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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anthony Bourdain Narrator: Chris Patton Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2016 ISBN: 9780062454836
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Gone Bamboo pits Henry, a CIA-trained assassin, and Frances, his hard-nosed, hard-bodied wife against two governments and a cross-dressing mafioso. Henry and Frances have gone bamboo—living an idyllic, retired life in the Caribbean—but when Donnie, a powerful capo relocated by the Federal Witness Protection Program, inadvertently jeopardizes their plan, all hell breaks loose. Despite the fact that Henry once tried to kill Donnie, the two join forces against the transvestite mob boss looking to ace Donnie. But things aren’t going to be so easy …

Written in Anthony Bourdain’s signature style-raucous, funny, a bit vicious, and always fun-Gone Bamboo is a feast of murder, hitmen, and the hitwomen they love. Reminiscent of Dashiell Hammet’s Nick and Nora, Bourdain’s Henry and Frances are a tough-talking, unlikely couple that will win you over-if they don’t kill you first.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Bourdain serves up a delectable concoction sure to appeal.”

    Denver Post

  • “With another antic tale, Bourdain establishes himself as a new master of the wiseass crime comedy…A potentially routine mob caper is brought to life by tight plotting, appealing characters and a stylish mix of irony, snappy dialogue and amoral verve.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A mystery in which plot takes a backseat to colorful characters and witty dialogue…Readers…who enjoy meeting interesting, quirky characters and listening to sharp dialogue will be pleased.”

    Booklist

  • “This rowdy beach story about an over-the-hill hit man and a retired Mafioso is charmingly narrated by Chris Patton, who lends subtle characterizations to most of the main players. To his credit, Patton doesn’t fall into the trap of making the gangsters sound like The Sopranos.”

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About the Author
Author Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain graduated from the world-renowned Culinary Institute of America. He began running New York kitchens at restaurants such as Supper Club, One Fifth Avenue, and Sullivan’s. His extensive body of work has graced the pages of the New York Times, London’s Times and Observer, the Face, and Scotland on Sunday. He is an ongoing contributor and authority for Food Arts magazine. Bourdain’s fictional works include the crime novels Gone Bamboo and Bone in the Throat. His books Kitchen Confidential and Medium Raw were New York Times bestsellers, and A Cook’s Tour met with huge success in both the United States and the United Kingdom.

About the Narrator

Chris Patton has narrated over seventy-five audiobooks. His voice can be heard narrating such titles as Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, the dystopian juggernaut Yesterday’s Gone, Clive Barker’s Books of Blood series, and two titles by Joyce Carol Oates. Chris began his career in theater at age ten, and his voice-over career at twenty-nine. Since then, he has voiced over two hundred anime titles, numerous commercials and e-learning and industrial projects, and several video games. He’s also fronted a synthpop band called Paul Lynde Is Dead, written a teen urban fantasy about an emo vampire called Scene Immortal, and has appeared as a special guest at more than eighty-five pop-culture conventions.