I really loved how the previous books were all interwoven so well, following the time between the beginning and Lonesome Dove. Mcmurtry is a master of character and setting descriptions. Now I'm going to miss Gus and Woodrow. The series is definitely worth the listen.
This is the second book of his I have read. It's on to Lonesome Dove now. If they continue to be as good, I will read all of his books. I highly recommend it!
Good story,love the characters
Terrible choice for a narrator. Especially after Dead Man's Walk.
A return to Gus and Woodrow
Gus McCrae, he's a talker
The narrator was a poor choice for this book. I personally don' like Muller's narration. Would have been MUCH better if Will Patton had done all 4 books.Also the word Vexed or vexing was used almost every 10 pages. It kind of takes you out of the story when an author uses a word like this so often or maybe it was just the annoying way Frank Muller says it.
Maybe it's the fact that I listened to this after the excellent narration of Dead Man's Walk by Will Patton and not long after running through a few Stephen King books performed by Frank Muller, but I was left a little unsatisfied at the end of Dead Man's Walk. Although he eventually finds a pace and voice for each character, Muller's secondary Rangers and sometimes even Woodrow Call often appear with the same gruff and generic grunt attributable to many secondary characters from the King novels in which Muller narrates - and he mispronounces several words, most of which are in English. It isn't constant, but it is frequent enough that I noticed. The main complaint, if you can even call it that because this is still a wonderful novel with a great voice behind it, is that Muller lacks Patton's laconic drawl, which puts you squarely in the story. Patton's rendition of the Comanches in DMW was bone chilling - here they come across rather simple.
These are nitpicks to be sure - Muller handles McMurtry well, and gives us a mostly enjoyable ride through the second installment of the Lonesome Dove saga.
The writing of Larry McMurtry is superb!! Each character has such great detail , you get to know their personalities, moods, idiosyncrasies
Larry McMurtry's books are hard to compare to others, but they are certainly classics on their own
This narrator was a bit nauseating at times, but he captured the characters personalities pretty well
I love this book!! Call, Gus, Famous Shoes, Buffalo Hump will live on!!
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.