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    • 2666

    • By: Roberto Bolaño
    • Narrated by: John Lee, Armando Durán, G. Valmont Thomas, and others
    • Length: 39 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 54

    Composed in the last years of Roberto Bolaño's life, 2666 was greeted across Europe and Latin America as his highest achievement, surpassing even his previous work in its strangeness, beauty, and scope. Its throng of unforgettable characters includes academics and convicts, an American sportswriter, an elusive German novelist, and a teenage student and her widowed, mentally unstable father. Their lives intersect in the urban sprawl of Santa Teresa - a fictional Juárez - on the U.S.-Mexico border.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • peaks and troughs

    • By Tam on 03-01-10

    Regular price: £40.69

    • The Savage Detectives

    • A Novel
    • By: Roberto Bolaño
    • Narrated by: Eddie Lopez, Armando Durán
    • Length: 26 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26

    The late Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño has been called the García Marquez of his generation. The Savage Detectives is a hilarious and sexy, meandering and melancholy, companionable and complicated road trip through Mexico City, Barcelona, Israel, Liberia, and finally the desert of northern Mexico. It is the first of Bolaño's two giant works, with 2666, to be translated into English and is already being hailed as a masterpiece.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Discover a whole new world of fiction

    • By Moose Molloy on 05-10-09

    Regular price: £33.89

    • Los detectives salvajes [The Wild Detectives]

    • By: Roberto Bolaño
    • Narrated by: Alberto Santillán, Angelines Santana, Yareli Arizmendi, and others
    • Length: 27 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Entre la narrativa detectivesca, la novela "de carretera", el relato biográfico y la crónica, Los detectives salvajes está considerada por la crítica y el público de todo el mundo como una de las mejores y más originales ficciones escritas en las últimas décadas. Uno de los mejores libros en español de los últimos 25 años según.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • satisfactorio

    • By victoria on 07-04-17

    Regular price: £21.99

    • 2666 [Spanish Edition]

    • By: Roberto Bolaño
    • Narrated by: Pedro Sánchez, Gerardo Prat, Humberto Amor, and others
    • Length: 45 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    La ciudad mexicana de Santa Teresa - trasunto de Ciudad Juarez - atrae como un imán a los protagonistas. Cuatro críticos literarios europeos viajan hasta Sonora tras las huellas del escritor desaparecido Benno von Archimboldi, cuya vida se refiere en la parte final de la novela. Allí conocerán a Amalfitano, el profesor universitario chileno que, junto con su hija, se establece en la ciudad, a la que también llegará el periodista estadounidense Oscar Fate para retransmitir un combate de boxeo.

    Regular price: £29.29

    • The Return

    • By: Roberto Bolano
    • Narrated by: Walter Krochmal
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    A stunning collection of short stories - mostly dealing with the sex trade - by the late Chilean master and author of The Savage Detectives. The Return contains thirteen unforgettable stories that seem to tell what Bolano called "the secret story," "the one we’ll never know." Bent on returning to haunt you, Bolano’s tales might concern the unexpected fate of a beautiful ex-girlfriend, or soccer, witchcraft, or a dream of meeting the poet Enrique Lihn: They always surprise.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Estrella distante [Distant Star]

    • By: Roberto Bolaño
    • Narrated by: Tomás Martic Guazzini
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    El perenne detective salvaje Arturo Belano presenta al lector un retrato de Carlos Wieder, poeta y aviador, encarnación de la más profunda infamia.

    Regular price: £9.79

    • Nocturno de Chile [By Night in Chile]

    • By: Roberto Bolaño
    • Narrated by: Gerardo Prat
    • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Sacerdote derechista, reconocido crítico literario, ignorado poeta, Sebastián Urrutia Lacroix se encuentra tendido en la cama una noche que parece ser su última en este mundo. El sudor, el delirio, la certeza de un final y su dolencia lo aquejan cruelmente.

    Regular price: £9.79

    • Last Evenings on Earth

    • By: Roberto Bolano, Chris Andrews - translator
    • Narrated by: David Crommett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The first short-story collection in English by the acclaimed Chilean author Roberto Bolano. Winner of a 2005 PEN Translation Fund Award. "The melancholy folklore of exile", as Roberto Bolano once put it, pervades these 14 haunting stories. Bolano's narrators are usually writers grappling with private (and generally unlucky) quests, who typically speak in the first person, as if giving a deposition, like witnesses to a crime.

