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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (272,654 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cormac McCarthy Narrator: Rupert Degas Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Road follows a man and a boy, father and son, journeying together for many months across a desolate, post-apocalyptic landscape, some years after a great, unexplained cataclysm, possibly an impact event. Civilization has been destroyed and most species have become extinct. What has happened outside of North America is left unexplained. Humanity consists largely of bands of cannibals, their captives, and refugees who scavenge for canned food. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Greg | 2/15/2014

    " Just read Life of Pi and The Road back to back. Stories of desolation, starvation and lost hope. Def need something happier next. Maybe a book about food... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Linda Broo | 2/11/2014

    " Oh my gosh The Road! I love this book and movie great work. This book does a great job of showing people at their weakest point. A man and his son, try to reach the coast as the world has fallen and humans eat humans, they fight cold weather, no food, no protection, sickness, and death each and everyday. The man has thoughts of killing himself and his son so they die together, because since his wife decided to kill herself and leave them it had a huge impact on both the man and son. The boy always tries to be the "good guy" in every situation they are in. They see a man on the road and he wants to help him but his father knows there is not much they can do so they walk away. This makes the son upset and sort of hate his father. The turning point in the story is when they reach the coast and everything is the same as the rest of the world. Later on the dad passes away and the boy's true feeling come out, he loves his father for always being there and keeping him alive. The boy runs into a man that has kids of his own, he travels with them having his dad always with him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Eddie Black | 2/9/2014

    " Read The Road. Perhaps I'm weird but I was disappointed. I was generous in my three star rating. Good package with the minimalism and all, but I didn't come away with any appreciation of anything or having experienced any emotions. So I give it a solid "meh" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jon Cassan | 2/4/2014

    " This is a marvelous story about the triumph of kindness and the love between a father and son against a landscape utterly filled with death and decay. Highly Recommended! "

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