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Comanche Moon Audiobook

Comanche Moon

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Publisher's Summary

Comanche Moon completes Larry McMurtry's epic cycle of novels of the American West that began with the Pulitzer-Prize-winning masterpiece, Lonesome Dove.

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

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    Steven Bakersfield, CA, USA 04-25-09
    Steven Bakersfield, CA, USA 04-25-09 Member Since 2014
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    "Before Lonesome Dove was Comanche Moon"

    Before Lonesome Dove was Comanche Moon
    not much to say if you like westerns Then this is a really good one....

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Dale 03-23-17
    Dale 03-23-17 Member Since 2015
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    This is a very good ending to the series, Lonedove. I am sure you will love it.

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    Robert B. 02-17-17
    Robert B. 02-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    one of the best westerns of all time. riveting from start to finish, well told story

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    James Biesty 12-08-10 Member Since 2010
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    "A nice follow up to Dead Man's walk"

    Same graphic gnarly book as Dead Man's walk with some new characters and many old ones. All you love and some you fear but it's a great book. Might not have been the best ending but what a fun ride. I must admit captain Skull and his wife are very amusing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    S. Hoyte Salinas, Ca. USA 05-18-09
    S. Hoyte Salinas, Ca. USA 05-18-09 Member Since 2001

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    "The Old West Comes Alive"

    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.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah 01-01-09
    Deborah 01-01-09
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    "Poor narrator"

    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.

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    Tracy 10-16-12
    Tracy 10-16-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Poor narrator"

    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.

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    Jeffrey Wieseman 10-21-11 Member Since 2007

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    "McMurtry and Muller!"

    I will always remember watching the premiere of the Lonesome Dove mini-series with my Dad, during my teenage years. Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones were mesmerizing. I never got around to the books until recently. Finished the series with this one. Frank Muller was a narrating genius. Larry McMurtry is a literary genius. If I had to choose a favorite of the series this would be it!

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    Robert A McAuley WOODLAND, CALIFORNIA, US 07-02-17
    Robert A McAuley WOODLAND, CALIFORNIA, US 07-02-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Another masterful tale of the frontier"

    I am compelled by the friendship between two men who see the world with vastly different eyes and yet trust each other with their lives and do so over decades. In truth,however,the Indians steal the show.

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    Victoria 06-21-17
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    It was an amazing book and tied everything in very well. I loved it and will listen to it many more times.

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