All the Pretty Horses


Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
106
Narrator
28
Release Date
August 2013
Duration
10 hours 6 minutes
Summary
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 16-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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Jane D.

Perfect audiobook driving the long hours across the Sonoran desert. The history of the Mexican war and status of Mexican women told by the Senorita was beautifully written and read by Frank Miller. Great story of the American cowboy, what it was to be an American man.

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Donna M.

I liked this story

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Leigh E.

Beautiful, deep story that showed the lives of many different people and perspectives. The narrator I thought didn’t do it justice as he said everything with no emotion despite the circumstances.

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Christine C.

This is a really great read. The language, descriptions and actions are so natural for the depression era time period. I highly recommend this book.

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Olga C.

The narrator was great. Depiction of different characters and the differing environments really good.

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JoeyG

This book made me see the beauty in horses. I could almost smell them. I look at horses differently now.

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Patrick M.

I loved this book. Captivating listen.

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Amanda B.

enjoyed the narrator and story...

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Davis E.

narrator is phenomenal, and McCarthy just gave one more reason to have him at my favourite authors list

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Sabra G.

So, so good

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Georgia P

Absolutely amazing story and writing I could have finished it in one sitting. Great narration too.

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Mikell H.

Enjoyed reading this book very much!

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Joshua G.

One of my favorite books. Beautifully read by Frank Muller.

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Melissa S.

Great book. The narrator spoke too low and even with the volume all the way up I had a hard time hearing or understanding what he said most of the book.

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