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Comanche Moon

Comanche Moon

Written by Larry McMurtry

Narrated by Frank Muller


Comanche Moon

Written by Larry McMurtry

Narrated by Frank Muller

ratings:
3.5/5 (437 ratings)
Length:
23 hours
Released:
Nov 1, 1997
ISBN:
9780743573016
Format:
Audiobook

Description

A brilliant and haunting novel richly capable of standing on its own. Comanche Moon completes Larry McMurtry's epic cycle of novels of the American West that began with the Pulitzer-Prize-winning masterpiece, Lonesome Dove.

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.

Comanche Moon joins the twenty-year time line between Dead Man's Walk and Lonesome Dove, as we follow Gus, 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, determined to defend their territory and way of life.

At once realistic and yet vividly imagined, Comanche Moon is a giant of an audiobook and the keystone to a mighty achievement of storytelling. An epic adventure full of heroism, tragedy, cruelty, courage, honor and betrayal, Comanche Moon is the culmination of Larry McMurtry's peerless vision of the American West.
Released:
Nov 1, 1997
ISBN:
9780743573016
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Larry McMurtry is the author of more than thirty novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove. He has also written memoirs and essays, and received an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on Brokeback Mountain.



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  • (5/5)
    I do not think I would have thought to read this series of books if it had not been for Natalie Bradshaw, who sent me Lonesome Dove, the first book of the series, in a Christmas gift exchange.Tracey pointed out to me that the overarching story is a sad one, throughout the series. In light of that, especially, I would not have expected to like the books. McMurtry is a good storyteller.
  • (5/5)
    Romper stomper.This is so much better than the Last Words saloon novel. Not a cliche in sight even though it travels trails well travelled.
  • (4/5)
    Great Far west book, accurate and realistic
  • (4/5)
    I having read the whole cycle, I want to reread Lonesome Dove, now.
  • (4/5)
    Great story about the end of a conflict between the settlers and the Indians in the old days.
  • (2/5)
    Texas Rangers are ineffective at fighting Indians.2/4 (Indifferent).800 pages of aimless rambling.