If you want to listen to whining child for hours on end, this is the book for you. I can sum up the first 2hrs, after that I stuck a fork in my ear to end the pain. Poppa I'm scared, it's ok, Pappa I'm hungry, it's ok. Pappa this pappa that, it's ok it's ok (truth is it's not ok). Unfathomable how anyone gave this a good rating. Maybe it get's better later, couldn't get worse. Gotta give anyone who listened to the whole thing credit for their perserverance.
I cannot say I loved this post-apocalyptic novel, it's too bleak and sad. I downloaded it because of McCarthy's reputation as a great story-teller & it's worth listening to just for the sheer experience of his skill as an author. However, the narrator over-dramatised the father and his son, reading emotions into the story I felt weren't there, and therefore making both characters unlikable. I could not separate the reading from the story. I believe the reading of the story should be almost invisible so one can lose oneself in the story. That never happened. Not for one minute did I feel captured within the story because of the way it was read.
I would just like to say that I liked the book.I cried alot.I would not mind listening to any other books by the authur.I can not wait to see it in movie form.
This book went on and on with inane dialog between the two characters, and it never "went" anywhere. I kept hoping for something to happen, but was disappointed all the way through. Dark and depressing.
Immigration lawyer in Kansas City. I like Character driven dramas, fantasy (monsters, magic and witches oh my!) and coming of age stories. Favs include: The Book Thief, The Game of Throne series, Harry Potter Series, Dresden Files, Nightside series, anything by Neil Gaimen, 100 Years of Solitude.
The story was very engaging and the narrator was awesome, but what a downer! Seriously. I can't say I really like the story because it was about a boy and his father trying not to starve to death or be eaten by the bad guys in a post-apocaliptic world where the sun does not shine and there are no cities or food or animals. I gave it 3 stars, really 3.5 would have been better because I generally like happier stories, or at least stories that don't make me want to shoot myself after listening to them.
I tried and tried to find the hidden meaning, to discover my "aha" moment and realize what all the hype was over this book. When it ended I still hadn't found it. I was truly disappointed and at times, revolted by this book.
I normally don't comment on books, but this one I could not resist. I thought it would be insightful about the human condition in difficult times. Instead, it was boring. The author just went on and on about uninteresting details regarding walking, cooking, clothing, and weather. Even the reading was bad. I am never getting another Oprah book.
A story, a plot, something, anything. My dog could have conceived a better story. I have had many disappointing books but this one is at the top of the list of wasted time and credit.
There was absolutely no plot to this book; besides "the man" musing about his surroundings there is nothing to this book. If you like the word "okay" then this book is for you. The word okay was used at least 1,000 times; it was in every other line and I kept listening to see if I could figure out what happened to them to no avail. I made it to the end and wanted to pull my hair out.
The narrator was fine with the mindless drivel that he had to work with.
Stay away. I would have given it -0 stars if I could.
The author seems to exagerate all the time the darkness of every moment. Its very presumptuous.