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Lawrence

Cranberry Township, PA, USA

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  • No Country for Old Men

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2419)
    Performance
    (1054)
    Story
    (1063)

    Cormac McCarthy, best-selling author of National Book Award winner All the Pretty Horses, delivers his first new novel in seven years. Written in muscular prose, No Country for Old Men is a powerful tale of the West that moves at a blistering pace.

    Alan says: "Great story!"
    "Goes OK until about 2/3 of the way through"
    Overall

    At the beginning of the book, there is a character that serves as the cowboy philosopher voice of the author but seems about as connected to the rest of the story as the rehashed sidebars in a poorly written news magazine article. For most of the book, I had gotten used to tuning out until the story resumed. Then about 2/3 of the way through the book, the action stops and the rest of the book is either this character's monologue or monologue disguised as dialog with some sage old acquaintence. It's almost as if the author couldn't figure out how to get his point accross with the story and gave up and started making the point directly. I woulnd't have minded so much if his point had been profound and relevant to my life AND it could be made in a few pages but neither of those were true. The only reason I stuck with it was that I was sure this long side bar was going to end and we'd hear some more about the main story line but that never happened. If the Audible, "We hope you have enjoyed..." had not come on, I wouldn't have been sure the story was over.

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