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  • Undermajordomo Minor: A Novel | Patrick deWitt

    Undermajordomo Minor: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Patrick deWitt
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Lucien (Lucy) Minor is the resident odd duck in the bucolic hamlet of Bury. Friendless and loveless, young and aimless, Lucy is a compulsive liar, a sickly weakling in a town famous for producing brutish giants. Then Lucy accepts employment assisting the Majordomo of the remote, foreboding Castle Von Aux.

    R. G. Shalhoub says: "Great yarn and very well read"
  • The Sisters Brothers: A Novel | Patrick deWitt

    The Sisters Brothers: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Patrick deWitt
    • Narrated By John Pruden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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....

    Darwin8u says: "Beautiful, Absurd & Melancholic Frontier Noir."
  • The Sisters Brothers | Patrick deWitt

    The Sisters Brothers

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Patrick deWitt
    • Narrated By John Pruden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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.

    Kirsten says: "A trip in to the Wild West"
  • Electric Literature No. 3 | Aimee Bender,Rick Moody,Patrick deWitt,Jenny Offill,Matt Sumell

    Electric Literature No. 3

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Aimee Bender, Rick Moody, Patrick deWitt, and others
    • Narrated By Matthew Korahais, Katya Schapiro
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    Electric Literature is a quarterly anthology of short stories with a strong voice that capture listeners and lead them somewhere exciting, unexpected, and meaningful.

  • Ablutions | Patrick DeWitt

    Ablutions

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Patrick DeWitt
    • Narrated By Patrick Dewitt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In a famous but declining Hollywood bar works A Barman. Morbidly amused by the decadent decay of his surroundings, he watches the patrons fall into their nightly oblivion, making notes for his novel. In the hope of uncovering their secrets and motives, he establishes tentative friendships with the cast of variously pathological regulars.

    Darwin8u says: "A fuzzy, high-energy migrane of a novel."
  • The Sisters Brothers | Patrick deWitt

    The Sisters Brothers

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Patrick deWitt
    • Narrated By William Hope
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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....

    katrina says: "Engaging and entertaining"
  • Electric Literature Aloud!: 10 Short Stories from America's Best Writers | Colson Whitehead,Lydia Davis,Rick Moody,Aimee Bender,Patrick deWitt,T Cooper,Stephen O'Connor

    Electric Literature Aloud!: 10 Short Stories from America's Best Writers

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Colson Whitehead, Lydia Davis, Rick Moody, and others
    • Narrated By Matthew Korahais, Katya Schapiro
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    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.

  • Undermajordomo Minor | Patrick deWitt

    Undermajordomo Minor

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Patrick deWitt
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    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....

  • Fiction: Closing Time (2009): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books | Patrick DeWitt,Jerry Stahl,Wells Tower

    Fiction: Closing Time (2009): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr)
    • By Patrick DeWitt, Jerry Stahl, Wells Tower
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    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year

  • Ablutions | Patrick deWitt

    Ablutions

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Patrick deWitt
    • Narrated By Garrick Hagon
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    .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.

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