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Suttree Audiobook

Suttree

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Publisher's Summary

No discussion of great modern authors is complete without mention of Cormac McCarthy, whose rare and blazing talent makes his every work a true literary event. A grand addition to the American literary canon, Suttree introduces readers to Cornelius Suttree, a man who abandons his affluent family to live among a dissolute array of vagabonds along the Tennessee river.

©1979 Cormac McCarthy (P)2012 Recorded Books

What the Critics Say

Suttree contains a humor that is Faulknerian … and a freakish imaginative flair reminiscent of Flannery O’Connor.” (Times Literary Supplement, London)

What Members Say

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    sdhard 11-18-16
    sdhard 11-18-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Men Acting Badly"

    This story is a string of glimpses of men who are down on their luck, living in a time when all seems to be disparate. Women, at least up until I gave up on the book, are not given one kind word. Why are the men, while all are either crooked, crazy or lazy, drawn sympathetically by the author, but none of the women have a single positive characteristic to be mentioned.
    I gave up on the book due to the gloom and the misogyny.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    bgm 09-27-16
    bgm 09-27-16 Member Since 2016

    Technical specialist, dad, reader, dad, philosopher, dad, guitarist, dad, etc.

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    What did you love best about Suttree?

    Everything about this book is great. Both the subtle but almost overbearing story and the way it's told, as well as Richard Poe's reading of it, are amazing.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This is the first audible book that made the website become almost like an addiction for me. It's the first book I sort of just picked out of the blue. I wanted a Cormac McCarthy book, but I wasn't sure which one I was in the mood for so I randomly picked this one. Poe's reading is the first performance of a book that made me say, "Wow...now I see why there are awards for this stuff." I have actually chosen a few more books based 75% on the fact that Poe reads them. But, none of them are as good as or lend as much to the story as the way he reads this one.


    What does Richard Poe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Characters are differentiated very well. It's hard to believe it's only one person reading them. I never appreciated story performance as much before hearing this one as I did afterwards.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommended. McCarthy's stories are almost always amazing, bu this performance really brings it to life.

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    Alex Buda Alpine, CA 07-06-16
    Alex Buda Alpine, CA 07-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Depressing!"

    Kept on listening but the story just got sorrier......no recommendations from me!!!! Really disappointed! Good writing can't support a bad story!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Matthew Groom Port St. John, FL 06-30-16
    Matthew Groom Port St. John, FL 06-30-16 Member Since 2008

    Banning flags is like burning books.

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    "A series of vignettes of the damned"

    Cormac McCarthy seems to have written this as a meditation against drink. This is a story without heroes, where nobody ever makes the right choices, and their suffering is made worse by that knowledge. McCarthy is masterful in creating an atmosphere of the choking, filthy miasma and all-consuming poverty of drunkards, fiends, perverts, thieves, and losers circling the bowl of a district in Knoxville, TN called McAnally Flats in the 1950's.

    All of the characters are very much like long festering roadkill one happens upon when walking somewhere; exactly as you found them when you leave them. If you like morals and character development and clever dialog, this is not for you.

    If you like to feel slightly nauseous and wishing you could take a shower when you read, or if you have ever wondered what your life might feel like if you simply gave up, spent every dime you had on awful, low-quality spirits, and woke up sore throated, under a tree in a junkyard, covered in vomit, sunburnt, bug-bitten, reeking of piss and shit and semen which is hopefully your own, then this book will give you some idea of what you have to look forward to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    michael 04-10-16
    michael 04-10-16 Member Since 2014

    I'm just a guy who hates Small talk, thanks to audible and a good set of ear buds. Not shopping, not even waiting rooms are a problem.

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    "Long..... Very long"
    What did you like best about Suttree? What did you like least?

    It's kinda gross.... In a lot of places. I mean... Do fish guts and flatulence need pages of description ?


    What did you like best about this story?

    Not much


    What three words best describe Richard Poe’s performance?

    Not really remarkable


    Was Suttree worth the listening time?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    No country for old men is much better

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    kyle thompson 03-25-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Pretty brilliant"

    "You have no right to represent people this way. A man is all men. You have no right to your wretchedness." -Suttree


    I enjoyed Blood Meridian more by Cormac McCarthy, but that is merely a tangent for you venture off to...

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    Pophens 03-22-16
    Pophens 03-22-16 Member Since 2006
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    "Flashbacks are difficult in listening books."

    It was just way too confusing to listen to. I think it'd be a tough read.

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    Jim McIntyre Suwanee, GA United States 02-25-16
    Jim McIntyre Suwanee, GA United States 02-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Outstanding!"

    I will never forget this book and it will leave a lasting impression on me. I will re-read it often.

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    Kathleen Portland, OR, United States 02-21-16
    Kathleen Portland, OR, United States 02-21-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Pointless, depressing and offensive"

    This book seems designed to alternate between disgusting the reader with graphic descriptions of disgusting illnesses and injuries, depressing us with squalor, and offending us with the "n" word. All those things can be a part of a compelling story. Unfortunately in this case they were not. It just felt gratuitously depressing and disgusting. Skip it, is my recommendation.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jean 6 Sand Piper Place The Woodlands, TX. 77381 02-07-16
    Jean 6 Sand Piper Place The Woodlands, TX. 77381 02-07-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Dismal and depressing"

    This book makes The Grapes of Wrath look like a giggle and a skip in the park. It's unrelenting hopelessness and vomit inducing descriptions of a homeless, drunk's life is anything but uplifting. I recommend you steer clear if you don't enjoy being depressed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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