Will Patton | Featured Audiobook Narrator
Featured Narrator
Will Patton
About Will Patton

Will Patton has recorded over forty-five audio books, including twenty titles by James Lee Burke, the 50th anniversary release of Jack Kerouac's On the Road , Al Gore's The Assault on Reason . He is a recipient of the Best Male Narrator Audie Award.

Will Patton has also worked extensively in the theater and in film. Most recently, he was directed by Michael Winterbottom in the film "A Mighty Heart" starring Angelina Jolie, which filmed entirely on location in India. Other notable films include "The Punisher", "The Mothman Prophecies", "Remember the Titans", "Armageddon", "Gone In 60 Seconds", and "Desperately Seeking Susan." Will has starred in several independent films that have enjoyed success at the major film festivals, including "The Spitfire Grill", which won the Audience Award at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival, and in 1998 he won the award for Best Actor at the Newport International Film Festival for his work in "OK Garage...Show More »

Will Patton's Most Recent Performances

Alas, Babylon

  • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
  • By Pat Frank
  • Narrated By Will Patton
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready
Overall
(3574)
Performance
(2579)
Story
(2580)

This true modern masterpiece is built around the two fateful words that make up the title and herald the end - “Alas, Babylon.” When a nuclear holocaust ravages the United States, a thousand years of civilization are stripped away overnight, and tens of millions of people are killed instantly. But for one small town in Florida, miraculously spared, the struggle is just beginning, as men and women of all backgrounds join together to confront the darkness....

Noe says: "Outstanding story of post-apocalyse."

Light in August

  • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 17 mins)
  • By William Faulkner
  • Narrated By Will Patton
Overall
(47)
Performance
(20)
Story
(20)

An Oprah's Book Club Selection regarded as one of Faulkner's greatest and most accessible novels, Light in August is a timeless and riveting story of determination, tragedy, and hope. In Faulkner's iconic Yoknapatawpha County, race, sex, and religion collide around three memorable characters searching desperately for human connection and their own identities.

Robert Stevens says: "Superb reading of an excellent work"

The Glass Rainbow: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

  • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 7 mins)
  • By James Lee Burke
  • Narrated By Will Patton
Overall
(2115)
Performance
(740)
Story
(746)

Why we think it’s a great listen: When it comes to author/narrator pairings, nobody tops James Lee Burke and Will Patton in the Robicheaux thrillers. Beloved Burke hero Detective Dave Robicheaux here returns to New Iberia to solve a series of grisly murders. Seven young women in neighboring Jefferson Davis Parish have been brutally murdered. While the crimes have all the telltale signs of a serial killer, the death of Bernadette Latiolais, a high-school honor student, doesn’t fit.

Gardner says: "Best Yet... Almost"

The Water Seeker

  • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 4 mins)
  • By Kimberly Willis Holt
  • Narrated By Will Patton
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready
Overall
(34)
Performance
(24)
Story
(24)

Amos Kincaid is the son of a dowser a person gifted in knowing how to find water deep in the ground. As a young person, Amos doesnt reveal his gift to others; hes not sure he wants the burden. But through his experiences growing up and crossing the Oregon Trail, Amos learns about lifes harsh realities, especially the pain in losing loved ones. As he cares for those around him, Amos comes to accept his dowsing fate.

William says: "A WONDERFUL SURPRISE"
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  • Light in August

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By William Faulkner
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    An Oprah's Book Club Selection regarded as one of Faulkner's greatest and most accessible novels, Light in August is a timeless and riveting story of determination, tragedy, and hope. In Faulkner's iconic Yoknapatawpha County, race, sex, and religion collide around three memorable characters searching desperately for human connection and their own identities.

    Robert Stevens says: "Superb reading of an excellent work"
    Through his narration, you know Patton has a true perceptive of Faulkner, and with that understanding, he delivers an authentic feel for the South and a solid performance.
  • Tree of Smoke: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Denis Johnson
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (372)
    Performance
    (108)
    Story
    (110)

    This is the story of William "Skip" Sands, CIA, engaged in Psychological Operations against the Vietcong, and the disasters that befall him. This is also the story of the Houston brothers, Bill and James, young men who drift out of the Arizona desert and into a war in which the line between disinformation and delusion has blurred away. In its vision of human folly, this is a story like nothing in our literature.

    MadMadeleine says: "Moby Redux"
    Dennis Johnson is one of the most promising writers of modern American literature. Patton delivers a dark and evocative performance in this unique work of fiction.
  • Swan Peak: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    Overall
    (1270)
    Performance
    (336)
    Story
    (336)

    Swan Peak finds Detective Robicheaux far from his New Iberia roots, attempting to relax in the untouched wilderness of rural Montana. He, his wife, and his buddy Clete Purcell have retreated to stay at an old friend's ranch, hoping to spend their days fishing and enjoying their distance from the harsh, gritty landscape of Louisiana post-Katrina.

    Deborah says: "Christmas/Birthday in July"
    New Orleans homicide detective Dave Robicheaux gets a slow and focused voicing in this novel by James Lee Burke.
  • The Assault on Reason

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Al Gore
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (956)
    Performance
    (119)
    Story
    (122)

    Here is a visionary analysis of how the politics of fear, secrecy, cronyism, and blind faith have combined with the public sphere's degradation to create an environment dangerously hostile to reason. Never has there been a worse time for us to lose the capacity to face the reality of our long-term challenges, from national security to the economy, from issues of health and social welfare to the environment. As The Assault on Reason explains, we have precious little time to waste.

    Walter says: "Partisan but Valuable"
    Patton lends his voice to this visionary analysis of how the politics of fear, secrecy, cronyism, and blind faith have combined with the degradation of the public sphere to create an environment dangerously hostile to reason.The narration of this important critique of the modern American political system is both passionate and genuine.
  • On the Road: 50th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Jack Kerouac
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (577)
    Performance
    (356)
    Story
    (355)

    Few novels have had as profound an impact on American culture as On the Road. Pulsating with the rhythms of 1950s underground America, jazz, sex, illicit drugs, and the mystery and promise of the open road, Kerouac's classic novel of freedom and longing defined what it meant to be "beat" and has inspired generations of writers, musicians, artists, poets, and seekers who cite their discovery of the book as the event that "set them free".

    Guillermo says: "My Favorite Narration and a Wonderful Book"
    Jack Kerouac spins a tale of many intense and magical journeys through 1950s America. Patton adds color and depth to this truly classic tale of road adventure.