Border Trilogy
Books in series3
UNABRIDGED
(4.2 based on 2012 ratings)
  • 1
    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
    Overall
    (319)
    Performance
    (291)
    Story
    (290)

    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.

    Beautiful writing

    There's another reviewer said this book is too slow. It is slow, but I'm not sure that's the point. The writing, the scenery, the characters are so Be..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 21 2015 by LMS (Los Angeles, Ca United States)
  • 2
    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
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (72)

    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".

    Not my favorite , But still wonderfull

    He's the greatest writer I've ever read
    And that's an end on it .
    Grim , gritty , real and funny .

    Reviewed on June 16 2016 by shane ()
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    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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (225)
    Performance
    (199)
    Story
    (198)

    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.

    Read to us always, won't you, Frank?

    Writer and reader, exemplars both, create a model for the form, dancer becomes the dance.

    Reviewed on February 09 2016 by B. H. Taylor (Texas, United States)