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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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    Radish Bliss STANSBURY PK, UT, United States 09-01-09
    Radish Bliss STANSBURY PK, UT, United States 09-01-09 Member Since 2008
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    "cool"

    I got this book to hear Frank Muller and knew nothing about Lonesome dove. My advice would be to start at "Dead Man's Walk", the prequel to this book. But this book did stand on it's own feet.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Steven Bakersfield, CA, USA 04-25-09
    Steven Bakersfield, CA, USA 04-25-09 Member Since 2014
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    "Before Lonesome Dove was Comanche Moon"

    Before Lonesome Dove was Comanche Moon
    not much to say if you like westerns Then this is a really good one....

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy 10-16-12
    Tracy 10-16-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Poor narrator"

    I have listened to two other books in the series and loved them! I just started listening to this one and am enjoying the book, but the narrator is terrible. Will Patton and Lee Horsley were MUCH better. If I hadn't listened to the other books and loved the characters so much I probably wouldn't have continued to listen to this one.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    S. Hoyte Salinas, Ca. USA 05-18-09
    S. Hoyte Salinas, Ca. USA 05-18-09 Member Since 2001

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    "The Old West Comes Alive"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this tale. It was, for me, an easier listen than Lonesome Dove. The characters came alive with the narration of Frank Muller. He was one of the best. Narration by Frank Muller is half the reason that I purchased this book. All of the Larry McMurtry westerns that I have listened to have been great. Frank's reading just made it better.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    "Poor narrator"

    The book is a good follow up to Lonesome Dove...prequel....but the narrator was a big disappointment. Very poor western accent and hard to distinguish between characters.

    9 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Cindy 06-21-15
    Cindy 06-21-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Most Annoying Narrator Ever"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Comanche Moon to be better than the print version?

    For the first time, after listening to almost 100 audio books and always feeling the book was much enhanced by listening, this time the narration was so annoying I am certain I would have enjoyed the book more had I read it. And extra disappointing because the narration of Lonesome Dove was incredible!


    Would you be willing to try another one of Frank Muller’s performances?

    NO. He has a most annoying way of dragging out the last word of every sentence. Like nails on a chalkboard. And his whisper talk.


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    k 04-28-15
    k 04-28-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Westerns are better than I imagined!"

    wasn't a western fan but I am now! the whole series is worth the read!

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    Michael Hamburg, AR, United States 04-19-15
    Michael Hamburg, AR, United States 04-19-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Loved it!"

    I didn't know what to think of this book being a prequel, but it's great!

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    Amazon Customer GERVAIS, OR, United States 03-01-15
    Amazon Customer GERVAIS, OR, United States 03-01-15

    Say something about yourself!

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    "great story"
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    Too bad the story line doesn't match that of Lonesome Dove. All three books should have followed the same story line.

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    paul 09-19-14
    paul 09-19-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Too much back story, narration issues."
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    I have enjoyed Lonesome Dove and Frank Muller's narration of other books, but this did not work as well for me on either part. I enjoyed the parts with new characters and the story of the travels into Mexico, but much of of the Lonesome Dove characters story consisted of back story explaining how they would act in the next part of the sequence. I have also enjoyed Frank Muller's narration on several other books, especially "Prince of Tides" and "Shawshank Redemption," but some characters on this one seemed a little cartoonish, and his portrayal of female characters seems over-reliant on falsetto vocal technique here.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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