Comanche Moon

Written by:
Larry McMurtry
Narrated by:
Frank Muller

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
November 1997
24 hours 0 minutes
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.


The second book of Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove tetralogy, Comanche Moon takes us once again into the world of the American West.
Texas Rangers August McCrae and Woodrow Call, now in their middle years, continue to deal with the ever-increasing tensions of adult life -- 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 the 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. Assisting the Rangers in their wild chase is the renowned Kickapoo tracker, Famous Shoes.
Comanche Moon closes the twenty-year gap 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 the advancing West frontier against the defiant Comanches, courageously determined to defend their territory and their way of life.
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Berva Lorraine Hume

It was a good book. Not sure I would have awarded the Pulitzer Prize, though. I liked that it was long and sweeping, and I certainly became invested in the characters. I have always liked westerns. It was like a prequel to the lonesome dove series, which I loved.

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Thomas L.

I enjoyed going back and picking up the characters as younger becoming the men of Lonesome Dove. The stories were riveting to the point that I covered the entire book in only three days. McMurtry covers a wide range of emotions in a very realistic manner.

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Cyn K.

It was okay, but just okay. I am glad to have finished the four-book series, but this one does not stand out to me among them. Lonesome Dove was definitely the best of the four. This one seems to focus a little too much, in my opinion, on torture scenes and that got to me a little. The narrator was okay, but I often felt as if he affected his voice a little too dramatically.

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Philip A.

Only listen if you are a huge Lonesome Dove fan... and oddly, I'd recommend you listen to this one last though it is 2nd in the chronology. It will explain a lot of why the characters are so rigid and hardened in Lonesome Dove. This is my least favorite in the Lonesome Dove series. Very unfocussed writing that chases rabbits on the rambling thoughts of many minor characters as if trying to fill up a larger book without really contributing more to the story. It's like how you could read every other chapter of Moby Dick and still get the whale chase story... unneeded fluff and lacking in cohesion on the three parts of the book. Not my favorite but a necessary part of the story.

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McMurtry is always entertaining! This 24 hours flew by.

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Luther H.

great book awesome narrator

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Dorothy R.

Very good "read"!

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glenice nickel

Excellent presentation and writing enjoyed this book very much

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