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    • Blood Meridian

    • Or the Evening Redness in the West
    • By: Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Richard Poe
    • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,261
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,490
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,477

    Author of the National Book Award-winning All the Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy is one of the most provocative American stylists to emerge in the last century. The striking novel Blood Meridian offers an unflinching narrative of the brutality that accompanied the push west on the 1850s Texas frontier.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Existential leavings

    • By Colin on 03-22-08

    Regular price: $36.37

    • The Road

    • By: Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12,712
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,783
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8,810

    America is a barren landscape of smoldering ashes, devoid of life except for those people still struggling to scratch out some type of existence. Amidst this destruction, a father and his young son walk, always toward the coast, but with no real understanding that circumstances will improve once they arrive. Still, they persevere, and their relationship comes to represent goodness in a world of utter devastation.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I tried to like it

    • By lavalleem on 10-07-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • No Country for Old Men

    • By: Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,605
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,022
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,040

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Typical McCarthy: SUPERB

    • By David on 02-21-08

    Regular price: $24.99

    • All the Pretty Horses

    • The Border Trilogy, Book One
    • By: Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,793
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,652
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,639

    Sixteen-year-old John Grady Cole's grandfather has just died, his parents have permanently separated, and the family ranch, upon which he had placed so many boyish hopes, has been sold. Rootless and increasingly restive, Cole leaves Texas, accompanied by his friend Lacey Rawlins, and begins a journey across the vaquero frontier into the badlands of northern Mexico.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful writing

    • By LMS on 05-21-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Crossing

    • The Border Trilogy, Book Two
    • By: Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Richard Poe
    • Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 375
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 342
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 342

    In the late 1930s, 16-year-old Billy Parham captures a she-wolf that has been marauding his family's ranch. But instead of killing it, he decides to take it back to the mountains of Mexico. With that crossing he begins an arduous and often dreamlike journey into a country where men meet ghosts and violence strikes as suddenly as heat lightning - a world where there is no order "save that which death has put there".

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not my favorite , But still wonderfull

    • By shane on 06-16-16

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Cities of the Plain

    • The Border Trilogy, Book Three
    • By: Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 506
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 463
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 462

    In his novels, best-selling author Cormac McCarthy creates a western landscape filled with characters that are both mythic and authentic. Cities of the Plain, the stunning conclusion of his award-winning Border trilogy, brings together John Grady Cole and Billy Parham—the two lifelong friends who began their adventures in All the Pretty Horses.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perhaps the best of "The Border Trilogy"!

    • By JW on 03-12-12

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Suttree

    • By: Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Richard Poe
    • Length: 20 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 965
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 868
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 870

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Challenging Read/Listen, Narrator Outstanding

    • By Riley A. Vann on 03-07-13

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Outer Dark

    • By: Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Ed Sala
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 246

    Outer Dark is a novel at once fabular and starkly evocative, set is an unspecified place in Appalachia, sometime around the turn of the century. A woman bears her brother's child, a boy; he leaves the baby in the woods and tells her he died of natural causes. Discovering her brother's lie, she sets forth alone to find her son. Both brother and sister wander separately through a countryside being scourged by three terrifying and elusive strangers, headlong toward an eerie, apocalyptic resolution.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Throwing chert boulders at the dark center

    • By Darwin8u on 04-22-13

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Child of God

    • By: Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 600
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 554
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 555

    In this taut, chilling audiobook, Lester Ballard - a violent, dispossessed man falsely accused of rape - haunts the hill country of East Tennessee when he is released from jail. While telling his story, Cormac McCarthy depicts the most sordid aspects of life with dignity, humor, and characteristic lyrical brilliance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Soaring description of base depravity

    • By Aunt Crabby on 10-31-13

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Orchard Keeper

    • By: Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Ed Sala
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 83

    One of America’s most celebrated novelists, Cormac McCarthy announced his towering presence on the literary stage with his first novel, The Orchard Keeper. Within the pages of this classic work, John Wesley Rattner, his uncle Ather, and bootlegger Marion Sylder find their lives dangerously entwined in pre-World War II Tennessee. There, the men’s tragedies and struggles are mirrored by the looming specter of industrialization.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Contains the embryo of McCarthy's future greatness

    • By Darwin8u on 06-12-13

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Sunset Limited

    • A Novel in Dramatic Form
    • By: Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Austin Pendleton, Ezra Knight, Tom Stechschulte
    • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211

    In a small apartment, Black and White, as the two men are known, begin a conversation that leads each back through his own history, mining the origins of two fundamentally opposing world views. White is a professor whose seemingly enviable existence of relative ease has left him nonetheless in despair. Black, an ex-con and ex-addict, is the more hopeful of the menthough he is just as desperate to convince White of the power of faith as White is desperate to deny it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow

    • By Wilfredo on 02-28-11

    Regular price: $9.09

    • The Counselor

    • By: Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 55

    Along the gritty terrain of the Texas- Mexico border, a respected and recently engaged lawyer throws his stakes into a cocaine trade worth millions. His hope is that it will be a one-time deal and that, afterward, he can settle into life with his beloved fiancée. But instead, the Counselor finds himself mired in a brutal and dangerous game - one that threatens to destroy everything and everyone he loves.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Screenplay Not a Novel Better than the Movie !!

