Overall, the story is fine enough; it does get a little deus ex toward the end. The handling of the Apache and Comanche characters will make you squirm though. Even when the book is told from the perspective of some of the Native American characters, the author doesn't try to redeem his depiction of them and really explore the impact the Mexican and Texan characters have on their lives.
I'm making my way through all of McMurty's works - Will Patton's narration of this book is of equal quality to the narrator for Lonesome Dove and you owe it to yourself to let Patton read this tale for you! Great, brutal, beautiful adventures of the West.
The ending gave me chills over and over again. The adventures are almost too grueling but you will come to love the characters too much to have the slightest chance to put the story down. Patton's narration was so good that I got lifelong crushes on two of the female characters he portrayed.
Dana Lemke "train lover"
Great characters...great story of a part of the wild brutal west. Narrator was outstanding . I felt like I was there. It makes me want to visit that part of new mexico.
yes it was a good old western the young and nieve that jump at so called expeditions
he reads this type of book well
clairea forsthye she sound like a fun and hot
My fiancé has Clash of Clans, I have Audible. I win.
McMurtry is one of my favorites. His writing transports readers into the story, through that, they experience tragedy, humor, despair and love.
My grandpa and I always listen to this book and the others in the series on our long drives through Texas. We love to hear tales from when the west was still a wild frontier and this book animates it perfectly.
Will Patton has the perfect voice for capturing the personality of all the Rangers and other characters.