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    • The Sisters Brothers

    • By: Patrick deWitt
    • Narrated by: William Hope
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 927
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 712
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 711

    Oregon, 1851. Eli and Charlie Sisters, notorious professional killers, are on their way to California to kill a man named Hermann Kermit Warm. On the way, the brothers have a series of unsettling experiences in the landscape of Gold Rush America. And they bicker a lot. Arriving in California, and discover that Warm has invented a magical formula, which could make all of them very rich. What happens next is utterly gripping, strange and sad....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my favourite books list

    • By Buster on 26-07-12

    Regular price: £18.79

    • French Exit

    • By: Patrick deWitt
    • Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    A comedy/tragedy of manners. The new novel from the Man Booker-short-listed author of The Sisters Brothers. Frances Price - tart widow, possessive mother and Upper East Side force of nature - is in dire straits, beset by scandal. Her adult son, Malcolm, is no help, mired in a permanent state of arrested development. And then there's their cat, whom Frances believes houses the spirit of her late husband, an infamously immoral lawyer whose gruesome tabloid death rendered them social outcasts.  

    Regular price: £14.99

    • French Exit

    • A Novel
    • By: Patrick deWitt
    • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Frances Price - tart widow, possessive mother, and Upper East Side force of nature - is in dire straits, beset by scandal and impending bankruptcy. Her adult son Malcolm is no help, mired in a permanent state of arrested development. And then there’s the Price’s aging cat, Small Frank, who Frances believes houses the spirit of her late husband, an infamously immoral litigator and world-class cad whose gruesome tabloid death rendered Frances and Malcolm social outcasts. Putting penury and pariahdom behind them, the family decides to cut their losses and head for the exit. 

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Undermajordomo Minor

    • By: Patrick deWitt
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 63

    Lucien (Lucy) Minor is the resident odd duck in the bucolic hamlet of Bury. Friendless and loveless, he is a compulsive liar and a weakling. When Lucy accepts employment assisting the majordomo of the remote, foreboding castle of the Baron Von Aux , he meets thieves, madmen, aristocrats, and a puppy. Thus begins a tale of polite theft, bitter heartbreak, domestic mystery and cold-blooded murder....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A very enjoyable tale

    • By Solaire on 10-10-16

    Regular price: £26.09

    • Ablutions

    • By: Patrick deWitt
    • Narrated by: Garrick Hagon
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    .In a seedy bar in Hollywood, a whiskey-loving barman is drawn into the nocturnal world of his sociopathic clientele, with their squabbles, delusions, and bizarre acts of violence. In this brilliantly funny portrait of addiction and its consequences, escape offers the only chance of survival. Utterly absorbing and surprisingly tender, Ablutions is a startlingly bold and original debut.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Booze raddled comedy of nightmares

    • By Kaggy on 05-04-18

    Regular price: £13.09

    • Electric Literature Aloud!

    • 10 Short Stories from America's Best Writers
    • By: Colson Whitehead, Lydia Davis, Rick Moody, and others
    • Narrated by: Matthew Korahais, Katya Schapiro
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Electric Literature Aloud! is a compendium of 10 short stories from the anthology series. The editors select stories with a strong voice that capture readers and listeners and lead them somewhere exciting, unexpected, and meaningful.

    Regular price: £14.89

    • The Sisters Brothers

    • A Novel
    • By: Patrick deWitt
    • Narrated by: John Pruden
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    Hermann Kermit Warm is going to die. The enigmatic and powerful man known only as the Commodore has ordered it, and his henchmen, Eli and Charlie Sisters, will make sure of it. Though Eli doesn't share his brother's appetite for whiskey and killing, he's never known anything else. But their prey isn't an easy mark, and on the road from Oregon City to Warm's gold-mining claim outside Sacramento, Eli begins to question what he does for a living - and whom he does it for. With The Sisters Brothers, Patrick deWitt pays homage to the classic Western....

    Regular price: £23.09