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Lando (The Sacketts #7)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  3,433 Ratings  ·  110 Reviews
One of the great sagas of our time, the chronicle of the Sackett family is perhaps the crowning achievement of one of our greatest storytellers. In Lando, Louis L'Amour has created an unforgettable portrait of a unique hero.

A man never to count out....

For six long years Orlando Sackett survived the horrors of a brutal Mexican prison. He survived by using his skills as a bo
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Mass Market Paperback, 176 pages
Published September 1st 1984 by Bantam (first published December 1962)
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Jacob Proffitt
Feb 11, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: western
What illiterate wrote these summaries? Do yourself a favor and don't read any of them. They're awful! For one, they all concentrate on the least interesting pieces of the story.

Not that the story is that great, sadly. Lando isn't terribly interesting, really. Indeed, the real story is with his father's past. Which means I couldn't help feeling that we missed all the most interesting bits sticking with Lando rather than stepping back twenty years and following Falco from the beginning.

Anyway, bad
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Mike (the Paladin)
Another pretty good L'Amour read. Five foot nine and hugely muscled Lando, another of the Sackett clan sets out from the Tennessee mountains to start a new life. His mother dead his father missing Lando has his troubles. "Pa", Falcon Sackett left a neighbor with 3 sacks of gold for the raising and schooling of his son Lando, but once it seemed clear that something had happened to Falcon and he wasn't coming back the neighbor stole the money, bought land and schooled his own son with the money me ...more
Chuck
Nov 15, 2011 rated it it was ok
Entertaing book but not quite up to par with the other books in the "Sackett" series. It's obvious that there was no birth control in the 1870's because if I can just find one more Sackett brother we'll be able to field a marching band.
Karen
Jun 13, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: adult-fiction
Not my favorite one. Lando's personality was a little vague, as was the storyline. After finishing, I couldn't really tell you much about him, other than, that's he's big through the shoulders. Kind of a break from the others where the Sackett became like a close friend by the time the story was over.
The hunting for treasure that they never really did get and then the revenge on men that was sort of confused about why they made him angry...it was just all a little thrown together.
But Louis sure
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Tim
Jul 18, 2007 rated it liked it
I'm not really into westerns. This was the first one I had read. (I was bored, it was sitting there, so I read it.) It was about like I expected a western to be- stoic protagonist, grizzled heartless bad guys, knock-em sock-em fist fights, a few gun fights, a girl or two, horses... In the end it was entertaining and mostly forgettable.
Michael Kennard
Sep 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
An Odd1
Feb 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: action
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Grieving his wife, Falcon "Three heavy sacks of gold he passed over to Caffrey .. Care for him well, and every third coin is your own" p 270. But "too much for his principles to bear" p 271. Greedy wife whispers to kill narrator Orlando 11, who punches out their bullying son Duncan, and runs home at 12.

Lando lives five years on own, till arrival of roaming gypsy Tinker, famed for stee
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Angie Lisle
Oct 08, 2015 rated it it was ok
The blurb on the back of this book is the most awful blurb I've ever read. I spent half the story wondering if the publisher put a blurb for another book on the cover. But then, halfway in, everything the blurb says starts to unfold but not in the context that the blurb suggests. And I think I would've preferred the story that the blurb suggests.

This has been my least favorite story about the Sackett family; everything interesting happens before the start of this book and the attempt to work in
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Jim Peoples
Dec 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: westerns
Really enjoyed Louie L'Amour's newest character, Orlando. I was a little skeptical about how he would develop. Thought he was a little one-dimensional at first. But L'Amour developed him into a believable and likeable character. There's a sympathy and nobility he creates within Orlando. Taking him from the mountainous shack of Tennessee out into the wilds of Texas with only a Tinker for a friend and pregnant mare, L'Amour leads his character on the path to riches, and maybe a reunion with his lo ...more
Barksdale Penick
Aug 30, 2016 rated it liked it
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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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Other Books in the Series

The Sacketts (1 - 10 of 18 books)
  • Sackett's Land
  • To the Far Blue Mountains
  • The Warrior's Path
  • Jubal Sackett
  • Ride the River
  • The Daybreakers
  • Sackett
  • Mojave Crossing
  • The Sackett Brand
  • The Sky-Liners

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