The Road

By Cormac McCarthy
Read by Tom Stechschulte

6.67 Hours 09/01/2006 unabridged
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A powerful tale of a post-apocalyptic world. A man and his son make a journey through devastation, a journey of peril and hope and survival. The winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for literature. An Oprah pick and an American Library Association notable bo

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

A 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

Winner of the 2006 James Tait Black Memorial Prize

An Oprah’s Book Club Selection in 2007

A 2006 New York Times Book Review Notable Book

A 2006 Kansas City Star Top 100 Book for Fiction

A 2006 Christian Science Monitor Book of the Year for Fiction

A 2006 Los Angeles Times Best Book for Fiction

A 2006 People Magazine Best Book for Fiction

A 2006 Time Magazine Best Book for Fiction

A 2006 Village Voice Literary Supplement 25 Favorite Book of the Year

A 2006 Washington Post Best Book for Fiction

A Top 100 NPR Best Book for Science Fiction and Fantasy

A 2006 ALA Notable Book Finalist for Fiction

One of the 2006 Amazon Best Books of the Year

A USA Today bestseller

A powerful tale of a post-apocalyptic world. A man and his son make a journey through devastation, a journey of peril and hope and survival. The winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for literature. An Oprah pick and an American Library Association notable bo

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Illuminated by extraordinary tenderness…Simple yet mysterious, simultaneously cryptic and crystal clear. The Road offers nothing in the way of escape and comfort. But its fearless wisdom is more indelible than reassurance could ever be.” New York Times
The Road is a wildly powerful and disturbing book that exposes whatever black bedrock lies beneath grief and horror. Disaster has never felt more physically and spiritually real.” Time
The Road is the logical culmination of everything [McCarthy]'s written.” Newsweek
“A dark book that glows with the intensity of [McCarthy’s] huge gift for language…Why read this?…Because in its lapidary transcription of the deepest despair short of total annihilation we may ever know, this book announces the triumph of language over nothingness.” Chicago Tribune
“No American writer since Faulkner has wandered so willingly into the swamp waters of deviltry and redemption…[McCarthy] has written this last waltz with enough elegant reserve to capture what matters most.” Boston Globe
“We find this violent, grotesque world rendered in gorgeous, melancholic, even biblical cadences…Few books can do more; few have done better. Read this book.” Rocky Mountain News
“The love between the father and son is one of the most profound relationships McCarthy has ever written.” Christian Science Monitor

Reviews

Reviews

by ShortNFuzzy 9/13/2017
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Bleak and beautiful

This, even for Cormac McCarthy, is a bleak, dark novel. Almost no humor, almost no hope, little to no redemption...and it is truly a beautiful audiobook. Tom Stechschulte's narration is... well... it is what it is. He's a good narrator and his voice fits the text. So, yes. I DO recommend this audiobook with a caveat. If you are depressed personality, a natural pessimist or perhaps only listen to audiobooks to sweep you away into sweet happy flowery places then you may want to consider a different title on Downpour. But, if you don't mind, basically experiencing 6 hours of grey, sun-blocked, starvation and bleakness you won't be disappointed by the amazing prose and narration.

Author

Author Bio: Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy is the award-winning author of numerous novels in a variety of genres. His book All the Pretty Horses won both the US National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and The Road won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Pulitzer Prize. A number of his books have been adapted into award-winning films including his 2005 novel, No Country for Old Men, which won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. He is also an accomplished screenwriter and playwright, having been nominated for multiple Emmy Awards for his film The Gardener’s Son and for his work on Visions.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 6.67
Audience: Adult
Language: English