We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
The Counsellor | [Cormac McCarthy]

The Counsellor

The Counsellor is the story of a lawyer whose desire to get rich, in order to impress his fiancée, leads him to become involved in a risky drug-smuggling venture. His contacts in the high-stakes cocaine trade are the mysterious Reiner and the seductive Malkina. As the action crosses the Mexican border, things become darker, more violent, and more sexually disturbing than he could ever have imagined.
Regular Price:$13.57
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

The Counsellor is the story of a lawyer whose desire to get rich, in order to impress his fiancée, leads him to become involved in a risky drug-smuggling venture. His contacts in the high-stakes cocaine trade are the mysterious Reiner and the seductive Malkina.

As the action crosses the Mexican border, things become darker, more violent, and more sexually disturbing than he could ever have imagined.

©2013 M- 71, Ltd. (P)2013 Recorded Books LLC

What the Critics Say

"It's hard to think of a contemporary writer more worth reading." (Independent)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

2.0 (2 )
5 star
 (0)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
2.0 (2 )
5 star
 (0)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Story
2.5 (2 )
5 star
 (0)
4 star
 (1)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Vikon USA 12-20-13
    Vikon USA 12-20-13 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    63
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    127
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    5
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "don't bother"
    What disappointed you about The Counsellor?

    This is not Cormac McCarthy prose. It is a screenplay. It's boring and the reading is boring.


    What could Cormac McCarthy have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Write it in prose.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Screenplays are not meant to be read, and this one is no exception. It's not literature. It's a poor description of a film.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    Audible is misleading you by not telling you it's a screenplay. DO NOT PURCHASE THIS ITEM.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
Sort by:
  • Péter
    Plymouth, United Kingdom
    7/9/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "TheSame Old Clichets"

    It is a screenplay. Who wants to read screenplays? Fans of Mr. McCarthy perhaps. The usual stuff: heard-it-all-before dialogues, boring technical details, endless roads at the Mexican border. And helplessly repetitive descriptions of our malevolent world. All in all a cheap, spiritless Tarantino-afterthought with too much Spanish talk. Don't waste your time and credits on it. If you want McCarthy, purchase The Road and nothing else.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.