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3.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 5 3.70 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cormac McCarthy Narrator: Tom Stechschulte, Austin Pendleton, Ezra Knight Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2006 ISBN: 9781449837709
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A startling encounter on a New York subway platform leads two strangers to a run-down tenement where a life or death decision must be made.

In that small apartment, Black and White, as the two men are known, begin a conversation that leads each back through his own history, mining the origins of two fundamentally opposing world views. White is a professor whose seemingly enviable existence of relative ease has left him nonetheless in despair. Black, an ex-con and ex-addict, is the more hopeful of the men, though he is just as desperate to convince White of the power of faith as White is desperate to deny it. Their aim is no less than this: to discover the meaning of life.

Deft, spare, and full of artful tension, The Sunset Limited is a beautifully crafted, consistently thought-provoking, and deceptively intimate work by one of the most insightful writers of our time.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A brilliantly articulated piece, penned by a wildly acclaimed fiction writer. Nothing short of dazzling. So astonishingly effecting, so powerful, so stimulating!”

     Chicago Tribune

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adam | 6/28/2011

    " Although a compelling dialogue,it sometimes felt slightly animated and trite. An interesting play on terms though describing belief as seeing things either in black or white. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 6/10/2011

    " Hate the message with a perfect hatred, but the fact that it got me that worked up should testify to its literary quality. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ayumi | 5/9/2011

    " Very good I enjoyed the witty banter back and forth btw the two characters. I felt very sad for Mr. Black and was moved by both characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angel | 5/3/2011

    " A must read for Christians everywhere... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laurie | 5/1/2011

    " Kept waiting for an epiphany, or maybe just a point. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 4/25/2011

    " Listened to this one on my iPod, which was a nice way to follow the dialog between the two main characters that spend the entirety of this play sitting and talking in an apartment. Not my favorite McCarthy book, but a quick listen (or read) and worth the time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Samantha | 4/14/2011

    " This was a very interesting book. It's clever and intriguing. It asks questions about why we're here and what is life all about and the responses are discussed amongst Black and White. Very different book for me to have read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 4/9/2011

    " Wow. This is a powerfully dark tale of religious hope and existential despair. The last part of the story was extremely gripping, and I think it ended as it should have ...... No happily ever after here "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandon | 4/4/2011

    " I am not the biggest McCarthy fan in the world, but did enjoy this play in which Black and White discuss God and life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Four | 3/29/2011

    " The dialogue pulls you in and keeps you there until the last word. Format was perfect as it all centered on the conversation. "

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About the Author
Author Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy is the award-winning author of numerous novels in a variety of genres. His book All the Pretty Horses won both the US National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and The Road won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Pulitzer Prize. A number of his books have been adapted into award-winning films including his 2005 novel, No Country for Old Men, which won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. He is also an accomplished screenwriter and playwright, having been nominated for multiple Emmy Awards for his film The Gardener’s Son and for his work on Visions.

About the Narrators

Tom Stechschulte has narrated well over a hundred audiobooks and has won sixteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. He won the prestigious Audie Award in 2009 and has been a finalist for the Audie in 2005 and 2011. As an actor, he has been seen in eleven Broadway shows as well as numerous television and film shows, including the remake of The Manchurian Candidate.

Austin Pendleton is an American film, television, and stage actor, a playwright, and a theatre director and instructor.

Ezra Knight has appeared in Law & Order and many national commercials, including those for Bank of America and Excedrin. He also has extensive stage experience, which earned him a Helen Hayes Award nomination for his role in Rita Dove’s The Darker Face of the Earth.