All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy audiobook

All the Pretty Horses

By Cormac McCarthy
Read by Frank Muller

The Border Trilogy: Book 1

10.06 Hours 08/01/2013 Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Cormac McCarthy is a quiet, unassuming presence in American fiction today, but like the slow, measured voices of many of his characters, he speaks with an authority and conviction that demands an audience. All the Pretty Horses, McCarthy’s sixth novel, is a cowboy odyssey for modern times. Set in the late 1940s, it features the travels and toils of a sixteen-year-old East Texan named John Grady Cole, caught in the agonizing purgatory between adolescence and adulthood. At the start of the novel, 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. In spite of its hard realities and spare telling, All the Pretty Horses is a lyrical and richly romantic story, chronicling, along with the erosion of the frontier, the loss of an era.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 1992 National Book Award for Fiction

Winner of the 1992 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Nominated for the Barnes & Noble Discover Award

An ALA Notable Book Finalist for Fiction

A New York Times bestseller

Cormac McCarthy is a quiet, unassuming presence in American fiction today, but like the slow, measured voices of many of his characters, he speaks with an authority and conviction that demands an audience.

All the Pretty Horses, McCarthy’s sixth novel, is a cowboy odyssey for modern times. Set in the late 1940s, it features the travels and toils of a sixteen-year-old East Texan named John Grady Cole, caught in the agonizing purgatory between adolescence and adulthood. At the start of the novel, 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.

In spite of its hard realities and spare telling, All the Pretty Horses is a lyrical and richly romantic story, chronicling, along with the erosion of the frontier, the loss of an era.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Rambunctious, high-spirited…A true American original.” Newsweek
“Part bildungsroman, part horse opera, part meditation on courage and loyalty.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“A novel so exuberant in its prose, so offbeat in its setting and so mordant and profound in its deliberations that one searches in vain for comparisons in American literature.” Publishers Weekly

Reviews

Reviews

by ShortNFuzzy 9/13/2017
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A little less "Cormac" than you might want but still good!

This was one of the first Cormac McCarthy books to hit the big screen and I think it's because no one was quite sure how to film them...that's why THIS one was first. It's relatively "safe". Nothing huge or awe inspiring or thought provoking...or even too "dark" for that matter. Just a well told western yarn with some well drawn characters that get into a mild amount of conflict that gets resolved in the end. Kind of tame for Cormac, but not such a bad intro into his writing if you are squeamish. The audiobook DOES lack the experience of reading his prose though. (He writes in a very weird way including using almost no punctuation so it is actually an "experience" to read) Frank Muller is a great narrator for this kind of book.

Author

Author Bio: Cormac McCarthy

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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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 10.06
Audience: Adult
Language: English