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Ride the River

The Sacketts, Book 5
Narrated by: Jamie Rose
Series: The Sacketts, Book 5
Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
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Summary

Alone in the big city, a fierce young frontierswoman must outsmart a dangerous con man before she can stake her claim to the family fortune.

Sixteen-year-old Echo Sackett has never been far from her Tennessee home - until she makes the long trek to Philadelphia to collect her inheritance. In the wilderness Echo can take care of herself as well as any man, but she never imagined the challenge that awaits: a crooked city lawyer who intends to take advantage of her by any means necessary. Echo will need all of her wits to best this scoundrel and make it back home in one piece.

©1983 by Louis L'Amour (P)2000 Random House, Inc.

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  • Altivo
  • 04-10-03

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.

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  • adeline
  • 20-10-11

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"!

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  • Lynn
  • 10-01-15

Fantastic adventure

Enjoy the travel through the woods and wild country with two of history
S exciting folks. Louis lamour does it again.

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  • Mickey B. Wisehart
  • 05-11-12

Echo Sackett: button of a girl, grid iron tough

What made the experience of listening to Ride the River the most enjoyable?

First female lead character. Like all Sacketts, Echo is more than she appears to be.

What other book might you compare Ride the River to and why?

Sackett's Land, for the theme of swindlers attempting to cheat the main character occurs in both books.

What about Jamie Rose’s performance did you like?

I could see in my mind the books contents as if watching a movie.

If you could take any character from Ride the River out to dinner, who would it be and why?

The old attorney who was friend with Echo's grandfather.

Any additional comments?

The book was just too brief . . . I didn't want it to end.

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  • J. Richardson
  • 24-05-10

Louis L'Amour

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

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  • Lady M
  • 28-04-13

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.

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  • dc101
  • 12-12-17

Echo

At first I wasn't sure about a girls voice ,it threw me for a loop. Then as I listened echo came alive, it was Echo telling the storie.
I enjoyed it greatly.

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  • Donald
  • 22-05-12

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.

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  • Nicki
  • 08-11-10

Well done!

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.

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  • Virginia
  • 14-01-04

Highly Enjoyable

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.

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