The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt audiobook

The Sisters Brothers: A Novel

By Patrick deWitt
Read by John Pruden

7.71 Hours 04/26/2011 Unabridged
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SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JAKE GYLLENHAAL, JOHN C. REILLY AND JOAQUIN PHOENIX A BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST AND A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: Publishers Weekly • Amazon • Hudson Booksellers • Washington Post 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, transforming it into an unforgettable comic tour de force. Filled with a remarkable cast of characters-losers, cheaters, and ne’er-do-wells from all stripes of life-and told by a complex and compelling narrator, it is a violent, lustful odyssey through the underworld of the 1850s frontier that beautifully captures the humor, melancholy, and grit of the Old West and two brothers bound by blood, violence, and love.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A 2011 Man Booker Prize Finalist

Winner of the 2012 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humor

A 2011 Governor General’s Literary Award Finalist

A 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize Finalist

A GQ Pick of Modern Classics

A 2011 Washington Post Notable Book for Fiction

Selected for the May 2011 Indie Next List

A 2011 Publishers Weekly Best Book for Fiction

A 2011 ALA Notable Book for Fiction

A 2012 RUSA Notable Book for Fiction

An 2011 Amazon Top 10 Book for Fiction

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JAKE GYLLENHAAL, JOHN C. REILLY AND JOAQUIN PHOENIX

A BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST

AND A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: Publishers Weekly • Amazon • Hudson Booksellers • Washington Post

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, transforming it into an unforgettable comic tour de force. Filled with a remarkable cast of characters-losers, cheaters, and ne’er-do-wells from all stripes of life-and told by a complex and compelling narrator, it is a violent, lustful odyssey through the underworld of the 1850s frontier that beautifully captures the humor, melancholy, and grit of the Old West and two brothers bound by blood, violence, and love.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“John Pruden has just enough of that laid-back cowboy drawl to allow the listener to slip into another time. His pitch-perfect rendition is a wonderful complement to this story about two soldiers of fortune traveling through ‘old Californy’ during the Gold Rush days.” AudioFile
“A masterful, hilarious picaresque.” Wells Tower, New York Times bestselling author
“Gritty, as well as deadpan and often very comic.” New York Times Book Review
"[A] human-scaled, emotionally engaging novel…a dark, funny, brutal Western about a pair of hired killers, at least one of whom has a conscience. It covers some of the same ground as [Cormac McCarthy’s] Blood Meridian and has a lot more fun along the way.” GQ magazine
“If Cormac McCarthy had a sense of humor, he might have concocted a story like Patrick deWitt’s bloody, darkly funny western.” Los Angeles Times
“Thrilling…a lushly voiced picaresque story…so richly told, so detailed, that what emerges is a weird circus of existence, all steel shanks and ponies, gut shots and medication poured into the eyeholes of the dying. At some level, this too is a kind of revenge story, marvelously blurry.” Esquire
“Weirdly funny, startingly violent, and steeped in sadness…It’s all rendered irresistible by Eli Sisters, who narrates with a mixture of melancholy and thoughtfulness.” Washington Post
“Mesmerizing…The book seduces us to its characters, and draws us on the strength of deWitt’s subtle, nothing-wasted prose.” Cleveland Plain Dealer
“At once dark and touching, The Sisters Brothers has something on every page to make you laugh. Patrick deWitt has given us a gift, reimagining the old west in a thoroughly original manner. Readers are all the better for it.” Charles Bock, New York Times bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: Patrick deWitt

Author Bio: Patrick deWitt

Patrick deWitt is an author whose books include the critically acclaimed Ablutions: Notes for a Novel and The Sisters Brothers, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the basis for a major motion picture.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 7.71
Audience: Adult
Language: English