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The Wandering Hill: A Novel Audiobook

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,096 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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In The Wandering Hill, Larry McMurtry continues the story of Tasmin Berrybender and her family in the unexplored Wild West of the 1830s, at that point in time when Lewis and Clark are still a living memory, and when the clash between the powerful Indian tribes of the Missouri and the encroaching white Americans is about to turn into full-blown tragedy.

Amidst all this, the Berrybender family—English, eccentric, wealthy, and fiercely out of place—continues their journey of exploration, although beset by difficulties, tragedies, and the increasing hardships of day-to-day survival.

Abandoning their luxurious steamer, which is stuck in the ice near the Knife River, they make their way overland to the confluence of the Missouri and the Yellowstone. Tasmin is about to become a mother, living with the elusive young mountain man Jim Snow. Theirs is a great love affair, lived out in conditions of great risk.

From the murder of the iced-in steamship’s crew to the appearance of the Partezon, a particularly blood-thirsty Sioux warrior with a band of over two hundred, The Wandering Hill is at once literature on a grand scale and riveting entertainment by a master storyteller.

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  • “McMurtry…continues the momentum he built with Sin Killer, offering graceful storytelling, wonderfully dimensional realism, and deadpan wit. The wintry Wandering Hill, however, diverges from Sin Killer‘s madcap activity to further consider the inner lives of many of its splendid characters. McMurtry will have his fans clamoring for an answer, though delighting in his wandering path toward a resolution.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Mrs. Doglvrs | 2/19/2014

    " I enjoyed this book as much as the first... maybe even more since it was an audiobook, and the person reading it is a GENIUS with the accents! :) I hope I can get the 3rd book of the trilogy in audio format. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Anne Duggan | 2/3/2014

    " So I got a copy (a first edition!) of the first of the Berrybender Narratives for Christmas. Now I have to keep reading to see how that craaaazy family's adventures turn out! Don't I have enough to read??!? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Sandy | 1/29/2014

    " Larry McMurtry, America's best story teller, continues the Barrybender series. His descriptions are so wonderful, it's like you are there. This book was read by Alfred Molina - truly fabulous. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Mary Gunderson | 1/26/2014

    " Enjoyed the characters and picking up on what's true and what's exaggerated. Good as audio book. "

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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.