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The Sky-Liners (The Sacketts #11)

3.98  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,067 Ratings  ·  45 Reviews
The Sackett boys weren't out to make a reputation—it just happened that way. They had crossed Black Fetchen and lived to tell about it. Now Fetchen was coming for them with the most expensive hired guns in the country. But the Sacketts were no strangers to trouble. They knew what guns were and how to use them, and one thing was sure—when the showdown came, the Sacketts wou ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published February 1st 1980 by Bantam (first published April 1967)
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Jacob Proffitt
Apr 19, 2015 Jacob Proffitt rated it really liked it
Shelves: western
New Sacketts! Flagan and Galloway (whose parents obviously hated children) were a tight team and it was interesting following them on this adventure. I liked Galloway almost immediately, if only for him making the rough and tumble bad guys sing Rock of Ages before running them out of town. It took longer to warm up to Flagan, though. Which is odd because he's the sole viewpoint character. And I had an even harder time with Judith—she starts out poorly, what with her very bad judgment, and she ta ...more
Mar 08, 2010 Britt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Can you believe I read this? I did. I read it in honor of my grandpa. He loves these books.

I really liked it. It was adventurous, romantic and CLEAN. Louis L'Amour is a fun writer. Who knew?
Feb 07, 2016 Ed rated it really liked it
Shelves: adventure, action, western
#11 in the Sackett series chronologically (#7 in publication order). In this 1967 entry, Flagan and Galloway Sackett take their second trip west from Tennessee, after helping Tell Sackett in the Mogollons, The Sackett Brand (1965). They meet and are helped by Cap Rountree , who had previously partnered with Tyrel Sackett, The Daybreakers (1964).

Sackett Titles #11 - Flagan and Galloway Sackett head west from Tennessee to seek their fortunes. That's when they came across an old Irish trader who o
Aaron Toponce
Feb 04, 2016 Aaron Toponce rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just like all the rest of the Louis L'Amour books, this was a fun read. Nothing really outside of normal, except for the fact that maybe L'Amour is learning how to do some character development. At least he toyed a bit with it for James "Black" Fetchen. Like the rest of Louis L'Amour characters, everybody else fell fairly flat on the page. In fact, I think he got a mite carried away introducing characters into the story. There was a gun fight, where probably a dozen characters were named, and I ...more
Angie Lisle
Nov 03, 2015 Angie Lisle rated it it was ok
I was glad to (temporarily) leave William Tell Sackett behind but wasn't impressed with Flagan or Galloway either. And, as for Judith... don't get me started. She's the typical snot-nosed teen who wises up toward the end, but she doesn't feel solid or consistent. She starts out spoiled - I was reminded of Orrin's ex, Laura - until she sees Black Fetchen for what he is and comes to her senses; then, Judith becomes this meek, subservient creature proclaiming her love for Flagan. The romance is wea ...more
Feb 21, 2014 Chris rated it liked it
This was the last Sackett book I read. I started reading them because my dad owns every book by L'Amour. They were all sorta similar and got resolved too quickly at the end of the book. Still wish there was more Sacketts to read though. Good books and will probably reread them again.
Diane Wallis
Nov 28, 2010 Diane Wallis rated it really liked it
Recommended to Diane by: Leonie Halley
The book club subject for the month of December drew me to this title. It was a chance remark during our October meeting at the local library of "whatever happened to Westerns" that set us down this track. As the book club is library-based in the southern slopes and plains of New South Wales, Australia, we can't all read the same book as we are supposed to use the library for our club 'reads'. Instead we choose an author or genre and also, at meetings, discuss other books we may have read in the ...more
May 05, 2015 Maria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My brother asked to give Louis L'Amour another chance, so I read one of the Sackett series and I really enjoyed it. It followed a good story line, showed growth in all the main characters, and was a fun/fast read.
Apr 15, 2015 Keith rated it liked it
It's been awhile since I've read this, so I didn't remember a lot of the details. I thought it was better than I had remembered, so that was a plus. You can't do wrong reading about the Sacketts.
Jun 20, 2015 Dru rated it really liked it
This was the first western I had ever read. I rather enjoyed it. It had it all, cattle rustling, a gun fight, and the cowboy falls in love with the girl. A good book
Mason Downs
Mar 22, 2012 Mason Downs rated it really liked it
This book was really good, its about to sackett brothers who go into a town to payoff the rest of there fathers debt, when they run into some of the worst outlaws in that town and make them look like fools. so later on there on there way out of town and a man stops them and ask if they would take his granddaughter to her father because that same outlaw is looking to marry here. so the whole way through this book the outlaw is chasing them and in the end one of the sackett brothers fall in love w ...more
Jul 14, 2012 Karen rated it liked it
Shelves: adult-fiction
OK, they are finally starting to get a little bit repetitive. BUT, I still am having a great time reading them, and I can NOT quit in the middle of a series when I have them all laid out so nicely in order under my bed.
These were another set of brothers that we met briefly in another recent book. They had a harder time convincing me that they weren't actually looking for trouble, because the book starts with them humiliating the 'main' bad guys. But, they were being noble gentlemen at the time
Kedron Skiles
Mar 17, 2015 Kedron Skiles rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
they are racing to Colorado. the one that wins will most likely die.
Feb 05, 2015 Joseph rated it liked it
Good western story --- good for your inter Cowboy!!
Raymond Fleer
Nov 11, 2012 Raymond Fleer rated it really liked it
I thought this book was very good. There were two brothers heading west two pay their father's debt. As they were going out west, they were talking to some traders. The traders were going to give them horses to travel if they take the grandpas granddaughter out to Colorado. As they were going there was a man wanting to marry that girl. As they were heading out they were running into a lot of trouble as they went. They made it out to Colorado, but had a lot of trouble and some people were still a ...more
Sep 10, 2012 Craig rated it liked it
Shelves: westerns
A continuation of the Sackett family saga. This episonde involves two brothers, Flagan and Galloway Sackett. Charged with escorting Judith, the granddaughter of an Irish horse-trader from Tennessee to Colorado to join her father there (a horseman and rancher), they encounter difficulties en route at the hands of the evil and infameous James (Black) Fletchen and his gang. Black Fletchen seeks to beguile Judith and implement his nefarious plans to dispossess Judith's father of his Colorado holding ...more
Cathy Houston
Dec 20, 2015 Cathy Houston rated it really liked it
good entry in the Sackett saga
Trevor Parker
Jul 31, 2012 Trevor Parker rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Western fanatics
Shelves: fiction, western
While I enjoy Louis L'Amour, and love a good Western, this fell a little flat. Flagan's methodical thoughts grew very tedious. There was way too much thinking and not near enough action. That said, I realize that a cowboy on the saddle driving cattle has nothing else to do but a lot of thinking...

