Could never stop listening. probably the best performance I have heard in audible yet, the voices really add to the characters . highly recommend this audio book
Anyone who loves Western novels and the history of the America west in the 1800s will thoroughly enjoy the epic saga of the cowboys from Lonesome Dove.
Yes..... This is a amazing book to start with but the voices reading the book truly bring it to life.
They were all great
The first review I have ever given any book......
The miniseries was excellent (Robert Duvall is THE perfect Gus McCrae!) but the book was so much better and richer in story and character development. As a truck driver, I love listening to books like this because the places in the story come alive. Every week, I pass the exit for Ogalalla NE and wonder if Clara is at home.
The narrator does an excellent job but the sound quality is pretty terrible. I had to turn the volume way up just to hear most of the story, EXCEPT for Gus. When Gus spoke, it was so loud I'd jump.
The character of both Gus and Call. In the end they both chose to honor their commitment to themselves rather than those they loved, or should have really loved. That Call would agree to Gus' dying wish, forsaking his son, and that Gus would make such a request, showed that both of them cared much too much for themselves and in the end, for what? At least the mini-series ending gave them some credibility, but that was the TV ending. I would have Call go back to Newt and Gus be buried at Clara's.
No. Once again the Pulitzer choices disappoint me.
The narrator totally mis-read Gus. All of Gus' dialogue was shouted, making him seem like a deaf old man. Robert Duvall did a much better job in the mini-series. He was superb!!!
Yes and no.
My only criticism is during the first half of the book the narrator shouts Gus's dialogue. This results in problems in the sound balance …. and it is a bit wearing on the nerves, too.
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...