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Derek Holman

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That title is genius.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-13

Eli: sensitive, reflective, bungling. Charlie: dominant, calculating, ruthless. The two sisters brothers bicker their way to their latest assignment to kill a prospector in California Eli ponders the wisdom of keeping his horse, blind in one eye and Charlie constantly undermines his brother. Events however have a part to play in shaping the dynamics of their relationship. A western like you've never seen before. and yes very Coen brothers. The narrator captures the atmosphere beautifully: exceptional!!!

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So wanted this to good wish I'd played the sample

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-13

A great book can be ruined by the wrong narrator and this is a perfect example. With ten books in the series all read by the same reader, the publishers have made quite an investment a narrator who seems unable to create any atmosphere or nuance rendering the end product dull and unlistenable. For this reason I'm afraid I can't comment on the content.

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Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children's Crusade cover art

flyingsaucerarearicepaperandsherbetconfection

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-10-10

This is a work of great profundity. Based on actual events and his own experiences of WW11,KV takes us on a journey to the centre of our own humanity.
Time travel or insanity?
A perfect marriage of literary excellence and faultless narration make this a must listen.

No Good News Only Bad

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-12-09

Ask yourself this: Have you ever witnessed abhorrent behaviour in others and thought, what if the world as we know it came to an end and we were left to fend for ourselves, what depths would that person fall to to ensure their survival?
Cormac McCarthy in The Road examines the possibilities and probabilities of this situation.
This is not science fiction this is about Humanity. A cataclysmic event has left few survivors in a desolate dead landscape with no means of producing food so what’s left to eat is pretty much in tins……….
Take from this what you want but in my opinion McCarthy has constructed a masterpiece which examines the human soul and finds good and evil not in equal measure. This is a bleak book with no good news, not for everyone, but one which given the attention it deserves will reward the listener.
Tom Steckshulte delivers McCarthy’s clipped poetic prose with icy beauty. Not to be missed.