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Author: Patrick DeWitt Narrator: John Pruden Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2011 ISBN: 9781443415828
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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 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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Quotes & Awards

  • “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.”


  • “Gritty, as well as deadpan and often very comic.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “If Cormac McCarthy had a sense of humor, he might have concocted a story like Patrick DeWitt’s bloody, darkly funny western The Sisters Brothers…[DeWitt has] a skillfully polished voice and a penchant for gleefully looking under bloody bandages.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Wandering his Western landscape with the cool confidence of a practiced pistoleer, deWitt’s steady hand belies a hair trigger, a poet’s heart, and an acute sense of gallows humor.”

    Time Out New York

  • “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

  • Finalist for the Man Booker Prize
  • A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2011
  • Finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize
  • Winner of the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize
  • Winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award
  • A 2012 ALA Notable Book for Fiction
  • Winner of the 2012 Oregon Book Award
  • Winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award for Best Regional Book

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About the Author

Author 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.

About the Narrator

John Pruden is an Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator. His exposure to many people, places, and experiences throughout his life provides a deep creative well from which he draws his narrative and vocal characterizations. His narration of The Killing of Crazy Horse by Thomas Powers was chosen by the Washington Post as a Best Audiobook of 2010.