I ❤️ Audiobooks!
The is such a good story filled with rich characters and hardy laughs.
I love that this is such a long tail. I never wanted it to end.
Great voices and accents. A little too loud occasionally on Augusts' parts though.
Sure but it's way too long!
Really enjoyed this book. Wasn't sure what I was reading in the beginning, then I started to get in to it. I laughed, cried, and more. The ending was a little abrupt, made me think the author didn't really finish the book. Maybe there is a sequel.
Beautifully stirring prose.
This is book is to the western genre what The Lord of the Rings is to fantasy.
It's hard to choose been Gus and Call. Gus would have to be my favorite but Call is powerfully portrayed.
There are too many to choose from. Gus with his endless opinions that always have a point. Call with his dedication to anything he does and the relentless way he accomplishes whatever he sets out to do. Newt with his doubts and growing up during the drive.
Lee Horsley was masterful in his performance. He was perfect in his delivery and characterizations.
The first time I read this book, I wondered for 80 pages where it was going. Then it took off like a bucking bronco thrill ride. I'm a slow reader, but this is one book I have read over and over, and listened to more than once. It's wry and wrenching, hilarious and heartbreaking - damn, it just doesn't get any better! Then listen to Comanche Moon and fall in love with it as well!
There's nothing to compare with Lonesome Dove except Comanche Moon and perhaps parts of the Barrybender Chronicles. McMurtry does something something here so magical with characters and language that it could maybe only be compared with a symphony.
There are so many favorite, poignant and thrilling moments, that as you reach the end of the book, you'll find yourself slowing down to savor every page. And those first 80 pages where you wondered what this story was going to be about - those will become nostalgic favorites as you think back to all that has happened to the characters since.
Augustus McCray and Woodrow Call together, are one of the great literary "couples" of all time.
You don't have to like westerns, you just have to love literature and language, and you'll love Lonesome Dove. I don't gravitate to westerns and only read this on a recommendation - the first time. This is it's own genre of greatness. Read and enjoy. Again and again. You're welcome.
This book is the very best storytelling I have ever heard. Brilliant Narration, Brilliant Characters, and a Brilliant Author!
I would rather compare the book to the movie. The movie was a great reference point for the book. The movie was great and it followed the book really well, but the book went into each characters emotions and explained things the movie did not.
I like how he nuanced each character so that each character was unique.
Probably Gus, or Clara because they would have a lot to say.
This is a top five listen for me. It was the shortest 36 hour book ever. This book is well worth a download.