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Karen

Oneonta, NY, USA
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  • Cathedral of the Sea

  • By: Ildefonso Falcones
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 22 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 728
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 348

At last: The international best seller - which has already sold nearly 2 million copies worldwide - comes to America! Cathedral of the Sea follows the fortunes of the Estanyol family, from their peasant roots to a son, Arnau, who flees the land only to realize spectacular wealth and devastating problems.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very good historical novel.

  • By Joseph on 01-31-10

epic and vivid

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-14-09

I read as much historical fiction as possible and was drawn to this one because I haven't read much about Spain, social structure or the Inquisition in that part of the world. This is an epic tale, rich in detail with complex characters, loads of feudal-age history and rich descriptions. The narrator was just right - I was never annoyed by the reading. Be prepared for detailed descriptions of harsh cruelty. Not one to listen to with kids about, but highly recommended if you want a fictional version of medieval Spain to come to life.

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