Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2004
CS ISBN 0743527852 $35.00 Six cassettes
CD ISBN 0743527879 $39.95 Seven CDs
The fourth and final novel in Larry McMurtry's Berrybender Narratives features Lord Berrybender and his brood as they are arrested by Mexican authorities and forced to march across the desert to Vera Cruz, escorted by inept Mexican soldiers. Eventually, the family ends up in New Orleans, where they face some difficult decisions. McMurtry, who also wrote LONESOME DOVE, ties up the saga's loose ends in an entertaining way. Actor Alfred Molina's direct yet wry style fits this Western story wonderfully. In addition, Molina's ability to take on various voices adds to the presentation, making this a great conclusion to the bestselling series. D.J.S. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 04]
Sign up to receive FREE email newsletters from AudioFile. Get audiobook recommendations and reviews straight to your inbox.