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  • Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West | Cormac McCarthy

    Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
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    Author of the National Book Award-winning All the Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy is one of the most provocative American stylists to emerge in the last century. The striking novel Blood Meridian offers an unflinching narrative of the brutality that accompanied the push west on the 1850s Texas frontier.

    Ryan says: "A beautiful nightmare"
  • No Country for Old Men | Cormac McCarthy

    No Country for Old Men

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
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    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.

    David says: "Typical McCarthy: SUPERB"
  • The Road | Cormac McCarthy

    The Road

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
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    America is a barren landscape of smoldering ashes, devoid of life except for those people still struggling to scratch out some type of existence. Amidst this destruction, a father and his young son walk, always toward the coast, but with no real understanding that circumstances will improve once they arrive. Still, they persevere, and their relationship comes to represent goodness in a world of utter devastation.

    Steven says: "Spellbinding"
  • All the Pretty Horses: The Border Trilogy, Book One | Cormac McCarthy

    All the Pretty Horses: The Border Trilogy, Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
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    Sixteen-year-old John Grady Cole's grandfather has just died, his parents have permanently separated, and the family ranch, upon which he had placed so many boyish hopes, has been sold. Rootless and increasingly restive, Cole leaves Texas, accompanied by his friend Lacey Rawlins, and begins a journey across the vaquero frontier into the badlands of northern Mexico.

    LMS says: "Beautiful writing"
  • Suttree | Cormac McCarthy

    Suttree

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
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    No discussion of great modern authors is complete without mention of Cormac McCarthy, whose rare and blazing talent makes his every work a true literary event. A grand addition to the American literary canon, Suttree introduces readers to Cornelius Suttree, a man who abandons his affluent family to live among a dissolute array of vagabonds along the Tennessee river.

    Riley A. Vann says: "Challenging Read/Listen, Narrator Outstanding"
  • The Crossing: The Border Trilogy Book 2 | Cormac McCarthy

    The Crossing: The Border Trilogy Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
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    Sixteen-year-old Billy and his brother Boyd are fascinated by an elusive wolf that has been marauding his family's ranch. Billy captures the animal - but rather than kill it, sets out impulsively for the mountains of Mexico to return it to where it came from. Billy returns, finding himself and his world have irrevocably changed. His loss of innocence has come at a price, and once again the border beckons with its desolate beauty and cruel promise.

  • Cities of the Plain: The Border Trilogy, Book Three | Cormac McCarthy

    Cities of the Plain: The Border Trilogy, Book Three

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
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    In his novels, best-selling author Cormac McCarthy creates a western landscape filled with characters that are both mythic and authentic. Cities of the Plain, the stunning conclusion of his award-winning Border trilogy, brings together John Grady Cole and Billy Parham—the two lifelong friends who began their adventures in All the Pretty Horses.

    B. H. Taylor says: "Read to us always, won't you, Frank?"
  • Child of God | Cormac McCarthy

    Child of God

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
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    In this taut, chilling audiobook, Lester Ballard - a violent, dispossessed man falsely accused of rape - haunts the hill country of East Tennessee when he is released from jail. While telling his story, Cormac McCarthy depicts the most sordid aspects of life with dignity, humor, and characteristic lyrical brilliance.

    Darwin8u says: "And HE has sent me here?"
  • The Crossing: The Border Trilogy, Book Two | Cormac McCarthy

    The Crossing: The Border Trilogy, Book Two

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
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    In the late 1930s, 16-year-old Billy Parham captures a she-wolf that has been marauding his family's ranch. But instead of killing it, he decides to take it back to the mountains of Mexico. With that crossing he begins an arduous and often dreamlike journey into a country where men meet ghosts and violence strikes as suddenly as heat lightning - a world where there is no order "save that which death has put there".

    shane says: "Not my favorite , But still wonderfull"
  • Outer Dark | Cormac McCarthy

    Outer Dark

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Ed Sala
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    Outer Dark is a novel at once fabular and starkly evocative, set is an unspecified place in Appalachia, sometime around the turn of the century. A woman bears her brother's child, a boy; he leaves the baby in the woods and tells her he died of natural causes. Discovering her brother's lie, she sets forth alone to find her son. Both brother and sister wander separately through a countryside being scourged by three terrifying and elusive strangers, headlong toward an eerie, apocalyptic resolution.

