I did not know if I was going to like a "western" book as I had not read any before this one, but decided to give it a try anyway... and I'm glad I did. The pace and voice of the narrator really did justice to the lyrical quality of the writing. Lovely!
Frank Muller does a wonderful job with this strong moody text. He captures the different voices without overdoing it.
Although this book had a slow pace the character was quite refreshing and redeeming. I frequently listen at bedtime so the slower pace doesn't bother me I still enjoyed the story.
I was sucked into purchasing this audio book by all the glowing reviews and prestigious rewards, but honestly, this book is really dull. I kept waiting for it to get better but I'm half way though and I just can't take it anymore. The author just drones on and on and so does the narrator. Maybe I'm just unsophisticated, but I would advise anyone thinking of purchasing this audio book to listen to a sample first to be sure it appeals to you.
This may be the best reading I've ever heard. The book is a knockout, of course, although McCarthy is not for the faint of heart. I only wish Audible had the same reader do the rest of the Border Trilogy.
I can't add much to the other positive reviews other than to say I heartily agree. Of the 40 or so audio books I've listened to, this is probably the best. Cormac McCarthy paints with words and Frank Muller frames and displays this canvas perfectly with his artful reading. This book is a treasure.
All the he said, smoke, smoke, he said...... I love horses and thought this would be a great book but just seemed the story was dragging and wouldn't happen....stopped listening and started to return it but reread the reviews so decided to give it a chance but finally gave up, just did not like it. Wish I had returned it before it was too late.
I have a book addiction and an 2 hour commute, thank god for the sanity of audible
The reader of this story was great but the story itself was just sad and depressing. The characters never learned lessons
Nice voice, well read