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Baudolino Audiobook

Baudolino

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As Constantinople is being pillaged and burned in April 1204, a young man, Baudolino, manages to save a historian and a high court official from certain death at the hands of crusading warriors. Born a simple peasant, Baudolino has two gifts: his ability to learn languages and to lie. A young man, he is adopted by a foreign commander who sends him to university in Paris. After he allies with a group of fearless and adventurous fellow students, they go in search of a vast kingdom to the East - a kingdom of strange creatures, eunuchs, unicorns and, of course, lovely maidens.

Fusing historical events with myths and fables, this is a lighthearted, splendid tale.

©2000 RCS Libri S.p.A (P)2002 Recorded Books

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    "Great reader and and interesting story"

    Umberto Eco books are always convoluted and tricky and this book is no exception. I enjoyed the story but the reading was first rate. This probably the best reading I have heard out of the 10+ books I have listened to. He enlivened a story that dragged a little at times. I'm sorry it's over.

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    7/8/15
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    "A mythical portrait of an extraordinary time"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Baudolino to be better than the print version?

    Never read the paper version.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Baudolino?

    The psychological musings of the characters and the authenticity of their conversations, fitting the context of a time when much was imagined but very little known, to the common man. This book is great for getting one's imagination working. It is an epic.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • alexander
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    7/14/16
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    "not in the league of The Rose."

    initially facinating, but became tedious.
    Unable to finish after 50% heard.
    Umberto Eco can be a marvelous writer, but not this time.

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