Border Trilogy

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 84 ratings

All the Pretty Horses Summary

John Grady Cole is the last bewildered survivor of long generations of Texas ranchers. Finding himself cut off from the only life he has ever wanted, he sets out for Mexico with his friend, Lacey Rawlins.

Befriending a third boy on the way, they find a country beyond their imagining: barren and beautiful, rugged yet cruelly civilised.... A place where dreams are paid for in blood.

©1992 Cormac McCarthy (P)1992 Recorded Books Inc
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  • Book 1

    • All the Pretty Horses

    • The Border Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    John Grady Cole is the last bewildered survivor of long generations of Texas ranchers. Finding himself cut off from the only life he has ever wanted, he sets out for Mexico with his friend, Lacey Rawlins. Befriending a third boy on the way, they find a country beyond their imagining: barren and beautiful, rugged yet cruelly civilised.... A place where dreams are paid for in blood.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A very good story with great content.<br />

    • By jon on 25-09-16

    Regular price: £20.89

  • Book 2

    • The Crossing

    • The Border Trilogy Book 2
    • By: Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Richard Poe
    • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Sixteen-year-old Billy and his brother Boyd are fascinated by an elusive wolf that has been marauding his family's ranch. Billy captures the animal - but rather than kill it, sets out impulsively for the mountains of Mexico to return it to where it came from. Billy returns, finding himself and his world have irrevocably changed. His loss of innocence has come at a price, and once again the border beckons with its desolate beauty and cruel promise.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It Couldn't Be Better

    • By P Browne on 26-07-18

    Regular price: £20.89

  • Book 3

    • Cities of the Plain

    • Border Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Two men marked by the boyhood adventures of All the Pretty Horses and The Crossing now stand together to confront a country changing beyond recognition. In the fall of 1952, John Grady Cole and Billy Parham are cowboys on a New Mexico ranch, encroached upon from the north by the military. On the southern horizon are the mountains of Mexico, where one of the men is drawn incessantly in this story of friendships and passion to a love as dangerous as it is inevitable.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Corman's Epistemology Laid Bare

    • By Dylan Bernstein on 24-06-18

    Regular price: £18.79