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.
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.
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.
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!
I loved how well this book was written! I loved the historical setting and the detailed description of each of the characters. I felt like I was there with Doc and Catherine, and Wyatt, and the whole lot of them, as they lived their lives and struggled and laughed. Of the many fantastic moments, Mary's description of Doc playing Beethoven's Emperor on the piano, is downright BRILLIANT. If you love history, combined with a well written book and sublime prose, this is it.
I could go on, but you are better off listening to or reading the real thing.
I'm just a guy who hates Small talk, thanks to audible and a good set of ear buds. Not shopping, not even waiting rooms are a problem.
This was my second audiobook I purchased, it's become one of my favorites. I've relistened to it several times.
Doc explaining to the preist the truth of his southern standing
He does docs voice justice. And brings life to every single one of the characters
Doc..... I mean... It's a perfect title
It's difficult for such an extreme character to be the basis of a story but Russell makes it balanced and a fun read
Many of the reader's voices are cartoons or just don't fit the character. In particular, I kept imagining a 65 year old "gypsy" instead of a young seductive Kate. But I liked this beautifully written character study of Doc Holliday.
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.