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    • The Sisters Brothers

    • A Novel
    • By: Patrick deWitt
    • Narrated by: John Pruden
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 871
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 760
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 762

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful, Absurd & Melancholic Frontier Noir.

    • By Darwin8u on 06-20-12

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Undermajordomo Minor

    • A Novel
    • By: Patrick deWitt
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 204
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 187

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great yarn and very well read

    • By R. G. Shalhoub on 10-14-15

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Ablutions

    • By: Patrick DeWitt
    • Narrated by: Patrick Dewitt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A fuzzy, high-energy migrane of a novel.

    • By Darwin8u on 10-08-12

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Sisters Brothers

    • By: Patrick deWitt
    • Narrated by: John Pruden
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 85

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A trip in to the Wild West

    • By Kirsten on 06-25-12

    Regular price: $22.81

    • The Sisters Brothers

    • By: Patrick deWitt
    • Narrated by: William Hope
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging and entertaining

    • By katrina on 07-29-12

    Regular price: $20.03

    • Electric Literature Aloud!

    • 10 Short Stories from America's Best Writers
    • By: Colson Whitehead, Lydia Davis, Rick Moody, and others
    • Narrated by: Matthew Korahais, Katya Schapiro
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    Regular price: $15.36

    • Fiction

    • Closing Time (2009): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    • By: Wells Tower, Jerry Stahl, Patrick DeWitt
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    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

    Regular price: $4.19

    • Undermajordomo Minor

    • By: Patrick deWitt
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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....

    Regular price: $26.95

    • Electric Literature No. 3

    • By: Rick Moody, Patrick deWitt, Matt Sumell, and others
    • Narrated by: Katya Schapiro, Matthew Korahais
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    Electric Literature is a quarterly anthology of short stories with a strong voice that capture listeners and lead them somewhere exciting, unexpected, and meaningful.

    Regular price: $10.46

    • French Exit

    • A Novel
    • By: Patrick deWitt
    • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Frances Price - tart widow, possessive mother, and Upper East Side force of nature - is in dire straits, beset by scandal and impending bankruptcy. Her adult son Malcolm is no help, mired in a permanent state of arrested development. And then there’s the Price’s aging cat, Small Frank, who Frances believes houses the spirit of her late husband, an infamously immoral litigator and world-class cad whose gruesome tabloid death rendered Frances and Malcolm social outcasts. Putting penury and pariahdom behind them, the family decides to cut their losses and head for the exit. 

    Regular price: $23.95

    • Ablutions

    • By: Patrick deWitt
    • Narrated by: Garrick Hagon
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    .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.

    Regular price: $13.52