Bibliovore! I prefer science fiction and fantasy but I can get sucked into teen literature as well as a good mystery.
I will be reading the reviews for every single book by Penguin Audio in the future. If the author had wanted a backing track, he would have added it himself. I was angry every time the pathetic piano music started to play...LOUDLY!
This novel has many characters,plots and sub plots. It takes place in Barcelona from the early to mid part of the last century. The story is the journey of the main character, Daniel, from childhood to young adulthood. This journey is carried out while he searches for information about an author, Julio Carax. Daniel and Julio's world parallel and sometimes intertwine. I found it a very satisfying book that brought me all the way to Spain and kept my engrossed until the wee hours of the night!
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I suspect I am biased because I am not typically a fan of romantic stories. This is definitely romantic (and to me, it is overly so).
But the biggest problem I have is that each time a mystery is introduced, it is fully explained quickly. Nothing is left to the imagination.
This story is engrossing, but at the end I was left with a hollow feeling.
I can't find any cons about this book. This is one of the most well developed stories I've ever been introduced to. The plot and characters are magnificent. The reader does a great job and I loved how they would bring in the music when you were moving into the end of a scene. Great! Great! Great!
Few books express the emotional prowess experienced in this epic sojourn. Zafon has woven a masterful and enthralling tale of love. I was able to vividly walk the streets of Barcelona again with the characters of this intensely intriguing novel. I will generally research days on end before I settle on my next investment. This was worthy all that and more. Way to set the bar Mr Zafon.
Loved the story, I think that is may have lost something in translation. The piano pieces throughout the performance were very distracting and unnecessary.
I love listening to audibles !
when I finally finished this book...I realized how how enchanted I was with the story and I loved the story
it's about love and the cycle of love how it history repeats itself but it takes place in Barcelona a romantic city back in a time when love wasn't considered your assigned who to love