Copyright ©1985 by Larry McMurtry, All Rights Reserved; Copyright (P)1992 Dove Audio, Inc.
"Everything about Lonesome Dove feels true....these are real people, and they are still larger than life." (The New York Times Book Review)
First let me state that this is a marvelous book, with an outstanding storyline, and superb character development. While no Will Patton or Frank Muller, Lee Horsley does an adequate job, especially with his impersonation of Gus McCrae. Unfortunately this is the worst production of any book I have purchased from Audible. The gaps between sentences is often annoyingly long, the splices between different "takes" is overtly obvious, the volume varies, and the narrator's voice drifts in and out many times over the course of this narration. Despite these annoying and repeated production errors, the attributes of the book still shines through. If this were a review of the novel, 5 stars would be too few; if this were a review of the production, 1 star would be too many. If you are willing to endure through this production, then by all means purchase this reading. It is a novel of the Old West with two worthwhile and endearing main characters.
I don't usually read westerns, but this is one my favorite books. I can't get enough of the story, and the narrator makes all the difference with the voices for each character.
Great book! The reader brings it to life right there in front of you! I have never seen the television production of Lonesome Dove but I look forward to it!
Just Like the Movie
a Great Listen If You Like Westerns Then I recommend Comanche Moon Then Lonesome Dove...
Very Long BUT GOOD..
This is an excellent well written book. It was complimented and enhanced by Lee Horsley who read it with the right style. It is one of the best of the best.
I just love this book. The character development is excellent. It is unusual to hear about a deep friendship between the two older men, in this case Augustus McRae and Captain Coll. Some of the most dramatic moments I have ever read are in this book.
I am not a huge fan of westerns normally but this was simply fantastic. I love dialog driven stroies when done properly and the verbal interaction along with the action sprinkled in from time to time was just perfect. The characters were developed as well as I have ever seen and I couldn't stop listening. I was skeptical of Lee Hoarsley as the narrator but he did a great job.
A very good and long story, although I couldn't find the ending fitting with the story. It looked like I just missed a part of it (which I didn't). That's why I only rated it with 3 stars.
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