I was introduced to The Sparrow and Children of God this summer and loved the excitement of discovering a new author who writes of such spiritual substance, but a western? Surely that would be the test as to whether she would hold her own and my customer loyalty. One word upon completion: Intoxication!! Fabulous, fabulous narrator. I'm doing something I've never done, listening to it all over again. I'm also pulling out my Chopin piano books that have been stored for 40 years, ordering Tombstone from Netflix, and moving on to the next Russell book. Check out Russell's website for more fun.
I love historical fiction. This one was an excellent story! I recommend it!
Although I was already familiar with the Doc Holiday story I was very impressed with this look at his life. The narrator was spot on and lent a great deal of credibility to the story. Loved it!
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.
Its a great story and I enjoyed the depth but it was slow and long. Too long.
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.
I couldn't even get through the first chapter. I fell asleep. Then I tried some more and same results this book is a list of characters in the first chapter and then the voice just droned on and on. Then a story of his childhood. I just didn't think I would ever get to the real story. I don't think a biography is my cup of tea.
Say something about yourself!
really good look at Doc.. loved the way she captured his brilliance with his flaws..
Enjoy the adventure
“Doc”, by Mary Doria Russell. is a novel based on Western legends living in Dodge City, Kansas during the late 1870’s. The novel primarily centers on James Henry (Doc) Holliday, but includes Wyatt and Morgan Earp and Kate Harony (Doc’s girlfriend, who was also a successful prostitute).
I enjoyed the book. In part, because I appreciate witty dialogue and in part, because this is a story of a person’s struggle to enjoy life despite having a terminal illness. Sometimes I need a reminder that my fears might rob me of my quality of life.