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Lonesome Dove Audiobook

Lonesome Dove

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Why we think it's Essential: I first listened to Lonesome Dove with some trepidation. Could the likeable star of TV's Matt Houston really handle McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize-winning genre-transcending Western? I shouldn't have worried. Lee Horsley inhabits McMurtry's language and characters like a pair of trail-beaten boots, indulging the laid-back roughness of his own Texas roots to bring the tale of Gus McCrae, Woodrow Call, and the Hat Creek Outfit to spirited life. —Ed Walloga

Publisher's Summary

Lonesome Dove is a dusty little Texas town where heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers embody the spirit and defiance of the last wilderness. Larry McMurtry's American epic, set in the late 19th century, tells the story of a cattle drive from Texas to Montana, a drive that represents not only a daring foolhardy adventure, but a part of the American Dream for everyone involved. Lee Horsley, one of TV's most popular leading men and star of the Old West series Paradise, narrates this compelling saga.

Copyright ©1985 by Larry McMurtry, All Rights Reserved; Copyright (P)1992 Dove Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • Pulitzer Prize Winner, Fiction, 1986

"Everything about Lonesome Dove feels true....these are real people, and they are still larger than life." (The New York Times Book Review)

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    Sean J. Motylinski Midland, Tx. 05-07-15
    Sean J. Motylinski Midland, Tx. 05-07-15 Member Since 2012

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    "so good!"

    what an excellent book! well read and like 30 hours. probably listen again in a year

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    Emily 04-30-15
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    "Worth every wooden nickel from here to the Mason-D"

    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.

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    wayne cardinal 04-28-15 Member Since 2016
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    "A good yarn"

    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.

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    Eugene S Greeley 04-14-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Splendid read! A joy for the Gus in all of us! "

    From South Texas to Montana; a two captain contrast; a literary
    sojourn for the soul!

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    Becky 04-07-15
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    "Excellent story, needs an audio update"

    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.

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    david1j 03-26-15
    david1j 03-26-15 Member Since 2017

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    "Exceptional"

    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.

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    Chris T. 03-14-15
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    "Great read"

    Gus is my favorite character. He is all about the poke. Guns, death, money and adventure. What more do you need?

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    Keith Talking Rock, Georgia 03-11-15
    Keith Talking Rock, Georgia 03-11-15 Member Since 2016
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    "one of my favorites!"

    just finished this for the 4th time. just as good as the 1st time. great!

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    Andrea 03-10-15
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    "Loved it!"

    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.

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    Fred Jones 03-03-15
    Fred Jones 03-03-15
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    "EXTREMELY ENJOYABLE - hard to stop listening"
    If you could sum up Lonesome Dove in three words, what would they be?

    Amazing. Worth every penny. You'll listen to the whole thing, many times.


    What other book might you compare Lonesome Dove to and why?

    The humor makes this stand out from every other western.


    Which character – as performed by Lee Horsley – was your favorite?

    Jake Spoon


    Any additional comments?

    Buy it. Now. Seriously.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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