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Author: Edward St. Aubyn Narrator: Alex Jennings Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Patrick Melrose Series Release Date: May 2015 ISBN: 9781427265555
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Edward St. Aubyn has penned one of the most acclaimed series of the decade with the Patrick Melrose Novels. Now you can read all five novels in one volume: Never Mind, Bad News, Mother's Milk, Some Hope, and At Last.

By turns harrowing and hilarious, this ambitious novel cycle dissects the English upper class. Edward St. Aubyn offers his reader the often darkly funny and self-loathing world of privilege as we follow Patrick Melrose's story of abuse, addiction, and recovery from the age of five into early middle age.

The Patrick Melrose Novels are "a memorable tour de force" (The New York Times Book Review) by one of "the most brilliant English novelists of his generation" (Alan Hollinghurst).

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Stunning, sparkling fiction . . . Unforgettable. The Wall Street Journal

  • One of the most amazing reading experiences I've had in a decade. Michael Chabon, Los Angeles Times
  • One of the best fictional cycles in contemporary fiction. The Boston Globe

  • “Stunning, sparkling fiction…Unforgettable.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “A memorable tour de force.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “One of the most amazing reading experiences I’ve had in a decade.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “One of the best fictional cycles in contemporary fiction.”

    Boston Globe

  • “Alex Jennings gives us Patrick’s inner life plus an amazing range of the people he shares it with across decades, from Provençe to New York…In this great gallery of international voices, Jennings conveys class, age, wit, foolishness, snobbery, innocence, vanity, kindness, and vice with breathtaking nuance. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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About the Author

Edward St. Aubyn is the author of several novels, including Mother’s Milk, which was shortlisted for the 2006 Man Booker Prize, won the 2007 Prix Femina Etranger, and won the 2007 South Bank Show award on literature. His first novel, Never Mind, won the Betty Trask award. This novel, along with Bad News and Some Hope became a trilogy, now collectively published under the title Some Hope. His other fiction consists of On the Edge which was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize and A Clue to the Exit. He was born in London and educated at Westminster school and Keble college, Oxford University.

About the Narrator

Alex Jennings is an award-winning narrator and actor of stage and screen. He has won more than ten AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actor, he enjoyed a highly successful run at the Old Vic in Too Clever by Half, for which he won an Olivier Award, the Drama Magazine Award, and the Plays and Players Award for Actor of the Year. He has also won the Olivier Award for Best Actor in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Peer Gynt. Among his numerous television credits are Inspector Alleyn, Hard Times, and Netflix’s award-winning series The Crown.