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Comanche Moon | [Larry McMurtry, Frank Muller]

Comanche Moon

We join Texas Rangers August McCrae and Woodrow F. Call as they are just beginning to deal with the perplexing tensions of adult life -- Gus, and his great love, Clara Forsythe, Call and Maggie Tilton, the young whore who loves him -- when they enlist with a Ranger troop in pursuit of Buffalo Hump, the great Comanche war chief; Kicking Wolf, the celebrated Comanche horse thief; and a deadly Mexican bandit king with a penchant for torture.
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Publisher's Summary

Comanche Moon completes Larry McMurtry's epic cycle of novels of the American West that began with the Pulitzer-Prize-winning masterpiece, Lonesome Dove.

We join Texas Rangers August McCrae and Woodrow F. Call as they are just beginning to deal with the perplexing tensions of adult life -- Gus, and his great love, Clara Forsythe, Call and Maggie Tilton, the young whore who loves him -- when they enlist with a Ranger troop in pursuit of Buffalo Hump, the great Comanche war chief; Kicking Wolf, the celebrated Comanche horse thief; and a deadly Mexican bandit king with a penchant for torture.

Comanche Moon joins the 20-year time line between Dead Man's Walk and Lonesome Dove, as we follow Gus, Call and their comrades-in-arms -- Deets, Jake Spoon, and Pea Eye Parker -- in their bitter struggle to protect an advancing Western frontier against the defiant Comanches, determined to defend their territory and way of life.

At once realistic and yet vividly imagined, Comanche Moon is a giant of an audiobook and the keystone to a mighty achievement of storytelling. An epic adventure full of heroism, tragedy, cruelty, courage, honor and betrayal, Comanche Moon is the culmination of Larry McMurtry's peerless vision of the American West.

©2000 Larry McMurtry; (P)2000 Simon & Schuster

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    Robert E. Scarcelle 01-15-09 Member Since 2015
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    "Even for those that don't like Westerns"

    I have now listened to Lonesome Dove, Dead Man's Walk and Comanche Moon and hated that there were no more books to listen to. I am not a fan of Westerns normally but the character development, story lines and overall writing is amazing. I can't recommend these three books enough. The only thing I question is if I would have listened to them in a different order than how they were published; starting with the prequels first and ending with Lonesome Dove but in any order they are excellent reading/listening. The only negative I can think of is each book was narrated by a different person and I prefer one voice as the when listening to a series.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Cabby Tampa, FL, United States 08-28-13
    Cabby Tampa, FL, United States 08-28-13
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    "This version is abridged!"

    At the end of Part 1, Cal is cold, hungry and talking to someone, and then suddenly he's eating stew. This didn't make any sense to me. I got the book from the library and discovered that the audio book had skipped 20 pages -- it skipped from page 33 to 54. I did some more checking and found a different audio version published by Recorded Books. That version is 30.5 hours long -- 7 hours longer! The Simon and Schuster version is abridged and misrepresented as unabridged.

    I also thought the narrator was terrible. He tries to achieve dramatic affect by putting great emphasis on the last word of a sentence and dragging out its pronunciation. "The two rode close together as they had through their years as RAAANGERS." The narrator of the first book, Dead Man's Walk, was much better.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    P. J. Benyei 09-13-10 Listener Since 2007
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    "Not lonesome dove"

    I recently bought Lonesome Dove, despite thinking I wasn't a fan of westerns, because of its stellar reviews. That book was an amazing saga, classic American drama, and even after the whole 40 hours (if I remember correctly) I wanted more- so I downloaded Comanche moon and another of the prequels (dead men walking?). You know what? I really am not a fan of westerns. If you like cowboys and Indians, you might enjoy this book, but if you're looking for more like Lonesome Dove, skip it, you will be disappointed.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    tom 08-27-11
    tom 08-27-11
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    "unabridged & missing at least one large chunk"

    I advised audible that "Both the .aa and .aax (level four and enhanced) versions of Larry McMurtry's Comanche Moon are missing a large chunk of audio at the end of "chapter 1" and "chapter 2" as it is bookmarked in these formats (running from page 33 to page 54 in the hardbound 1997 version." Their response: "I reviewed the audio file for all formats and it does not appear that there is an issue with the audio. When listening to the book on all formats there are no sudden stops or breaks at he ends of these chapters. If you are listening and following along with the written book then you may notice some differences in the content. In some cases even the unabridged versions of an audiobook will not be word for word in relation to the written book."
    I understand that even unabridged will not be word for word, but 19 pages is a hefty chunk to be missing. That it isn't highlighted by a sudden stop or break? Faint praise for a significant issue, I think.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 03-28-11
    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 03-28-11 Member Since 2015

    How can the characters in this year's True Detective be worse? Ferrill is asexual, drunk, corrupt, a child abuser and worse!

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    "Accurate in i5s history, clever storytelling"

    Lonesome Dove is one of the most entertaining novels I have ever read or listened to. This prequel was almost as fun. McMurtry is a great story teller and this novel is historically accurate. Great characters, great narration.

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    Timothy 02-02-11
    Timothy 02-02-11
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    "MUCH BETTER THAN THE MOVIE"

    I disliked the movie so much, that I never even thought about the book for quite sometime. Though as usual, once I checked the book out, I found that it was extremely interesting, and again, as usual, the movie couldn't hold a candle to the book! If you liked "Lonesome Dove", you'll love this book, as it is yet another saga in the series of Gus & Captain Call that preceeds Lonesome Dove. It gives the full background on "Blue Duck", the loathsome character who stole Lorena, and abused her severely in Lonesome Dove.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Erin Sjostrom Tallahassee, FL United States 07-02-15
    Erin Sjostrom Tallahassee, FL United States 07-02-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Beautiful Writing, Mismatched Narrator"

    This book is more about Famous Shoes, Buffalo Hump, Kicking Wolf, andBlue Duck than Call and McCray. It may be my favorite of the series. Would've been even better with the same narrator who did Lonesome Dove, but only because he was magnificent. I highly recommend Comanche Moon.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    DUANE 05-16-13
    DUANE 05-16-13 Member Since 2014

    I am a Holy Bible Thumping, God loving, Holy Spirit following Jesus Freak.

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    "Some of the Hat Creek humor."
    What did you love best about Comanche Moon?

    Gus and Call start to get better at rangering.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Gus, Call, Mattie, Clara and Newt.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When they come into Lonesome Dove for the first time.


    If you could rename Comanche Moon, what would you call it?

    I don't know.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jeffrey Wieseman 10-21-11 Member Since 2007

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    "McMurtry and Muller!"

    I will always remember watching the premiere of the Lonesome Dove mini-series with my Dad, during my teenage years. Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones were mesmerizing. I never got around to the books until recently. Finished the series with this one. Frank Muller was a narrating genius. Larry McMurtry is a literary genius. If I had to choose a favorite of the series this would be it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    James Biesty 12-08-10 Member Since 2010
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    "A nice follow up to Dead Man's walk"

    Same graphic gnarly book as Dead Man's walk with some new characters and many old ones. All you love and some you fear but it's a great book. Might not have been the best ending but what a fun ride. I must admit captain Skull and his wife are very amusing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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