    • By harry on 07-01-14

    Regular price: $13.99

    • All the Pretty Horses

    • The Border Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    John Grady Cole is the last bewildered survivor of long generations of Texas ranchers. Finding himself cut off from the only life he has ever wanted, he sets out for Mexico with his friend, Lacey Rawlins. Befriending a third boy on the way, they find a country beyond their imagining: barren and beautiful, rugged yet cruelly civilised.... A place where dreams are paid for in blood.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully descriptive.

    • By Q Orr on 09-15-18

    Regular price: $22.27

    • The Crossing

    • The Border Trilogy Book 2
    • By: Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Richard Poe
    • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    Sixteen-year-old Billy and his brother Boyd are fascinated by an elusive wolf that has been marauding his family's ranch. Billy captures the animal - but rather than kill it, sets out impulsively for the mountains of Mexico to return it to where it came from. Billy returns, finding himself and his world have irrevocably changed. His loss of innocence has come at a price, and once again the border beckons with its desolate beauty and cruel promise.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great listen beautiful prose rich characters

    • By garrett sullivan on 04-12-17

    Regular price: $22.27

    • Cities of the Plain

    • Border Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Two men marked by the boyhood adventures of All the Pretty Horses and The Crossing now stand together to confront a country changing beyond recognition. In the fall of 1952, John Grady Cole and Billy Parham are cowboys on a New Mexico ranch, encroached upon from the north by the military. On the southern horizon are the mountains of Mexico, where one of the men is drawn incessantly in this story of friendships and passion to a love as dangerous as it is inevitable.

    Regular price: $19.41

    • Child of God

    • By: Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Lester Ballard, a violent, solitary and introverted young backwoodsman, is released from jail and allowed to haunt the hill country of East Tennessee, preying on the population with his strange lusts. McCarthy transforms commonplace brushes with humanity into stunning scenes of the comic and the grotesque, and as the story hurtles toward its unforgettable conclusion, depicts the most sordid aspects of life with dignity, humour, and characteristic lyrical brilliance.

    Regular price: $8.98

    • La route

    • By: Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Éric Herson-Macarel
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    L'apocalypse a eu lieu. Le monde est dévasté, couvert de cendres. On ne sait rien des causes de ce cataclysme. Un père et son fils errent sur une route, poussant un caddie rempli d'objets hétéroclites et de vieilles couvertures. Ils sont sur leurs gardes car le danger peut surgir à tout moment. Ils affrontent la pluie, la neige, le froid. Et ce qui reste d'une humanité retournée à la barbarie.

    Regular price: $21.15

    • The Counsellor

    • By: Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 2

    The Counsellor is the story of a lawyer whose desire to get rich, in order to impress his fiancée, leads him to become involved in a risky drug-smuggling venture. His contacts in the high-stakes cocaine trade are the mysterious Reiner and the seductive Malkina. As the action crosses the Mexican border, things become darker, more violent, and more sexually disturbing than he could ever have imagined.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • don't bother

    • By Vikon on 12-20-13

    Regular price: $10.84

    • Vejen

    • By: Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Dan Schlosser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    I en uhyggelig troværdig vision af vores mulige fremtid kæmper en far og hans søn for at overleve i et USA, som ligger totalt øde hen efter "den store katastrofe". Der er intet tilbage af civilisationen, og de to vandrer planløst af sted, kun holdt oppe af omsorgen og hengivenheden for hinanden.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Kedelig historie

    • By Lasse on 08-18-14

    Regular price: $25.03

    • Cities of the Plain

    • By: Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Two men marked by the boyhood adventures of All the Pretty Horses and The Crossing now stand together to confront a country changing beyond recognition. In the fall of 1952, John Grady Cole and Billy Parham are cowboys on a New Mexico ranch, encroached upon from the north by the military. On the southern horizon are the mountains of Mexico, where one of the men is drawn incessantly in this story of friendships and passion, to a love as dangerous as it is inevitable.

    Regular price: $20.03