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
      4 out of 5 stars 787
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 572
    • Story
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    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
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    • By Kat on 10-17-12

    Regular price: $41.97

    • 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 310
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234
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    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 120
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 109

    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

    • 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 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    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....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Dreamscape by a Talented Chilean Writer

    • By Tom on 03-01-19

    Regular price: $17.47

    • 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 174
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
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      4 out of 5 stars 155

    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

    • Distant Star

    • By: Roberto Bolano
    • Narrated by: Walter Krochmal
    • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

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

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Omg

    • By Sierra on 08-03-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Spirit of Science Fiction

    • A Novel
    • By: Roberto Bolaño, Natasha Wimmer - translator
    • Narrated by: Omar Leyva, Anthony Rey Perez, Kyla Garcia
    • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
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    Two young poets, Jan and Remo, find themselves adrift in Mexico City. Obsessed with poetry and above all with science fiction, they are eager to forge a life in the literary world - or sacrifice themselves to it....

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Nocturno de Chile [By Night in Chile]

    • By: Roberto Bolaño
    • Narrated by: Gerardo Prat
    • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

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

    Regular price: $10.39

    • Amulet

    • By: Roberto Bolaño, Chris Andrews - translator
    • Narrated by: Adriana Sananes
    • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    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
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    • By Alicia Grega on 12-05-13

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Antwerp

    • By: Roberto Bolaño
    • Narrated by: David Crommett
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Written when he was only 27, Antwerp can be viewed as the Big Bang of Roberto Bolaño’s fictional universe....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • disappointing listen

    • By Alicia Grega on 08-20-13

    Regular price: $6.95

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