    Darwin8u says: "Throwing chert boulders at the dark center"
  • The Orchard Keeper | Cormac McCarthy

    The Orchard Keeper

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Ed Sala
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    One of America’s most celebrated novelists, Cormac McCarthy announced his towering presence on the literary stage with his first novel, The Orchard Keeper. Within the pages of this classic work, John Wesley Rattner, his uncle Ather, and bootlegger Marion Sylder find their lives dangerously entwined in pre-World War II Tennessee. There, the men’s tragedies and struggles are mirrored by the looming specter of industrialization.

    Darwin8u says: "Contains the embryo of McCarthy's future greatness"
  • The Sunset Limited: A Novel in Dramatic Form | Cormac McCarthy

    The Sunset Limited: A Novel in Dramatic Form

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 42 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Austin Pendleton, Ezra Knight, Tom Stechschulte
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    In a small apartment, Black and White, as the two men are known, begin a conversation that leads each back through his own history, mining the origins of two fundamentally opposing world views. White is a professor whose seemingly enviable existence of relative ease has left him nonetheless in despair. Black, an ex-con and ex-addict, is the more hopeful of the menthough he is just as desperate to convince White of the power of faith as White is desperate to deny it.

    Wilfredo says: "Wow"
  • The Counselor | Cormac McCarthy

    The Counselor

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
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    Along the gritty terrain of the Texas- Mexico border, a respected and recently engaged lawyer throws his stakes into a cocaine trade worth millions. His hope is that it will be a one-time deal and that, afterward, he can settle into life with his beloved fiancée. But instead, the Counselor finds himself mired in a brutal and dangerous game - one that threatens to destroy everything and everyone he loves.

    harry says: "A Screenplay Not a Novel Better than the Movie !!"
  • All the Pretty Horses | Cormac McCarthy

    All the Pretty Horses

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
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    John Grady Cole is the last bewildered survivor of long generations of Texas ranchers. Finding himself cut off from the only life he has ever wanted, he sets out for Mexico with his friend, Lacey Rawlins. Befriending a third boy on the way, they find a country beyond their imagining: barren and beautiful, rugged yet cruelly civilised.... A place where dreams are paid for in blood.

  • La route | Cormac McCarthy

    La route

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Éric Herson-Macarel
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    L'apocalypse a eu lieu. Le monde est dévasté, couvert de cendres. On ne sait rien des causes de ce cataclysme. Un père et son fils errent sur une route, poussant un caddie rempli d'objets hétéroclites et de vieilles couvertures. Ils sont sur leurs gardes car le danger peut surgir à tout moment. Ils affrontent la pluie, la neige, le froid. Et ce qui reste d'une humanité retournée à la barbarie.

  • Child of God | Cormac McCarthy

    Child of God

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
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    Lester Ballard, a violent, solitary and introverted young backwoodsman, is released from jail and allowed to haunt the hill country of East Tennessee, preying on the population with his strange lusts. McCarthy transforms commonplace brushes with humanity into stunning scenes of the comic and the grotesque, and as the story hurtles toward its unforgettable conclusion, depicts the most sordid aspects of life with dignity, humour, and characteristic lyrical brilliance.

  • The Sunset Limited | Cormac McCarthy

    The Sunset Limited

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 38 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Austin Pendleton, Ezra Knight
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    A beautifully crafted, consistently thought-provoking, and deeply intimate work by one of the most insightful writers of our time. A startling encounter on a New York subway platform leads two strangers to a run-down tenement where a life-or-death decision must be made. In that small apartment, 'Black' and 'White', as the two men are known, begin a conversation that leads each back through his own history. Their aim is no less than this: to discover the meaning of life.

  • Vejen | Cormac McCarthy

    Vejen

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Dan Schlosser
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    I en uhyggelig troværdig vision af vores mulige fremtid kæmper en far og hans søn for at overleve i et USA, som ligger totalt øde hen efter "den store katastrofe". Der er intet tilbage af civilisationen, og de to vandrer planløst af sted, kun holdt oppe af omsorgen og hengivenheden for hinanden.

    Lasse says: "Kedelig historie"
  • The Counsellor | Cormac McCarthy

    The Counsellor

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
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    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.

    Vikon says: "don't bother"
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