The Last Picture Show

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 238 ratings

The Last Picture Show Publisher's Summary

An almost-true story about a small town in Texas that ought to exist if it doesn’t, with characters like Sam the Lion, the delectable Jacy, and Ruth Popper, the coach’s wife. Set in a small, dusty, Texas town, The Last Picture Show introduced the characters of Jacy, Duane, and Sonny: teenagers stumbling toward adulthood, discovering the beguiling mysteries of sex and the even more baffling mysteries of love. Populated by a wonderful cast of eccentrics and animated by McMurtry's wry and raucous humor, The Last Picture Show is a wild, heartbreaking, and poignant novel that resonates with the magical passion of youth.

©1966 Larry McMurtry (P)1989 Recorded Books
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  • Book 1

    • The Last Picture Show

    • Thalia Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Larry McMurtry
    • Narrated by: John Randolph Jones
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148

    An almost-true story about a small town in Texas that ought to exist if it doesn’t, with characters like Sam the Lion, the delectable Jacy, and Ruth Popper, the coach’s wife. Set in a small, dusty, Texas town, The Last Picture Show introduced the characters of Jacy, Duane, and Sonny: teenagers stumbling toward adulthood, discovering the beguiling mysteries of sex and the even more baffling mysteries of love.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not very good

    • By Randall on 07-02-17

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 2

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  • Book 3

    • Duane's Depressed

    • A Novel
    • By: Larry McMurtry
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Funny, sad, full of wonderful characters and the perfect dialogue of which he is the master, McMurtry brings the Thalia saga to an end with Duane confronting depression in the midst of plenty. Surrounded by his children, who all seem to be going through life crises involving sex, drugs, and violence; his wife, Karla, who is wrestling with her own demons; and friends like Sonny, who seem to be dying, Duane can't seem to make sense of his life anymore.

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  • Book 4

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  • Book 5

    • Rhino Ranch

    • By: Larry McMurtry
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    Legendary author Larry McMurtry—who has both a Pulitzer Prize and an Academy Award to his credit—concludes the story of Duane Moore, who first appeared in the 1966 classic The Last Picture Show.... Fast approaching 70, Duane is adjusting to the loneliness of retirement. Then things get stirred up when a billionaire heiress moves to the area and opens a rhinoceros sanctuary.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Buddies Duane & Billy remind me of Gus & McCall.

    • By L. B. Rouse on 07-14-16

    Regular price: $20.99