Lonesome Dove Saga

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 6,794 ratings

Dead Man's Walk Publisher's Summary

In Streets of Laredo, McMurtry brought the story ahead, giving us Call in his old age. Now, in Dead Man's Walk, he takes us back to the days when Gus and Call were young Texas Rangers, first experiencing the wild frontier that will form their characters. We also meet Clara Forsythe, the unforgettable young woman whose effect on Gus McCrae is immediate and unshakable. Danger, sacrifice, comradeship, and love give them the strength and courage to survive against the almost insurmountable odds of the frontier.

In Dead Man's Walk, Gus and Call are not yet 20, young men coming of age in the days when Texas was still an independent republic. Enlisting as Texas Rangers under a land pirate who wants to seize Santa Fe from the Mexicans, Gus and Call experience their first great adventure in the barren great plains landscape, in which arbitrary violence is the rule -- whether from nature, or from the Indians whose territory they must cross in order to reach New Mexico.

From the Indians defending their land with unrelenting savagery, to the Texans attempting to seize and "civilize" it, and the Mexicans threatened by both, the reckless men of the untamed frontier make this at once a riveting adventure story and a powerful work of literature.

©2000 Larry McMurtry (P)2000 Simon & Schuster
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  • Book 1

    • Dead Man's Walk

    • By: Larry McMurtry
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,099
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,754
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,747

    In Dead Man's Walk, Gus and Call are not yet 20, young men coming of age in the days when Texas was still an independent republic. Enlisting as Texas Rangers under a land pirate who wants to seize Santa Fe from the Mexicans, Gus and Call experience their first great adventure in the barren great plains landscape, in which arbitrary violence is the rule -- whether from nature, or from the Indians whose territory they must cross in order to reach New Mexico.<

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not Lonesome Dove

    • By Richard on 11-05-08

    Regular price: $35.93

  • Book 2

    • Comanche Moon

    • By: Larry McMurtry
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 23 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,886
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,485
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,484

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • This version is abridged!

    • By Cabby on 08-28-13

    Regular price: $39.93

  • Book 3

    • Lonesome Dove

    • By: Larry McMurtry
    • Narrated by: Lee Horsley
    • Length: 36 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,427
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,302
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,301

     

    Journey to the dusty little Texas town of Lonesome Dove and meet an unforgettable assortment of heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers. Richly authentic, beautifully written, always dramatic, Lonesome Dove will make listeners laugh, weep, dream, and remember. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lee Horsley is perfect!

    • By Kelly on 04-16-18

    Regular price: $55.97

  • Book 4

    • Streets of Laredo

    • By: Larry McMurtry
    • Narrated by: Daniel Von Bargen
    • Length: 21 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,382
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,196
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,200

    The final book of Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove tetralogy is an exhilarating tale of legend and heroism. Captain Woodrow Call, August McCrae's old partner, is now a bounty hunter hired to track down a brutal young Mexican bandit. Riding with Call are an Eastern city slicker, a witless deputy, and one of the last members of the Hat Creek outfit, Pea Eye Parker, now married to Lorena -- once Gus McCrae's sweetheart. This long chase leads them across the last wild streches of the West....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nicely wraps up the lonesome dove saga

    • By ckellymi on 08-27-17

    Regular price: $33.27