I am a Holy Bible Thumping, God loving, Holy Spirit following Jesus Freak.
Gus and Call start to get better at rangering.
Gus, Call, Mattie, Clara and Newt.
When they come into Lonesome Dove for the first time.
I don't know.
Highly entertaining and well written historical fiction about Texas Rangers, Comanches and others set during Texas' brief history as a nation. This second of four books in the Lonesome Dove series does not disappoint.
It's fun to follow the progression of the two main characters, Gus and Call, as they're now more experienced at "rangering."
Maggie. She needs a good man.
Live on edge of National Forest with lake, birds & wild animals. No more perfect place to indulge life-long love of reading.
This is very rare for me. I (almost) never leave any book unfinished -- reading or listening. I've listened to and thoroughly enjoyed the other books in this series, so this was a doubly tough choice for me to make. Two primary reasons: #1 When the narrator was describing predominantly Indian based scenes, he dropped into a Jack Palance like deep growl. It reminded me of Palance playing a comedic bad guy. Out of place and tone for this book and hugely irritating to listen to. #2 There were some gratuitous scenes of graphic sadism. I stopped just as a young boy was being skinned alive. And that was by no means the first very upsetting treatment for both humans and animals.
I will always remember watching the premiere of the Lonesome Dove mini-series with my Dad, during my teenage years. Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones were mesmerizing. I never got around to the books until recently. Finished the series with this one. Frank Muller was a narrating genius. Larry McMurtry is a literary genius. If I had to choose a favorite of the series this would be it!
I must say that Lonesome Dove might be my favorite novel ever. I have both read and listened to it. And so I was engaged in this prequel from the start. There was enough action to sustain me and I enjoyed revisiting the characters I grew to love in Lonesome Dove. Not sure this would stand on its own, but as a followup to Lonesome Dove, I really enjoyed this novel. Many of the Indians from the original played a more prominent part in this, which I liked. This is a solid, fun western with a good reader. Gus and Call are Texas Rangers in the final days of the Indian wars. McMurtry again mixes humor and action with good dialogue.
I listen while doing those tasks when I don't need to be mentally engaged all the time. If I miss something I listen all over again.
I'm hooked on the Lonesome Dove story. Never saw the TV series, but totally captivated by the storyline and snapshot of the characters. The only inaccuracy I saw is the value of a quarter and dollar of the timeline - Dollar for a haircut - I don't think so.
Same graphic gnarly book as Dead Man's walk with some new characters and many old ones. All you love and some you fear but it's a great book. Might not have been the best ending but what a fun ride. I must admit captain Skull and his wife are very amusing.
I was initially very disappointed with the narrator. After listening to Lonesome Dove, this reader left a lot to be desired. Most characters sound the same. Gus sounds wimpy and winy.
The story itself is OK. The last few chapters were pretty boring without much going on. I don't think I'll continue with the series.
I LOVED THIS BOOK AS I AM A LARRY MCMURTRY FAN FROM THE BEGINING. I GIVE THIS BOOK A FIVE STAR RATING AS IT TELLS OF THE BEST DAYS OF THE TEXAS RANGERS.