Don't get me wrong, this was still enjoyable. Just not one I would recommend unless you REALLY love Westerns or L'Amour.
Fredrick Danysh
Oct 12, 2014 Fredrick Danysh rated it it was amazing
Flagan and Galloway Sackett travel from the hills of Tennessee westward to seek their fortunes. An Irish hose trader provides them mounts with the provision that they escort his granddaughter to Colorado to find her father. The girl is in love with an outlaw who pursues the the trio. He has plans of his own for her father's ranch and needs control of the girl. Flagan falls for the girl as they travel.
Jul 16, 2009 Brian rated it liked it
Another good nugget of L'Amour that tells a story of the Sackett family. Cap Rountree makes an apperance in this one and I couldn't help but picture and hear Ben Johnson acting the part in my mind. For those of you who saw the movie, "The Sacketts" you know what I mean.
Nov 10, 2013 Erin rated it liked it
Shelves: l-amour
I am not a huge fan of L'Amour's Sackett series of westerns. I usually find them to be too focused on the family and not focused enough on the plot or action. This one was better than some. The main resolution comes in the last few pages which is strange for a L'Amour novel.
Feb 16, 2016 Serena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: western, historical
I enjoyed the characters, and their world and hope I get the chance to read the story again and/or to read more within the series.

My Rating System:
* couldn't finish, ** wouldn't recommend, *** would recommend, **** would read again, ***** have read again.
Peter Charleston
May 07, 2013 Peter Charleston rated it liked it
Shelves: library, home
Louis L'Amour will always be remembered as a story teller in western fiction. Flagan and Galloway Sackett run into a tough group and must find a way to save the lady and help tame the West. Another fine adventure by the author.
Michael Kennard
Sep 27, 2012 Michael Kennard rated it it was amazing
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
Tony Petry
Dec 25, 2011 Tony Petry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: westerns
This book was better than Trail To Seven Pines by Louis L'Amour. Im glad I gave him another chance because this book was very solid. I really enjoyed the characters and story to this one.
I found this while organizing the donations shelf this morning before we opened and gave what is likely the most evilly gleeful cackle to which this library has ever been privy.
Angel McRae
Jan 09, 2013 Angel McRae rated it it was amazing
Shelves: louis-l-amour
This is an excellent book about family and being your word. I love the Sackett stories because they have such a strong family bond. They are there for one another no matter what.
Jul 07, 2011 Frode rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another Sackett novel, this one about Flagan and Galloway. Good fun, light stuff, no character development, but lots of action.
Jan 12, 2012 Chuck rated it liked it
No surprises here. Another action packed, easy read book in the 17 book series of "The Sacketts. This one is number eleven.
Nov 23, 2013 Maria rated it it was amazing
Just finished the whole Sackett series for the second time. I kind of miss that family now! I love these books.
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Louis L'Amour was an American author. L'Amour's books, primarily Western fiction, remain enormously popular, and most have gone through multiple printings. At the time of his death all 101 of his works were in print (86 novels, 14 short-story collections and one full-length work of nonfiction) and he was considered "one of the world's most popular writers".
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“And then there's the gun itself. No man in his right mind will play with a gun. I've seen show-offs doing fancy spins and all that. No real gun-fighter ever did. With a hair-trigger, he'd be likely to blow a hole in his belly. The gun-fighter knows enough of guns to be wary of them. He treats them with respect. A pistol was never made for anything except killing, and a gunfighter never draws a gun unless to shoot, and he shoots to kill.” 0 likes
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