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Lonesome Dove Audiobook

Lonesome Dove

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Why we think it's Essential: I first listened to Lonesome Dove with some trepidation. Could the likeable star of TV's Matt Houston really handle McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize-winning genre-transcending Western? I shouldn't have worried. Lee Horsley inhabits McMurtry's language and characters like a pair of trail-beaten boots, indulging the laid-back roughness of his own Texas roots to bring the tale of Gus McCrae, Woodrow Call, and the Hat Creek Outfit to spirited life. —Ed Walloga

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.

What the Critics Say

  • 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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    Gregory United States 01-14-16
    Gregory United States 01-14-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Like Having Gus & Call in your Hand"

    A fine performance and a wonderful story. What more can you possibly want? Well, perhaps world peace, but in lieu of that.....

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    E. Holby Nantucket, MA USA 12-18-15
    E. Holby Nantucket, MA USA 12-18-15

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    "Favorite"

    This is one of my favorite audio books. Much better than the movie. I have listened to it 3 times in the last 15 years.

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    Don 12-17-15
    Don 12-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Lonesome Dove to be better than the print version?

    I watched the Mini-series, Yes it took me 3 tries to get through the first hour, but after that I was Hooked. I had to watch the other 3 VHS tapes immediately--Yes, that be pre-DVD.Listening to Lee you can tell that he had also seen the video, because many of the characters had the same style as the actors had.


    What other book might you compare Lonesome Dove to and why?

    Not sure about his other books but I have seen several others..... He can tell a great story, and make you believe it actually happened...


    What does Lee Horsley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Like I said above. He portrayed the characters as they had been in the mini-series or vis-versa not sure if this audio or the video came first...


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    smc 12-08-15
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    "Great story, lousy sound engineer"

    Ok, this is one of the best western stories ever written. I looked forward to a great listen. But the sound engineer must have been asleep at the board! Lee Horsley does a good job with the narration. Be prepared to adjust the volume regularly though.

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    IHeartShoes 12-04-15
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    the story was well thought out and offered a lot of historical references and nature stories that I really like.

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    💖luvsPrime🌟 Phoenix, AZ 12-03-15
    💖luvsPrime🌟 Phoenix, AZ 12-03-15 Member Since 2017

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    "The best Western ever written."

    I bought this book with low expectations and was completely blown away! Lee Horsley is an amazing narrator. I found myself unwilling to press the pause button. This story is amazing and took me by surprise the whole way.
    If you make the great decision to listen to this book, be prepared for adventure, longing, and surprise.
    Why this production is not listed as a Lee Horsley signature recording is beyond me.

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    Armando Benavidez 12-02-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Riveting..."

    It's gritty, brutal, but beautiful. You sit in your car not wanting to stop playback.

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    "Great writing, great performance, hohum production"

    I loved the story. I loved the voicing. I was startled St times by the telephone ringing in the background... I presumed the talent was reading in a soundproof booth, but not really. Office staff conversations and telephones detracted a tiny bit. But the whole thing was a really good listen! Thank you!!!

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    Jennifer 11-13-15
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    "best audiobook i've ever enjoyed."

    great performance. such a well written story with great characters. do yourself a favor and get this book and share widely

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    Jessica ROMA, Australia 11-10-15
    Jessica ROMA, Australia 11-10-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Poor narration but wonderful story"

    The narrator was flat out distinguishing between two or three characters. It was interesting to note, however, that the miniseries and the book correlated so well. There was very little variance in the first part, it seemed almost word for word. Definitely worth a credit.

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