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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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    Tracey craigmore, Australia 09-05-15
    Tracey craigmore, Australia 09-05-15 Member Since 2016
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    "texas forever"
    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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    Nikole Peed 06-06-15
    Nikole Peed 06-06-15

    My fiancé has Clash of Clans, I have Audible. I win.

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    "Great beginning to a phenomenal saga!"

    McMurtry is one of my favorites. His writing transports readers into the story, through that, they experience tragedy, humor, despair and love.

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    John G Florida 05-30-15
    John G Florida 05-30-15

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    "Excellent Wild West Tale"

    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.

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    Travis Blount 05-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story, good narrator"

    Great adventure story, well read.
    I love the series and this book kicks off the whole lonesome dove saga. Good

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    Ramona 05-20-15
    Ramona 05-20-15 Member Since 2013
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    "for the fans"

    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

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    Sean J. Motylinski Midland, Tx. 05-18-15
    Sean J. Motylinski Midland, Tx. 05-18-15 Member Since 2012

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    "Great, if you love Lonesome Dove."

    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!

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    Todd Romanow 05-06-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great story Great Reader"
    What did you love best about Dead Man's Walk?

    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


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    J3W3L$ 04-19-15
    J3W3L$ 04-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "WOW!"

    No words to describe this excellent story and superb narration! Truly amazing ...going to the next book in the series.

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    Julia 03-08-15
    Julia 03-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent!"

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

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Great story! Love to listen to Will Patton's voice"
    Would you listen to Dead Man's Walk again? Why?

    Yes! Great narration!


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

    Yes, Love his work!


    Any additional comments?

    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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