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.
"A journey of the sweetest suffering"
In The Road, a father and son trek across a burnt-out America, scavenging for anything that will help sustain them through another day, always on the move, always on the lookout, painfully aware that all they have in the world is each other, and that that could change at any minute.
A story about survival at its most basic level, and how love can sustain the human condition; even in the face of utter desolation, providing a fuel to replace food, warmth to replace fire, and a reason to keep on living.
bit of a strange ending, didn't live up to the hype also didn't have enough action for me
"Waste of time"
The story was so slow and didn't really go anywhere. So disappointing, nothing to redeem it in my opinion.
Always meant to read this but never got around to it. Really should have done . . . . forty years ago . . . before it became so dated. As a work in its time I'm sure that it was cutting edge but now, sadly, it is somewhat boring.
Lacked the patience to finish
"It took me a couple of readings and the this superb narration to see the true brilliance of this work"
I am now a big fan of Cormac McCarthy and also of the narrator who performs the narration to the audio version so well. I can say little more than what others have said so well in their positive reviews except this:
This book I dedicate to the good guys of our world. Keep carrying the fire. Goodness will prevail.
To those who read this review and think I have lost the plot mentally, I say read and understand this book. And if you still don't get it, then read it and read it again. This narration is the best out there. Tom Stetchschulte is an awesome reader.
And now I will listen to it again.
And understand more.
"A bit underwhelming"
I stuck with this despite wanting to give up several tines, I just couldn't connect with the nameless characters or find a reason to want to keep listening.