The Sisters Brothers

  • by Patrick deWitt
  • Narrated by William Hope
  • 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Shortlisted for: International Author of the Year – Specsavers National Book Awards 2012
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....


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If you like the Coen Brothers...

The description of this book put me in mind of a Coen brothers film, and I was not disappointed by the comparison. This is a great tale of two brothers, told from the point of view of Eli, the more thoughtful of the two. It's a wonderful description of a space in time where things were more simple: life in the American west during the gold-rush was about surviving rather than living, killing was as easy as eating, and basic needs of love and warmth are reflected on, but not prioritised. The language used is intricate and well-placed, and the plot full of action.

This was one of those books where I was so pleased that I listened to the performance, rather than reading it myself, as I could never have imagined the correct accent, tone and inflection that is so important in creating these characters, brilliant work from William Hope.
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- Sara

Atmospheric and nicely paced

Not a shoot em up type of western at all - but very well done and paced with great characters.
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- Jaspal

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-10-2011
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks