Comanche Moon

Author(s): Larry McMurtry
Original Publish Date: Nov 01, 1997
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (23.82 hours)
Product Number: Z100134737
Released: Feb 12, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780743573016
Narrator/s: Frank Muller
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The epic four-volume cycle that began with Larry McMurty's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, Lonesome Dove, is completed with this brilliant and haunting novel - a capstone in a mighty tradition of storytelling. Texas Rangers August McCrae and Woodrow F. Call, now in their middle years, are just beginning to deal with the enigmas of the adult heart - Gus with his great love, Clara Forsythe; and Call with Maggie Tilton, the young whore who loves him. Two proud but very different men, 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. Comanche Moon joins the twenty-year time line between Dead Man's Walk and Lonesome Dove, following beloved heroes Gus and Call and their comrades-in-arms - Deets, Jake Spoon, and Pea Eye Parker - in their bitter struggle to protect an advancing Western frontier against the defiant Comanches, courageously determined to defend their territory and their way of life. At once vividly imagined and unflinchingly realistic, Comanche Moon is a sweeping, heroic adventure full of tragedy, cruelty, courage, honor and betrayal - and the culmination of Larry McMurty's peerless vision of the American West.

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Author(s): Larry McMurtry
Product Number EB00575006
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9781451606546

Professional reviews

"McMurtry and Muller are a fine pair. In his leisurely, polished style McMurtry expounds upon the saga of Augustus McCrae and Woodrow Call (of Lonesome Dove fame), this time focusing on their early years as Texas Rangers. Indian raids, gunfights and grim descriptions of tortures are just part of the action that surrounds their lives. Muller handles McMurtry's wonderful characters with his usual finesse. Muller makes the Rangers's Captain Innish Scull and the black Mexican bandit, Ahumado, particularly memorable. The talents of both author and narrator compel listeners to care for these rough, enduring characters. The narration has to balance the length of the story with the intensity of the action. It wouldn't do to keep the pitch of emotions too high, or listeners would just get plumb tuckered out. R.F.W. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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