By

Read By

Tom Stechschulte

Length

6 hrs and 39 mins

Audiobook Review

The Road

Genre(s)

Cormac McCarthy

Overall
Performance

Hypnotically bleak - and yes that is a good thing.

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Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest

Very good, thoroughly enjoyed, 

Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects

STAR RATINGS GUIDE

THE BIRDICT

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Oh how I love a good end of the world eye opener, and this is certainly that.

For the post-apocalyptic reader, this is the purest form of Earth's end. No frills - not even character names - just a bleak existence and a struggle to survive.

For the literary fiction fan, this winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction strips bare all literary conventions to present a tough, but moving look at the father-son relationship.

SQUAWKING THE TALK

Tom Stechschulte's distinct, deep bass is made for this dark, dramatic audiobook. He imbues it with gravitas and foreboding and theatre without even breaking a sweat. He's just as good in Swan Song.

SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO...​​

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Bird Box is similarly naked in its delivery of horrors, while Gray has a similar view of the aftermath.
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ABOUT

The Road

THE BLURB

America is a barren landscape of smoldering ashes, devoid of life except for those people still struggling to scratch out some type of existence. Amidst this destruction, a father and his young son walk, always toward the coast, but with no real understanding that circumstances will improve once they arrive. Still, they persevere, and their relationship comes to represent goodness in a world of utter devastation.

Bleak but brilliant, with glimmers of hope and humor, The Road is a stunning allegory and perhaps Cormac McCarthy's finest novel to date. This remarkable departure from his previous works has been hailed by Kirkus Reviews as a "novel of horrific beauty, where death is the only truth".