Amazing narrative. Fantastic narrator. I could go on, but just download it already!
Fair warning: you will definitely find yourself saying "GOOD GOD, CALL!"
McMurtry's masterpiece with extraordinary narration by Lee Horsley topped my list of most enjoyable downloads for the past THREE YEARS! Characters, story, heart and perfection in the narration made the listening of this (long) book something I HATED to end. Not ordinarily a 'western' fan, be reassured, this is a story of humanity, don't avoid it because of the genre.
McMurtry does such an extraordinary job of creating characters - you see, understand, empathize and care about them all.
I immediately looked up Mr. Horsley's other performances - unfortunately limited - he was made to narrate this book.
As an ardent reader who listens to downloaded books when I walk, drive, cook - I can't stress what an blissful pleasure it was to enter the world of Lonesome Dove. I am now a McMurtry groupie of the first order, and Mr. Horsley has my undying appreciation for his craft also.
Yes i would. I believe anyone would enjoy either reading or listening (especially listening).
The story of each character & how they were blended together.
This was a great narration as he gave each person their own special tone or sound.
In my opinion, the best miniseries has already been made.
I had already read this book many years ago, but this listen was a real treat. I have also listened to Dead Man's Walk & Comanche Moon (both very good).I will now listen to Streets of Laredo to complete the four books.
Mr Horsley's voice is perfect for this book. He just needs to slow down a little, match the pace to the dusty heat in Lonesome Dove, savor the beautifully written words a little more.
I am a female business executive, read a lot of self help and historical fiction but have never read a western saga such as this. Did so on a whim. It was on sale so I thought I'd give it a try. I couldn't stop listening. It was addictive and so touching. Reinforced my threory of the one secret in life - We ALWAYS want what we don't have! The author was just so creative and obviously tireless. I found myself wanting to know him. I was reading about him on the internet about mid-way through the book. How any one man can come up with this fascinating story is beyond me. I'm going to watch the six hour movie next. Can't wait. Well worth your while to read this book no matter who you are. The narration couldn't be any better either!
This is actually my second time listening to this book, and yes after some time I will listen to again.
Way too long for that, But you can skip a couple day's and easily pick up where you left off, Charactors are very memorable thanks to great narration by Lee Horsley.
Larry McMurtry is a wonderful writer, and can even count Stephen King (according to his memoirs) among his fans. I've enjoyed several of McMurtry's books, but this must surely be his best. His development of character is inspired and his dialogue is so real it's actually better than real life. There were many times that I laughed out loud at things his characters said. Audible can boast of several wonderful readers, but this one is still up there among the very best. I highly recommend this book. I should say that there are some sad moments. It's very dangerous to be a character in a Larry McMurtry novel, because there is no character so central to the story that they can't die.
This book is soooo much better than the movie! I read the book once and my boyfriend has read it five times. It's his favorite. Ordered the audible version, put it on a speaker system and we listened together. Loved it all over again. I had a problem with the voice he used for Gus. To me it was way to LOUD. My boyfriend disagrees with me on this. He thinks it has to be that way. Difference of opinion. Larry McMurtry does a great job in changing voices. He even does the women well.
The story is epic. The narrator is excellent. Pick this up with a credit and you will not be disappointed. You'll be hooked on the series.