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No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

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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.



  • I was initially intrigued by certain elements of the story, but later on, I noticed that several of the male characters shared strikingly similar personalities. A significant portion of the narrative was dedicated to the incessant ramblings of the old sheriff, expressing his pessimistic views on the deteriorating state of the country. This almost led me to abandon the book entirely.
  • I was really let down by "No Country for Old Men" considering the author's other amazing novels like "Pretty Horses," "The Crossing," and "Cities of the Plain." The narrator did a great job, but unfortunately, the story completely unravels towards the end. It's like the author just goes off on a tangent, rambling about the sorry state of our current culture, resembling a sociology professor going off on a tangent.
  • If you were a fan of the film, you'll absolutely enjoy this audiobook. The narration is top-notch, transporting you back to each memorable movie moment. The narrator's voices truly capture the essence and realism of the characters. It's eye-opening to see just how skillfully the Coen brothers translated this book. Absolutely fantastic!
  • This book made me realize how rare it is to come across a truly great Western in modern times. The intelligence and wisdom of the wise Sheriff Bell, the excitement of the chase and the desperation of those being pursued provided me with exceptional entertainment. The narration is just as genuine and believable as McCarthy's storytelling skills. McCarthy portrays law enforcement through the character of a sheriff (reminiscent of Tarantino's Sheriff in Kill Bill), who is not only heroic and clever, but also human and paternal. Similar to Thomas Harris' first two novels featuring highly skilled FBI profilers battling unimaginably evil individuals, McCarthy introduces his own formidable antagonist in a more realistic manner. Give this book a listen and I guarantee that you'll find yourself yearning for more.
  • I just finished experiencing Cormac McCarthy for the first time, and I have to say, I was deeply affected by his words. I can't quite put my finger on whether it was McCarthy's writing or Tom Stechschulte's skilled narration, but either way, I was completely immersed in McCarthy's world. It felt like I was connecting with Bell and Moss on a personal level, as if they were close friends of mine. In a world where everything seems so cut and dried, I truly appreciate a writer who can explore the gray areas and make you question your own choices. It's refreshing to come across someone who can make you ponder, "What would I do?" I'm craving more from both McCarthy and Stechschulte. They've got me hooked, and I can't wait to dive into their next collaboration.
  • I really enjoyed the majority of the book, probably around 90% of it. However, there was a point where something significant happened (I won't give any spoilers) and it completely slowed down the pace. Throughout the story, there was this annoying Sheriff who didn't seem to have much relevance to the main plot. He would go on and on about how the world has changed and all that for about 5 minutes at a time, which got quite tiresome. Then the main story would resume again. Towards the end, it felt like the Sheriff dominated the narrative and it just abruptly ended. At first, I thought my download got cut off, but then I actually heard "The End". Maybe they'll come up with an alternative ending or something, which would make me reconsider my rating.
  • I was really looking forward to diving into this story after reading the publisher's summary. But, man, was I let down. Usually, authors build up the characters right from the start and then weave their paths together as the story unfolds. However, in this case, just as the characters were getting interesting, they were abruptly and randomly taken out of the picture. It felt like the plot took a complete U-turn, heading towards what I can only describe as an "anti-plot." The second half of the book was like a never-ending stream of consciousness filled with musings that seemed to go on forever. I have to say, I regret wasting my time on this one.
  • I decided to listen to the audiobook of 'No Country for Old Men' before watching the movie, and I must say, I really enjoyed it. The pacing of the book was excellent, and the characters truly came to life. Admittedly, there were a few instances where the author's descriptions were a bit vague, making it challenging to visualize certain scenes, but that was a minor issue overall. After watching the movie, I have to say that while they captured the main events accurately, it didn't quite capture the same atmosphere as the audiobook. If you're on the fence about whether to watch the movie or listen to the audiobook, I strongly recommend giving the audiobook a chance. It offers greater character development and a more engaging unfolding of the storyline. Trust me, it's worth another shot.
  • Cormac McCarthy's return with "No Country for Old Men" is a welcome one, as this engaging story reminds us why we've missed his writing. The prose in this book is stunning, and the characters are so well-developed that they will both frighten you and earn your admiration. Tom Stechschulte's narration is top-notch, as always, breathing life into each and every character. I found myself compelled to listen to the entire book again after the first go-around, something I rarely do, just to fully grasp the intricacies of this captivating tale.
  • I didn't mind this book until the latter half when it takes a turn towards a man contemplating about the decline of the world and the country's involvement in sin and war. The storyline loses its focus and instead we're presented with a meandering account of life from the author's perspective. The second half of the book is truly disappointing. I suggest not spending your money on this book. The serial killer antagonist transitions from a villain to a figure embodying death, which I found distasteful.