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)
Husband, father of 2, and a software developer moving slowly and unsteadily into management. I love reading, especially fiction & history
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Anton. Best realistic antagonist I've ever come across.
No Country for Old Men is my favorite movie, and the book did not disappoint.
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.
As far as I am concerned, this is what contemporary American literature should be. A great story Papigo King and disturbing in August.
loved the book it was good to see the characters.in more detail also narrations were the best
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