All the Pretty Horses

All the Pretty Horses

Audiobook CD - 2000
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Recounts the story of John Grady Cole, a young Texas rancher who ventures to Mexico in search of excitement.

All the Pretty Horses - the first volume of the Borders Trilogy - tells of young John Grady Cole, the last of a long line of Texas ranchers. Across the border Mexico beckons - beautiful and desolate, rugged and cruelly civilized. With two companions, he sets off on an idyllic, sometimes comic adventure, to a place where dreams are paid for in blood.

Publisher: New York : Harper Audio, p2000
Edition: Unabridged
Description: 10 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN: 9780694523443
Branch Call Number: SWCD McCa


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Jan 18, 2019

Brilliant writing with an consonant, immersive dialog, but I'm guessing that unless you're already a fan of other authors like William Faulkner or Thomas Wolfe, i.e. writers with a heavily measured prose, a story such as Cormac McCarthy's All the Pretty Horses is going to feel slow and meandering.

Aug 22, 2016

I must confess that I didn't much like the story itself, but that is more than made up for by the extraordinary narration by Muller: each character is given their own voice and the narrated portions are given emphasis just where it should. The whole is far better than merely reading the book.

Jan 07, 2014

So many reviewers refer to this as a coming of age book - I've not thought of it that way, maybe I don't understand the reference. Cole is operating on his understanding of life so far; maybe lost in a time warp & not in the current challenges with how the world is changing. The values & familiar actions are imbedded in his nature. What else can he do? I like this character, his straight forward replies & economy of speech. I've enjoyed the book, the audio & movie.

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