I did not think I would like "Doc" but it has been a pleasant surprise. Doc is the kind of book you know will make a great movie and you know the actor that should play "Doc" would be Jude Law I do so hope they make a movie out of this book.
.I also Love the narrator of this book and will see what other books be has done.
Having been a fan of "The Sparrow" all I needed to know was that Mary Doria Russell wrote in a different genre and I was ready with a credit. The writer's style and voice gave the prose depth, and the dialogue brought the characters to life, enhanced by great voice interpretations by the reader for the various characters. I'm also very interested to look for more about the Earp's and Doc Holliday. The reader was new to me and his voice enhanced the full audio experience, for me he's up there with Scott Brick, Stefan Rudnicki and Will Patton. I'm about to go looking for others Mark Bramhall has narrated. It's fun to follow a reader's work as well as an author's, as the result is often great new books that may never have been discovered otherwise.
Addicted to Audible!
based on the reviews I expected this book to be really interesting and I wanted to like it. However, I felt the narrator was just too slow and prodding or perhaps it was the story. Whatever the reason I wanted to pull my hair out after about 2 hrs - but just turned it off instead!
Having grown up in Montana in the 40s and 50s, on a steady diet of Hollywood Westerns, I knew that version of Doc. This much more factual and detailed version is infinitely more interesting. My only complaint is that Ms. Russell did not treat us to her version of the fights with the Clantons.
Enjoyed the first 3/4ths of book. Seemed to change directions and wrapped up too suddenly. I purposefully had not reacquainted myself with the legend, wanting to be introduced anew, but author just summarized at the end. Very disspointing.
Almost all of the reviews I read for Doc were 4 stars or above, everyone seems to love this book but me.
I really liked the premise and the first third of the book was promising, I felt like the author was setting up an intriguing story, but it just never took off. The last third of the book read like just more set-up and it didn't ever get off the ground for me.
I bought this book sight unseen because of the author. It is well worth the read. I have never been to the Wild West but the excellently nuanced narration by Mark Bramhall ” took” me there. Highly recommended.
Its a great story and I enjoyed the depth but it was slow and long. Too long.
I guess i keep looking for "The Sparrow" or "Children of God"... this wasn't it. I gave it over 4 hours of my time and just couldn't get into it... I really wanted to like it, but it didn't happen...
Although the performance by the narrator was great, the story was slow and hard to stick with. I couldn't bring myself to finish listening. I didn't mind the day to day description of life as some of the other readers seemed to. I enjoy knowing how people lived back in those days. But I may have been more compelled to stick with it had there been a single likeable character in the story. Well into the book I still didn't feel like I knew Henry and just wasn't engaged enough to care what happened to him or his money-hungry girlfriend.