The Patrick Melrose: The Novels

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Edward St. Aubyn

Narrated By: Alex Jennings

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Date: May 2015

Duration: 27 hours 4 minutes

Summary:

COLLECTED INTO ONE VOLUME FOR THE FIRST TIME, ALL FIVE INSTALLMENTS OF EDWARD ST. AUBYN'S CELEBRATED PATRICK MELROSE NOVELS
Now a 5-Part Limited Event Series on Showtime, Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Blythe Danner.
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).
Praise for Patrick Melrose: The Novels:
'...at its best audio offers a complementary or overlapping experience to the actual book. For example Alex Jennings's readings of the Patrick Melrose novels by Edward St Aubyn are sublime, a sustained performance that also allows the prose to breathe in its own right. And really funny.' - The Guardian, quoting author Andy Miller

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  • Greg F.

    Awful people in these novels. Hard to root for any of them. However, very well written and some very funny repartee, with an ending that ties everything together in a very satisfying way.