Llewelyn Moss is hunting antelope near the Texas-Mexico border when he stumbles upon several dead men, a big stash of heroin, and more than two million dollars in cash. He takes off with the money, and the hunter becomes the haunted. A drug cartel hires a former Special Forces agent to track down the loot, and a ruthless killer joins the chase as well. Also looking for Moss is the aging Sheriff Bell, a World War II veteran who may be Moss' only hope for survival.
Raw and lean, No Country for Old Men is another masterpiece from one of America's acclaimed novelists.
©2005 Cormac McCarthy; (P)2005 Recorded Books, LCC
"No Country for Old Men gets off to a riveting start as a sort of new wave, hard-boiled Western....Harrowing, propulsive drama." (The New York Times)
"A mesmerizing modern-day western....While the action of the novel thrills, it's the sensitivity and wisdom of Sheriff Bell that makes the book a profound meditation on the battle between good and evil and the roles choice and chance play in the shaping of a life." (Publishers Weekly)
"Shades of Dostoyevsky, Hemingway, and Faulkner resonate in McCarthy's blend of lyrical narrative, staccato dialogue, and action-packed scenes splattered with bullets and blood. McCarthy fans will revel in the author's renderings of the raw landscapes of Mexico and the Southwest and the precarious souls scattered along the border that separates the two." (Booklist)
Just an all around awesome person.
after listening to "The Road" I wanted more from Cormac and loving his writing style I got all that audible had to offer. A must read. Anton Chigurh is the bad guy in this book and easily the most bad a** person you can get in a book without magic or unrealistic abilities. Was I the only person rooting for Chigurh? I liked him because for a murderer sociopath he has morals and sticks with what he says. He tests people and puts them on trial and keeps a straight manor the whole time with no craziness of unnecessary foul language.
Yes, I already have. Sometimes I miss things, as I listen in my car, so its good to get a detail or two I missed.
Excellent voice, not rushed. brought the plot to life.
How far would you go to keep several million dollars of drug cartel money ?
One of my favorites, will look for other works by this author.
Masculine story line.
My favorite is when Anton flipped the coin and said,
I think a common theme in the author's literature is the violence committed against
humans by intelligent yet amoral individuals with plots set in the desert SW of the US.
I am not sure that it was the intention of the author to necessarily
The story grips you from beginning to end in a performance that is top notch. I've never listened to Tom Stechschulte read before. He added so much depth to the story with his voice that the characters lived vivid lives. I don't usually choose audiobooks by the narrator but I'm going to search this guy out.
Normally, I don't read stories this dark, but after reading "The Road," I wanted to read rather than seeing the movie.
It was a good story and wonderfully narrated. The main character was well portrayed and the story kept me on the edge of my seat. I kept a hope that there would be a "happy ending," but sadly there wasn't. I do intend to explore more works by this author.
Violent but in context. extremely well scoped, entertaining and narrated very well. I enjoyed this book, however, to me, it faded out at the end it didn't finish well but all the same, worth every bit of 4 stars.
No country for old men is a very good audio book with superb narration. Tom Stechschulte really does a great job of capturing the flavour of the setting and personalities involved in the story. The only reason I didn't rate this book a five is the tendancy McCarthy has for omitting essential pieces of information or deleting scenes you'd think would be vital (like the death of the main character no less). This quirk aside, he does a great job of transporting your mind to a unique part of the world and tells a good story.
I love listening in the car on the way to work. I like history and stuff.
I couldn't get hold of the book but the audio was excellent. I have seen the movie countless times and helped visualise the characters for the car journey. Unabridged really added depth to the story and was a good choice. The narration was spot on and the pace typically McCarthy.
This is an excellent listen, even if you have aready seen the movie. The depth of character development against the violence or threat of violence that is always just around the corner is a potent combination.....and this author should always use this narrator. I wouldn't want to hear Cormac McCarthy any other way.
I got this because I had seen the movie which I loved. The story is an excellent one that the movie faithfully told. Many scenes in the movie were taken word from word from the book. The book is longer and has a few more scenes and characters in it, some of that is in the negative criticisms found in these reviews. Where the movie finishes off the book does keep going with the Sherriff’s thoughts. If you like the action of the book you will not like the rambling of thoughts that periodically occur. I liked it though as it got to the deep thoughts of the story line, much like Steinbeck’s books would take a chapter to ponder the greater picture over the story line.
If your a fan of Steinbeck, or you like "The Road" or even Eastwood's "Unforgiven" western you will like this. It also shares the moral ambiguity of Tony Morrison's stories. This story is about two types of people, regular or good people who seek comfort and the law, and others who are bound by no moral code. There is a problem when a person crosses over that moral line, you can't cross back. What's done will stick with you till your dying days. In an area that is no place for "old men" as the title implies. There is a lot to think about in this story, to chew on as they say.
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