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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (676 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Larry McMurtry Narrator: Barrett Whitener Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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In Zeke and Ned, Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana have created an American masterpiece: funny, exuberant, compelling, violent, and tragic.

Set in the Cherokee Nation not long after the Civil War, Zeke and Ned is the story of Ezekiel Proctor and Ned Christie, the last Cherokee warriors, living men whose story is not merely legend, but history -- their fates a consequence of the brutal policies which produced the Trail of Tears. As a child, Zeke Proctor walked the Trail of Tears from Georgia to the Indian Territory west of Arkansas, acquiring through that bitter struggle a fierce loyalty to the Cherokee way. Though a family man and a respected member of the Cherokee Senate, Zeke the man is an adventurous charmer, with a family roving eye.

Ned Christie is tall and charismatic, with waist-length hair and a high-cheekboned handsomeness, that appeals to women all over the Going Snake District. But Ned's heart is set on one woman: Jewel Sixkiller Proctor, Zeke's beautiful young daughter. And Ned's long and determined resistance to the relentless pressure of white law unwittingly makes him a hero to the Cherokee people.

Zeke and Ned is a powerful, affecting work dramatizing the long Cherokee struggle against white authority. It is, ultimately, a moving tale about love, honour, loyalty, heroism, and the human condition.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marissa | 2/19/2014

    " I don't have a very good head for history and facts, but McMurtry and Ossana did not lose me. Characters were richly developed (too richly, at times - the plot was often paused to facilitate lengthy narratives of minor characters) and I found myself emotionally invested in their fates. Overall a bittersweet & satisfying read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Casey | 2/18/2014

    " Aside from Lonesome Dove, Zeke and Ned was the most amazing book I've read by Larry McMurtry. I both laughed out loud (and still do) and cried for the character's loss. The tragedy of the Cherokee nation is not fully understood by Americans today. Larry brings us an unforgettable group of characters to give us and up close look at this moment of American history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lela | 1/25/2014

    " Written in the Cherokee Nation after the removal from Georgia, this book was sad, funny, thought provoking and tragic. It winds the lives of several families together with interactions with the hanging judge, Isaac Parker. It is about warrior Indians, drunk Indians, brutal white men, Indian women, White women, and how they interact in often tragic manners. Larry McMurtry always writes engaging novels and this one written with Diana Ossana is no different "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 1/24/2014

    " Zeke and Ned is an historical novel that takes place in the Indian territory just west of Arkansas now known as Oklahoma. These two men are known as the last great Cherokee warriors and the book is filled with violence and death--and love and happiness and family. It's hard to recommend a story like this, although Larry McMurtry is known as the best of tellers of western stories, but if you don't have a weakness at the recounting of bloody encounters, read it. Most of it takes place after the Civil War, long after the Trail of Tears brought the Cherokee from their home in Georgia to the empty Oklahoma plains. It is both sad and wonderful, as a good novel should be. Enjoy! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melodee | 1/14/2014

    " Larry McMurtry can write a Western like nobody else, even Zane Grey or Louis L'Amour. This is a story about two Cherokee Indians who get into trouble. There are moments of suspense, humor, pathos, everything you could want from a good yarn. I found the characters to be quite well-rounded, and I even enjoyed the bad guys. I think the inclusion of some major female characters into the plot really made it complete. I could definitely feel the the influence of McMurtry's co-author, because this book was a little more heartfelt and less graphic than some of his other works. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes a good Western. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Perry | 1/13/2014

    " Seems like a reaction to the portrayal of Native Americans in Lonesome Dove series. Not bad, but a minor work. @PerryMissner "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue z | 1/13/2014

    " What an adventure. I was totally wraped up in Zeke and Ned. Great characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annelaurie | 1/12/2014

    " Hadn't read any McMurtry for quite a while. Liked this one well enough. During August was just trying to read some of the hardback books I had on the shelf so I didn't have to move them! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy Baker | 11/11/2013

    " I found this book to be above average but not great. I thought the characters were quite humorous with strong female characters. Can't go wrong in a book where the women are always right. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzie | 11/3/2013

    " wonderful quirky characters, i was totally transported into their world of the cherokee nation, eeking out a life under the white man's way, with humor and grace and courage and foolishness and violence... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clayton | 10/22/2013

    " my favorite of the McMurtry bio-fictions "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Perkimom | 10/2/2013

    " A good 'ole Injun Western tale by Larry McMurtry...full of salty characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mari | 8/16/2013

    " Well, it wasn't Lonesome Dove. But, what is? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 7/14/2013

    " Great book if you are interested in the area and the time frame. Indian life in easterrn oklahoma back in the day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 7/6/2013

    " This is not a book I would normally have picked up - and I read it quite a while back, but just remember it being a book that I really enjoyed reading. I think I'll pick it up to read again at some point. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marisa | 4/17/2013

    " This was probably the first Western I had ever read that was written from the perspective of Native Americans. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It surprised me because just as I thought the story was basically over and I knew what would happen, something else happened. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Norma | 12/31/2012

    " Definitely did not enjoy as much as Lonesome Dove. It is a sad and brutal life these people lived. A few humorous places, but mostly sad. I read it because of my interest in the Cherokee Nation and all the Indians inhabiting Oklahoma. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erika | 8/27/2012

    " I did not think that I was going to like this book (my dad gave it to me), but I loved it. From the first page to the last page. Overall, the book was pretty sad, but I am glad that I read it. I think that there are many ways to interpret this novel, as well. It is a must read for all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tamar Cohen | 12/27/2011

    " Okay, so I confess I love Larry McMurtry. Ossana did a fair job, this was a perfect book to read on holiday! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 11/11/2011

    " My husband got me reading westerns. Reading all of McMurtry's first. This is yet another great work by him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 11/9/2011

    " I love me a good western!! This was a good western. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bre Mccall-teague | 10/21/2011

    " This is one of my all time favorite books & I have read it 4 times now! Very recommended!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 June | 4/8/2011

    " Good McMurtry story of two Cherokee braves and their lives in the Cherokee Nation after The Trail of Tears. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacki | 2/21/2011

    " I loved this book and would read it again, but someone forgot to return it! This is a fascinating story of two Indians and their families ripped apart by the U.S. After reading it, I felt ashamed for the affliction the Indians faced in what was once their land. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marisa | 1/3/2011

    " This was probably the first Western I had ever read that was written from the perspective of Native Americans. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It surprised me because just as I thought the story was basically over and I knew what would happen, something else happened. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 8/31/2009

    " I found this book to be above average but not great. I thought the characters were quite humorous with strong female characters. Can't go wrong in a book where the women are always right. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randy | 7/22/2009

    " A novel of the Cherokee nation and it's struggle after the Civil War. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clayton | 7/7/2009

    " my favorite of the McMurtry bio-fictions "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 5/27/2009

    " Started a little slow, but turned into a real good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tamar | 5/13/2009

    " Okay, so I confess I love Larry McMurtry. Ossana did a fair job, this was a perfect book to read on holiday! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suez | 9/26/2008

    " What an adventure. I was totally wraped up in Zeke and Ned. Great characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claudia | 7/20/2008

    " McMurty is ALWAYS good. Sorrowful but touching 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

Barrett Whitener has been narrating audiobooks since 1992. His recordings have won several awards, including the prestigious Audie and seven Earphones Awards. AudioFile magazine has named him one of the Best Voices of the Century. He lives in Washington, DC.