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Horseman, Pass By Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,072 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Larry McMurtry Narrator: Kerin McCue Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In addition to his 29 books, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry is credited on dozens of screenplays - including the Academy Award-winning Brokeback Mountain.

Horseman, Pass By is a post-World War II classic first published in 1961 and later made into a feature film (Hud, starring Paul Newman). Cattleman Homer Bannon is a walking advertisement for traditional, old-frontier morals - in contrast to his stepson, Hud. Homer's grandson Lonnie is torn between emotions for his father and grandfather as he struggles to define his own identity.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by captain america | 2/9/2014

    " hud is even more of an asshole here than paul newman is in the movie version. and probably not as good looking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Frank | 12/29/2013

    " McMurtry has been one of my favorite authors ever since I read some of his early novels back in the 1970s including Leaving Cheyenne and The Last Picture Show. Horseman, Pass By has been on my shelf for several years and I'm glad I finally got around to reading it. It was a wonderful novel told from the perspective of a young boy, Lonnie, who grew up on a Texas cattle ranch in the 1950s. It really shows the realities of ranch life including the loneliness, hard work, and bad luck. It also details some of the hardships of rodeo life. McMurtry's writing is superb and paints a hard hitting, realistic portrait of this life. This novel was also the basis of the movie Hud that starred Paul Newman in the role. I haven't seen Hud for many years (I need to rewatch it now) but I don't think the movie was very true to the book although Hud was definitely a good movie. Hud is a character in this novel, but not really the focus as in the movie. McMurtry of course also authored Lonesome Dove, the Pulitzer Prize winning novel, and one of my favorites. But where Lonesome Dove was very broad in scope, Horseman is a novel on a more personal level showing the struggles of a ranch family. All in all, a very high recommendation for this and most of McMurtry! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Drew Johnson | 11/23/2013

    " McMurtry is a masterful and captivating writer. It had been years since I had read his Pulitzer Prize winning Lonesome Dove which was terrific. I forgot how good he is. Storyline about a teenage boy on a a ranch coming to terms with the influences in his life isn't for everyone but appealed to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Moonit | 11/23/2013

    " Larry McMurtry is great. I like everything I've read by him, and want to read more. This story is pretty bleak. He's not the kind of author who treats his characters particularly well. They may have hopes and dreams, but McMurtry doesn't really mislead anyone about the likelihood of their coming true. "

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About the Author
Author Larry McMurtry

Larry McMurtry is an award-winning novelist, essayist, Oscar-winning 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 lives in Archer City, Texas.

About the Narrator

Kerin McCue is an audiobook narrator whose readings include Charles Wheelan’s Naked Economics, Larry LcMurtry’s Horseman, Pass By, Stanley Bing’s Rome, Inc, and Tom Bissell’s The Father of All Things.