Dead Man's Walk by Larry McMurtry audiobook

Dead Man's Walk

By Larry McMurtry
Read by Will Patton

Simon & Schuster Audio

The Lonesome Dove Series: Book 3

14.47 Hours 1
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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 twenty, 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.

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Summary

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A New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

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 twenty, 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“In Dead Man’s Walk, McMurtry uses a simple, wry, immensely accessible storyteller’s voice to ponder the same questions that Melville and Conrad did. This is a great book…Larry McMurtry, at his best here, is one of the finest American novelists, ever. We are lucky he’s around.” Los Angeles Times
Dead Man’s Walk…suceeds marvelously…resurrecting two brilliantly conceived characters and delivering a rousing tale of the Wild West.” San Francisco Chronicle
“McMurtry’s adept storytelling paints a portrait of the wild West that at times is palpable. One can almost smell the campfires, the body odors, and the long-awaited piece of meat after weeks without a proper meal.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“In this prequel to his Pulitzer Prize–winning Lonesome Dove  [McMurtry] shows himself to be in top form…From opening line to last page, this marvelous novel—part soap opera, part slapstick, part tragedy—is impossible to put down.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Larry McMurtry

Author Bio: Larry McMurtry

Larry McMurtry (1936–2021) was an award-winning novelist, essayist, screenwriter, and avid book collector. His novels include The Last Picture Show, Terms of Endearment, and Lonesome Dove, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize. He wrote more than thirty screenplays, including the coauthorship of Brokeback Mountain, for which he received an Academy Award.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 14.47
Audience: Adult
Language: English