desmond elliott 2017
Search our site
Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber Read the opening extract of the brand new Kathleen Barber book before its publication on 27/12/2017

The Road by Cormac Mccarthy
  

The Road

Audio Books   eBook Favourites   
Notify me
when in stock

As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.

Lovereading view...

Winner of The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2007.

Once in a while a book comes along that is so powerful, so terrible and so beautiful that you are left staggered at its close. This is one such. A journey through a devastated, post-apocalyptic America that is both frightening and strangely hopeful. Father and son share their dreadful experiences and their love.

Abridged audiobook edition.

Read by Rupert Degas.

4 CDs. 5.5 hour

If you like Cormac Mccarthy you might also like to read books by Thomas Eidson, Charles Frazier and Annie Proulx.

Synopsis

The Road by Cormac Mccarthy

The Road has been hailed by critics as a masterpiece. The novel paints a bleak vision of a post-apocalyptic America; a land where no hope remains. A man and his son walk alone towards the coast, and this is the moving story of their journey. The Road is an unflinching exploration of human behaviour – from ultimate destructiveness to extreme tenderness.

Reviews

'Rupert Degas is the most versatile of narrators: he excels in Haruki Murakami and was Pantalaimon in Philip Pullman’s multivoiced Northern Lights. Chill menace is his forte, so when you turn on his narration of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road get ready to turn into a hypnotised rabbit. McCarthy’s acclaimed post-apocalyptic novel is set on what feels like a highway to nowhere, and it helps to know that there is a final shard of hope. A determinedly resourceful man and his Christ-like son creep through a hellish, ash-laden landscape, scattered with the broken relics of civilisation and bristling with cannibals. What keeps you listening is the book’s pin-sharp portrait of a father’s love and the fine match of writing style and reader. McCarthy has that Irish gift for words that make music; Degas tells the story with perfect pitch.' Christina Hardyment, The Times

The conspiratorial, undramatic narration heightens the impact of this powerful and chilling vision of a post-apocalyptic America. Father and son struggle to survive in a ruined environment by feeding off the leavings of the dead. Sounds depressing, but is compelling and strangely beautiful.' Rachel Redford, The Times

About the Author

Cormac Mccarthy
Cormac McCarthy is the author of nine novels, and among his honours are the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

2nd January 2009

Author

Cormac Mccarthy

More books by Cormac Mccarthy
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Naxos Audiobooks

Format

Cd-audio

Categories

Audio Books
eBook Favourites


ISBN

9789626349717

Lovereading is a world of books. It has everything you need from new to old and much loved classic books. It even give you recommendations!

Kate Thurston

It is a website dedicated to those who adore reading It really is a one stop shop for book lovers. Love it!

Edel Waugh

I love Lovereading for the wonderful like for like author recommendations and for highlighting new books, it's a great resource for readers!

Lindsay

Ever purchased a book, read a few pages & thought I'm not going to enjoy this? Honest book reviews mean you'll never have that problem again

Jill Peters

It's information about new books so, for a book lover like me, what's not to like!

Joan Hill

Lovereading has all the new books and also suggestions for 'similar' authors whilst waiting for your favourites new books.

Carol Peace

Lovereading is not only an amazing site, but it's one of my very favourites. It's like visiting a fascinating bookstore, but better.

Rebecca Jayne Barrett

Love books. Love reading. Love reading books. And, here's the trick. Here's a website which caters for people like me.

Ian Harvey-brown

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools