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Sin Killer

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Larry McMurtry

Narrated By: Alfred Molina

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: May 2002

Duration: 8 hours 0 minutes

Summary:

It is 1830, and the Berrybender family -- rich, aristocratic, English, and fiercely out of place -- is on its way up the Missouri River to see the American West as it begins to open up.

Lord and Lady Berrybender have abandoned their palatial home in England to explore the frontier and to broaden the horizons of their children, who include Tasmin, a budding young woman of grit, beauty, and determination, her vivacious and difficult sister, and her brother.

As they journey by rough stages up the Missouri River, they meet with all the dangers, difficulties, temptations, and awesome natural scenery of the untamed West.

At the very core of the story is Tasmin's fast-developing relationship with Jim Snow, frontiersman, ferocious Indian fighter, and part-time preacher. Known up and down the Missouri as 'the Sin Killer,' he's the handsome, silent Westerner who eventually captures her heart.

Against the immense backdrop of the American West, Larry McMurtry tracks this engaging family as they make their way up the great river, surviving attacks, discomfort, savage weather, and natural disaster. Sin Killer is an adventure story full of incident, and suspense, as well as a charming love story between a headstrong and aristocratic young Englishwoman and the stubborn, shy, and very American Jim Snow. As big as the West itself, this is the kind of story that only Larry McMurtry can write.

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  • Anonymous

    I liked this story. Especialy the story line about the Daughter and the Sin Killer. I cant wait to read the second book. It does leave you hanging in the end but worth the time.

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  • Anonymous

    THIS IS THE FIRST AUDIO I LISTENED TO BY McMURTRY. I ENJOYED IT AND LEARNED "A BIT OF HISTORY" ABOUT THE FRONTIER OF 1832. LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT EPISODE.

  • Jeff Thomas

    Takes a while to get characters straight, at first I didn't think I would like it. Very entertaining if you can get into the quirkiness of the people. I ended up with this as one of my favorites. This is first of four in the series, enjoyed every one of them.

  • Matthew Thomson

    Between the fascinating story and character development and OUTSTANDING READER, this (and those that follow) are what audiobooks are all about - and should be. The reader understands this is acting, not just reading words on paper and holds the listener tightly. The only dissapointment is that the story ends (sort of). The Berrybenders vary between engaging and almost despicable but the mix makes the story along with the cast of characters met along the way.

  • cdfmg

    This is the beginning of a "mini-series" following a family on adventures in early america. Typical of McMurtry's non-ending, but fortunately, there's another episode to follow.

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