There is a great set of characters and McMurty makes you feel like you are there with them. Will Patton is my favorite reader and I wish he did the whole series
I live in New Mexico and traveled thru Texas a good bit so hearing this historical and descriptive narration of the land I love was so neat. Excellent storyteller with a great ability to change his voice depending on the character he was narrating.
Say something about yourself!
Yes! Great narration!
Yes, Love his work!
Too bad the story line doesn't match that of Lonesome Dove. All three books should have followed the same story line.
First audible experience. Made the car ride seem short as characters came to life. The voices were consistent and well portrayed the great expedition. Learning how the Hat Creek outfit got started is an exciting adventure. Look forward to the next book in the series.
It's in the top 5
It would be a toss up between Gus, and Mattie.
It's hard to say their were many great moments in the book, but when the Mexican officer asked to be shot to let the others go free, that was inspiring.
No moment in particular, I was moved by the book as a whole because it was very well written, and superbly narrated.
This is a quintessential Western novel, and must listen. This is a great book even if you don't like Westerns.
Two western voices together highlight this stubborn, however interesting plot line. I do love McMurtry's writing voice, and Will Patton [drawls] us right in to this dusty and realistic nightmare. This is where Call and Gus got tough.
The most interesting part is... the deadman's walk; chilling with the amazing surviving spirit of mankind... and how tough Texas was to settle.
I kind of predicted the ending to some extent, but was glad it was written with surprise.
It has a follow up and while I didn't love the book, I do need to get the next one to see how things progress.
Will Patton is such an excellent narrator that I purchased this book for his work. I truly liked the characters in this book, but it is awfully bloody. I fast forwarded through many gory, detailed descriptions. I'm trying the next book if it is as bloody and cruel I'll probably give up on the series.
Lonesome Dove was so good that I immediately wanted to start the series from the chronological beginning. I was sad to see that there was a different narrator for each book in the series, but I figured that if they were all by the same author, they would all be as good. Now I am not sure I want to finish the series. The narration was totally enjoyable (not quite as good as the reader for Lonesome Dove), but the story was weak. I understand that the two main characters that are so easy to enjoy Lonesome Dove are supposed to be very young men and maybe not quite as nuanced in this book, but they just weren't very interesting here. The humor of Lonesome Dove is absent. Also, Dead Man's Walk is very short (14 hours, I think, compared to the 30 or 40 of Lonesome Dove), which I suppose was merciful.