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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,116 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Larry McMurtry Narrator: Will Patton Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Lonesome Dove Series Release Date:
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Dead Man’s Walk is the first, extraordinary book in the epic Lonesome Dove tetralogy, in which Larry McMurtry breathed new life into the vanished American West and created two of the most memorable heroes in contemporary fiction: Augustus McCrae and Woodrow Call.

As young Texas Rangers, Gus and Call have much to learn about survival in a land fraught with perils: not only the blazing heat and raging tornadoes, roiling rivers and merciless Indians but also the deadly whims of soldiers. On their first expeditions—led by incompetent officers and accompanied by the robust, dauntless whore known as the Great Western—they will face death at the hands of the cunning Comanche war chief Buffalo Hump and the silent Apache Gomez, they will be astonished by the Mexican army, and Gus will meet the love of his life.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Wandering0ne | 2/13/2014

    " A very enjoyable read, start to finish. The author does not waist time or words, is very adept at telling a gripping and compelling story fluidly and with great skill. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Angus MacDonald | 1/26/2014

    " McMurtry does it again with this prequel of Lonesome Dove "

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

    " There are some images and now metaphors in this book I'll remember forever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Wes F | 1/10/2014

    " Another great McMurtry read in the "Lonesome Dove" series--this one a prequel. "

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