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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

Critic Reviews

"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)

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Narrator saves the day

A very mediocre book saved by excellent narration. I will not be listening to any other books by this over rated novelist.

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BRILLIANT PERFORMANCE!

Tom Stechshulte's performance of Cormac McCarthy's meditation on violence in America is pitch perfect. It simply could not be better.

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Great performance, dsappointed in the ending.

The story line was great until deeper in. It started to become just morbid with to many untied ends that didn't, for some reason leave me hungry for his next book.

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The narrator should have been someone that has a west Texas accent

The narrator should have been someone that has a west Texas accent. In this rare case the movie is just as good as the book. I've read the book twice and listen to this once.

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The narration is really good

Very entertaining story really enjoyed the book, the narrator is quite good he gets to see in your mind what he is narrating.

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A really God listen but...

.... the story took a secondary role to the implications of getting old. this book was made to be listened to rather than paged through. the readers or excellent

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Please God do not let Mr. McCarthy be your prophet.

Well told and well read. The whole story, line for line, could be the real life behind today's headlines. People die, people live, good and bad is not a factor. Best finished on a sunny day.

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If you saw the movie...

I'm a big for of the movie No Country for Old Men and I was hoping there would be some additional back story if I went through the book. Well, I can say the reason the movie was so good is due to the movie following the book to a T. If you've seen the movie and want to read the same story again, it's a great read. If you're looking to expand the story after watching the movie, don't waste your time.

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Great story with fun rich characters a must read

I watched the movie adaption before reading this story, after reading the book I am impressed by book the book and the movie. The movie adaptation is easily the best movie adaptation I have ever seen true to the book. The book adds more detail and character development to the movie counter part without making you feel you loss something . Book book and movie are amazing

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Excellent narration

Really enjoyed the narrator on this one. Enough to actually write a review. So yeah.