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MCCARTHY, C.: Blood Meridian (Abridged)


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MCCARTHY, C.: Blood Meridian (Abridged)

In 1849 on the Texas-Mexico borders, a teenage boy finds himself alone in a brutal, aggressive world, where basic survival is the primary purpose. Hard men traverse a harsh landscape where scalping, burning, torture and death are common-place, as the sun beats down mercilessly on the ground. Cultures intermingle and clash. Mexicans, Apaches, Texans and any number of travellers from the United States and beyond struggle to live just one more day. Cormac McCarthy’s painful image of a tormented society is given a terrible beauty by his uncompromising language: this is an evocation of the Wild West you will never forget.

Disc 1

  Blood Meridian (Abridged)
1.   See the child. He is pale and thin… 00:04:03
2.   The Reverend Green had been playing… 00:04:59
3.   It had been raining for sixteen days… 00:06:53
4.   Now come days of begging, days of theft. 00:04:46
5.   He came upon Bexar in the evening… 00:05:05
6.   He woke in the nave of a ruinous church… 00:06:58
7.   They rode through the town… 00:08:03
8.   The camp was upriver… 00:04:53
9.   Those first days they saw no game… 00:03:10
10.   They rode on, and the top of the sun… 00:06:39
11.   The following day on the skyline… 00:06:46
12.   With darkness one soul rose wondrously… 00:04:00
13.   In the afternoon they came upon a village… 00:03:04

Disc 2

  Blood Meridian (Abridged)
1.   In the morning with first light… 00:06:50
2.   They descended the mountain… 00:05:00
3.   The kid was standing by the cart… 00:05:52
4.   When their eyes lost their blindness… 00:05:29
5.   They saw patched Argonauts… 00:03:44
6.   Earlier that morning the company… 00:04:37
7.   They were about in the morning… 00:03:48
8.   At dusk of the third day… 00:02:49
9.   They made camp that night… 00:05:41
10.   In the morning when they rode out… 00:04:17
11.   They paused without the cantina… 00:05:27
12.   They made their way… 00:06:19
13.   When they set out in the dawn… 00:05:20
14.   They rode all day upon a pale gastine… 00:04:50

Disc 3

  Blood Meridian (Abridged)
1.   They entered the caldera… 00:05:19
2.   In the morning the rain had ceased. 00:04:20
3.   In the days to follow… 00:05:23
4.   'How indeed,' he said. 00:05:07
5.   'The judge, he seemed…' 00:04:04
6.   'We had I would suppose an hour…' 00:04:03
7.   They rode on into the mountains… 00:06:58
8.   In the western country of the Alleghenies… 00:06:17
9.   Crossing the high mesas… 00:03:32
10.   For the next two weeks… 00:03:46
11.   Two mornings later the Delawares… 00:04:46
12.   Glanton turned his horse. 00:06:23
13.   Within the hour they were mounted… 00:06:10
14.   On the twenty - first of July… 00:03:54
15.   This Angel Trias who was governor… 00:04:05

Disc 4

  Blood Meridian (Abridged)
1.   On the fifteenth of August they rode out. 00:04:24
2.   The Americans entered the town of Carrizal… 00:03:47
3.   Within the cantina the Americans… 00:04:26
4.   The next town they entered… 00:04:13
5.   They rode onto the plain at dawn… 00:04:09
6.   They clattered over the rainwashed cobbles… 00:04:05
7.   By noon the day following… 00:04:16
8.   Before dark they encountered… 00:05:18
9.   In the night a caravan passed… 00:04:40
10.   On the fifth of December… 00:07:48
11.   He was trotting north on the plain… 00:07:38
12.   It was a lone tree burning on the desert. 00:05:17
13.   Glanton's eyes in their dark sockets… 00:05:14

Disc 5

  Blood Meridian (Abridged)
1.   It was colder yet in the morning… 00:04:45
2.   At dawn, on the outskirts… 00:04:22
3.   The lieutenant in charge of the little garrison… 00:04:25
4.   By noon the company had moved on… 00:05:23
5.   In the morning there was new trouble. 00:05:23
6.   Two days later they encountered… 00:04:55
7.   On the day following they crossed… 00:06:45
8.   When they rode out of the Yuma camp… 00:04:42
9.   The doctor had been bound for California… 00:07:39
10.   On the second of April… 00:07:47
11.   When Webster and Toadvine rode… 00:05:18
12.   At dawn the black walked out to the landing… 00:04:00

Disc 6

  Blood Meridian (Abridged)
1.   Toadvine and the kid fought… 00:05:49
2.   The judge carried in one hand… 00:05:34
3.   That day their way took them… 00:07:27
4.   When he came to where the horses… 00:03:21
5.   The pilgrims were weak from their wounds. 00:06:11
6.   They would have died… 00:04:07
7.   In his cell he began to speak… 00:06:29
8.   He was released two days later. 00:03:36
9.   In June of that year he was in Los Angeles… 00:06:55
10.   In the late winter of eighteen seventy - eight… 00:03:41
11.   Toward midnight a party hailed him… 00:06:35
12.   In the afternoon he rode… 00:05:46
13.   The judge began to point out… 00:06:38
14.   The man drifted with the crowd… 00:05:04

Total Playing Time: 07:01:21

McCarthy, Cormac

Slade, Robert G.

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: NA699412

Barcode: 9789626349946

Physical Release: 08/2009

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