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Gone Bamboo by [Anthony Bourdain]
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About the Author

Anthony Bourdain is the author of the novels Bone in the Throat, The Bobby Gold Stories, and Gone Bamboo, in addition to the mega-bestseller Kitchen Confidential and A Cook's Tour. His work has appeared in the New York Times and the New Yorker, and he is a contributing authority for Food Arts magazine. He is also the host of the popular television show Parts Unknown.



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.

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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"

Bourdain serves up a delectable concoction sure to appeal.

-- "Denver Post"

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.

-- "AudioFile"

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"
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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B002STNBV6
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Bloomsbury USA; 1st edition (December 18, 2008)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ December 18, 2008
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1792 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 302 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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