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Comanche Moon Audiobook

Comanche Moon

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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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    mluna Orange County, CA 01-04-16
    mluna Orange County, CA 01-04-16 Member Since 2015

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    "A Classic!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Comanche Moon the most enjoyable?

    The writing of Larry McMurtry is superb!! Each character has such great detail , you get to know their personalities, moods, idiosyncrasies


    What other book might you compare Comanche Moon to and why?

    Larry McMurtry's books are hard to compare to others, but they are certainly classics on their own


    Have you listened to any of the narrator’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This narrator was a bit nauseating at times, but he captured the characters personalities pretty well


    Any additional comments?

    I love this book!! Call, Gus, Famous Shoes, Buffalo Hump will live on!!

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    CLINTON T BREWER 11-03-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story!"

    Glad I read the book after watching the movie. It's a great adventure story and the second book in the Lonesome Dove series.

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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 03-01-15

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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 Heaven 09-19-14
    Paul Heaven 09-19-14 Listener Since 2009
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    "Too much back story, narration issues."
    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Michele Rae White Kansas 12-07-13
    Michele Rae White Kansas 12-07-13

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    "Not as Good as Lonesome Dove"
    If you could sum up Comanche Moon in three words, what would they be?

    Worthy Effort


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Comanche Moon?

    The most memorable moment is when Gus is the focus of the novel. He and Call are the most interesting characters.


    Have you listened to any of Frank Muller’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Never heard Frank Muller's other performances and he was so understated that I would avoid getting another audible title with him as the performer.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. This wasn't a real cliff hanger by any stretch of the imagination.


    Any additional comments?

    I really am disappointed. I really loved Lonesome Dove and this one just didn't stack up at all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Allen EVANSVILLE, WI, United States 09-23-13
    Allen EVANSVILLE, WI, United States 09-23-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Long winded but good"
    Would you listen to Comanche Moon again? Why?

    A great story with great narration. I have listened to and enjoyed the entire Lonesome Dove Series.


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    Brandon Comstock Park, MI, United States 09-05-13
    Brandon Comstock Park, MI, United States 09-05-13
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    "Killed by an inept narrator"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The story, as with each of the other books in the Lonesome Dove saga, is top notch. McMurty is a master storyteller whose characters easily come to life in the imagination of the reader.


    What didn’t you like about Frank Muller’s performance?

    Muller has the unfortunate habit, intentional or not, of ending his sentences with a kind of gruff, overly dramatic whisper that is at once laughable and annoying. When I first heard it, I had hoped that it would subside; but, my hopes came to nothing, and the prolonged rising, then falling intonation of Muller's voice led me to abandon the book altogether. I have listened to the other three books in the saga, and each narrator did an excellent job, but this feel far short. The other complaint, one at least two other reviews have mentioned, is that Muller does not vary the voice of the character enough to make them distinguishable. Call sounds like McCrae sounds like Scull sounds like Long Bill Coleman.


    Any additional comments?

    I cannot vouch for this, but at least one other reviewer has pointed out that there is significant portion (~19 pages) at the beginning of the book that is missing. While I cannot say whether this is accurate or not, this, combined with Muller's poor performance as a narrator, is enough to persuade me to leave the audiobook aside and read the final installment of the saga for myself.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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