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Publisher's Summary

Lonesome Dove is a dusty little Texas town where heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers embody the spirit and defiance of the last wilderness. Larry McMurtry's American epic, set in the late 19th century, tells the story of a cattle drive from Texas to Montana, a drive that represents not only a daring foolhardy adventure, but a part of the American Dream for everyone involved. Lee Horsley, one of TV's most popular leading men and star of the Old West series Paradise, narrates this compelling saga.
Copyright ©1985 by Larry McMurtry, All Rights Reserved; Copyright (P)1992 Dove Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

  • Pulitzer Prize Winner, Fiction, 1986

"Everything about Lonesome Dove feels true....these are real people, and they are still larger than life." (The New York Times Book Review)

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great story. audio could use a touch up

Loved the story, but had trouble with the audio. Some parts were too quiet, others too loud. Someone should remaster this one and fix it. The performance is good enough to merit the work.

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Amazing Story..Awful Audio

What did you love best about Lonesome Dove?

The story behind Lonesome Dove is amazing. You are kept wanting more and always wondering what the other story line is up to. I really enjoyed the entire book.

Which scene was your favorite?

The scenes from the rescue are my favorite.

Who was the most memorable character of Lonesome Dove and why?

Gus was my favorite. His character ties every single story back together.

Any additional comments?

The story was great again. The audio would sometimes be faint and then get extremely loud without warning. It was very frustrating.

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  • Marquis
  • Las Vegas, NV, United States
  • 05-09-16

Great American story telling

The story took a little to truly get moving due to character development.
I actually realized that I was just being a product of microwave society.
This book was absolutely amazing.
I fell in love with the characters and completely loved the the ending.

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A true classic

A great Western Epic. Vary good narrative. I just can't believe this was such a good story. This bucks the mainstream and gives a vary human approach to the classic western. It does not bother insulting the audience with good things always happen. The story does not leave all things summed up but in a good way. Its just is.

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Well I'll be . . .

MiNistry's classic western voiced perfectly by Lee Horsley, I simply couldn't put it down AGAIN!

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Second greatest story ever told.

Aside from the gospel of Jesus the Christ, None are better. It was a shame that it was so short.

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  • Scott
  • Palestine,TX USA
  • 04-16-16

Outstanding

My favorite reading of this classic story. Even if you have read the book and seen the movie this is still worth the listen.

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one of the best stories ever!!

One of the best books I have ever read and or listened to. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting a great adventure with some o the most interesting characters.

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long journey

Good story well told. Lee Horsley did a great job of voice acting. If you like a long storied western this is for you.

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Wonderful!

Ive always been a fan of McMurtry's writings and have seen the Lonesome Dove series many times. Although it follows the book close enough there are some elemental figures and moments missing. Not to mention the exceptional vocal characterizations of Lee Horsely. This was an excellent book and performance, one which i know i will revisit.