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Comanche Moon Audiobook

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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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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    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.

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    James Houston, TX USA 08-17-12
    James Houston, TX USA 08-17-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Excellent!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Highly entertaining and well written historical fiction about Texas Rangers, Comanches and others set during Texas' brief history as a nation. This second of four books in the Lonesome Dove series does not disappoint.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's fun to follow the progression of the two main characters, Gus and Call, as they're now more experienced at "rangering."


    Which character – as performed by Frank Muller – was your favorite?

    Captain Skull.


    If you could take any character from Comanche Moon out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Maggie. She needs a good man.


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    Nancy F. Sierra Foothills, Northern CA 06-20-12
    Nancy F. Sierra Foothills, Northern CA 06-20-12 Member Since 2007

    Live on edge of National Forest with lake, birds & wild animals. No more perfect place to indulge life-long love of reading.

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    "Stopped 1/2 Way Through"

    This is very rare for me. I (almost) never leave any book unfinished -- reading or listening. I've listened to and thoroughly enjoyed the other books in this series, so this was a doubly tough choice for me to make. Two primary reasons: #1 When the narrator was describing predominantly Indian based scenes, he dropped into a Jack Palance like deep growl. It reminded me of Palance playing a comedic bad guy. Out of place and tone for this book and hugely irritating to listen to. #2 There were some gratuitous scenes of graphic sadism. I stopped just as a young boy was being skinned alive. And that was by no means the first very upsetting treatment for both humans and animals.

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    ron 12-23-11
    ron 12-23-11 Member Since 2016
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    really a great book. told from both sides and you get to see the life of the hunted and hunters. way better than the movie

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    Mark Waltham, MA, United States 07-29-11
    Mark Waltham, MA, United States 07-29-11 Member Since 2010

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    "A fun prequel to Lonesome Dove"

    I must say that Lonesome Dove might be my favorite novel ever. I have both read and listened to it. And so I was engaged in this prequel from the start. There was enough action to sustain me and I enjoyed revisiting the characters I grew to love in Lonesome Dove. Not sure this would stand on its own, but as a followup to Lonesome Dove, I really enjoyed this novel. Many of the Indians from the original played a more prominent part in this, which I liked. This is a solid, fun western with a good reader. Gus and Call are Texas Rangers in the final days of the Indian wars. McMurtry again mixes humor and action with good dialogue.

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    Chute53 BELLA VISTA, ARKANSAS, United States 04-06-11
    Chute53 BELLA VISTA, ARKANSAS, United States 04-06-11

    I listen while doing those tasks when I don't need to be mentally engaged all the time. If I miss something I listen all over again.

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    "Loved it."

    I'm hooked on the Lonesome Dove story. Never saw the TV series, but totally captivated by the storyline and snapshot of the characters. The only inaccuracy I saw is the value of a quarter and dollar of the timeline - Dollar for a haircut - I don't think so.

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    Amazon Customer 01-25-10 Listener Since 2009

    melodious

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    "Just OK"

    I was initially very disappointed with the narrator. After listening to Lonesome Dove, this reader left a lot to be desired. Most characters sound the same. Gus sounds wimpy and winy.

    The story itself is OK. The last few chapters were pretty boring without much going on. I don't think I'll continue with the series.

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    12-23-09
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    I LOVED THIS BOOK AS I AM A LARRY MCMURTRY FAN FROM THE BEGINING. I GIVE THIS BOOK A FIVE STAR RATING AS IT TELLS OF THE BEST DAYS OF THE TEXAS RANGERS.

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    Charles Fullerton, CA, United States 10-27-09
    Charles Fullerton, CA, United States 10-27-09 Member Since 2005
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    "great listen"

    very entertaining. Lively action couldn't wait to hear more

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