Lonesome Dove is one of my favorite books. I re-read it every few years. Larry McMurtry at his finest- what a story-teller he is. Don't mistake this Pulitzer Prize winner for a classic, its mainly just a good yarn of a story with memorable characters that you won't be able to walk away from. I wasn't fond of the narrator in the audio version, but I get so lost in the story I can forget about him mostly.
The story never lost its thread, even though we were taken from one location/time period to another, which is remarkable because it's such a lengthy book.
I would recommend this book to everyone who enjoys reading about relationships. It's a Western, but atypical so if you like Westerns, sample listen first.
The narrator was A+++!!!
If i didnt pay for this i wouldnt mind much but since i did i was irritated by the quality of the recording. I know it's probably older but it get loud and soft and there are some lengthy pauses.
Book and reader are very good but the recording needs fixing.
This story is, perhaps, one of the greatest ever told. The book was so good, I decided to listen to the audio book, since it's probably been 20 years since I read the book. Rest assured that I enjoyed the story all over again.
The well developed characters make this story. There doesn't seem to be any one moment that stands out, it's a bit like hanging out with old friends after a while, you laugh and cry with them.
Lee Horsley's performance wasn't horrible. What was horrible was the production value of his performance. Whoever engineered this production doesn't know what a compressor or a level meter are, and neither used nor consulted either one. In places it was quite loud, and in other places, inexplicably, I couldn't hear it no matter how loud I turned it up. As an audio engineer, it was very frustrating.
While the movie that's been made from this book is every bit as powerful as the book, it lacks several scenes and changes a few things. And when I say movie, I mean a 6 hour long made-for-TV special. It's worth the watch.
I was surprised to find a number of prequels and a sequel to this book. I'm listening to all of those as well.
A fine performance and a wonderful story. What more can you possibly want? Well, perhaps world peace, but in lieu of that.....
I watched the Mini-series, Yes it took me 3 tries to get through the first hour, but after that I was Hooked. I had to watch the other 3 VHS tapes immediately--Yes, that be pre-DVD.Listening to Lee you can tell that he had also seen the video, because many of the characters had the same style as the actors had.
Not sure about his other books but I have seen several others..... He can tell a great story, and make you believe it actually happened...
Like I said above. He portrayed the characters as they had been in the mini-series or vis-versa not sure if this audio or the video came first...
Ok, this is one of the best western stories ever written. I looked forward to a great listen. But the sound engineer must have been asleep at the board! Lee Horsley does a good job with the narration. Be prepared to adjust the volume regularly though.
I bought this book with low expectations and was completely blown away! Lee Horsley is an amazing narrator. I found myself unwilling to press the pause button. This story is amazing and took me by surprise the whole way.
If you make the great decision to listen to this book, be prepared for adventure, longing, and surprise.
Why this production is not listed as a Lee Horsley signature recording is beyond me.