We join Texas Rangers August McCrae and Woodrow F. Call as they are just beginning to deal with the perplexing tensions of adult life -- Gus, and his great love, Clara Forsythe, Call and Maggie Tilton, the young whore who loves him -- when they enlist with a Ranger troop in pursuit of Buffalo Hump, the great Comanche war chief; Kicking Wolf, the celebrated Comanche horse thief; and a deadly Mexican bandit king with a penchant for torture.
Comanche Moon joins the 20-year time line between Dead Man's Walk and Lonesome Dove, as we follow Gus, Call and their comrades-in-arms -- Deets, Jake Spoon, and Pea Eye Parker -- in their bitter struggle to protect an advancing Western frontier against the defiant Comanches, determined to defend their territory and way of life.
At once realistic and yet vividly imagined, Comanche Moon is a giant of an audiobook and the keystone to a mighty achievement of storytelling. An epic adventure full of heroism, tragedy, cruelty, courage, honor and betrayal, Comanche Moon is the culmination of Larry McMurtry's peerless vision of the American West.
©2000 Larry McMurtry; (P)2000 Simon & Schuster
I have now listened to Lonesome Dove, Dead Man's Walk and Comanche Moon and hated that there were no more books to listen to. I am not a fan of Westerns normally but the character development, story lines and overall writing is amazing. I can't recommend these three books enough. The only thing I question is if I would have listened to them in a different order than how they were published; starting with the prequels first and ending with Lonesome Dove but in any order they are excellent reading/listening. The only negative I can think of is each book was narrated by a different person and I prefer one voice as the when listening to a series.
I thoroughly enjoyed this tale. It was, for me, an easier listen than Lonesome Dove. The characters came alive with the narration of Frank Muller. He was one of the best. Narration by Frank Muller is half the reason that I purchased this book. All of the Larry McMurtry westerns that I have listened to have been great. Frank's reading just made it better.
I disliked the movie so much, that I never even thought about the book for quite sometime. Though as usual, once I checked the book out, I found that it was extremely interesting, and again, as usual, the movie couldn't hold a candle to the book! If you liked "Lonesome Dove", you'll love this book, as it is yet another saga in the series of Gus & Captain Call that preceeds Lonesome Dove. It gives the full background on "Blue Duck", the loathsome character who stole Lorena, and abused her severely in Lonesome Dove.
I recently bought Lonesome Dove, despite thinking I wasn't a fan of westerns, because of its stellar reviews. That book was an amazing saga, classic American drama, and even after the whole 40 hours (if I remember correctly) I wanted more- so I downloaded Comanche moon and another of the prequels (dead men walking?). You know what? I really am not a fan of westerns. If you like cowboys and Indians, you might enjoy this book, but if you're looking for more like Lonesome Dove, skip it, you will be disappointed.
I got this book to hear Frank Muller and knew nothing about Lonesome dove. My advice would be to start at "Dead Man's Walk", the prequel to this book. But this book did stand on it's own feet.
Before Lonesome Dove was Comanche Moon
not much to say if you like westerns Then this is a really good one....
The book is a good follow up to Lonesome Dove...prequel....but the narrator was a big disappointment. Very poor western accent and hard to distinguish between characters.
I am a Holy Bible Thumping, God loving, Holy Spirit following Jesus Freak.
Gus and Call start to get better at rangering.
Gus, Call, Mattie, Clara and Newt.
When they come into Lonesome Dove for the first time.
I don't know.
I have listened to two other books in the series and loved them! I just started listening to this one and am enjoying the book, but the narrator is terrible. Will Patton and Lee Horsley were MUCH better. If I hadn't listened to the other books and loved the characters so much I probably wouldn't have continued to listen to this one.
Highly entertaining and well written historical fiction about Texas Rangers, Comanches and others set during Texas' brief history as a nation. This second of four books in the Lonesome Dove series does not disappoint.
It's fun to follow the progression of the two main characters, Gus and Call, as they're now more experienced at "rangering."
Maggie. She needs a good man.
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