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The Evening Star: A Novel | [Larry McMurtry]

The Evening Star: A Novel

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    "NOT 'TERMS OF ENDEARMENT', BUT FUN"
    What made the experience of listening to The Evening Star the most enjoyable?

    The wacky character of Aurora who will not disappoint.


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    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.

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    Venita Glen Allen, VA, United States 08-31-10
    Venita Glen Allen, VA, United States 08-31-10 Listener Since 2008
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    "Terms of Endearment, after the movie"

    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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    Betty Edmonton, AB, Canada 04-08-10
    Betty Edmonton, AB, Canada 04-08-10 Member Since 2003
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    "Extremely Poor Listen"

    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.

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