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 wouldn't think you could get engrossed in something so slow moving as a bunch of cows but the characters of Gus and Captain Call especially were intriguing. The extreme hardship and isolation of the cowhand/ranger/"sporting woman's" life made it so hard for both men and women to communicate in any meaningful way that one's heart just broke wanting them to escape the toungue-tied bonds that kept almost all the characters estranged from one another. No miracles occur, no epiphanies transform selfcontained introverts for the sake of true lurve. They just go on being terribly human and play their lives out and I was so sorry when it ended even after 36 hours.........
The narration is wonderful.
I really enjoyed listening to this old favorite of mine. Brought back a lot of memories, very well done!
Yes, however not for straight laced uptight listeners.
Riders of the Purple Sage.
The name is appropriate.
The narrator made the story come alive.
The best western story.
I would not rename it.
I did not want the story to end.
As an avid reader & audiobook listener, I purchased this title for my skeptical husband who has long suffered from a learning disability that prevents him from enjoying the written word. I asked him to give audiobooks a try & with reluctance, he agreed. Now, the Lonesome Dove experience is all he wishes to talk about...over breakfast, lunch, & dinner. So...from my skeptical husband, 2 thumbs up for Lonesome Dove & audiobooks!
Characterization of Captain Gus McCrae. Lee Horsley did a great job fleshing out characters with different voices despite them all having a broad Southern feel.
Pick a death, any death.
I haven't but he did a great job distinguishing the many voices (well over 20 different ones)
An avid reader of all kinds of books. I love classic science fiction writers like Frank Herbert, Isaac Asimov, and Douglas Adams. But I am, in fact, a "leaf on the wind" when it comes down to it.
A seemingly long, slow and tedious beginning, but then its just one crazy dip and turn after another, with a most excellent Narrator. I never knew that a Western could be so much fun.
You don't need to like westerns to enjoy this book. I read this series awhile ago and I loved the story as a book and enjoyed it just as much listening to it. This is a great story with lots of interesting and memorable characters. The only problem I had with the book is that the production was not as professional as other books. Sometimes the reader would sound like he was close to the mike and other times it sounded like he was far away.
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