In Terms of Endearment, Larry McMurtry created some of his most memorable characters. He now reintroduces us to Aurora Greenway along with her family, friends and lovers, presenting a funny and bittersweet story about growing up and growing old.
Since her daughter Emma's death, Aurora has tried her best raising her three grandchildren -- but Tommy is in prison; Teddy has just been released from a mental hospital; and Melanie is pregnant and doesn't know who fathered her child. And through it all, Aurora's indomitable spirit and humor prevail.
A poignant and refreshing story of human resilience and the ties that bond family and friends, The Evening Star will take its place among Larry McMurtry's unforgettable classics, and is presented here in an unabridged reading to capture every word of this wonderful novel.
©1993 Larry McMurty (P)1997 Simon & Schuster
I cannot remember when I have last read(listened to) a worst book. It was a struggle for me to get through all three parts. The characters are not believable and the dialogue is dreadful.
The narrator deserves an Emmy for her reading skills. Aurora's voice was the best.
As for the story, a tad too much sex for my tastes. I did come to adore Aurora and Rosy. I cared enough about the other characters that when they died I was almost sad.
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The wacky character of Aurora who will not disappoint.
If you enjoyed 'Terms of Endearment', you will delight hearing Aurora deal with her 3 grandchildren and they with her. The plot was weak, but the characters stole the show. The narrator was better than average.
I truly liked this book. One person narrated the whole book, but had different voices for the characters. I loved the opening with the bickering between, Rose, the maid, and Aurora, the spunky 70(?) widowed woman. Aurora is lively and sassy, just as she was in the movie, Terms of Endearment. Many laughable moments and yet some sad ones as well. B+ rating all the way. Ending could have been a little smoother.
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