Roberto Bolaño
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Roberto Bolaño

Author of 2666 and many other acclaimed works, Roberto Bolaño (1953-2003) was born in Santiago, Chile, and later lived in Mexico, Paris, and Spain. He has been acclaimed "by far the most exciting writer to come from south of the Rio Grande in a long time" (Ilan Stavans, The Los Angeles Times)," and as "the real thing and the rarest" (Susan Sontag). Among his many prizes are the extremely prestigious Herralde de Novela Award and the Premio Rómulo Gallegos. He was widely considered to be the greatest Latin American writer of his generation. He wrote nine novels, two story collections, and five books of poetry, before dying in July 2003 at the age of 50. Chris Andrews has won the TLS Valle Inclán Prize and the PEN Translation Prize for his Bolaño translations.
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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
      3.5 out of 5 stars 725
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 520
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 526

    Composed in the last years of Roberto Bolaño's life, 2666 was greeted across Europe and Latin America as his highest achievement....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Best Book I Read or Listened to in 2009

    • By William on 01-05-10

    Regular price: $41.97

    • 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 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 124

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Una de las obras mestras de la literatura

    • By Pablo Tebas on 02-21-17

    Regular price: $22.67

    • The Savage Detectives

    • A Novel
    • By: Roberto Bolaño
    • Narrated by: Eddie Lopez, Armando Durán
    • Length: 26 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 291
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 223

    The late Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño has been called the García Marquez of his generation....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Started slow but ended great

    • By Rebecca Lindroos on 12-06-09

    Regular price: $34.96

    • 2666 [Spanish Edition]

    • By: Roberto Bolaño
    • Narrated by: Pedro Sánchez, Gerardo Prat, Humberto Amor, and others
    • Length: 45 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    La ciudad mexicana de Santa Teresa - trasunto de Ciudad Juarez - atrae como un imán a los protagonistas....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gran libro, narración excelente.

    • By Patricio on 01-18-18

    Regular price: $30.23

    • Amulet

    • By: Roberto Bolaño, Chris Andrews - translator
    • Narrated by: Adriana Sananes
    • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Read The Savage Detectives first

    • By Alicia Grega on 12-05-13

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Nocturno de Chile [By Night in Chile]

    • By: Roberto Bolaño
    • Narrated by: Gerardo Prat
    • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Sebastián Urrutia Lacroix se encuentra tendido en la cama una noche que parece ser su última en este mundo....

    Regular price: $10.39

    • 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 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    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....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • By Night in Chile

    • By: Roberto Bolaño, Chris Andrews - translation
    • Narrated by: Thom Rivera
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    A deathbed confession revolving around Opus Dei and Pinochet, By Night in Chile pours out the self-justifying dark memories of the Jesuit priest Father Urrutia....

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Secret of Evil

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

    A collection that gathers everything Bolano was working on before his untimely death....

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Distant Star

    • By: Roberto Bolano
    • Narrated by: Walter Krochmal
    • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    A chilling novel about the nightmare of a corrupt and brutal dictatorship....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
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    • By Sierra on 08-03-16

    Regular price: $14.95

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