Told in the voice of Nellie Courtright, a spunky, courageous, attractive young woman whose story this is in part, Telegraph Days is the big novel of the Western gunfighters that people have been hoping for years Larry McMurtry would write.
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"McMurtry's latest skips through western lore with a wry smile." (Publishers Weekly)
"In his striving to demythologize the West, McMurtry's vision of the reality is compelling." (Booklist)
Insightful, thought provoking and exciting
I loved Nellie. I love Annie Potts so my minds eye saw the physical Annie Potts and the inspiration of Nellie Cartright.
Annie Potts does an outstanding job as the reader for this book. I wish she would do more. Also, a good story.
This book is written more as a narrative-diary than a typical plot-driven novel. It is fun to listen to, but quite raunchy, lots of crude sexual references, but not pornographic.
I'm a big fan of the lonesome dove series and looked forward to this story as another saga by Larry McMurtry. I guess I have a tendency to measure all of his novels by that standard which leaves me lacking for more. having said that, this was a fun story and the narrator does a great job of telling the story and bringing the characters to life.
Its not lonesome dove, but well worth the effort.
Annie Potts is a very good reader. I love Lonesome Dove. But i must say this is weak. There is no plot and just ambling around the old west meeting every famous person. Nothing really happens. I suppose it may be enough to have penned Lonesome Dove, one of my all time favorite books but if you're not going to try to wright something close to that PLEASE STOP.
This is a very fun book to listen to. Annie Potts is responsible. She reads the story about an independent woman whose life intersects with some famous characters of her time, including, among others, Wild Bill Hickok and Wyatt Earp and his brothers.
This is the fourth book I have read by Mr. McMurtry and have enjoyed them all. I recommend it and am off to the next one. Enjoy.
Just an old retired guy, eyesight not as good as it was, so really enjoy listening to these books. Been listening for about 6 years.
Gor this book thinking it was a Western and really it was, but not your normal shootem up roundem up. I really don't like to listen to female narrators but after llistening a while she kinda grew on me. It's a story about girl/woman getting by in the west. Turned out I couldn't stop listening and stayed on to the end and am really glad I did. This story is one that grabs you and you don't want to lay it down (so to speak). Anyway give it a try!!!
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