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Distant Star

    • By: Roberto Bolano
    • Narrated by: Walter Krochmal
    • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    A chilling novel about the nightmare of a corrupt and brutal dictatorship. The star of Roberto Bolano's hair-raising novel Distant Star is Alberto Ruiz-Tagle, an air force pilot who exploits the 1973 coup to launch his own version of the New Chilean Poetry, a multimedia enterprise involving sky-writing, poetry, torture, and photo exhibitions. For our unnamed narrator, who first encounters this "star" in a college poetry workshop, Ruiz-Tagle becomes the silent hand behind every evil act in the darkness of Pinochet's regime.

    Regular price: £14.09

    • The Skating Rink

    • By: Roberto Bolano
    • Narrated by: Emilio Delgado, David Crommett, Tony Chiroldes
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    A phenomenally unusual three-way murder mystery. With a murder at its heart, Roberto Bolano’s The Skating Rink is, among other things, a crime novel. Murder seems to have exerted a fascination for the endlessly talented Bolano, who in his last interview, according to The Observer, "declared, in all apparent seriousness, that what he would most like to have been was a homicide detective." Set in the seaside town of Z, north of Barcelona, The Skating Rink is told in short, suspenseful chapters by three male narrators, and revolves around a beautiful figure skating champion, Nuria Mart.

    Regular price: £19.39

    • Between Parenthesis

    • Essays, Articles and Speeches, 1998-2003
    • By: Roberto Bolano
    • Narrated by: David Crommett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Between Parentheses collects most of the newspaper columns and articles Bolano wrote during the last five years of his life, as well as the texts of some of his speeches and talks and a few scattered prologues. "Taken together," as the editor Ignacio Echevarra remarks in his introduction, they provide “a personal cartography of the writer: The closest thing, among all his writings, to a kind of fragmented 'autobiography.'"

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Amulet

    • By: Roberto Bolaño, Chris Andrews - translator
    • Narrated by: Adriana Sananes
    • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A tour de force, Amulet is a highly charged first-person, semi-hallucinatory novel that embodies in one woman's voice the melancholy and violent recent history of Latin America. Amulet is a monologue, like Bolaño's acclaimed debut in English, By Night in Chile. The speaker is Auxilio Lacouture, a Uruguayan woman who moved to Mexico in the 1960s, becoming the "Mother of Mexican Poetry", hanging out with the young poets in the cafés and bars of the University.

    Regular price: £14.49

    • The Secret of Evil

    • By: Roberto Bolano
    • Narrated by: Tony Plana
    • Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    A collection that gathers everything Bolano was working on before his untimely death. A North American journalist in Paris is woken at 4 a.m. by a mysterious caller with urgent information. For V. S. Naipaul the prevalence of sodomy in Argentina is a symptom of the nation’s political ills. Daniela de Montecristo (familiar to readers of Nazi Literature in the Americas and 2666) recounts the loss of her virginity. Belano’s son Gernimo disappears in Berlin during the Days of Chaos in 2005.

    Regular price: £14.49

    • Antwerp

    • By: Roberto Bolaño
    • Narrated by: David Crommett
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Written when he was only twenty-seven, Antwerp can be viewed as the Big Bang of Roberto Bolano’s fictional universe. This novel presents the genesis of Bolano’s enterprise in prose; all the elements are here, highly compressed, at the moment when his talent explodes. From this springboard—which Bolano chose to publish in 2002, twenty years after he’d written it (“and even that I can’t be certain of”)—as if testing out a high dive, he would plunge into the unexplored depths of the modern novel.

    Regular price: £6.39

    • Notturno cileno

    • By: Roberto Bolaño
    • Narrated by: Fabrizio Gifuni
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Sebastián Urrutia sente avvicinarsi la fine e nel corso di una notte febbrile ripercorre la sua vita di sacerdote dell'Opus Dei, di poeta mediocre e di autorevole critico letterario. Nell'ultimo romanzo di Bolaño affiorano dall'inaffidabile torrente della memoria compromessi e complicità della letteratura con gli orrori della storia, in una scrittura mirabilmente musicale.

    Regular price: £10.89

    • The Insufferable Gaucho

    • By: Roberto Bolano
    • Narrated by: David Crommett
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    A trove of strange, arresting, short masterworks - five stories and two essays - by Roberto Bolano, a writer who pulls bloodthirsty rabbits out of his hat. As Pankaj Mishra remarked in The Nation, one of the remarkable qualities of Bolano’s short stories is that they can do the “work of a novel.” The Insufferable Gaucho contains tales bent on returning to haunt you.

    Regular price: £13.79

    • Monsieur Pain

    • By: Roberto Bolano
    • Narrated by: Walter Krochmal
    • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    A disciple of Mesmer is put in charge of curing the hypochondria of a poor South American abandoned in a Paris hospital in the spring of 1938. It seems as though nothing bad could possibly happen, until the hypnotist Pierre Pain becomes embroiled in intrigue which plans ritual assassination of planetary proportions.

    Regular price: £14.09