Cormac McCarthy Value Collection: All the Pretty Horses, The Crossing, Cities of the Plain
by Cormac McCarthy
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All the Pretty Horses: The first volume of the Border Trilogy tells of young John Grady Cole, the last of a long line of Texas ranchers. Across the border Mexico beckons - beautiful and desolate, rugged and cruelly civilized. With two companions, he sets off on an idyllic, sometimes comic adventure, to a place where dreams are paid for in blood. The Crossing: In the late 1930's, 16-year-old Billy Parham captures a she-wolf that has been marauding his family's ranch. But instead of killing it, he decides to take it back to the mountains of Mexico. With that crossing, he beings an arduous and often dreamlike journey into a country where men meet like ghosts and violence strikes as suddenly as heat-lightening - a world where there is no order "save that which death has put there." Cities of the Plain: It is 1952 and John Grady Cole and Billy Parham are working as ranch hands in New Mexico, not far from the proving grounds of Alamogordo and the cities of El Paso and Juarez. Their life is made up of trail drives and horse auctions and stories told by campfire light. They value that life all the more because they know it is about to change forever.
This is abridged
It isn't obvious on this site, but this recording is an abridgment of all three novels -- not worth considering, especially with such a fine writer as McCarthy. The first and third novels in this trilogy are available in unabridged audio versions, but, for some reason, not the second.
Would love to listen to it
Can not download this even thought I was charged $20.95 for it.
Does NOT work! Do not buy this audiobook.
ITunes is dropping the ball on this one.
This audiobook only has the abridged versions of the books. Do not buy if you want the full books.