Sin Killer: A Novel

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Simon & Schuster, 2002 - Berrybender family (Fictitious characters) - 431 pages
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Follows the adventures of the Berrybenders, a large, noble English family traveling the Missouri River in 1832. This deeply self-absorbed and spoiled family leaves England for the unknown of the American West, based solely on a "whim" and Lord Berrybender's desire to "shoot different animals from those he shot at home." The novel joins the family as they make their way toward Yellowstone aboard a luxury steamer, accompanied by a motley assemblage of servants, guides, and natives. Along the way, this "floating Europe" and its bickering, stubborn passengers encounter constant adversity, including warring natives, hellacious weather, accidental deaths, and kidnappings.

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User Review  - LynleyS - LibraryThing

I listened to this via audiobook. The narrator made a good job considering how many different accents he had to cover -- American, upper-class English, working class English, Irish, Welsh. If you ... Read full review

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User Review  - addunn3 - LibraryThing

First in the Berrybender series of four books about an aristocratic family that adventures into the new American West in 1832. Some lively characters, and as befitting Mr. McMurtry, quite a few of them end up dead. A few historical figures also pass through the pages. Read full review


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