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    • 2666

    • By: Roberto Bolaño
    • Narrated by: John Lee, Armando Durán, G. Valmont Thomas, and others
    • Length: 39 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 682
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 480
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 487

    Composed in the last years of Roberto Bolaño's life, 2666 was greeted across Europe and Latin America as his highest achievement, surpassing even his previous work in its strangeness, beauty, and scope. Its throng of unforgettable characters includes academics and convicts, an American sportswriter, an elusive German novelist, and a teenage student and her widowed, mentally unstable father. Their lives intersect in the urban sprawl of Santa Teresa - a fictional Juárez - on the U.S.-Mexico border.

    • 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: 28 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 101

    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 como una de las mejores y más originales ficciones escritas en las últimas décadas. Uno de los mejores libros en español de los últimos 25 años según.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Una gran historia.

    • By Coatl S on 11-13-17

    Regular price: $22.67

    • 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 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    La ciudad mexicana de Santa Teresa - trasunto de Ciudad Juarez - atrae como un imán a los protagonistas. Cuatro críticos literarios europeos viajan hasta Sonora tras las huellas del escritor desaparecido Benno von Archimboldi, cuya vida se refiere en la parte final de la novela. Allí conocerán a Amalfitano, el profesor universitario chileno que, junto con su hija, se establece en la ciudad, a la que también llegará el periodista estadounidense Oscar Fate para retransmitir un combate de boxeo.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • La totalidad en letras

    • By Gilma M. Salazar on 09-06-17

    Regular price: $30.23

    • The Savage Detectives

    • A Novel
    • By: Roberto Bolaño
    • Narrated by: Eddie Lopez, Armando Durán
    • Length: 27 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 274
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 208

    The late Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño has been called the García Marquez of his generation. The Savage Detectives is a hilarious and sexy, meandering and melancholy, companionable and complicated road trip through Mexico City, Barcelona, Israel, Liberia, and finally the desert of northern Mexico. It is the first of Bolaño's two giant works, with 2666, to be translated into English and is already being hailed as a masterpiece.

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

    • By Rebecca Lindroos on 12-06-09

    Regular price: $34.96

    • Distant Star

    • By: Roberto Bolano
    • Narrated by: Walter Krochmal
    • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    A chilling novel about the nightmare of a corrupt and brutal dictatorship. The star of Roberto Bolano's hair-raising novel Distant Star is Alberto Ruiz-Tagle, an air force pilot who exploits the 1973 coup to launch his own version of the New Chilean Poetry, a multimedia enterprise involving sky-writing, poetry, torture, and photo exhibitions. For our unnamed narrator, who first encounters this "star" in a college poetry workshop, Ruiz-Tagle becomes the silent hand behind every evil act in the darkness of Pinochet's regime.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Omg

    • By Sierra on 08-03-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Return

    • By: Roberto Bolano
    • Narrated by: Walter Krochmal
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    A stunning collection of short stories - mostly dealing with the sex trade - by the late Chilean master and author of The Savage Detectives. The Return contains thirteen unforgettable stories that seem to tell what Bolano called "the secret story," "the one we’ll never know." Bent on returning to haunt you, Bolano’s tales might concern the unexpected fate of a beautiful ex-girlfriend, or soccer, witchcraft, or a dream of meeting the poet Enrique Lihn: They always surprise.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic in every way.

    • By Michael Hersh on 10-14-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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. "The melancholy folklore of exile", as Roberto Bolano once put it, pervades these 14 haunting stories. Bolano's narrators are usually writers grappling with private (and generally unlucky) quests, who typically speak in the first person, as if giving a deposition, like witnesses to a crime.

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

    • By andrew ross on 01-07-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Between Parenthesis

    • Essays, Articles and Speeches, 1998-2003
    • By: Roberto Bolano
    • Narrated by: David Crommett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Between Parentheses collects most of the newspaper columns and articles Bolano wrote during the last five years of his life, as well as the texts of some of his speeches and talks and a few scattered prologues. "Taken together," as the editor Ignacio Echevarra remarks in his introduction, they provide “a personal cartography of the writer: The closest thing, among all his writings, to a kind of fragmented 'autobiography.'"

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Estrella distante [Distant Star]

    • By: Roberto Bolaño
    • Narrated by: Tomás Martic Guazzini
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    El perenne detective salvaje Arturo Belano presenta al lector un retrato de Carlos Wieder, poeta y aviador, encarnación de la más profunda infamia.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • HASTA EN SUS TRABAJOS MENORES

    • By Alexánder on 05-01-18

    Regular price: $10.39

    • By Night in Chile

    • By: Roberto Bolaño, Chris Andrews - translation
    • Narrated by: Thom Rivera
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    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. By Night in Chile's single night-long rant provides a terrifying, clandestine view of the strange bedfellows of church and state in Chile. This wild, eerily compact novel - Roberto Bolaño's first work available in English - recounts the tale of a poor boy who wanted to be a poet but ends up a half-hearted Jesuit priest and conservative literary critic, a sort of lapdog to the rich and powerful cultural elite.

