a story. I did not get past the first 20 minutes of the mindnumbing excruciating description of despair. incredibly disappointing. every sentence trying so hard , flowery prose with no plot or character. . Maybe it is easier to read and appreciate in print, but as an audible book, this really is a dud.
The Hand Maiden's Tale
Nice voice, smooth
I'm a huge Cormac McCarthy fan. His prose is just among the richest and most descriptive. It just flows.
I gave this book 4 stars because I just couldn't piece together the stories. Inside this book is a series of events all richly described, but varied and unordered.
If you love Cormac McCarthy, you'll instantly recognize the prose and style. You won't however find this a well ordered story. It doesn't flow like the Border Trilogy or The Road or No Country For Old Men, etc.
Cormac McCarthy is an excellent writer. However, this story was very weak. There was really no story, just a bunch a individual unconnected events. If the same story had been written by a different writer it would likely have not been published. Overall, I'm very disappointed.
This must be the most Dark book I have ever listened to.... I only got to chapter 10 ..and only reached that chapter as my hard drive had died and I had nothing else on my i pod to listen to .
Decidedly unimpressed and would not recommend that you purchase this book unless you are on some type of antidepressant !!