"A beautifully narrated story."
A superb story of a Father and son and their fight to survive. Of a fathers fierce protection and a boys faith and love. Beautifuly narrated.
"A little bland"
This book is ok. There are parts that are a bit exciting but on the whole it feels like not much happens.
The only reason I wouldn't is because there are so many audiobooks to listen to - but if I had to pick one then this would probably be my re-listen. It was so good,
The man (unnamed) - his determination to keep going in the face of hopelessness.
No, this was my first one
I wish. I definitely listened for longer than I normally would have
I found the ending a tad disappointing. But only a tiny smidge. I am nit picking but there is still something about his decision to leave the boy alive that smacks of inconsistency. And then for the boy to be rescued just like that by the only other good people on the road - it added a note of implausibility. Which shows you how well written the rest of the book was if that was the thing I struggled to believe in a post apocalyptic world.
"Brutal and brilliant"
Grim, touching and tense.
It's more plausible and less gory than The Walking Dead comics and similar in post apocalyptic tone to Stephen King's The Stand.
He has the right gravel in his voice to match the grit of the story. No pun(s) intended.
When the Man remembers what happened to his wife...There are plenty of heartbreaking moments though!
This is a heavy going listen but it's not without hope as I feared it may be.
"A perfect book!"
This is one of the best novels that I have listened to and I have listened to hundreds..
I loved Blood Meridian, What a Carve Up, The Wasp Factory, Wolf Hall, the Flashman books, CJ Sansom any book that transfixes you and makes you want to read more. I don't like comparisons-books should be unique. Cormac McCarthy's spartan style and evocations of landscapes is exceptional.
I particularly enjoyed the way he continually conveyed the dread and terror in the boy and the constant and empathetic despair in the man.
I know, obviously, that a film has been made, but imagination is much more potent than celluloid.
An author whose intellect and imagination can create a novel like this, should be able to sweep off supermarket shelves ghost written celebrity memoirs, cook books and all that nonsense.
"A great listen!"
I had watched the film of this and still found it a great book to listen to. It's the harrowing tale of a father and son trying to survive years after the end of civilisation. There are no zombies, no mutants just people trying to survive in a place were no laws exist and everyone is out for themselves. There's some disturbing moments, and yet at the heart of this is the love of a father and son. It's a really beautiful book and very easy to listen to.
Was glued to the story from start to finish. kept me hooked in the whole way
"Won an Award?"
I don't think so.
Highly descriptive allowing you to build a good minds eye of each scene but quite frankly it lacks content and is just plain predictable.Imagine a trip south from a cold clime in search of a more pleasant climate after an apocalyptic event, add a few little incidents of a predictable nature on the way along with the naturally complex relationship between a father and his young son.That's it, done. No need to read it now.Clearly I must be a philistine as I can't see the greatness other reviewers seem to have found.
My favourite novel beautifully narrated. Such a pleasure to listen to. I'm tempted to start again straightaway!!
Hard to imagine a more profound novel. Not always an appealing narrative but so powerful.