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This is a rare case where the book is not better than the film. If you enjoyed the film (which I did), you might still like the book, but be warned that the book is quite different in a couple of major ways. It's a very slow moving story (in the book), and it doesn't help in this case that the narrator reads it at a slow, deliberate pace. It's a matter of taste, I know, but I did not care for the narrator of this title. Some of the voices he affected for a few characters were downright annoying. Fortunately, he does not adopt such voices for any of the primary characters. Not a waste of time, but not as good as I had hoped, based on the movie.
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What made the experience of listening to Open Range the most enjoyable?
The story itself.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Sue Barlow, she is an inspiration to the Open Rangers. She is beautiful and dedicated to doing good.
What does Barrett Whitener bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
He has a lot a emotion in his voice.
If you could take any character from Open Range out to dinner, who would it be and why?
Sue Barlow, she is an interesting person.
Any additional comments?
A must listen for Cowboy or Western book lovers.