The Berrybender Narratives
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  • 1
    Sin Killer: Volume 1 of The Berrybender Narratives | Larry McMurtry

    Sin Killer: Volume 1 of The Berrybender Narratives

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Larry McMurtry
    • Narrated By Alfred Molina
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Against the immense backdrop of the American West, Larry McMurtry tracks the Berrybender's as they make their way up the great river, surviving attacks, discomfort, savage weather, and natural disaster. Sin Killer is an adventure story as big as the West itself, full of incident, and suspense, as well as a charming love story between a headstrong and aristocratic young Englishwoman and the stubborn, shy, and very American Jim Snow.

    Unemotional characters are brutally honest

    As a huge fan of Lonesome Dove I looked forward to reading Sin Killer. This very well-written story failed to grab me as Lonesome Dove did, but was s..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 27 2003 by Erin (Alexandria, NH, USA)
  • 2
    The Wandering Hill: Volume 2 of The Berrybender Narratives | Larry McMurtry

    The Wandering Hill: Volume 2 of The Berrybender Narratives

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Larry McMurtry
    • Narrated By Alfred Molina
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Larry McMurtry continues the story of Tasmin Berrybender and her family in the Wild West of the 1830s. This is the point in time when mountain men and trappers like Jim Bridger and Kit Carson, though still alive, are already legendary figures, and when the clash between the Indian tribes and the encroaching white Americans is about to turn into tragedy.

    Outstanding

    This installment is even better than the first, Sin Killer. The combination of McMurtry's writing and Molina's versitile performance makes for great l..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 13 2003 by Skeptical consumer (East coast, USA)
  • 3
    By Sorrow's River: Volume 3 of the Berrybender Narratives | Larry McMurtry

    By Sorrow's River: Volume 3 of the Berrybender Narratives

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Larry McMurtry
    • Narrated By Alfred Molina
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    At the heart of this third volume of his Western saga remains the beautiful and determined Tasmin Berrybender, now married to the "Sin Killer" and mother to their young son, Monty. Although Tasmin intends Montyto be an English gentleman like his grandfather, he lives the childhood of a savage.

    A perfect conclusion to an outstanding trilogy!

    Each book of the Berrybender trilogy has been better than the last. Narrator Alfred Molina continues to impress with his retinue of superb voices and..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 14 2004 by Sanford Rosenberg (Richmond, VA)
  • 4
    Folly and Glory: Volume 4 of The Berrybender Narratives | Larry McMurtry

    Folly and Glory: Volume 4 of The Berrybender Narratives

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Larry McMurtry
    • Narrated By Alfred Molina
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In the final volume of The Berrybender Narratives, Tasmin and her family are under arrest in Mexican Santa Fe. Tasmin, who would once have followed her husband anywhere, is no longer even sure she likes him, or where to go next. Captain Clark, of Lewis and Clark fame, is puzzled by the great changes sweeping over the West, replacing red men and buffalo with towns and farms.

    Great story, great characters

    I thoroughly enjoyed this saga, all four books. McMurtry did not disappoint with great characters, tying in historical characters and events, and brin..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 07 2011 by morebooks99 (Molalla, OR, United States)