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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (33,567 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cormac McCarthy Narrator: Robert G. Slade Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Blood Meridian is widely recognised as the masterpiece of Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Cormac McCarthy. It is an historical epic, a compelling reinterpretation of the Western, and one of the great American novels of the 20th century. It tells the story of a teenage runaway known only as the kid, who falls in with a group of notorious outlaws: the Glanton Gang. Violent, direct, and extraordinarily powerful, the novel traces the destiny of 'the kid' as he falls further and further from grace, and into the clutches of the mysterious and demonic Judge Holden.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dlbates04 | 2/18/2014

    " The relative firepower , mobility, and tactics of the rival forces is absolutely accurate. My boyhood home in the Texas Panhandle was Comancheria. The Comanches used horses both as transportation and armour. Before the Walker Colt.44 pistol the Comanche could ride at full speed and shoot arrows into a fleeing man who had fired his single shot rifle. The Comanche had a hide or hair rope they braided into his horses' neck hair used as a sling to hang from the side of the horse away from the foe. The 6 shot .44 Walker Colt would penetrate the horse body and also the rider clinging to the side of the horse. Thank God for the .44 Walker. The Comanche and Kiowa burned captive whites and other Indians just for fun. The .44 Colt killed so fast the victims had no time to be tortured. The .44 Colt had the range and hitting power of the modern .357 which will completely penetrate an automobile engine block. What a horror story if the rest of the story is as accurate !! The Judge ''will never die.'' "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Greg Perowne | 2/15/2014

    " Well this sure was a violent book. I felt as if I was reading the plot of a video game, something like GTA set in the Wild West. It's an interesting read with a huge change of pace from most other highly regarded literature! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by J A | 2/13/2014

    " Removing the senseless violence from this book would be like removing the cusswords from a Limp Bizkit song; there'd be nothing left. The book is filled with descriptions designed to do no more than to make the reader turn away in horror. Good luck finding a plot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Chris Jarred | 1/27/2014

    " I really want to like McCarthy. I love westerns, so I really wanted to like this book. But I didn't. I didn't hate it, for the most part, but I was really underwhelmed. Everybody talks about the violence and gore, but I honestly didn't think it was that bad. Maybe Game of Thrones desensitized me, because this was nowhere near as graphic as those books. But I enjoy a plot, which this didn't have. I don't think endings have to be happy (see Stephen King), but I also don't think endings open to interpretation are much to my liking. So McCarthy is 0 for 2 so far, since I also didn't like The Road. On a minor note, I'm all for trying to be different, but would quotation marks kill the guy? "

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