This books takes a few hours to get going but once it does it's very entertaining. Other than that the only downside was the loudness of the narrators voice for the character "Gus"
I read through the first two books in the series because this book was SO HIGHLY recommended... The first two books weren't that great, this book was awful. I didn't connect with any of the characters.
- Also, I listened to this book with the Audible version, I don't know why no one mentions this in their review, but the narrator makes the voice of Gus as if he's a loud old man who's lost his hearing aids. My ears hurt from listening to that character. Every time one of Gus's parts came up, the narrator would crank up his voice into the most obnoxious part. I'd have to turn the volume way down, and even then it was just so gritting and irritating I had a hard time soaking in whatever was being said. Even if Gus had been an old man who lost his hearing aids, the narrator could have done something else with that voice.
I wish the narrator chosen for the first book of the series had done all 3 books. Although I didn't like the book 1 all that much, Will Patton made that first book much more entertaining with his style of narrating.
Overall, this series was a waste of time...
Bottom line. I love these book and I love this series. McMurty has such a great way to develop each character. I would recommend this book and when it is done, I will be sad that it is over.
I love the characters. From the young bull to the blue pigs from the to the lonely Irishmen to Wilbur and of course the regular cast of characters. I love how Gus makes me laugh and how Woodrow makes me think. This book is loaded with all of these different personalities. Even the animals in the story have interesting personalities
The cattle drive. I just imagine how it would have been to part of a drive of 2500
The reader was good but Will Patton would have been better
I can't decide what I loved more. The epic story or Lee Horsley's performance. Both kept me on my seat and longing to hear more. I'd often rewind the story to either hear the narrative again or Lee's unique vocal take on the different characters.
ive listened to several hundred books, this is my favorite
his animation of the characters. you immediately know each one so individual
none. they would smell to bad.
it has been on my wish list a long time. i wish that id bought it sooner
This book, unlike most of the popular books these days, is not action pack or fast pace. It is a beautiful journey full of thoughts of life, philosophy and characters struggling to find themselves and their place in the world. Those that are patience with it will be rewarded with its unexpected charm and thoughtfulness.
You won't regret using your free audible credit for this McMurtry classic. Lee Horsley's reading is brilliant and will have you quoting lines from the book all day.