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Now a major Sky TV series starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

The once illustrious, once wealthy Melroses are in peril, and Patrick Melrose, now a husband and father, is trying to gather together the pieces of his life. Caught up in the turmoil of broken promises, assisted suicide, adultery and - most tender and terrifying of all - fatherhood, Patrick is still a long way from salvation, but even as the family struggles against the pull of its dark past, a new generation promises new light, new hope and - perhaps - the promise of a brighter future. 

Deeply moving, hilarious and heartbreaking, Patrick Melrose The Later Years contains the final two novels in the Patrick Melrose series: Mother’s Milk and At Last. Also available: Patrick Melrose The Early Years, containing the first three novels in the series, Never Mind, Bad News and Some Hope.

©2018 Edward St Aubyn (P)2018 Macmillan Digital Audio

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  • Alan Coady
  • 08-12-18

I didn't waste a second

While enjoying Volume 1, I bought this concluding volume so that I could continue seamlessly. I must have finished both volumes in a matter of a few days. It's odd combination, knowing that the dark content of much of the story was experienced by Edward St Aubyn, while enjoying the hugely entertaining writing - such fabulous prose. I had, of course, heard of St. Aubyn but only recently read him and he made it straight into favourite writers category - worthy of re-reading! Alex Jennings impeccable standard of narration continues from Vol 1. The loveable rogue, Nicholas, has a superb outburst in At Last. On a more serious note, there's a lot to learn about pain and recovery in these volumes. I can't recommend them highly enough.

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  • Antony
  • 07-19-18

Probably the best performance on Audible

Alex Jennings is the perfect narrator. And a brilliant book too. Utterly engaging, infuriating characters. Brilliant.

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  • Rachel
  • 07-01-18

Stunning memoir

The Patrick Melrose books are wonderful. Although the protagonist is going through hell trying to recover from a terrible childhood, the thoughtfulness and humour in the writing means these stories make for a riveting read. Followed by the double treat of watching Benedict Cumberpatch in the titular role. Reading the books first enriched that experience and added to the visual feast with a depth of understanding. Alex Jennings does great narration. An all round pleasure.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-17-18

thought provoking

I couldn't stop listening even when I didn't want to hear it. Like volume 1 I found myself waiting for an event to happen that never came along. Although it is frustrating and slow moving at times it provokes deep thought. Very well performed.