Big McMurtry fans I suppose
no, but won't listen to others in the series.
I've loved Molina reading The Iliad and Treasure Island... this was flat and uninteresting. Hugely disappointing
not to me.. I stopped listening after about 1 hour
Did not enjoy any of the characters, or the storyline.
The Lonesome Dove series are among my favorite books ever, and I was looking for something else from McMurtry hoping that it would capture me the same way that series had. Sadly, I could only make it halfway through this book before giving up. I guess I'm not a romantic, because as fantastic as McMurtry is at spinning tales and making compelling characters in a western setting, I found the "romantic" interchanges between Tasmin and Jim to be tedious and annoying. And as much as no characters could ever be as likable as Captains Call & McRae, there was simply *nobody* in this book I took the faintest liking to. If there can be six Fast & Furious movies, can't we have at least 10 Lonesome Doves?!?: )
I could never tell if the author was actually going for a parody or just writing for a juvenile audience.
I don't think so.
Has a lot of classic McMurtry western hallmarks, such as brute honesty in situations and honest sexual situations. However none of the characters are endearing unlike the Lonesome Dove series. Don't expect to be rooting for anyone. Based on that I'm not sure I'll continue with this series.
The women are curiously outspoken, perhaps because of their regal upbringing.
I loved the Berrybenders. A big rowdy quite eccentric family wandering around the west. I particularly loved Lord Berrybender and the reader did a wonderful accent. I laughed out loud at his obnoxious attitude, but people must realise that is how the English upper class did really think about their servants. It is a great laugh now, but it wouldnt have been much fun. He was a wonderful character. After all of the adventures, they probably should have stayed home in their castle. Worth a listen!
I loved the reading and text of Lonesome Dove. I thought this would be comparable. The reader, Alfred Molina reads like he has his nose up in the air. He's a real drag in maintaining any interest in the book. I just couldn't get past the first 20 minutes and gave up on the Berrybenders. You'll be disappointed if you buy this book from AudioBooks.
THE BOOK WAS VERY BORING TO ME. SEEMS LIKE YOU GET OVER RUN WITH SO MANY CHARACTERS, IN THE FIRST HOUR.I DIDN'T APPRECIATE THE SEXUAL DETAILS IN THE BOOK EITHER. I WOULD HAVE CHOSEN ANOTHER CATAGORY OF
BOOK IF I WANTED TO READ THAT.
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I don't want to answer all these questions. I am willing to do step one, but you won't let me submit just that. I want to spend my time reading or listening to the stories. It's not my desire or job to compare this book with others or performances with others or give you snappy tag lines for movies. Isn't that your job?
There are a lot of characters in this story and you don't come to like any of them. Tasmin sounds too much like Stewie from "The Family Guy"to be taken seriously.