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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.
©1973 Cormac McCarthy (P)2012 Recorded Books
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3 out of 5 stars
By hfffoman on 19-05-2014

Plenty of dark and not much light

Would you consider the audio edition of Child of God to be better than the print version?

Yes

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

he is excellent in both

Any additional comments?

The narration was excellent. On its own the book deserves less than the 4 stars I have given. This is my 4th Cormack McCarthy novel and the least impressive. It is a character study of a depraved down and out. But it is short on the study and long on the depravity. I enjoy reading about the dark side of human nature but I found little justification or insight in this example.

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