The book is a good follow up to Lonesome Dove...prequel....but the narrator was a big disappointment. Very poor western accent and hard to distinguish between characters.
This book is more about Famous Shoes, Buffalo Hump, Kicking Wolf, andBlue Duck than Call and McCray. It may be my favorite of the series. Would've been even better with the same narrator who did Lonesome Dove, but only because he was magnificent. I highly recommend Comanche Moon.
For the first time, after listening to almost 100 audio books and always feeling the book was much enhanced by listening, this time the narration was so annoying I am certain I would have enjoyed the book more had I read it. And extra disappointing because the narration of Lonesome Dove was incredible!
NO. He has a most annoying way of dragging out the last word of every sentence. Like nails on a chalkboard. And his whisper talk.
Say something about yourself!
Too bad the story line doesn't match that of Lonesome Dove. All three books should have followed the same story line.
I have enjoyed Lonesome Dove and Frank Muller's narration of other books, but this did not work as well for me on either part. I enjoyed the parts with new characters and the story of the travels into Mexico, but much of of the Lonesome Dove characters story consisted of back story explaining how they would act in the next part of the sequence. I have also enjoyed Frank Muller's narration on several other books, especially "Prince of Tides" and "Shawshank Redemption," but some characters on this one seemed a little cartoonish, and his portrayal of female characters seems over-reliant on falsetto vocal technique here.
Although Comanche Moon is definitely NOT as good as Lonesome Dove, it still ranks near the top of the audiobooks I have enjoyed over the last couple of years.
This story was really more of a Yarn than it was a novel. It was also extremely funny, although you wouldn't be able to guess that just from following what happened. In a way, this was McMurtry's tome to Death and Mortality, which makes it even more amazing to me that it wasn't the least bit heavy-handed. McMurtry was able to talk about facing death in a very serious way that was nonetheless also more than a little bit whimsical. Masterful, really.
Muller absolutely nailed Woodrow Call. In fact, I thought Muller's narration was spot-on throughout, perfectly depicting McMurtry's tale. I had read several reviews knocking Muller's performance, but I think his comedic timing was pretty near perfect for this particular audiobook. I would LOVE to hear Frank Muller narrate "Roughing It", or really ANY book by Mark Twain.
Crime and Punishment
This book brought to mind "Little Big Man" almost as much as it did the other books in the "Lonesome Dove" series.
The most memorable moment is when Gus is the focus of the novel. He and Call are the most interesting characters.
Never heard Frank Muller's other performances and he was so understated that I would avoid getting another audible title with him as the performer.
No. This wasn't a real cliff hanger by any stretch of the imagination.
I really am disappointed. I really loved Lonesome Dove and this one just didn't stack up at all.
A great story with great narration. I have listened to and enjoyed the entire Lonesome Dove Series.