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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (591 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Larry McMurtry Narrator: Boyd Gaines Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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Semi-fictionalized biography of Charles Arthur Pretty Boy Floyd, a 1920's era American bank robber. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keith | 2/20/2014

    " This felt like a cross between "Blow" and "The Executioner's Song". Straightforward story telling approach but gives a little more view into what the characters are thinking directly. Too bad it is difficult to know how much is fact and how much is fiction. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy | 2/15/2014

    " It was sad to learn how a good criminal goes bad! NOT! crime is crime and even though this man had a good heart and wanted to have his family he made some disturbingly bad choices which put hime in the sights of an FBI rifle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jpaflas | 2/1/2014

    " Normal well written stuff from LM and a guest co-writer... ok but I just really got into the story... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 1/28/2014

    " This book was really quick-paced and interesting at first and I read about 2/3rds of it in a day. But then, something happened...maybe having two authors finally wore on the narrative. It took me another weeksjust to finish the last third of the book. 3 1/2 stars for the first 2/3rds and 2 stars for the last third. As for the Epilogue? 1/2 star. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pete Morin | 1/28/2014

    " This was an easy book to pick up and hard to put down - not because of any overwhelming drama, but simply because the writing style was amusing and enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula | 1/27/2014

    " I very much enjoyed this story of Pretty Boy Floyd. I didn't know anything about him and wanted to see how much was truth. I was delighted to see that it was based on facts and some circumstances filled in. It's a quick easy read and makes you feel sorry for Floyd. I love McMurtry as a writer but I didn't feel this was one of his best writing wise but the story itself keeps you turning the pages. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dale | 1/23/2014

    " First McMurtry I've read that wasn't a western. I wasn't disappointed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon P. | 1/13/2014

    " I enjoyed this book, clearly not one of Mcmurtry's best, but I think he wrote it more for fun and that's how I take it. Floyd isn't my favorite bank robber, but I like him real fine. This story fills in (read: makes up) some of the unknown stuff that happened between the headlines. Probably will read again next decade. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 1/11/2014

    " I must say I really really liked this book. Part of it was the development of the characters but also the fact that a majority of the book took place in places I've lived or know. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom Poole | 12/29/2013

    " Like all McMurtry books the characters are very real. He makes a gangster into a sympathetic character-not an easy task. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Parsons | 12/20/2013

    " A behind the scenes look at the unlikely development of a popular criminal and the people that made up his world. I don't know how much of this is fact and how much fiction, but it was a fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob | 11/1/2013

    " An interesting story of the Outlaw of the past. Just a country boy who spent most of his time running from the law! Colorful and partially follows fact. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Donald Stevens | 10/30/2013

    " Not my favorite McMurtry. Not bad but not all that good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 10/26/2013

    " I am really excited for the movie now! This was a great book, i loved the descriptions of the places and the economy "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ryan | 6/23/2013

    " This was OK -- the main character was just too dumb. Maybe I'll give it another chance someday. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 5/8/2013

    " Everyone love a book about a bad guy. It was a little smutty but hard to put down. You kind of already know whats going to happen in the end but it's an interesting story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 4/25/2013

    " Not bad, but not my fav by McMurty. Again, a great touch in bringing a time period to life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Coffman | 4/18/2013

    " This was one of the first fiction based on history books I ever read. It really does a great job of depicting the time period and the life of Pretty Bot Floyd. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MpaulM | 4/16/2013

    " I loved this book and could not put it down. Great ending too. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karla (Mossy Love Grotto) | 12/24/2012

    " Written too simplistically, and I didn't get much of a feel for the characters. I was soon bored and it seems like the authors were as well. It only made me want to rewatch the excellent Warren Oates Dillinger movie for the umpteenth time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ns | 5/14/2012

    " Good, but not as good as his Lonesome Dove books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 2/1/2012

    " Well-written interesting view of Charles Floyd. Would get five stars, but I can't get around the fact that McMurtry glorifies a thief and a murderer. Sure, Floyd fell on hard times, but plenty of other people survived that era without having to rob banks and kill police officers "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 9/29/2011

    " My favorite books are ones where I really care about the characters and this one was definitely that way for me. Even though it was a fictional depiction of the life of Pretty Boy Floyd, I loved every minute of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chuck | 9/20/2011

    " A fictionalized version of the life of the 1920's bank robber. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 8/21/2011

    " McMurtry and Ossana make Charley out to be a good guy, driven to his robbing and killing by the law. And maybe he was. This is a good story with lots of other interesting characters like Whizbang Red and Lulu Ash. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 George | 7/21/2011

    " Great start to this one but the rest was a little confusing, in my opinion. I still thought this book was moving and the story was great! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom Haynes | 1/6/2011

    " Larry and Diana make a great writing team. Another winning story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 11/16/2010

    " McMurtry and Ossana make Charley out to be a good guy, driven to his robbing and killing by the law. And maybe he was. This is a good story with lots of other interesting characters like Whizbang Red and Lulu Ash. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karla (Mossy Love Grotto) | 4/25/2010

    " Written too simplistically, and I didn't get much of a feel for the characters. I was soon bored and it seems like the authors were as well. It only made me want to rewatch the excellent Warren Oates Dillinger movie for the umpteenth time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chuck | 4/12/2010

    " A fictionalized version of the life of the 1920's bank robber.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Captainbible | 4/10/2010

    " I loved this book and could not put it down. Great ending too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 12/12/2009

    " My favorite books are ones where I really care about the characters and this one was definitely that way for me. Even though it was a fictional depiction of the life of Pretty Boy Floyd, I loved every minute of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keith | 10/7/2009

    " This felt like a cross between "Blow" and "The Executioner's Song". Straightforward story telling approach but gives a little more view into what the characters are thinking directly. Too bad it is difficult to know how much is fact and how much is fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ns | 7/4/2009

    " Good, but not as good as his Lonesome Dove books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul | 5/3/2009

    " This book is a novelization of a screenplay. Easy, quick read, portrays Floyd as a well-meaning country oaf who fell accidentally into a life of crime. Maybe... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 4/14/2009

    " I am really excited for the movie now! This was a great book, i loved the descriptions of the places and the economy "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jpaflas | 4/3/2008

    " Normal well written stuff from LM and a guest co-writer... ok but I just really got into the story... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 2/1/2008

    " This was one of the first fiction based on history books I ever read. It really does a great job of depicting the time period and the life of Pretty Bot Floyd. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel | 1/29/2008

    " I would have only given it two stars for the writing

    BUT

    it gets three stars because it portrayed J.Edgar Hoover as the cold blooded attention craving bureaucrat that he really was. "

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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

Boyd Gaines’ many film credits include Second Best, I’m Not Rappaport, Heartbreak Ridge, Fame, and Porky’s. He’s won two Tony Awards for performances in the The Heidi Chronicles and the musical She Loves Me. On television he’s appeared in A Woman Called Jackie, A Son’s Promise, and in the popular series One Day at a Time.