The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt audiobook

The Sisters Brothers: A Novel

By Patrick deWitt
Read by John Pruden

HarperCollins Publishers
7.71 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781443415828

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, transforming it into an unforgettable comic tour de force. Filled with a remarkable cast of characters–losers, cheaters, and ne'er-do-wells from all stripes of life–and told by a complex and compelling narrator, it is a violent, lustful odyssey through the underworld of the 1850s frontier that beautifully captures the humor, melancholy, and grit of the Old West and two brothers bound by blood, violence, and love. 

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award

Winner of the 2012 Oregon Book Award

Winner of the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize

Winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award for Best Regional Book

A GQ Pick of Modern Classics

Finalist for the Man Booker Prize

Finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2011

A Publishers Weekly Pick of Must-Read Crime Books Set in the American West

A 2012 ALA Notable Book for Fiction

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, transforming it into an unforgettable comic tour de force. Filled with a remarkable cast of characters–losers, cheaters, and ne'er-do-wells from all stripes of life–and told by a complex and compelling narrator, it is a violent, lustful odyssey through the underworld of the 1850s frontier that beautifully captures the humor, melancholy, and grit of the Old West and two brothers bound by blood, violence, and love. 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Gritty, as well as deadpan and often very comic.” New York Times Book Review
“A dark, funny, brutal Western about a pair of hired killers, at least one of whom has a conscience. It covers some of the same ground as [Cormac McCarthy’s] Blood Meridian and has a lot more fun along the way.” GQ magazine
“[A] bloody, darkly funny western…[DeWitt has] a skillfully polished voice and a penchant for gleefully looking under bloody bandages.” Los Angeles Times
“DeWitt’s steady hand belies a hair trigger, a poet’s heart, and an acute sense of gallows humor.” Time Out New York
“John Pruden has just enough of that laid-back cowboy drawl to allow the listener to slip into another time. His pitch-perfect rendition is a wonderful complement to this story about two soldiers of fortune traveling through ‘old Californy’ during the Gold Rush days.” AudioFile
“A genre-bending frontier saga that is exciting, funny, and, perhaps unexpectedly, moving.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“DeWitt creates a homage to life in the Wild West but at the same time reveals its brutality.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Patrick deWitt

Author Bio: Patrick deWitt

Patrick deWitt is an author whose books include the critically acclaimed Ablutions: Notes for a Novel and The Sisters Brothers, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the basis for a major motion picture.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Westerns
Runtime: 7.71
Audience: Adult
Language: English