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Sin Killer Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Sin Killer, by Larry McMurtry
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.64 (1,899 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Larry McMurtry Narrator: Alfred Molina Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Berrybender Narratives Release Date:
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It is 1830, and the Berrybender family—rich, aristocratic, English, and fiercely out of place—is on its way up the Missouri River to see the American West as it begins to open up.

Lord and Lady Berrybender have abandoned their palatial home in England to explore the frontier and to broaden the horizons of their children, who include Tasmin, a budding young woman of grit, beauty, and determination, her vivacious and difficult sister, and her brother.

As they journey by rough stages up the Missouri River, they meet with all the dangers, difficulties, temptations, and awesome natural scenery of the untamed West.

At the very core of the story is Tasmin’s fast-developing relationship with Jim Snow, frontiersman, ferocious Indian fighter, and part-time preacher. Known up and down the Missouri as “the Sin Killer,” he’s the handsome, silent Westerner who eventually captures her heart.

Against the immense backdrop of the American West, Larry McMurtry tracks this engaging family as they make their way up the great river, surviving attacks, discomfort, savage weather, and natural disaster. Sin Killer is an adventure story full of incident, and suspense, as well as a charming love story between a headstrong and aristocratic young Englishwoman and the stubborn, shy, and very American Jim Snow. As big as the West itself, this is the kind of story that only Larry McMurtry can write.

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Quotes & Awards

  • One of the 2002 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Fiction

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by John | 2/17/2014

    " This is the second or third time I've read this novel since it was first published, but for the first time I have all four of The Berrybender novels. I'm generally not a fan of westerns, but McMurtry brings realism and a sense of humor to all of his work. Sin Killer benefits not only from the author's eye for detail and authenticity but also an undercurrent of sexiness. Sin Killer is also a fast read, and I mean that in the best possible sense. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Gwyn | 2/15/2014

    " Enjoyed the read. Another good book my McMurtry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Ashley | 2/12/2014

    " It's no 'Lonesome Dove,' (I doubt anything ever will be), but I thoroughly enjoyed this - giant cast of characters, quietly hilarious. Can't wait to read the rest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Mom Vasek | 2/4/2014

    " This is the first in the Berrybender Narratives and they are all entertaining and informative of the history of the West. "

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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

Alfred Molina is a three-time Tony nominee. His many films include An Education, Abduction, Spider-Man 2, Frida, Magnolia, Chocolat, Boogie Nights, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Prick Up Your Ears, Enchanted April, and Jim Jarmusch’s Coffee and Cigarettes. On television he portrayed Deputy D. A. Ricardo Morales on Law & Order: LA and Eric Sanders on Harry’s Law.