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.
©2006 Larry McMurtry. All rights reserved.; (P) 2006 Simon & Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.
"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)
I'm a big fan of McMurtry. This is not one my favorite books of his. It's really good, but I'd read other books of his first if I were you. BUT that being said, Annie Potts was one of the best readers I have ever heard of my entire Audiobook experience. She did a fantastic job.
This is a ridiculous story. Marie Antoinette "Nellie" Courtright is a beauty courted by George Custer, Bill Hickock and two Earp brothers, in addition to a host of non-famous beaus. She works for Buffalo Bill Cody, gets the best of Jesse James, meets Billy the Kid and General Sherman, and witnesses the gunfight at the OK Corral.
I enjoyed this because it's funny, and Annie Potts' narration is perfection. She made me want to keep listening. It would be a quick read on paper, but it's so much better, and time well spent, on audio.
??? - I'm sure something from Mcmurtry, Puzo, or Stephen King
I soon forgot it was Annie Potts reading and simply felt the charactor thru her performance.
Maybe, if they were an Annie Potts fan.
Listening to Annie Potts was very enjoyable. The plot was a little on the silly side, especially if you are expecting another Lonesome Dove.
Just a very pleasant voice with an accent that seems very appropriate for the subject matter.
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