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Boone's Lick by Larry McMurtry
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Apr 22, 11

bookshelves: westerns
Read from April 14 to 22, 2011

Innocuous bildungsroman as told by 15 year old Missouri native Sherman (Shay) Cecil. The main story Shay tells us revolves around a dangerous wagon and riverboat trek westward that he and his family take in search of his 'deadbeat' dad. Along the way they meet preachers Indians grizzlies antelope buffalo and the remnants of the Indian wars.
I listened to the audiobook version brilliantly narrated by actor Will Patton (he has a distinct voice for each character).
The journey of the Cecil family was enjoyable to listen to, but the epilogue denouement, in which the characters each go on to extraordinary success, was unsatisfying, unbelievable and unnecessary.
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04/19/2011 "Audiobook version read by will Patton. I'm on tape 5 of 6."
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