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No Country for Old Men Audiobook

No Country for Old Men

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Publisher's Summary

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.

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

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Matt Ranlett Atlanta Georgia 04-09-15
    Matt Ranlett Atlanta Georgia 04-09-15 Member Since 2014

    Husband, father of 2, and a software developer moving slowly and unsteadily into management. I love reading, especially fiction & history

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    "Love McCarthy's work, great narration"

    This was an excellent reading of such a good story. I love the author (although it's already do dark that I have to pace myself).
    The narration was fantastic - I love the west Texas accents and voices, ask if which really help place me in the scene.
    Highly recommend this book.

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    Raymond Holliday 03-29-15
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    "Not what I expected."

    Not my style apparently. I had a hard time following it st times.. I finished it but had to go back and see if I hard missed a big chunk because it didn't make sense.

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    AmaZuck 03-15-15
    AmaZuck 03-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    "First McCarthy, and Tom Stechschulte Nailed It"
    What made the experience of listening to No Country for Old Men the most enjoyable?

    Tom Stechschulte's narration of "No Country For Old Men" really made the book for me. I've never read Cormac McCarthy; I did not see the movie. Having the story read by Mr. Stechschulte nailed it and I will likely venture into another book by this loved author.


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    James 03-12-15
    James 03-12-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Good Read!!"

    good all around story.. Narrator does a great job! If you don't really keep up you will get lost. waited and waited for a climax that NEVER CAME!!

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    Lonnie Palm Springs, Ca 02-20-15
    Lonnie Palm Springs, Ca 02-20-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Others Seem To Like It"

    Not sure what it was about the book, but it just wasn't for me. I'm mainly rating this book so that Audible can learn my preferences, so dont be too swayed by this review

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    Jon Crawfurd ST PETERSBURG, FL USA 02-09-15
    Jon Crawfurd ST PETERSBURG, FL USA 02-09-15
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    "Dark and violent"

    I remember the movie as a dark and violent tale about the drug trade set in Texas. That's all in the book, but that's not the best part. Unbelievably, at it's heart, it's a story about what it's like getting older. McCarthy is exceptional at describing scenes and bringing characters to life. Exceptional writing and story telling.

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    Tim Arndt 02-08-15
    Tim Arndt 02-08-15
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    "My Favorite Story"
    What did you like best about this story?

    This book portrays a world without God. It's philosophical underpinnings are not expressed explicitly so you have to do the work to pick up on it yourself. It also helped me to appreciate the movie even more because the movie stays so true to the book.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Tom Stechschulte?

    Tommy Lee Jones

    I didn't mind the narrator for most of the characters, but he did a terrible injustice to the Sheriff who is the main character. I found myself annoyed when the sheriff spoke.


    Who was the most memorable character of No Country for Old Men and why?

    Anton. Best realistic antagonist I've ever come across.


    Any additional comments?

    No Country for Old Men is my favorite movie, and the book did not disappoint.

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    LC 01-28-15
    LC 01-28-15
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    "Accents kept getting to me"

    I really enjoyed this book but as a South Texan, the accents were appalling. It really ruined the dialogue for me in more than one instance, they were such an over-the-top drawl, more of a caricature. Also plenty of people in Texas don't have a southern or a Spanish accent-- especially along the border, where much of the story takes place. It just irked me to have such a carefully written story performed in a way that made the characters seem inauthententic. But accents aside it's a great book and the rest of the narration was enjoyable.

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    james p. mcniel Glen Head, NY United States 01-26-15
    james p. mcniel Glen Head, NY United States 01-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    "If you like the movie you'll like this even better"

    As far as I am concerned, this is what contemporary American literature should be. A great story Papigo King and disturbing in August.

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    Amazon Customer 01-22-15
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    "great story fills in pieces missing from the movie"

    loved the book it was good to see the characters.in more detail also narrations were the best

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