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 »autiful, I found myself hitting the repeat last 30 seconds button over and over again. A great audiobook.
Also, the performance is spectacular. I don't imagine this prose is the easiest to read, but this reader performs it thoughtfully and with Grace, and it's a joy to listen to.
WHO CAN DREAM OF GOD? When I bought this book, there was only one review by Charlie Brown. It had me confused, but after listening to the book, I ..Show More »understand. McCarthy is one of by favorite writers and just a couple of days ago a I gave a five star review of The Road. His use of language is astounding and his descriptions, put you right in the story. This story takes many paths and never really sticks with one. The main character does a lot of meandering and stopping and eating with Mexicans. There is a lot of philosophy about God and Religion. In one part their is actually about an hour long sermon. In parts some characters speak Spanish, a lot of Spanish and sometimes it is explained, but lots of times not. McCarthy seems to expect us to have a English to Spanish Dictionary with us. The main character seems likable, but by the time I gave up, I hated him. He seems to have good parents who treat him well and love him, but one day at the age of sixteen, he takes off on a trip to Mexico, for months, without telling his parents. They have no Idea what has happened to him. When I quit it seems he was turning himself and his brother into outlaws. I quit around seven hours in. ALL TALES ARE ONE If you had the choice of reading a book in your own voice in your head or given the opportunity of listening to Richard Poe read it, why would you not choose Poe? This guy was born to narrate books.
After listening to the first book, I'm not sure why this is a trilogy. Maybe they will come together in the third book. I don't speak Spanish so t..Show More »here is a lot of dialogue that I didn't understand. Having said that, I love the way Mr. McCarthy writes. His writing is amazing. He will go down as one of the greatest authors ever. I have listened to others works of his, and I mean WORKS. He doesn't write fiction. He writes incredible stories. Don't pass up his work!