The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart

  • by Jesse Bullington
  • Narrated by Christopher Lane
  • 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The year is 1364. Hungry creatures stalk the dark woods of medieval Europe, and both sea and sky teem with unspeakable horrors. There is no foulness, however, no witch nor demon, to rival the grave-robbing twins Hegel and Manfried Grossbart. This is their tale, sad but true.


What the Critics Say

"Bullington makes little attempt to cast his protagonists as sympathetic anti-heroes; the Grossbarts are cutthroats to the core. Yet Bullington’s masterfully engaging style marks him as a writer of considerable promise." (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Wasn't sure, but loving this!

I don't know if I'd have picked this book up in a shop, but I'm really glad I got it. I'd describe it as slightly nauseating, hilarious and really well narrated. I love the characters and can't wait to finish it. I will definately listen to it again.
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- Margaret

Fine Black humour

This book has some pretty unpleasant main characters, who from the outset do some pretty unpleasant things. Their first evil deed is among the worst in the story, I was a little worried about how bad they were going to get after that one but it made the rest seem not all that bad!

I found after that point I was laughing, lots, at some of the scrapes they got into and people they met along the way, particularly the books only sex scene, which is just hilarious :)

Not for the faint hearted, but if you like black comedy and are not offended by bad language, violence, sex, blasphemy and all those sorts of things you will love this book and laugh a lot. Wish I could listen to it for the first time again it was unlike anything I have heard or read and would like more.
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- Martin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-07-2010
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio