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Publisher's Summary

Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

Este gran libro fue publicado por primera vez hace más de 400 años, y Oyelo.com lo invita a disfrutar de la obra más grande de Miguel de Cervantes. Es una obra que sigue cautivando a la gente con las proezas de Don Quijote y las sinrazones de Sancho Panza. Ésta obra ha inspirado a grandes personajes como al Che Guevara por la gran búsqueda de ideales a los que nuestro héroe, Don Quijote, se esfuerza por alcanzar.

Esta obra lo hará reír con Sancho Panza, soñar con Dulcinea, y tratar de desfacer los entuertos de Don Quijote.

© and (P)2005 Emmanuel Michan

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  • OVH
  • Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • 05-23-08

Perfect Quijote

This is a wonderful recording of Don Quijote. The reader has a beautiful voice that makes the narrative come alive. I can easily grasp what Cervantes intended in the way of comedy, satire, and pathos. I recommend this recording for Spanish speakers and for those whose grasp of Spanish is good enough to understand Cervantes' written word. In fact, this recording would work perfectly for those wishing to follow along with the text.

20 of 20 people found this review helpful

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I wish I had Audible in high school!

I first read this book more than 20 years ago and unfortunately, I wasn't ready for it. I rarely read any fiction these days and found myself looking for some leisure reading for a change, and in my native language (also for a change). I decided to give the Quijote a try. Before I knew it, I found myself hooked to the story and, oh my, do I love this book! I enjoyed the narration, the story, the characters, everything. In between listening sessions, I was catching up on the historical Cervantes and the history of Spain in the 16th and 17th Centuries. This book is truly a must-read for all. There are minor errors that should have been corrected in editing but I am just nitpicking. I wish Audible brings in more Spanish classics.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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A classic book on any library - bookshelf

If you could sum up Don Quijote de la Mancha Tomo I [Don Quixote, Part I] in three words, what would they be?

Essential, unmissable and comic

What did you like best about this story?

I love this book because, first of all, it's a classic. The book has comic moments and serious moments. Allows the reader to make an analysis on the boundaries between sanity and madness.

What about Alejandro Magnone’s performance did you like?

Everthing. I think he gave "life" to the story, and speak spanish very clear, what allows to me understand the most part of the story.

If you could rename Don Quijote de la Mancha Tomo I [Don Quixote, Part I], what would you call it?

I don't know.

Any additional comments?

I thought this book should be in audible's essencial list.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Excelente libro, pero muchos errores de lectura.

Me hubiera gustado que los diez errores de lectura del tipo "repito" hubieran sido eliminados con un buen trabajo de edición; también escuché muchos errores de entonación durante la lectura.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Buena obra

La lectura y la interpretación en buena en general, aunque tienen varios errores que olvidaron editar. Aún así el audio es recomendable

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Un Quijote sudamericano

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Si es sudamericano si, personalmente no me puedo acostumbrar al acento.

What three words best describe Alejandro Magnone’s voice?

Monotona y sin la entonación que pienso requiere la obra. Si eres español se te hace poco creíble y por lo tanto difícil meterte en la historia. Un poco como los doblajes mejicanos de películas, no tanto, pero la misma sensación.

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Excelente versión

Excelente y clara narración. Es de verdad una novela grande, pero vale la pena sumergirse en la época histórica que pinta.

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genial!

Súper. bien relatado, las voces, los tiempos, las interpretaciones, todo impecable. Lo recomiendo sin lugar a dudas!

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great listening

What made the experience of listening to Don Quijote de la Mancha Tomo I [Don Quixote, Part I] the most enjoyable?

How witty the story really is. And the narrator has a great domain of our language and I loved his pronunciation

What was one of the most memorable moments of Don Quijote de la Mancha Tomo I [Don Quixote, Part I]?

His time at the Sierra

What about Alejandro Magnone’s performance did you like?

How well he sounded.

Who was the most memorable character of Don Quijote de la Mancha Tomo I [Don Quixote, Part I] and why?

Well, him of course, but greatly enjoyed the story of the two friends and their love game with a tragic result

Any additional comments?

It seemed as if the story ended in this volume. Not sure what volume II contains so I am a bit apprehensive until I checked in print first

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Boring...

If you really want to listen take 5 cups of coffee before start... Don Quijote is a very good book, but it's already difficult by reading it, listening it I thought it would be better, well, I was wrong, took me a long time to finish and I slept through a lot of times...

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  • R Fraser
  • 05-30-16

A great book clearly read

Would you consider the audio edition of Don Quijote de la Mancha Tomo I [Don Quixote, Part I] to be better than the print version?

This reading of Don Quijote de la Mancha is helpful to those who don't have time to sit down and read the print version but who can listen while doing other things.

What did you like best about this story?

The story is at times funny, philosophical, slapstick and adventurous.

What about Alejandro Magnone’s performance did you like?

Alejandro Magnone reads very clearly and I understood him easily.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It's too long to listen to in one go, but the story lends itself to breaks quite well.

Any additional comments?

I will be downloading volume two.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Victor Gil López
  • 07-30-15

An essential, not so well read

Great book, average production. A bit of editing wouldn't hurt to remove things like, I'll repeat... Clear and quite neutral spanish (Argentinean I presume) for me, a native castellan spanish speaker.