The Passenger by Cormac McCarthy audiobook

The Passenger

By Cormac McCarthy
Read by Julia Whelan  and MacLeod Andrews

Random House Audio 9780307268990
12.73 Hours 1
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The best-selling, Pulitzer Prizewinning author of The Road returns with the first of a two-volume masterpiece: The Passenger is the story of a salvage diver, haunted by loss, to be followed by Stella Maris, the second volume, on sale in December 2022. 1980, Pass Christian, Mississippi. It is three in the morning when Bobby Western zips the jacket of his wet suit and plunges from the Coast Guard tender into darkness. His dive light illuminates the sunken jet, nine bodies still buckled in their seats, hair floating, eyes devoid of speculation. Missing from the crash site are the pilot’s flight bag, the plane’s black box, and the tenth passenger. But how? A collateral witness to machinations that can only bring him harm, Western is shadowed in body and spirit—by men with badges; by the ghost of his father, inventor of the bomb that melted glass and flesh in Hiroshima; and by his sister, the love and ruin of his soul.   Traversing the American South, from the garrulous barrooms of New Orleans to an abandoned oil rig off the Florida coast, The Passenger is a breathtaking novel of morality and science, the legacy of sin, and the madness that is human consciousness.

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Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction

A New York Times bestseller

A Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of the Week

The best-selling, Pulitzer Prizewinning author of The Road returns with the first of a two-volume masterpiece: The Passenger is the story of a salvage diver, haunted by loss, to be followed by Stella Maris, the second volume, on sale in December 2022.

1980, Pass Christian, Mississippi. It is three in the morning when Bobby Western zips the jacket of his wet suit and plunges from the Coast Guard tender into darkness. His dive light illuminates the sunken jet, nine bodies still buckled in their seats, hair floating, eyes devoid of speculation. Missing from the crash site are the pilot’s flight bag, the plane’s black box, and the tenth passenger. But how?

A collateral witness to machinations that can only bring him harm, Western is shadowed in body and spirit—by men with badges; by the ghost of his father, inventor of the bomb that melted glass and flesh in Hiroshima; and by his sister, the love and ruin of his soul.  

Traversing the American South, from the garrulous barrooms of New Orleans to an abandoned oil rig off the Florida coast, The Passenger is a breathtaking novel of morality and science, the legacy of sin, and the madness that is human consciousness.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Some works of fiction…work very well (maybe better) as audiobooks. The protagonists of this audiobook are superbly portrayed by MacLeod Andrews and Julia Whelan. They are gifted mimics and switch off in this braided tale of loss, hopeless love, and social collapse…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“An elegiac meditation on guilt, grief, and spirituality.” Esquire
“McCarthy has assembled all the chilling ingredients of a locked-room mystery. But he leaps outside the boundaries of that antique form.” Washington Post
“A rich story…The book’s many pleasures will leave readers aching for the final installment.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Cormac McCarthy

Author Bio: Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy is an award-winning American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter. The Road won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. All the Pretty Horses won the National Book Award. His works adapted to film include All the Pretty Horses, The Road, and No Country for Old Men—the latter film receiving four Academy Awards, including the award for Best Picture.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 12.73
Audience: Adult
Language: English