Larry McMurtry definitely. I have greatly enjoyed Dead Mans Walk, Commanche Moon, and Lonesome Dove.
The Narration of Streets Of Loredo is horrendous. He cannot even get the names correct let alone a good rendition of the personalities. You can tell the narrator has not bothered to do his homework. The narration is extremely painful and will never ever listen to a book narrated by Von Booben again.
Bad narration is a great way to ruin a great story.
I was so excited to get this sequel to Lonesome Dove. Lonesome Dove is an amazing story and I am/was excited to listen to more Larry McMurtry. Lee Horsley had me completely captivated in Lonesome Dove and I assumed he would read this as well! Unfortunately Daniel Von Bargen reads instead. He is a super slow reader - if he were a horse I would kick him to move along a little faster! Show some spirit... I haven't listened to the entire book yet and might not be able to because of this narrator. I will give it another 20 minutes and my fingers are crossed he becomes more tolerable to listen to.
Faster pace, more enthusiasm, and put a little energy into the narration.
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I did not read the printed version so I cannot comment.
Lonesome Dove. It's the same author and narrator. Both were performed excellently.
It's a western. I can't say it was very emotional (not like Lonesome Dove).
An entertaining western with an interesting twist. It was nice seeing the rangers and Captain Call from another vantage point (that of Maria the daughter and sister of men they had hanged for horse stealing).
I was hesitant to read this book. I felt like Lonesome Dove was over. I was satisfied and wasn't sure if I needed to know more. But then I realized that I loved Larry McMurtry's writing style so much, and missed it in other books I decided to go back to this series. In a lot of ways I may have liked Streets of Laredo better.
If you are in the same situation right now as I was then, just buy this book. It's fantastic. The reader isn't quite as good as Lee Horsley, but almost.
This book got a very slow start, he says a lot of words to not make much happen, there's a lot better books out there than this one I wouldn't waste good money on it.
I wish the Lonesome Dove series of books could go on forever. As usual, his work is heart-wrenching, uplifting and compelling.
This is another great McMurtry saga of the old west, although not quite on par with Lonesome Dove. It digs deeper into the character's lives than did the movie. There are some blatant errors that weren't researched properly, but it is after all, fiction. The narrator leaves a lot to be desired. His pauses are numerous and become increasingly irritating, especially when they don't coincide with parts that should be paused. He just pauses wherever he wants......."and that was (pause) the nature of Captain (pause) Call....". 1,2, even 3 pauses per sentence. The book would have been an hour shorter with a different narrator. He ruined a great adventure.
An enjoyable story with lots of surprising twists and turns. The book contains a long list of characters, but McMurtry manages to imbue each of them with a unique personality. Daniel Von Bargen is among the best readers I have ever heard, and I'm just disappointed that Audible doesn't offer any other books read by him. I highly recommend this one!