This is an excellent well written book. It was complimented and enhanced by Lee Horsley who read it with the right style. It is one of the best of the best.
I just love this book. The character development is excellent. It is unusual to hear about a deep friendship between the two older men, in this case Augustus McRae and Captain Coll. Some of the most dramatic moments I have ever read are in this book.
I am not a huge fan of westerns normally but this was simply fantastic. I love dialog driven stroies when done properly and the verbal interaction along with the action sprinkled in from time to time was just perfect. The characters were developed as well as I have ever seen and I couldn't stop listening. I was skeptical of Lee Hoarsley as the narrator but he did a great job.
A very good and long story, although I couldn't find the ending fitting with the story. It looked like I just missed a part of it (which I didn't). That's why I only rated it with 3 stars.
We thoroughly enjoyed this! We have and love the DVD. This narration truly brought it to life, as the details and discriptions are so well matched for the movie, you can easily visualize the characters and expressions from the movie but this audible book has so much more (duh, of course). The story is great and the narrator just as great.
If you read the book, if you saw the mini series, this version does it complete justice. I really, truly enjoyed this listen and was disappointed when it was over believe it or not. I recommend it to all.
I loved the book and the movie. The narrator did a wonderful job. This was a very well written western novel with great characters. Highly recommended for adults only.
When a great piece of fiction meets a great narrator, you get a great audiobook. I've listened to around 100 audiobooks in the last several years and this is absolutely one of the best all-around works.
The story was interesting. It had romance, fighting, adventure, and history. I was surprised at how gory it got at times and crude in some places. I guess that's just the way it was.