Trade Ed. Recorded Books 2005
CD ISBN 1419326945 $34.99 Seven CDs
DD ISBN $24.49
Library Ed. Recorded Books 2005
CS ISBN 1419344498 $49.75 Six cassettes
CD ISBN 1419344587 $74.75 Seven CDs
Narrator Tom Stechschulte smoothly captures the reflections of West Texas Sheriff Tom Bell as they wind through this noir tale of bloodshed in the wild present-day West. Superb pacing and a gruff manner capture the men weathered by the lives they've led, keeping them as individualized as necessary. Capturing "good guys" and innocents caught in the cross fire of a drug deal gone bad, Stechschulte also skillfully maintains the hair-trigger tension of chilling psychopath Anton Chigurh. The sheriff's deputies, amusingly voiced as buffoons, add a bit of levity. McCarthy's superb writing powerfully measures the moral opposites of sheriff and killer, and Stechschulte uses fluid storytelling to balance the violent tale. R.F.W. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 06]
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