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.
©1983 by Louis L'Amour; (P)2000 Random House, Inc.; Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.
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"Strong women are not a new idea"
L'Amour is a master of understatement who manages to give us the feel of an era without cluttering his writing with dusty details. The Sacketts often seem larger than life, but they represent a kind of pioneer who surely must have existed in that time, before America was a network of highways and telephone lines. Echo's adventure might have been set in a modern environment, as she is the same type of individual as V.I. Warshawsky or Stephanie Plum, with the same courage and determination supported by genuine ability. Her story is well worth the hearing.
"A Delightful Change Of Pace!"
We really enjoyed this change of pace. A western all about a feminine warrior the age of a sophomore or junior in high school. Our school system would benefit greatly from young people like this Sackette! We won't go on except to say, "get your copy today and enjoy a delight-filled trip"!
Enjoy the travel through the woods and wild country with two of history
S exciting folks. Louis lamour does it again.
"Cute Story -- Boring Narrator"
A narrator can make or break a story, in my opinion. Jamie Rose ruined "Ride The River" for me. As a Louis L'Amour and Sackett family fan, it was very disappointing for me.
Jamie Rose has a pleasant enough voice, but not one to hold my interest. Her inability to change her voice for the different characters, nor even mimic a Tennessee accent, was most disconcerting.
"Echo Sackett: button of a girl, grid iron tough"
First female lead character. Like all Sacketts, Echo is more than she appears to be.
Sackett's Land, for the theme of swindlers attempting to cheat the main character occurs in both books.
I could see in my mind the books contents as if watching a movie.
The old attorney who was friend with Echo's grandfather.
The book was just too brief . . . I didn't want it to end.
"From a Girl's View"
If you love L'Amour's Sacketts, you will find this episode from a girls view point. The girl in this case is Echo Sackett a pretty mountain woman of 16 years who's talents with a rifle have gained her a reputation even among the distant relatives of the clan. L'Amour doesn't fail to give us a gripping tale that sweeps the reader along wondering what is around the next bend in this story. Jamie Rose does a good job of adding depth to Echo character with the voice inflections of a Tennessee mountain woman. The tale is short and left me wondering if L'Amour might have been a bit uncomfortable with the female character. That being said I found it an enjoyable read and myself a bit hungry for more.
Louis L'amour was an excellent western author. This installment of the Sackett saga is different from many, but well worth the listen. I read these books for years before I discovered Audible, and now I appreciate being able to listen to them on my iPod when I'm too busy to sit and read.
I have read all of his books and loved them all. I really enjoyed this book.
If you love westerns but would prefer a woman's point of view for a change, this is the book for you. Excellently written, exciting from beginning to end. Rich characters. Also wonderfully narrated.
"I enjoyed this book VERY MUCH! "
I would like to hear more like it :) I like the fact that Mr L'Amour uses factual historical locations and names when possible. He mentioned Mr. Birkbeck and his English settlement here in southern Illinois. I live and deliver the mail in and around that old settlement. My wife descends from the early settlers of that extinct settlement.
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