It can be a bit tough to absorb everything through audio, but definitely worth a listen. It's also a very fun book to talk about with friends. What do you think the judge represents??
Stunning rendition of a tremendous novel. Richard Poe's performance is astounding. He captures both the austere tone of the book, and pitch-perfect interpretations of each character's voice, most notably in the ominous inflections of the Judge.
This is as much horror as it is western and it many times left me cringing with its graphic descriptions of violence and powerful wild west scenes. you can almost smell the horse hide and gun smoke.
Epic adventure... I guess.
I would like to say that I don't understand spanish. So when people in the book speak it... I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT! Easy way to fix that is to have a character interpret to another character so I understand. Not alot is in spanish, but enough to annoy the crap out of me.
Also the main character is unlikable.
The reader is not that great. Can't really put my finger on it but it may be the slow tempo.
Eight chapters in and now I give up.
McCarthy captures the bitter feuds and harshness of the American west as only he can. A no holds barred telling of a story of violence and growth in a hard world. Vivid landscapes come to life before the reader's eyes as one can nearly feel the heat of the desert and the parched throat of the pilgrim. An absolute necessity to the library of any McCarthy fan, or any enthusiast of western expansion who would like a fresh and breathtaking perspective of the turbulent west.
Starkly beautiful, and not for the faint of heart. The book looks deeply into acts of senseless, shocking, and incredibly racist violence. The Judge is one of the most captivating, appalling, and sickening characters I've ever read, who lives to exterminate those he sees as savages, even to the point of scratching ancient drawings from the walls of caves. Excellently performed.
The narrator sounds like a 1970's newsman reporting on a county fair. His pronunciation of Spanish words was not good. The book depicts people from the South and his southern accent was so inauthentic that I had trouble concentrating on the actual work. The book is exceptional, but the narration was irritatingly bad. It should be re-recorded with a reader who hasn't spent his whole life worshipping at the altar of non-regional American diction.