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Streets of Laredo Audiobook

Streets of Laredo

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Publisher's Summary

The final book of Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove tetralogy is an exhilarating tale of legend and heroism. Captain Woodrow Call, August McCrae's old partner, is now a bounty hunter hired to track down a brutal young Mexican bandit. Riding with Call are an Eastern city slicker, a witless deputy, and one of the last members of the Hat Creek outfit, Pea Eye Parker, now married to Lorena - once Gus McCrae's sweetheart. This long chase leads them across the last wild streches of the West into a hellhole known as Crow Town and, finally, into the vast, relentless plains of the Texas frontier.

©2010 Larry McMurty (P)2010 Simon and Schuster Audio

What the Critics Say

"Streets of Laredo is a splendid addition to the literary portrait of McMurtry's native Texas and the West that he has been creating for three decades. It's also one of his most affectingly melancholy books.... The characters are as finely etched as any McMurtry has ever minted." (Newsweek)

"One of McMurtry's most powerful and moving achievements." (Los Angeles Times)

"A marvelous novel in its own right and in every way a worthy successor to Lonesome Dove." (Chicago Tribune)

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    Timothy 02-06-11
    Timothy 02-06-11
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    "McMurtry The Emotion Killer"

    Although I like McMurtry's books, this one just seemed to take the cake when I finished it tonight. It seems to me that Larry loves to introduce his characters into his stories, gets you to love them or hate them, and then kills them off slowly! I think he just likes to play with his "readers-listeners" emotions, similarly to some of his characters "killings". Why else would all the main characters be gone now, in the Lonesome Dove saga's, well......almost gone, only one's left are P-i, Lorena, and barely by a whisker, Call.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jim Dothan, AL, United States 01-15-12
    Jim Dothan, AL, United States 01-15-12
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    "Lonesome Dove Completed"
    If you could sum up Streets of Laredo in three words, what would they be?

    Completed Lonesome Dove.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Streets of Laredo?

    All the bandits were taken care of.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Pea Eye Parker shooting Joey Gaza.


    If you could rename Streets of Laredo, what would you call it?

    I wouldn't rename it.


    Any additional comments?

    These four books have told quite a story & I really hate to see them end.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Marian 08-20-16
    Marian 08-20-16
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    "Different but very good listening"
    What made the experience of listening to Streets of Laredo the most enjoyable?

    Loved the deep character development; rich, colorful and epic in its descriptions


    Have you listened to any of Daniel Von Bargen’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No and at first didn't like but he grew on me and I thought he did an excellent job overall.


    If you could rename Streets of Laredo, what would you call it?

    Freezing to Death on the Border... I don't know, it wasn't a good title but it didn't take away my enjoyment of the story.


    Any additional comments?

    Though there were so many subplots and characters I listened with interest bc I am new to westerns (thanks to Lonesome Dove) and I feel like I learned something about this wild west that used to be. It's history, and it reminds me what was and it's excellent story telling.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jordan Jamerson 08-04-16 Member Since 2012
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    "great story"

    This story is a great and worthy sequel to lonesome dove, I read this story while riding horseback over a period of days and enjoyed every min of this story as it took me through captain calls life after lonesome dove.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer big orange country 07-24-16
    Amazon Customer big orange country 07-24-16 Member Since 2014
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    "disappointing"

    I've loved the other lonesome dove books but this one was not all that great. it could have been about a quarter of the length if the characters hadn't all been harping things repetitively.
    and, though i know some men are scum, all but four of the men mentioned in this story were seemingly leering rapists. i understand things were different then, but really it was so annoying that half the book was thoughts of how the men think poorly of the women.
    maria's character was annoying. why didn't she just let them kill her son?
    overall, mcmurtry just was too repetitious in this one. seems like he was just trying to fill space. it could have been a really great story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin 07-14-16
    Kevin 07-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good but not great like Lonesome Dove"

    I have lived Lonesome Dove for 20+ years. I thought I'd f I bally read this final chapter in the series. It was very good, however, it wasn't great like Lonesome Dove. I'd still very much recommend it to see what happens to Cap'n Call, and the rest of the Hat Creek Cattle Co.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Donald Haynes 06-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Shouldn't Have Read Lonesome Dove First"

    I was not impressed with this book. I fast-forwarded through much if it. The change in characters from Lonesome Dove to this book was too hard to believe. I would not recommend this book for purchase.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 04-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "The best narrator wasted on a boring story"

    With all four of McMurtry's "Call" (what else could you call them at this point?) books behind me, I've come to an unfortunate conclusion: the worst story was given the best narration.

    While I found Will Patton's drawl well suited to Dead Man's Walk and Lee Horsely a fine but ultimately derivative voice for Lonesome Dove (every time Frank Muller said a character's name in Comanche Moon I wanted to scream), Daniel Von Bargen finds a tone that fits perfectly between McMurtry's style and lending (mostly) realistic voice to characters. Some readers here have expressed anger with DVB's "slow" pace, but it's a) not that slow and b) perfectly suited to the repetitive voice of the author.

    If anyone is to blame for the sense of disappointment that constantly fogs around SoL, it's McMurty, who despite writing this voume before DMW and Comanche Moon, managed to resist the temptation in those books to 1) write virtually the same thoughts line after line for each character at times, when it isn't 2) multiple pages of the female characters complaining about the males or 3) a total lack of action. If anyone else listened to these books in chronological order and felt the incredible Comanche characters in Dead Man's Walk were made to sound stupid and uninteresting in Comanche Moon, that's essentially what McMurty does here to every character you liked from Lonesome Dove who lived through that book. Maybe that was his intention, but despite the life DVB brings this story I have a feeling I'd be horribly bored reading it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 04-08-16 Member Since 2011
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    "A Must for Any Lonesome Dove fans"

    The sequel to Lonesome Dove does not fail in any way. Read by a cowboy. Fantastic!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brennen 04-05-16
    Brennen 04-05-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Consistent character name pronunciation"

    At least 4 different characters have names pronounced differently than in Lonesome Dove. The story is great, though the abrupt dismissal of long known characters can be off-putting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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