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The Sisters Brothers

The Sisters Brothers

Audio Library Digital

04/26/2011

463 minutes

9781611201086

Playaway

04/26/2011

463 minutes

9781611201925

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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 while on the hunt, Eli begins to question what he does - and whom he does it for. Filled with a remarkable cast of characters - 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. Shortlisted for the Man Booker and Giller prizes, and winner of Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize.

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One of the Best Audio Books of 2011. ...brilliant picaresque tale...has found the ideal narrator in John Pruden...This is the best book I have heard all year., The Washington Post

...philosophical, existential, and extraordinary...a different kind of novel, profoundly literary., Library Journal

A calmly vicious journey into avarice and revenge...DeWitt creates a homage to life in the Wild West but at the same time reveals its brutality., Kirkus

One of the Best Books of 2011. Patrick DeWitt has managed to breathe rare new air into the genre with this stylish road novel. The Sisters Brothers is self-aware without getting meta, and funny without devolving into farce. It's also beautifully dark and inventively vicious..., eMusic

Patrick deWitt's...scenarios are breathtakingly original - no clich‚s here. [Narrator] 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..., AudioFile Magazine

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