Honestly, The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt narrated by John Pruden is probably the worst audiobook that I have ever read thus far. I know I should have DNFed it, but I did like the beginning. Also, isn’t that cover completely fabulous? It’s very eyecatching. At first I thought Pruden was perfect for this western story because his voice has a little grit to it, but after an hour or two of listening, I changed my mind.
Two brothers, Charlie and Eli Sisters, are hired to kill some guy by orders of the Commodore. The Sisters brothers leave carnage in their wake. There’s also a horse who is a little bit grubby, but I enjoyed whenever the horse was in a scene.
There was a combination of elements which turned me off. I found the narrator to be very monotone. Pruden didn’t have the sort of cadence I like to listen to. I get very bored when I listen to a slow talker, and unfortunately the pace was SO slow! However, he had the type of voice where I like the tonal quality at first, but then I would try to exit the conversation because the pitch never changes and well, I need a bit of pitch change to be interested.
This might be a good read if you don’t have my hang ups, but honestly I spent most of my time spaced out instead of concentrating on The Sisters Brothers audiobook. Also, I am wondering if maybe I would have enjoyed it more had I read it in print.
Disclosure: Received for review.