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)
Larry McMurty - yes. Lee Horsley - no. As others have noted, the narrator decided that the author's observation that Gus speaks in a loud voice meant that he should shout all of Gus's dialogue. This leaves the listener a choice of setting the volume too low to follow the dialogue of the other characters or having Gus's lines painfully loud. This is particularly annoying if you listen through headphones.
A competent narrator or a sound engineer with the good sense to re-balance the volume levels of the characters
No, it needs a new production.
.I'm appalled that Audible's quality control let this terribly flawed production slip through, especially for a Pulitzer prize winner.
It needs a totally different narrator. He makes Gus yell instead of just talk.
I couldn't finish the book and I know it's an awesome book! Sorry Larry McMurtry !
He reads too fast and has Gus sounding like he is yelling instead of talking.
No I don't know the storry. Never got past the first part.
Scott Brick or Simon Vance as narrator
Ruined it for me. I listened for an hour and gave up. He reads way to fast. I am not going to listen to 30+ hours of that. Narrators should give a performance. I can speed read the book myself.
slow, hard to follow
have tried to watch the movie, it seemed good just couldn't sit through it, thought the book might capture me...not.
Moved along at a better pace.
Slow, boring, rambling
Reached chapter 17 of 48 and could take no more, the reading also is so loud for some characters and hardly audible for others.
Lonesome Dove has been a favorite of mine in book and movie. I was looking forward to listening to this book. Lee Horsley's interpretation of Gus is especially annoying. If I wasn't a new member at audible.com I would return this book.
All of the "Lonesome Dove" Series if Horsley hasn't performed. The "Last Picture" show series is good to. Catch "Duane's Depressed".
A guy can't read this books without wishing he had the best of Gus and Call's qualities.
The phone application I put the book on is a winner.
Starts out good and seems interesting, but then it is about cowboys wetting carrots with hors. Too much gutter.
Not read it
I have seen the movie, read the book and while I still love the story and the characters, I am disappointed in Lee Horsley as the reader. A great reader brings so much to a great novel and the reader fails to deliver here.
I really wanted to enjoy this book, and I did like the narrator and the adventures, although the violence was too much for my taste. What disappointed me was the depressing nature of everything. No character learned anything or grew in character or had anything positive happen to them AT ALL. I wasn't looking for a sappy happy ending, but EVERYONE just slogged through the book in misery, and were left in misery at the end. I did like Clara's last angry words to Captain Call, and I agreed with her completely. Call is the most cowardly and selfish character I have encountered in literature and didn't learn anything from his experiences. Although I really liked Gus, I hated Call. I kept hoping for something to tie everything together, some kind of redeeming event, but the book just ended abruptly and awkwardly. The characters were shallow and mostly stereotypical. I don't understand why this book gets high ratings from people.
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