a story line to begin with...
Nothing from MacCarthy for a while.
If you think this book deserves 4 or more stars, you really should start picking out better books... there are so many A LOT better than this one..
Story is okay, but soooo slow and boring and true the narrator doesn't help.
Half way the book you kinda got a idea where is going to and why, before that, nothing happens....
Great listen from the start to the finish. Loved the quotes: stop, rewind, and listen to them again and again, finding a new meaning every time...
Watched the movie to put the faces on the protagonists. Movie was disappointing: thoughts and feelings can only be expressed in words...
Crazy red head who's head over heels about family, friends and life in general!
First, I bought this book because it was the daily deal. Second, I'm glad I didn't waste a credit on it. The road is set in post apocalyptic times. The reader is never told exactly what happened to create the situation, nor are they told exactly were the characters are. It's essentially a book set in nowhere, some time in the future with very little back story. That being said, the writing is vivid and beautiful but with essentially no story. We follow a man and his child trying to get to the coast hoping that something will be there. They run into a few other characters on the road, none of which are well developed and they have very little interaction with them. The author gives small glimpses into occurrences prior to the trip, but leaves the reader with more questions than answers. I kept waiting for something to happen, for the plot to thicken, for the zombies to come out....ANYTHING would have been better than the nothing this story left me with. The writing talent of this author is undeniable when it comes to painting a picture. I could often see myself standing beside the characters due to the vivid descriptions. If beautiful words and descriptions are all you need, by all means give this book a try. If a well developed story line is important, I'd skip it.
this book never explains pass never get better I kept waiting for it to get better but no luck'
its depressing from start to finish
This is a must "listen" if you have not seen the movie yet. I understand that this type of story is not for everybody, however the text itself is extremely good. This is well written and well narrated. I read (listen to) that book two months ago and I still have pictures of this audio book in my head.
The story was great and so was the narrator but the author never explains how the world became an unliveable place. The author never gives the main character names just calls them "the man" or "papa" and "the boy". Then the ending leaves you hanging.
This is a gripping story. I can only hope our world never reaches this level. As must read for all you survival enthusiasts.
Love Horror ANYTHING! Favorite is Hammer Horror/Gothic on the screen. Love Zombie and Vampire books. Apocalypse especially! Have tinkered w/supernatural romance - but the horror part is what kept my interest.
I would recommend it to those who can handle a realistic view of a future desolated earth. It is very raw and dark. To those, yes I would recommend it highly.
Pretty much stands alone.
He kept the mood of the book with his inflections/tone.
Excellent book about the desolation of the earth post apocalypse. A love between a father and son, and his attempts to keep his son "going" despite multiple almost impossible challenges.
devastatingly, horribly beautiful.
When the man and the boy are hiding in the woods, waiting to escape the group in the house, and the man knows he may have to kill his son. The love that it would take to do this most horrifying of things is palpable.
This is the first, and I will look for him again. He does a superb job.
Yes...I took the long way home so that I could keep listening.
This is a story that will stay with me for a long time.
I think Cormac McCarthy is one of the best living writers... and The Road is a work of art; like a painting it needs to be observed carefully until every stroke from the brush to the canvas is filled with meaning and feeling.
You might compare it to The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, because of it's infinite sadness and incredible hatred to the human condition.
Tom gives a personal tone, intonation, accent and sound to each one of the characters and his performance gives the listener a great deal of realism.
We carry the fire inside.
Do not read if you are feeling depressed... This novel is not a happy story.