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MitchMitchell

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  • Collected Fictions

  • By: Jorge Luis Borges, Andrew Hurley (translator)
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286

From his 1935 debut with "The Universal History of Iniquity", through his immensely influential collections Ficciones and The Aleph, these enigmatic, elaborate, imaginative inventions display Borges' talent for turning fiction on its head by playing with form and genre and toying with language.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but incomplete

  • By Aaron on 12-17-18

Severely "ABRIDGED"

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-16

Would you try another book from Jorge Luis Borges and Andrew Hurley (translator) and/or George Guidall?

Absolutely, but would never again buy an abridged book

What was one of the most memorable moments of Collected Fictions?

Every inch of this collection is precious.

What does George Guidall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Guidall provides an excellent and highly enjoyable reading rich with the tone of a gifted storyteller. AS annoyed as I am that this is such a small selection of the stories in the Collected Fictions edition, the readings are very enjoyable.

Any additional comments?

The price is out of line considering how little of the actual book is included in this paired down collection. Audible shouldn't be using the original book cover in the product page as that visual lead me to misunderstand that I'd be getting that exact edition in an audio file.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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    Length: 3 mins
    11 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • Dreamtigers

  • By: Jorge Luis Borges, Andrew Hurley (translator)
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

A selection from The Collected Fictions of Jorge Luis Borges.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Only 2 minutes of content...oops

  • By MitchMitchell on 05-12-15

Only 2 minutes of content...oops

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-15

This single track is listed on Amazon as the audio equivalent of a roughly 100 page compilation of stories by Borges, so I expected and hour or two of content at least. No indeed it is merely a 2 minute teaser and quite misleading considering its placement. Disappointing.