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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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    Kyle Marler USA 12-08-15
    Kyle Marler USA 12-08-15

    A face only a mother could love

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    "Better than the Movie...and it Rocked!"
    What did you love best about No Country for Old Men?

    The mental pictures the author created was impressive, even down to the smallest detail.
    A very well written story!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked the villain Antawn Shaguhr. He was incredibly ruthless throughout the entire story.
    His cold-blooded and calculating ways were very disturbing.


    Which character – as performed by Tom Stechschulte – was your favorite?

    Again, it was Antawn Shaguhr in the way his speaking manner was so deadpan, but at the same time you could feel the twisted hatred in his words.


    If you could rename No Country for Old Men, what would you call it?

    Evil is Only a Step Away


    Any additional comments?

    A fabulous story that I will never ever forget. The narrator Tom Stechschulte's performance was spectacular as well. He did an amazing job of depicting the wide array of characters throughout the story. I will listen to this one more than once.

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    Justin Young Dallas, TX United States 10-13-15
    Justin Young Dallas, TX United States 10-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Just put it in your paaawkut..."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The book is incredible. The spare, run-on writing style: I loved the sentences like "He took the key, and got out of the car, and opened the door, and walked in the room, and sat down, and turned on the TV." (That's not a quote, just an imitation...) The plot is a great mix of cliche and subverting expectations. Do not expect the book to deliver on conventional terms.


    Have you listened to any of Tom Stechschulte’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    The only thing though, is the way the narrator says the word "pocket", and he says it a lot! It's one of the most irritating things I've ever heard and it distracted me every time he said it. Other than that, he did a good job.


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    JBoles 09-19-15
    JBoles 09-19-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Excellent."

    All time favorite. No on creates and sustains tone like McCarthy. The narrator speaks like he writes too so this is pretty special.

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    Matthew 08-31-15
    Matthew 08-31-15
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    "third time read."

    fantastic at all levels. good wins out I think or is a survivor
    real life.


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    Sam in Montana 08-05-15 Member Since 2011

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    "Bleak"

    I keep waiting for redemption. I don't think it's gonna happen. The Texas vernacular and the repartee is spot on, but the book is as bleak, dusty, and dry as the Texas landscape.

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    Christopher 07-20-15
    Christopher 07-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Makes you think"

    Makes you think. Life is more than black and white. The sherif, listen to him.

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    Pauline 07-18-15
    Pauline 07-18-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Better than the movie"
    What made the experience of listening to No Country for Old Men the most enjoyable?

    I loved the narration. It really sold me and transported me to another time and place. The story was slow going but I couldn't stop reading.


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    Matt 06-14-15
    Matt 06-14-15
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    "I'm in love"

    I've never touched a western book in my life,and when someone told me to check this out I thought I'd hate it. But Im in love with this book because it doesn't feel like a western,just a story told in the west.

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    Curt 06-13-15
    Curt 06-13-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great performance"

    Really well-read and a great story. Highly recommended. Fascinating and well developed characters. Buy it!

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    Tim Metzner Cincinnati, OH, United States 05-06-15
    Tim Metzner Cincinnati, OH, United States 05-06-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Great story minus the ending"

    Classic case of a great story with an ending that didn't match--really left a lot still to be desired/resolved.

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