    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

    Sacerdote derechista, reconocido crítico literario, ignorado poeta, Sebastián Urrutia Lacroix se encuentra tendido en la cama una noche que parece ser su última en este mundo. El sudor, el delirio, la certeza de un final y su dolencia lo aquejan cruelmente.

    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 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18

    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. Amulet is a monologue, like Bolaño's acclaimed debut in English, By Night in Chile. The speaker is Auxilio Lacouture, a Uruguayan woman who moved to Mexico in the 1960s, becoming the "Mother of Mexican Poetry", hanging out with the young poets in the cafés and bars of the University.

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

    • By Alicia Grega on 12-05-13

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Skating Rink

    • By: Roberto Bolano
    • Narrated by: Emilio Delgado, David Crommett, Tony Chiroldes
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 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. Murder seems to have exerted a fascination for the endlessly talented Bolano, who in his last interview, according to The Observer, "declared, in all apparent seriousness, that what he would most like to have been was a homicide detective." Set in the seaside town of Z, north of Barcelona, The Skating Rink is told in short, suspenseful chapters by three male narrators, and revolves around a beautiful figure skating champion, Nuria Mart.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Antwerp

    • By: Roberto Bolaño
    • Narrated by: David Crommett
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Written when he was only 27, Antwerp can be viewed as the Big Bang of Roberto Bolaño’s fictional universe. This novel presents the genesis of Bolano’s enterprise in prose; all the elements are here, highly compressed, at the moment when his talent explodes. From this springboard—which Bolaño chose to publish in 2002, twenty years after he’d written it (“and even that I can’t be certain of”)—as if testing out a high dive, he would plunge into the unexplored depths of the modern novel.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • disappointing listen

    • By Alicia Grega on 08-20-13

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Third Reich

    • By: Roberto Bolano, Natasha Wimmer (translator)
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 45

    On vacation with his girlfriend, Ingeborg, the German war games champion Udo Berger returns to a small town on the Costa Brava where he spent the summers of his childhood. Soon they meet another vacationing German couple, Charly and Hanna, who introduce them to a band of locals—the Wolf, the Lamb, and El Quemado—and to the darker side of life in a resort town.Late one night, Charly disappears without a trace, and Udo’s well-ordered life is thrown into upheaval; while Ingeborg and Hanna return to their lives in Germany, he refuses to leave the hotel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What just happened? :D

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-17-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Nazi Literature in the Americas

    • By: Roberto Bolaño, Chris Andrews - translator
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A tour de force of black humor and imaginary erudition, Nazi Literature in the Americas presents itself as a biographical dictionary of writers who espoused extreme right-wing ideologies in the 20th and 21st centuries.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The most Bolaño of all Bolaño

    • By andrew ross on 10-22-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • A Little Lumpen Novelita

    • By: Roberto Bolaño, Natasha Wimmer
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    "Now I am a mother and a married woman, but not long ago I led a life of crime." So Bianca begins her tale of growing up the hard way in Rome in A Little Lumpen Novelita. Orphaned overnight as a teenager - "our parents died in a car crash on their first vacation without us" - she drops out of school and gets a crappy job. At night, she is plagued by a terrible brightness, and soon she drifts into bad company. Her little brother brings home two petty criminals who need a place to stay. As the four of them share the family apartment and plot a strange crime, Bianca learns she can fall even lower.

    Regular price: $13.97

    • The Insufferable Gaucho

    • By: Roberto Bolano
    • Narrated by: David Crommett
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    A trove of strange, arresting, short masterworks - five stories and two essays - by Roberto Bolano, a writer who pulls bloodthirsty rabbits out of his hat. As Pankaj Mishra remarked in The Nation, one of the remarkable qualities of Bolano’s short stories is that they can do the “work of a novel.” The Insufferable Gaucho contains tales bent on returning to haunt you.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Monsieur Pain

    • By: Roberto Bolano
    • Narrated by: Walter Krochmal
    • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    A disciple of Mesmer is put in charge of curing the hypochondria of a poor South American abandoned in a Paris hospital in the spring of 1938. It seems as though nothing bad could possibly happen, until the hypnotist Pierre Pain becomes embroiled in intrigue which plans ritual assassination of planetary proportions.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Everything was geometry and sh!t!

    • By Darwin8u on 01-14-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Nocturno de Chile [By Night in Chile]

    • By: Roberto Bolano
    • Narrated by: Walter Krochmal
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Del Opus Dei e importante crítico literario chileno vivió durante la segunda mitad del siglo XX. Sebastián Urrutia Lacroix nos narra sus recuerdos padeciendo una fiebre muy alta y nos hace partícipes de algunos sucesos históricos en los que él participó en su natal Chile y sin entender el porqué sucedió así, también nos hace ver su relación con importantes figuras del ámbito político y cultural chileno, como Neruda y Pinochet.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • El narrador tiene acento n.americano con "tr"

    • By Louis on 10-30-12

    Regular price: $17.49

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