The Road (Unabridged)
Written By: Cormac McCarthy
Written By: Tom Stechschulte
Length:6 hours and 39 min.
Customer Rating :4.0
America is a barren landscape of smoldering ashes, without life except for those individuals still fighting to scratch out some sort of being. Amidst this destruction, a dad and his youthful son walk, always toward the coast, but with no real comprehension that conditions will improve after they arrive. Still, they persevere, as well as their relationship comes to signify goodness in an environment of total devastation.
Bleak but fantastic, with glimmers of hope and comedy, The Road is a wonderful allegory and maybe Cormac McCarthy's finest novel to day. This amazing departure from his prior works is hailed by Kirkus Reviews as a "novel of horrible beauty, where death is the exclusive truth".
McCarthy, a New York Times bestselling author, is a past recipient of the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award. He is broadly considered one of America's greatest writers.