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Publisher's Summary

As the world enters a new century, three teenagers forge a future for themselves on the wild Texas grasslands: Gideon Fry, torn between going his way and following his father's footsteps; Johnny McCloud, whose restless spirit finds its solace traversing an open range; and Molly Taylor, the woman they both love. Rugged, bold and volatile, the three of them come of age in this tender and intimate novel of the heart.
©1991 Larry McMurtry (P)1993 Recorded Books

What listeners say about Leaving Cheyenne

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Beautiful and sincere novel

I was looking for a good work of fiction to listen to and feel refreshed, and Leaving Cheyenne was perfect. The narration is spot on, and the story is introspective, charming, and honest. This is one of those novels that you hate to hear end, and I found it hard to stop listening.

8 people found this helpful

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Live life

I really liked this book. It really reminded me of my father and made me not want to waste any time on people who don't really care about you.

5 people found this helpful

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Excellent, simple story

I too was looking for a comfortable book and this hit the spot. McMurtry's characters are so well developed, I felt bereft when the book ended - as if I had known them for years. The story is very simple but not without its own wisdom. Loved it.

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Good book!

I thought it started out a little slow but after a while you get to know your characters and you don't want to put it down. By the end it had me and the story was fun and interesting.
I would very much recommend this book for an easy, entertaining story.
The three different narrators did a great job especially the last one who had the whole Texas drawl and lingo down. He must be from there for sure,

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Larry McMurtry makes the little things in life fun

Would you listen to Leaving Cheyenne again? Why?

Yes enjoyed the charicters

What did you like best about this story?

The story line

Have you listened to any of John Randolph Jones’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes i have and it is as good as all the ones I've listened to in the past

If you could rename Leaving Cheyenne, what would you call it?

3 Friends

Any additional comments?

well worth a listen

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Leaving Cheyenne

This book is a great read.

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Great Story!!

What made the experience of listening to Leaving Cheyenne the most enjoyable?

I loved the Narration. Very griping emotions..

Any additional comments?

Such a sad ending.. Get this book..

4 people found this helpful

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one of the best of the west

This is one of favorite books, I have read it ,3 times and was happy to find it avalible on audible. I shared it withy husband on a recent road trip, he loved it too. It is a great story, romance and historical americana novel. I ISIMPLY LOVE IT.

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Loved it...

Great read. Who new, a western! Memorable characters with a simple and yet complicated story...

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Classic McMurtry

It made me sad and blue, and longing for Texas.
I loved it. Highly recommended.

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