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)
You won't regret using your free audible credit for this McMurtry classic. Lee Horsley's reading is brilliant and will have you quoting lines from the book all day.
It is a very good story. The narrator's Gus though sounds like a poor impersonation of Bill Cosby and takes awhile to get use to. However, overall it was very good.
What a wonderful story. I really grew to love Gus and Call and the rest of the characters in this book.
Blue Duck is as frightening a villain as you'll find in literature.
The performance was good. I really liked the reader. But it's old. And the technology is better today. There were so many echoes and scratchy parts. I'd love to see a new recording.
I can't imagine a better match of story and narrator. As other reviewers have commented, this may be one of the most underappreciated stories in English. The scope is sweeping, the characters memorable, and the story unforgettable. This is not simply a Western, but a recounting of human ambition, failure, and achievement. Above all it is a story of human dignity.
I grew up in KS but have been gone 30 years. The voices brought me "back home". At times I found the views harsh-When someone died or the prostitution. But through it all it was about the different types of people and the personal struggles of each. The camaraderie of men and the devotion to one another because of the struggles they had been through together. But also the regrets after striving so hard for what one had put so much effort into and had left unattended to. Pretty raw male humanity in the early years of our country is the best I can describe it.
Amazing. Worth every penny. You'll listen to the whole thing, many times.
The humor makes this stand out from every other western.
Buy it. Now. Seriously.
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