4.5 🌟. Very good book which is mostly about John Henry Holliday , AKA, Doc . He was originally from the South from a well off family. The author‘s descriptions of the sights, sounds and smells put you in Dodge City , in a dusty room with sunlight coming in the window. It seems Doc has a reputation for being something much worse than he really was . Narration by Mark Bramhall was absolutely fantastic. Well worth a read !
I wasn‘t planning to buy anything at McKay‘s tonight, but we all know how that goes... I‘ve been thinking of reading this since I loved The Sparrow so much. MDR hasn‘t written a lot of books, so I grabbed this when I saw it.
(Disclaimer: I listened to the audio) Doc is a story about Doc Holiday, close friend to Wyatt Earp. Part fact, part fiction, and not entirely about Doc, the story maintains momentum but often loses focus as the narrator follows the path of an Earp family member, not coming back to Doc for a chapter or two. I liked the author‘s writing style, and the narration of the audio was great, but I am not sure I will re-read this one.
This was an entertaining & informative listen, though the narrator‘s voice for some of the female characters was grating. Her follow-up book, Epitaph, was better from my perspective because the OK Corral shoot-out provided a specific point in time to structure the narrative around and just felt more complete as a story. This reads more like a biography of Holliday.
Came upstairs to read in bed tonight and found the cat using my daughter‘s foot as a pillow. 😻
I'm reading this right now for my Library book club, I think it is definitely meant to be a #slowburn, I'm not feeling it yet but I hope to enjoy it more as it goes on! And thanks to today's #springishere tonight's dinner is #icecream and wine 🍷 (yes my wine glass is a mason jar, because I'm classy like that!) #septembowie
#TBRtemptation post 4! Born into the life of a Southern gentleman, and trained as a dentist, Dr. John Henry Holliday heads to Texas's frontier for recuperation. He takes up professional gambling with Mária, a classically-trained Hungarian prostitute. In Dodge City's saloons, they strike up a friendship with a lawman named Wyatt Earp. He rest is legend. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook ?
This is a review of the audio book. I recommend this book to anyone who likes historical fiction about the American West. The storytelling drew me in night after night. I enjoyed listening to all 16 hours. Really good narration. Can't wait to start the sequel, Epitaph.
I'm really enjoying listening to this book about the Old West. Every night before bed I am transported to the frontier - the brothels and saloons, gambling and gunfights - and drawn into the colorful lives of legendary characters like Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp. Great narration by Mark Bramhall.