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Dead Man's Walk Audiobook

Dead Man's Walk

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Publisher's Summary

In Streets of Laredo, McMurtry brought the story ahead, giving us Call in his old age. Now, in Dead Man's Walk, he takes us back to the days when Gus and Call were young Texas Rangers, first experiencing the wild frontier that will form their characters. We also meet Clara Forsythe, the unforgettable young woman whose effect on Gus McCrae is immediate and unshakable. Danger, sacrifice, comradeship, and love give them the strength and courage to survive against the almost insurmountable odds of the frontier.

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

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    "audio is same as book"

    Amazing storyteller haha. Such a good reader. AMD the story follows the book exactly if anyone else is going a book report.

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    yojimboe 06-26-16
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    "Great background on great characters"

    A great foundation to build upon to establish two of the genre's most memorable characters.

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    gaby 04-25-16
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    "was great up until the ending"

    Thee narrator was great.
    The ending was rushed and didn't fit the book.
    a good story though, none the less.

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    Amazon Customer PA, USA 04-07-16
    Amazon Customer PA, USA 04-07-16 Member Since 2007

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    "Very enjoyable prequel"

    If you enjoyed Lonesome Dove and Streets of Loredo, this is very good to go back to how it began. Woodrow Call and Guys Macrae, two very well thought out characters.

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    Dave 02-21-16
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    "Magnificent narration and story"

    I'm making my way through all of McMurty's works - Will Patton's narration of this book is of equal quality to the narrator for Lonesome Dove and you owe it to yourself to let Patton read this tale for you! Great, brutal, beautiful adventures of the West.

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    Dan 01-31-16
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    "McMurtry and Patton are an unbeatable combination."

    The ending gave me chills over and over again. The adventures are almost too grueling but you will come to love the characters too much to have the slightest chance to put the story down. Patton's narration was so good that I got lifelong crushes on two of the female characters he portrayed.

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    Dana J. Lemke Olathe, KS USA 11-12-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Great beginning to an epic western"

    Great characters...great story of a part of the wild brutal west. Narrator was outstanding . I felt like I was there. It makes me want to visit that part of new mexico.

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    "Great sorry. Terrible fake accents."

    The very unpracticed fake accents affected by Patton kind of ruined this one for me.

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    "A colourful, exciting western saga!"

    Loved it. The characters are well written and narration is spot on! I was disappointed to see it come to an end.

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    Would you listen to Dead Man's Walk again? Why?

    yes it was a good old western the young and nieve that jump at so called expeditions


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    woodrow call


    What about Will Patton’s performance did you like?

    he reads this type of book well


    If you could take any character from Dead Man's Walk out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    clairea forsthye she sound like a fun and hot


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