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No Country for Old Men Audiobook

No Country for Old Men

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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

What the Critics Say

"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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    M. Hardy 11-21-16
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    "Words that are relevant today."

    This author and story were recommended to me by a friend. While I didn't particularly like the subject matter it was necessary for the story. And to my surprise the authors words in the last hour were relevant to what is going on in today's society. Since this was written a number of years ago, that's kind of scary. I will read more of McCarthy's books.

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    Amazon Customer 11-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Book, excellent narration"

    I was into the book completely and finished in less than a day. The author gave us a lot to think about, questioning change and the values of today. There were aspects of the end that disappointed me, and other parts of it I was glad of. I do not want to give the reason here so the story isn't spoiled for the listeners. A definite read!

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    Michael Davis 11-15-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Just wow"

    Possibly the best audio book I've ever listened too. I loved the film but the book is even better and the performance is outstanding.

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    Suzie Muchnick Naples, FL United States 11-14-16
    Suzie Muchnick Naples, FL United States 11-14-16 Member Since 2013
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    "This is why folks fuss about McCarthy"

    Seen the movie?

    Wait a year or so then read the book. This is prose poetry, made much more accessible than The Road mostly by the author but in no small part by the narrator.

    Don't let the home spun feel sway your assessment. This here, as the sheriff might say, is what the smart folks call literature. It's universal for sure but so peculiarly authentic you'll be speakin' like a Texas boy, all the while knowin' humility in your heart.

    And that there is a gift.

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    Howard Grove City, PA, United States 11-13-16
    Howard Grove City, PA, United States 11-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I want to hear it again!"

    I haven't enjoyed all of Cormac's work but this one is fantastic! I saw the movie some time ago and so I hesitated to get the audiobook. But I am glad I did. How good does a book have to be for a person to have seen the movie and know the story yet so thoroughly enjoy listening that he prefers it to anything else? The narrator's voice could hardly be better. This listen will be a repeated event. I wish every novel was this good.

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    Lee 11-10-16
    Lee 11-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I couldn't get into it and voices were annoying"

    it was slow , and pretty boring , I wouldn't recommend it usa USA USA

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    "Interesting But Missed the Mark"

    I enjoyed the narrative. Great performance. The story was a little thin for me but there was good insight.

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    Robert B. 11-08-16
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    author seems hell bent on destroying any myth of happiness in America or Texas. ok

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    "Amazingly written, disappointing ending"

    This book was gripping from the first 10 minutes. The writing was phenomenal and it's the kind of book I don't want to put down. Unfortunately, the ending happens way too fast. Several pivotal things happened to main characters with no story about what led up to it and what went down... I was very disappointed with the ending.

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    Sol 09-01-16
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    "Really amazing!"

    This book is naturally a really hard read, as in its just so hard to understand what he means or who's talking about of the lack of grammar, but this audiobook was a godsend and helped me fully understand this book!

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