All the Pretty Horses (Abridged / Audio Cassette, Abridged)
Two cassettes, 3 hours
Read by Brad Pitt
Soon to be a major motion picture starring Matt Damon, directed by Billy Bob Thorton and produced by Mike Nichols
A critical triumph, this is the story of John Grady Cole, who at 16 finds himself at the dying end of a long line of Texas ranchers, cut off from the only life he has ever imagined for himself.To escape a society moving in all the wrong directions, Cole and two companions decide to seek their future in Mexico, a land at once beautiful and desolate, rugged and cruelly civilized.But what begins as an idyllic, sometimes comic adventure, leads, in fact, to a place where dreams are paid for in blood.Within months, one of the boys is dead, and the other two aged beyond their years.
A story about childhood passing, innocence and an American age, here is a grand story and an education in responsibility, revenge, and survival.All the Pretty Horses is truly a masterpiece.
About the Author
Cormac McCarthy received the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Award for All The Pretty Horses. The Crossing and Cities of the Plain are also available from Random House AudioBooks and read by Brad Pitt.
Brad Pitt's film credits include Thelma and Louise, A River Runs Through It, Interview With the Vampire, Seven, Legends of the Fall, and Seven Years in Tibet. For his performance in Twelve Monkeys, he was awarded the Golden Globe for Best Performance by a Supporting Actor.
"Rambunctious, high-spirited...All the Pretty Horses is a true American original." --Newsweek