In addition to his 29 books, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry is credited on dozens of screenplays—including the Academy Award-winning Brokeback Mountain.
Horseman, Pass By is a post-World War II classic first published in 1961 and later made into a feature film (Hud, starring Paul Newman). Cattleman Homer Bannon is a walking advertisement for traditional, old-frontier morals—in contrast to his stepson, Hud. Homer’s grandson Lonnie is torn between emotions for his father and grandfather as he struggles to define his own identity.
©1989 Larry McMurtry (P)1995 Recorded Books, LLC
The narrator makes no effort to change his tone... ever. It's hard to listen to the dialogue especially. Your really can't tell if someone is asking a question, telling a joke, sobbing, etc. I'm probably spoiled and used to narrators who develop a different voice for each character. But this guy is going above and beyond to make the entire reading monotone. The regional dialect is especially bad, it sounds so out if place in his delivery.
Haven't finished yet. I do have a problem with people writing reviews before they finish, but this narrator is going to make this a grueling experience and I had to say something.
No, not unless he has figured out that audio books in the 21st century have become a genuine source of entertainment and performance art. This reads like a textbook.
I really am having trouble following the reader. He sucks all the emotion out of the story. His interpretation of the style, punctuation, and inflection that McMurtry had in mind is completely absent. I'd rather listen to a reader who has a bad sense of interpreting characters than no style at all.
I just wish this book could be re-released with a different reader. It was done in the early 90's before audio books were a viable source of entertainment for over 50 million people in the U.S. This just sounds informational.
The voice narrative was excellent.
The conflict of generational values.
He was the essence of all the charaters.
Hud and family.
I love McMurtry books, but this one was a very early book my him and it shows it in many ways. It is normal for his books to be slow winders but this one just goes way to far. I hate to say boring but i cannot think of any other word that really fits, so boring will just have to stand. The reader is pretty good and considering what he was given to work with he did a pretty good job. I'll keep this brief and say you could pick another McMurtry to get to know him and just about all of them would work, he really is a excellent writer TODAY.
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