In Dead Man's Walk, Gus and Call are not yet 20, young men coming of age in the days when Texas was still an independent republic. Enlisting as Texas Rangers under a land pirate who wants to seize Santa Fe from the Mexicans, Gus and Call experience their first great adventure in the barren great plains landscape, in which arbitrary violence is the rule -- whether from nature, or from the Indians whose territory they must cross in order to reach New Mexico.
From the Indians defending their land with unrelenting savagery, to the Texans attempting to seize and "civilize" it, and the Mexicans threatened by both, the reckless men of the untamed frontier make this at once a riveting adventure story and a powerful work of literature.
©2000 Larry McMurtry; (P)2000 Simon & Schuster
yes it was a good old western the young and nieve that jump at so called expeditions
he reads this type of book well
clairea forsthye she sound like a fun and hot
My fiancé has Clash of Clans, I have Audible. I win.
McMurtry is one of my favorites. His writing transports readers into the story, through that, they experience tragedy, humor, despair and love.
My grandpa and I always listen to this book and the others in the series on our long drives through Texas. We love to hear tales from when the west was still a wild frontier and this book animates it perfectly.
Will Patton has the perfect voice for capturing the personality of all the Rangers and other characters.
I've always loved the lonesome dove books and this one is a great addition as a prequel. the narration brings Gus and Call to life as teenage rangers. the book highlights some early history between the two, the introduction of Clara, and the long standing beef between the boys and the Comanche's. I found it was easy to get through and finished it in a few short days
Hearing the back story of Gus, and Woodrow was a great pleasure. If you think the Indians were crazy and dangerous in lonesome dove wait till you meet Buffalo Hump! The reader is great, and it made the miles and miles I Drive everyday much more pleasurable!
There is a great set of characters and McMurty makes you feel like you are there with them. Will Patton is my favorite reader and I wish he did the whole series
I live in New Mexico and traveled thru Texas a good bit so hearing this historical and descriptive narration of the land I love was so neat. Excellent storyteller with a great ability to change his voice depending on the character he was narrating.
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Yes! Great narration!
Yes, Love his work!
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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