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.
 >   > 
No Country for Old Men | [Cormac McCarthy]

No Country for Old Men

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.
Regular Price:$24.99
  • 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

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)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.2 (2452 )
5 star
 (1181)
4 star
 (763)
3 star
 (330)
2 star
 (106)
1 star
 (72)
Overall
4.3 (1093 )
5 star
 (607)
4 star
 (325)
3 star
 (109)
2 star
 (33)
1 star
 (19)
Story
4.5 (1084 )
5 star
 (699)
4 star
 (276)
3 star
 (78)
2 star
 (22)
1 star
 (9)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Sam A. Lewis Bloomington, IL USA 08-09-05
    Sam A. Lewis Bloomington, IL USA 08-09-05 Member Since 2011

    Shocked at how many books I have listened to. If these were physical books added to my home library I would force abandon this abode.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    99
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Raw and Sinewy"

    Parts of this book are absolutely brilliant. And the parts in between are good. Macarthy makes the surrounding country a strong charater in the story. The violence is dazzling, and disturbing. Stechschulte?s narrative performance is excellent. I had at least two driveway moments while listening to this. However, I kept thinking that the sheriff would play a bigger role in this story than just narrative overview. Even though the story just peters out with the sheriff, it is still a damn good tale.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Gaetan Godin London Ontario 06-04-06
    Gaetan Godin London Ontario 06-04-06 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Odd book"

    Author kills off all the main characters and does not have enough resources to end the story. So it just stops.

    4 of 9 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Rebecca roxburgh, New Zealand 06-03-08
    Rebecca roxburgh, New Zealand 06-03-08 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "oh so droll"

    The story starts well and clips along a a good pace suddenly it just stops! no wrapping up of characters or even a satisfactory conclusion.... then the real purpose of the book begins the writers platform for the introduction weak moralist diatribe and of course a bit of God thrown in - Big waste of time if it hadn't been on my i-pod I would have thrown it across the room.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Robert New York, NY, United States 12-03-05
    Robert New York, NY, United States 12-03-05 Member Since 2004
    HELPFUL VOTES
    78
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    152
    15
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "just fine -- but hardly a great book"

    This novel has somehow acquired a reputation that doesn't match the reality: it's an interesting book and I enjoyed reading it, but the writer has no terrific command of language, character, or plot. The best parts are those that take us into the unfamiliar world of Aghanistan over the last 30 years. I was not particular taken with the protagonist and often felt that the author was throwing in elements (like a homosexual rape and a redeeming later romance) that he felt could make his book sell.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
  •  
    glamazon The Coast of Rhode Island 08-15-05
    glamazon The Coast of Rhode Island 08-15-05 Member Since 2014

    glam

    HELPFUL VOTES
    4711
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    484
    311
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3908
    0
    Overall
    "Read Any Good Books Lately?"

    I could not finish this book. After beautiful and haunting descriptions of the desert, it became one long and unnecessarily violent chase scene. Ugh. No thanks. And there were no suitable parts for women.

    This is number four in a series of unreadable tomes I have downloaded from audible.com. Audible, take heed, please. The advance advertising on many of these works is inaccurate and oversells them to desperate readers like me. If this alarming trend continues, I will have to go back to analog reading - either tapes or the printed page.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 05-08-06
    HELPFUL VOTES
    98
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    104
    21
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    1
    Overall
    "Evil is groovy"

    This author likes his killer and evil itself too much, and his decent characters too little.

    For the first half of the book, things are ok. The bad guys chase the good guy who is chasing the main chance, and taking a huge chance. You care about the good guy and you suspend disbelief about his predicament.

    Then every good person and value in the book is betrayed along with those people who have been foolish enough to buy it and listen to it.

    I would give it no stars if that were possible, I think readers are held hostage to the author's pretentions.

    Without a doubt, he thinks that one must always paint life as completely sucky in any perpetration of "great literature".

    4 of 10 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jazzman 05-06-06
    Jazzman 05-06-06 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    13
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "no country for anyone"

    Perhaps I was confused but I saw no redeeming value in senseless killing and revenge. I thought this was a very unfortunate book.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    David E. Ballard South Bend, IN USA 11-21-07
    David E. Ballard South Bend, IN USA 11-21-07 Member Since 2013

    ballard7

    HELPFUL VOTES
    39
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    12
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "Maybe that's just Cormac -- annoying"

    My first Cormac McCarthy audiobook was THE ROAD -- although beautifully written, it really had no plot and was somewhat repetitive. So then I picked up this story, which at least had a plot the first 2/3 of the story. I literally had to re-listen to see if part of my audiobook had been cut out, becuase (and you'll see this in other reviews) after Moss has a tender scene with the teen runaway, the next scene is the police investigation and clean-up of their murder, just like that. Whatthehell? So maybe Cormac McCarthy is just a difficult author to get around. Perhaps I'm conditioned to more conventional stories, and this will grow on me later, but for now I find it terribly annoying.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ty Bedford, NH, USA 10-11-05
    Ty Bedford, NH, USA 10-11-05
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    18
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "All the Pretty Horses It's Not"

    There were moments of the Faulkner like writing that set All the Pretty Horses out as among the best books I have ever read. For the most part this book pandered to extreme psychotic violence. The ending was absent and wholly unsatisfying. For a book and author that I looked forward to reading with great anticipation it pains me to give this book a huge thumbs down - it was nearly a complete waste of time.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Eugene Raleigh, NC, USA 08-24-05
    Eugene Raleigh, NC, USA 08-24-05 Member Since 2002
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    12
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Prepare to be disappointed"

    The key points were covered as afterthoughts. The end got lost in the meandering around something that happened 40 years previously. Not sure if this was a psychological commentary or an action/mystery. Don't think it succeeded at either. Save your money if you're looking for something with a coherent story line.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 111-120 of 137 results PREVIOUS111121314NEXT

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

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.