Cities of the Plain audiobook – Border Trilogy, Book 3

Literature & FictionCities of the Plain audiobook - Border Trilogy, Book 3
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Status: Completed
Version: Unabridged
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Narrator: Frank Muller
Series: Border Trilogy
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Updated: 21/12/2023
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Cities of the Plain Audiobook by Cormac McCarthy: A Stark, Haunting Tale of the West

It was during one of those long, sleepless nights when the world outside my window seemed to echo with an eerie stillness that I stumbled upon Cities of the Plain audiobook by Cormac McCarthy. Nestled in my home office, surrounded by shelves lined with literary classics and mementos from my days as an author, I sought refuge in McCarthy’s words. The hushed whispers of turning pages have always been a balm to my restless spirit, but tonight it was Frank Muller’s narration that filled the space, painting the desolate landscape of New Mexico with his voice.

This final installment in McCarthy’s Border Trilogy reunites us with John Grady and Billy, cowboys now weathered by life’s unforgiving terrain. Their stories had already seeped into my bones through All the Pretty Horses and The Crossing, leaving me raw and invested in their fates. There’s something about the way McCarthy sculpts characters that makes them feel like old friends – or perhaps reflections of ourselves – worn but resilient.

As John Grady’s tale unfolds – a love found within the bleak walls of a brothel – it resonates with a truth as old as time: love can be a salvation or a curse. His affection for a woman trapped in circumstances beyond her control is both noble and tragically doomed. The stark reality that even our deepest passions may lead us to destruction is a theme McCarthy handles with deft precision.

Frank Muller’s voice carried me across these plains alongside John Grady, through every hope and heartbreak. The loss felt so acutely personal; it was as if I’d lived alongside these characters, their pain etched into my own memories. And then there was Billy – left alone once more, his grief a silent specter haunting each word spoken by Muller.

McCarthy doesn’t promise happy endings or easy resolutions. Instead, he offers us a mirror to our own struggles to find meaning amidst loss. As Billy attempts to rise from the ashes of his shattered world, we’re left wondering about his future – and perhaps reflecting on our own resilience in the face of adversity.

Listeners who venture into this audiobook on Audiobooks4soul.com will find themselves transported not just by the story but also by its free availability – a gift for those who are drawn to tales told under open skies and within broken borders.

Cities of the Plain isn’t just another chapter in a trilogy; it’s a culmination of lives lived fiercely against a backdrop that is both cruel and majestic. It reminds us that sometimes survival is its own form of victory.

So if you find yourself yearning for a journey through landscapes both external and internal – if you seek stories where every moment is heavy with significance – then join me on this haunting voyage across cities plain and simple yet complex as life itself.

Until next time,

Stephen

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