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 711
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 509
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 515

    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 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 116

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Una gran historia.

    • By Coatl S on 11-13-17

    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 287
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 219

    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 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

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

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • La totalidad en letras

    • By Gilma M. Salazar on 09-06-17

    Regular price: $30.23

    • 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

    • 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

    • Last Evenings on Earth

    • By: Roberto Bolano, Chris Andrews - translator
    • Narrated by: David Crommett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    The first short-story collection in English by the acclaimed Chilean author Roberto Bolano. Winner of a 2005 PEN Translation Fund Award....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Doesn't capture the creepiness of the text

    • By andrew ross on 01-07-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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

    • Woes of the True Policeman

    • By: Roberto Bolaño
    • Narrated by: Armando Durán
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Begun in the 1980s and worked on until the author's death, in 2003, Woes of the True Policeman is Roberto Bolano's last, unfinished novel....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Outtakes maybe, but not very funny

    • By Barbara on 02-01-13

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Amulet

    • By: Roberto Bolaño, Chris Andrews - translator
    • Narrated by: Adriana Sananes
    • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    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

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