No Country for Old Men

  • by Cormac McCarthy
  • Narrated by Tom Stechschulte
  • 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Excellent reading of a superb book.

The reading is superb - well done. The book is gripping and beautifully written. It poses some fundamental questions about America - many of them asked by the ageing sherif at the heart of the story. The writing itself exemplifies some of these problems, not least an infatuation with extreme violence and the guns that perpetrate it. Very strong sense of melancholy at the end of the book as the sheriff retires and America goes to hell in a hand basket.
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- Dog walker

Loved it

First audio book. Thought the narrator was brilliant. It got me in. Helps having McCarthy as author.
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- Nick

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-07-2005
  • Publisher: Recorded Books