman being as tough as the men. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jason | 10/4/2012

    " A lifeless five hour chase scene (I listened to the audio version). The only redeeming quality is that it has a strong female lead character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael Kennard | 5/12/2012

    " Read most of Louis Lamour's books when I was in my late teens and early twenties. They are important to me as they were some of the first books that got me into the reading habit. For that I shall be forever grateful "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Are | 10/27/2011

    " I just love the main character Echo Sackett. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Mckeever | 8/16/2011

    " Another fun Sackett read from LAmour. And a female Sackett at that! Always a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jody | 8/8/2011

    " I really like this series, probably one of my favorite series of any genre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terrie | 4/11/2011

    " This book is about me. I was Echo Sackett in a past life. Read it. If you know me, you will know it is true! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 1/13/2011

    " It is one of a few L'Amour girl novels. He shows that there are strong women as well as men in the world with a good head on their shoulders. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Craig | 12/15/2010

    " I really enjoyed this book. Another in the "Sackett" series the twist here is the lead character being female. Truly rare in Lamour's works, he does a good job. She is definitely a Sackett, and yet still a woman. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liam | 11/14/2010

    " This is one of the better ones- Echo is a cool chick... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 9/27/2010

    " This book teaches you how to be careful. It could be interesting to certain people but is not my kind of book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vinny | 8/1/2010

    " I REALLY enjoyed this book - though I had low expectations I must admit. He had a few writing issues otherwise I would've given it 5 stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 1/20/2010

    " I love Louis L'Amour. This is one of my favorites because it has a strong female main character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 1/6/2010

    " I love this book. I first read it in the eighth grade when I decided to read every L'amour book that our Middle School library owned. This is the one that I still remember. It was one of few that showcased a woman being as tough as the men. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jen | 8/1/2009

    " I enjoyed it after the Louis L'Amour tradition but was disgruntled by what seemed to be a "lesser educated" Sackett. It was a disappointing change from the standard L'Amour had set already for the Sacketts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jody | 7/11/2009

    " I really like this series, probably one of my favorite series of any genre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy P | 5/4/2009

    " Echo Sackett is quite a girl. I am really liking L'Amour's family of adventurers, pioneers, whatever, and their journeying through American history. "

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About the Author
Author Louis L’Amour

Louis L’Amour (1908–1988) was an American author whose Western stories are loved the world over. Born in Jamestown, North Dakota, he was the most decorated author in the history of American letters. In 1982 he was the first American author ever to be awarded a Special National Gold Medal by the United States Congress for lifetime literary achievement, and in 1984 President Reagan awarded him the Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the nation. He was also a recipient of the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award.