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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (922 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Larry McMurtry Narrator: Will Patton Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Boone's Lick is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry's triumphant return to the kind of story that made him famous - an enthralling tale of the 19th-century West. McMurtry brings his unique blend of historical fact and sheer storytelling genius to the Cecil family's arduous journey from Boone's Lick, Missouri, to Fort Phil Kearny in Wyoming. Fifteen-year-old Shay describes the journey that begins when his Ma, Mary Margaret, decides to hunt down her elusive husband, Dick, to tell him she's leaving him.

The family sets out across the plains in search of him, encountering grizzly bears, stormy weather, and hostile Indians as they go. With them are Shay's siblings G.T., Neva, and Baby Marcy, Shay's uncle Seth, his Granpa Crackenthorpe, and Mary Margaret's beautiful half-sister Rose. During their journey they pick up a bare-footed priest named Father Villy, and a Snake Indian named Charlie Seven Days, and persuade them to come along.

Boone's Lick is high adventure, a perfect Western tale and a moving love story - it is vintage McMurtry, combining his brilliant character portraits, his unerring sense of the West and his unrivalled eye for the telling detail. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Phyllis | 2/8/2014

    " Another of Larry McMurtry's Old West stories (remember Lonesome Dove?). This one is narrated by a 15-year-old boy as his mother takes the family from Missouri by wagon and river boat up to Wyoming to look for her wandering husband. Thoroughly enjoyable tale about the resiliency of the pioneers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Stacey | 2/8/2014

    " My least favorite by McMurtry. Well written, but lacks oomph. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tanvir Muntasim | 2/3/2014

    " Another good western from the old master, who keeps at stripping away the layers of myth around the old West, but that makes it much more humane, universal and relatable. Smooth and flowing narrative that can be finished in one sitting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mindy | 1/24/2014

    " There were a few mistakes in this book, like Mr. McMurtry wrote it in a hurry, but it was still a fun quick read. "

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