Extended Audio Sample

Download Buffalo Girls Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Buffalo Girls, by Larry McMurtry Click for printable size audiobook cover
3.00072780203785 out of 53.00072780203785 out of 53.00072780203785 out of 53.00072780203785 out of 53.00072780203785 out of 5 3.00 (1,374 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Larry McMurtry Narrator: Betty Buckley Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
Coming Soon! We're adding audiobooks daily and hope to make this one available for download very soon. Submit your vote below to let us know you really crave this title!
Vote this up! This audiobook has 2 votes

In a letter to her daughter back East, Martha Jane is not shy about her own importance: “Martha Jane—better known as Calamity—is just one of the handful of aging legends who travel to London as part of Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show in Buffalo Girls.” As he describes the insatiable curiosity of Calamity’s Indian friend No Ears, Annie Oakley’s shooting match with Lord Windhouveren, and other highlights of the tour, McMurtry turns the story of a band of hardy, irrepressible survivors into an unforgettable portrait of love, fellowship, dreams, and heartbreak.

Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jennifer | 2/19/2014

    " too much of the author in this one, though Martha Jane was extremely charming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Steve | 2/12/2014

    " An historical fiction account of the period after the Wild West has passed its hay day that centers around the character of Calamity Jane. While Calamity is the central character, the novel is as much about Dora DuFran, T. Blue Abbott, Buffalo Bill Cody, and fictional(?) Bartle Bone, Jim Ragg, No Ears, and others, both real and fictional, as it is about Calamity Jane. All the characters struggle in different ways to come to grips with the increasingly settled Wild West, trying to find ways of making a living when their particular skills are increasingly obsolete, and trying to understand and rationalize their own part in the West's history. No Ears, the diminutive, elderly Indian character provides the reflective, philosophical narrator voice that provides much insight into the characters and the times. McMurtry also underscores how these legends, this Western "history," is as much tale as fact through the characters' reflections on the truth of their own and others legendary accomplishments, and directly summarizes this in his very last afterwords to the novel in which he compliments the shades of his many characters "whose stories outgrew their lives." Yet another underscoring of how blurry is the line between historical fact and fiction. An enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Russell L | 2/9/2014

    " good book about the wild west and the colorful characters who made the west "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Julia Mcconnell | 2/7/2014

    " I love McMurtry's language, but this elegy for the Wild West can make you feel blue. "

  • > Show All
Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations