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The Sky-Liners (The Sacketts #11)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  2,400 Ratings  ·  59 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 w ...more
Leather Bound, The Louis L'Amour Collection, 148 pages
Published September 1983 by Bantam Books, Inc. (first published April 1967)
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Jacob Proffitt
Apr 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 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?
James Spears
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was good with suspense. Mr. Lamour always has good actions in his western.
Fredrick Danysh
Jun 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Michael Kennard
Sep 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
May 05, 2015 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.
Feb 18, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Peter Charleston
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.
Angel McRae
Jan 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Robb Grace
Nov 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good story

This Is maybe the third time i've read this one. It stays a page turner. There are others of this author's books I've read a good ten times each.
Jan 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It doesn't get any better than this.
Oleta Blaylock
Jul 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book picks up not long after THE SACKETT BRAND. Flagan and Galloway Sackett are back in the Tennessee hills paying off the last of their father's debts. They have a run in with a local group of toughs named Fetchen. The Sackett boys make fools of the group and head out for the west hoping to find a stake so they can build a place of their own. They meet an old Irish horse trader. He asks them to take his granddaughter back to her father in Colorado. What follows is an adventure chasing down ...more
Jul 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Flagan and Galloway Sackett are mentioned in The Sackett Brand and this book follows on its heels. The Sacketts don't go looking for trouble, but somehow it seems to find them. They cross the villainous Black Fletchen early in the book, spiriting away Judith, a girl he's set his eyes on -- or maybe it is her horses and the land she'll inherit out west? These Tennessee boys do what they do best by living honestly, killing the bad guys, sending the wannabe bad guys either home or to the grave, and ...more
Jeff Dickison
Jul 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good western but I deducted one star because L'Amour had not taken the word 'taken' from his vocabulary. Most people from the west were not ignorant hillbillies. That said, it is fast paced, adventurous and the good guys win; everything you want in a western. Recommended.
Jul 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Galway and Fallon Sackett just want to head west but they are asked to accompany a young girl named Judith out to her father in Colorado. Judith thinks she's in love with a bounder that the reader knows is nothing but trouble. Gunfight ensues. Virtue is reward. I love Louis L'Amour books.
May 08, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
A fun audiobook listen with a lot of action and an endless plot of chase scenes.
Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My weakness for Louis L'Amour westerns is disturbing. Easy to read. Simple plots and usually a happy ending. Once again the Sacketts triumph against all odds.
Diane Wallis
Nov 27, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Angie Lisle
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 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: not-recommended
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
Mason Downs
Mar 22, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 28, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Raymond Fleer
Oct 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Trevor Parker
Jul 28, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Oct 13, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: western, 20th-century
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.
Jul 16, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Partridge Public
Nov 20, 2007 added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: L'Am West PB
Shelves: juniorfiction
L'Amour, Louis PB
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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.” 1 likes
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