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  • The Road

  • By: Cormac McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,358
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,084
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,087

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2007.
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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect for the road - or anywhere else

  • By SKA on 20-09-09

Won an Award?

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-02-16

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I don't think so.
Highly descriptive allowing you to build a good minds eye of each scene but quite frankly it lacks content and is just plain predictable.Imagine a trip south from a cold clime in search of a more pleasant climate after an apocalyptic event, add a few little incidents of a predictable nature on the way along with the naturally complex relationship between a father and his young son.That's it, done. No need to read it now.Clearly I must be a philistine as I can't see the greatness other reviewers seem to have found.

  • The Lighthouse Keeper

  • By: Alan K. Baker
  • Narrated by: Steven Cree
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 80

A terrifying mystery of the sea. In December 1900, three lighthouse keepers vanished without trace from the remote Scottish island of Eilean Mòr. An emergency relief crew was sent to man the lighthouse. At the end of their month-long duty, they resigned from their posts, and never spoke of what they had experienced on the island. The mystery of Eilean Mòr has never been solved. Until now. In the present, a group of environmental researchers arrives on the island to observe the wildlife.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The Lighthouse Keeper

  • By Amanda on 02-09-12

really not worth the hassle

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-12

Its one of those books/films that you know is no better than ok and you really want to give up on it but its just not quite bad enough to abandon. Then, when the last word is spoken you realise that your instinct was correct and the time lost listening to it will be gone from you forever.

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