Cemetery of Forgotten Books
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  • 1
    The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon

    The Shadow of the Wind

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    • Narrated By Daniel Philpott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (98)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (88)

    Hidden in the heart of the old city of Barcelona is the 'cemetery of lost books', a labyrinthine library of obscure and forgotten titles that have long gone out of print. To this library, a man brings his 10-year-old son Daniel one cold morning in 1945. Daniel is allowed to choose one book from the shelves and pulls out 'La Sombra del Viento' by Julian Carax. But as he grows up, several people seem inordinately interested in his find.

    Hard to beat

    This is an old favorite that I thoroughly enjoyed listening to. Beautifully read, there were times I wanted to rewind just to listen to the wonderful ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 16 2016 by JLM (Switzerland)
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    The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon

    The Shadow of the Wind

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2696)
    Performance
    (1639)
    Story
    (1656)

    Barcelona, 1945: Just after the war, a great world city lies in shadow, nursing its wounds, and a boy named Daniel awakes on his 11th birthday to find that he can no longer remember his mother's face. To console his only child, Daniel's widowed father, an antiquarian book dealer, initiates him into the secret of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a library tended by Barcelona's guild of rare-book dealers as a repository for books forgotten by the world, waiting for someone who will care about them again.

    Great With One Exception

    I loved this book, and would have unreservedly given it five stars both for the writing and for the narration, except for the publisher's poor choice ..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 21 2010 by Katherine (Silver Spring, MD, USA)
  • 2
    The Angel's Game | Carlos Ruiz Zafon

    The Angel's Game

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    • Narrated By Dan Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (643)
    Performance
    (452)
    Story
    (452)

    In an abandoned mansion at the heart of Barcelona, a young man, David Martin, makes his living by writing sensationalist novels under a pseudonym. The survivor of a troubled childhood, he has taken refuge in the world of books and spends his nights spinning baroque tales about the city's underworld. But perhaps his dark imaginings are not as strange as they seem, for in a locked room deep within the house lie photographs and letters hinting at the mysterious death of the previous owner.

    My Favorite Book!

    First off this is not my traditional audiobook listen but I love to read this author! I have all of his books in hardback and they are among my treasu..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 24 2012 by bluebelle (Cache Valley, UT USA)
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    The Angel's Game | Carlos Ruiz Zafón

    The Angel's Game

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Carlos Ruiz Zafón
    • Narrated By Dan Stevens
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    In an abandoned mansion at the heart of Barcelona, a young man, David Martín, makes his living by writing sensationalist novels under a pseudonym. The survivor of a troubled childhood, he has taken refuge in the world of books, and spends his nights spinning baroque tales about the city's underworld. But perhaps his dark imaginings are not as strange as they seem, for in a locked room deep within the house lie photographs and letters hinting at the mysterious death of the previous owner.

    Fantastic narration and story!

    It is one of my favorite books I've ever read

    Reviewed on January 02 2014 by ar43r (Witten, Germany)
  • 3
    The Prisoner of Heaven | Carlos Ruiz Zafon

    The Prisoner of Heaven

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    • Narrated By Peter Kenny
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    The Prisoner of Heaven returns to the world of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books and the Sempere & Sons bookshop. It begins just before Christmas in Barcelona in 1957, one year after Daniel and Bea from The Shadow of the Wind have married. They now have a son, Julian, and are living with Daniel's father at Sempere & Sons.

    Fermin still works with them and is busy preparing for his wedding to Bernarda in the New Year. However something appears to be bothering him.

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    The Prisoner of Heaven: A Novel | Carlos Ruiz Zafon

    The Prisoner of Heaven: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    • Narrated By Peter Kenny
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (308)
    Performance
    (261)
    Story
    (265)

    Internationally acclaimed New York Times best-selling author Carlos Ruiz Zafon takes us into a dark, gothic Barcelona and creates a rich, labyrinthine tale of love, literature, passion, and revenge in which the heroes of The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel's Game must contend with a nemesis that threatens to destroy them. Barcelona, 1957. It is Christmas, and Daniel Sempere and his wife, Bea, have much to celebrate. They have a beautiful new baby son named Julian, and their close friend Fermin Romero de Torres is about to be wed.

    Brings together the stories from previous 2 books

    Peter Kenny narrated this installment and I thought he did a very good job, I do wish Jonathan Davis would have narrated the entire series but each bo..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 17 2012 by MissSusie66 ()