by Louis L'Amour

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In Lando, Louis L’Amour has created an unforgettable portrait of a unique American hero.

For six long years Orlando Sackett survived the horrors of a brutal Mexican prison. He survived by using his skills as a boxer and by making three vows. The first was to exact revenge on the hired killers who framed him. The second was to return to his father. And the third was to find Gin Locklear. But the world has changed a lot since Lando left it. His father is missing. The woman he loves is married. And the killers want him dead. Hardened physically and emotionally, Lando must begin an epic journey to resolve his past, even if it costs him his life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553276763
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/28/1984
Series: Sackett Series , #7
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 156
Sales rank: 44,442
Product dimensions: 4.15(w) x 6.88(h) x 0.46(d)
Lexile: 910L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Our foremost storyteller of the American West, Louis L’Amour has thrilled a nation by chronicling the adventures of the brave men and woman who settled the frontier. There are more than three hundred million copies of his books in print around the world.

Date of Birth:

March 22, 1908

Date of Death:

June 10, 1988

Place of Birth:

Jamestown, North Dakota



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Lando 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 50 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another classic written by a true American treasure. Highly recommend this and all the Sackett seried.
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Nice read
atimco on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Up to this point my experience with Westerns has been limited to shelving them at the library and observing how much the Amish young men of my hometown loved them. That and the aggressively male tone of the genre combined to make me think that Westerns were somehow inferior to my usual reads ¿ too formulaic, too predictable, and too blinded by their own conventions to be enjoyed by anyone outside the circle of the campfire. But I have come to realize how much I enjoy genre-driven books. Don't formulas exist because they work? Anyone who enjoys a good murder mystery, as I do, would have to agree. Formulaic isn't always bad.Prolific and immensely popular, Louis L'Amour is to Westerns what Agatha Christie is to mysteries. I wanted to break into the genre with something in the mainstream, and considering L'Amour's 80+ titles, he seemed a good choice. And so I picked up the audiobook of Lando, seventh in L'Amour's Sackett saga. Perhaps L'Amour experts can tell me if this was a good option for my first Western or if there are other titles they would have recommended, but I certainly enjoyed it. This unabridged audiobook was read by Josh Hamilton for Random House Audio.Lando tells the story of Orlando Sackett, who, at age eleven, is left by his recently widowed father with Mr. McCaffrey for his education and upbringing, paid for in mysterious Spanish gold. But McCaffrey is a hard man, and Lando runs away to live alone at the old family homestead in the Tennessee mountains. Five years later he leaves those mountains with the Tinker, who brings news of Lando's three uncles who are bent on murdering him. They wander west, in a way that seems aimless at first. But it soon becomes clear that there is a secret purpose to the Tinker's travels ¿ a long-lost treasure sunk off the Mexican coast. Where did Lando's father Falcon Sackett get that rich Spanish gold? And did he teach Lando the clues to its whereabouts before he left?The story is surprisingly complex, encompassing a quest, exile, horseracing, a monumental boxing match, imprisonment, torture, revenge, lovely ladies, double-crossing landowners, pirates, outlaws, and more. I can see why the Amish boys would gulp this stuff down so hungrily ¿ I found myself inhaling the story impatiently as I made my daily commute. Perhaps those Amish boys and I aren't so different after all. We both love good storytelling. And there's just so much that is fun about a tale like this... the manly men, the pretty women with their various secret agendas, the gunslinging and fist action, the history woven casually into the narrative.L'Amour is a master of pacing and more than once I smiled (and grimaced!) at the cliffhangers at the end of his long chapters. Occasionally the prose felt a bit stilted; maybe it's just the way that Hamilton reads. But I noticed this less and less as the story gathered steam.So I read my first Western, and I'm glad curiosity got the best of my snobbery. Lando is great fun and I'll be looking for more of L'Amour's books, especially those in the Sackett cycle.
jcdemo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An extra good Sackett book. I wish I would have read all the Sackett books in order, but it's too late for that. But there's good as stand alones, too.
dragonasbreath on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A bit boring for a Sackett. Once again the blurbers do it an injustice - the time covered on the blurb constitutes about 6 pages in the entire book.This is the story of Lando Sacket, "orphaned" son of Falcon Sackett. When his mother dies, Falcon gives Will Caffrey money to board and educate 8-yr-old Lando until his return.Instead, Will uses the money for his own gain, sends HIS son Duncan to school and treats Lando as an indentured servant.Lando reaches his limit and runs away back to his home cabin when he is 10. Soon after The Tinker shows up - it's much much later that Lando realizes WHY the Tinker appeared when this boy raising himself needed outside assistance most.The story is of how Lando, reaching majority, heads West to make himself - to earn lands and 'riches' by his own hand, to find out what happened to his father, to learn why the Kurbishaw brothers are hunting him.
Angie_Lisle More than 1 year ago
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 the backstory is convoluted. Then, just as the story gets interesting - right before Lando is thrown into Mexican prison - the narrative breaks, those six years of prison skipped, so the end of the book feels like the start of a new story. I was glad to finish this one and hope I don't see a repeat in the rest of the series.
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atom38 More than 1 year ago
Love this book. Have read it before and will read it again etc.
coope47 More than 1 year ago
The story of the Sackett family from the first colonizers through many generations as they gradually move west to California and north and south from Ohio to Texas makes great reading for those interested in how America was opened up and developed.
fancyfree More than 1 year ago
I am purchasing all the Sackett books for my Nook. Having owned & read them before I am doing it again. They are still as good as they have always been.
Westernman More than 1 year ago
Lando is just one of the great Sackett series novels. Read them all from the beginning to get a feel of our history and those that "Lived it"
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