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Leaving Cheyenne | [Larry McMurtry]

Leaving Cheyenne

As the world enters a new century, three teenagers forge a future for themselves on the wild Texas grasslands: Gideon Fry, torn between going his way and following his father's footsteps; Johnny McCloud, whose restless spirit finds its solace traversing an open range; and Molly Taylor, the woman they both love. Rugged, bold and volatile, the three of them come of age in this tender and intimate novel of the heart.
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Publisher's Summary

As the world enters a new century, three teenagers forge a future for themselves on the wild Texas grasslands: Gideon Fry, torn between going his way and following his father's footsteps; Johnny McCloud, whose restless spirit finds its solace traversing an open range; and Molly Taylor, the woman they both love. Rugged, bold and volatile, the three of them come of age in this tender and intimate novel of the heart.

©1991 Larry McMurtry; (P)1993 Recorded Books

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    Molly-o Seattle 02-22-10
    Molly-o Seattle 02-22-10 Member Since 2007

    English major. Love to read

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    "Excellent, simple story"

    I too was looking for a comfortable book and this hit the spot. McMurtry's characters are so well developed, I felt bereft when the book ended - as if I had known them for years. The story is very simple but not without its own wisdom. Loved it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Cary, NC, United States 05-22-09
    Paul Cary, NC, United States 05-22-09 Member Since 2004
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    "Beautiful and sincere novel"

    I was looking for a good work of fiction to listen to and feel refreshed, and Leaving Cheyenne was perfect. The narration is spot on, and the story is introspective, charming, and honest. This is one of those novels that you hate to hear end, and I found it hard to stop listening.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Radish Bliss STANSBURY PK, UT, United States 03-18-10
    Radish Bliss STANSBURY PK, UT, United States 03-18-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Live life"

    I really liked this book. It really reminded me of my father and made me not want to waste any time on people who don't really care about you.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Michael kansas city, MO, United States 01-03-12
    Michael kansas city, MO, United States 01-03-12 Member Since 2007

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Great Story!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Leaving Cheyenne the most enjoyable?

    I loved the Narration. Very griping emotions..


    Any additional comments?

    Such a sad ending.. Get this book..

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Geri Henricksen 06-22-10
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    "Leaving Cheyenne"

    This book is a great read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Broc Craig 10-04-14
    Broc Craig 10-04-14 Member Since 2012

    I am 51 years old just an average guy who works in a factory,never read much until I found audio books, WOW !!!!

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    "Larry McMurtry makes the little things in life fun"
    Would you listen to Leaving Cheyenne again? Why?

    Yes enjoyed the charicters


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story line


    Have you listened to any of John Randolph Jones’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes i have and it is as good as all the ones I've listened to in the past


    If you could rename Leaving Cheyenne, what would you call it?

    3 Friends


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    well worth a listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Mission Viejo, CA USA 11-11-12
    Mark Mission Viejo, CA USA 11-11-12 Member Since 2010

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    "A bit disapointing"

    I have always enjoyed McMurtry's books but was disappointed in this one. I may have wanted more.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer PAHOA, HI, United States 01-16-12
    Amazon Customer PAHOA, HI, United States 01-16-12 Member Since 2011
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    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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