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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,143 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Larry McMurtry Narrator: Dana Ivey Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 1997 ISBN: 9780743546881
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In Terms of Endearment, Larry McMurtry created some of his most memorable characters. He now reintroduces us to Aurora Greenway along with her family, friends and lovers, presenting a funny and bittersweet story about growing up and growing old.

Since her daughter Emma’s death, Aurora has tried her best raising her three grandchildren—but Tommy is in prison; Teddy has just been released from a mental hospital; and Melanie is pregnant and doesn’t know who fathered her child. And through it all, Aurora’s indomitable spirit and humor prevail.

A poignant and refreshing story of human resilience and the ties that bond family and friends, The Evening Star will take its place among Larry McMurtry’s unforgettable classics, and is presented here in an unabridged reading to capture every word of this wonderful novel.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “McMurtry is back on familiar ground: the humid freeways of Houston; land of strong-willed, lusty, indomitable women; and the spineless men who inevitably fail them…Endlessly inventive.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “A tragicomic pageant…McMurtry displays yet again both his large-souled empathy and Dickensian gift for bringing people to vibrant life as quickly as anyone writing today.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “The connections between people in this novel, characterized by humor and serenity, run deep and sympathetic. Yet, as in life, there is a fair quotient of the unexpected and the tragic. McMurtry speaks from the heart with the gentle voice of acceptance. Don’t miss this rare and wonderful book.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mitchell | 11/9/2013

    " I loved this book. I loved that he wrote a book continuing with the life of the ever selfish Aurora. I don't know what it is about McMurtry, but he always makes me fall in love with his characters. There is something about his female characters that always knocks me out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jo Ann | 8/12/2013

    " I loved Lonesome Dove by McMurtry soooo much that I expected to love this one, too...but didn't. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tim | 6/19/2013

    " I was really dissapointed in this book. I like McMurtry as an author. Every male character is weak. Auora, the main character, is so self absorbed I wanted to scream at her. I couldn't wait to finish it. I didn't come around until the last 50 pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 3/10/2013

    " Mr McMurty makes me laugh out loud! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lora | 2/28/2013

    " i just love aurora greenway... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/20/2012

    " I listened to this in the car and found it difficult to push myself out of the car. just a nice story. Sweet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracee | 10/25/2012

    " I'm listening to this book in my car. It's made me laugh and gasp out loud, and the characters feel as if they're different parts of life for everyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerry | 8/20/2012

    " This book was amazing. Aurora Greenway continues to be her overpowering yet gracious self in this sequel to Terms of Endearment. As in all McMurtry books I've read, The Evening Star is rife with life, death, love and sorrows. If I say anything else I will be giving something away. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul Wilner | 12/24/2011

    " This is great, underrated McMurtry "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert Grant | 11/5/2011

    " Actually liked this better than the original book. Seems to be more richly drawn and the story is more involved. Good one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 8/21/2011

    " The ending becomes too mystical for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 7/28/2011

    " As always with Larry McMurtry, this was a great book. I was a little sad at the end that it would be the last time I would read about Aurora Greenway. She may be one of the best characters ever written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy Pierce | 4/26/2011

    " Fun, easy read. It's the sequel to Terms of Endearment. Mostly the rest of Aurora's life and her strange experiences. Just fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 4/25/2011

    " As always with Larry McMurtry, this was a great book. I was a little sad at the end that it would be the last time I would read about Aurora Greenway. She may be one of the best characters ever written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 9/7/2010

    " Once again, I was amazed and thrilled by McMurty's prodigious skills as a writer. Not one word is wasted. His writing is lean, and holds momentum, and his storytelling is masterful.

    Just a fantastic read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerry | 5/5/2010

    " This book was amazing. Aurora Greenway continues to be her overpowering yet gracious self in this sequel to Terms of Endearment. As in all McMurtry books I've read, The Evening Star is rife with life, death, love and sorrows. If I say anything else I will be giving something away. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 2/19/2009

    " The ending becomes too mystical for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/14/2009

    " I listened to this in the car and found it difficult to push myself out of the car. just a nice story. Sweet. "

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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

Dana Ivey was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She received her undergraduate degree at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, and then received a Fulbright grant to study drama at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. She was a member of the Phi Mu sorority at Rollins College. She received an Honorary Doctorate (Humane Letters) from Rollins College in February 2008. She made her Broadway debut playing two small roles in a 1981 production of Macbeth. She has appeared in many film and television roles. Recently Ivey was in the Broadway production of The Importance of Being Earnest as Lady Bracknell.