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McCARTHY, C.: No Country for Old Men (Abridged)

Author(s):McCarthy, Cormac
Artist(s) Barrett, Sean, Reader
Genre Spoken Word
Category Classic Fiction
Catalogue NA498012
Label Naxos AudioBooks
Quality   48kbps
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An experienced hunter aims at an antelope half a mile across a plain—and misses. But the shot launches him unexpectedly into a tense and frightening chase in which he becomes the hunted, as drug dealers mercilessly pursue the money. The local upright sheriff struggles to contain the situation and has to face his own fears; the pitiless hitman Anton Chigurh, follows his target unceasingly, ruled by a cold, implacable logic; and chance plays its own part in deciding who lives and dies.

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Review By Jonathan Lowe,Audiobooks Today,November 2009

It’s difficult to imagine a better narrator for No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy than Sean Barrett, (after hearing this short novel performed), although (knowing his work) I’m sure that Tom Stechschulte is also superb in his version. What makes Barrett a great choice to speak the killer’s words here is oddly similar to what made Javier Bardem a great choice for the character of Anton Chigurh in the Coen brothers movie version. Barrett has an understated, calm, but not quite laid-back air about his delivery, with vocal characteristics to match. There’s an element of tension present that the mirror surface can’t quite hide. You expect the worst to happen, and it does. As for the story, if you’re unfamiliar with it, it’s about a

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