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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Classic, 2014

From the Nobel Prize-winning author of One Hundred Years of Solitude comes a masterly evocation of an unrequited passion so strong that it binds two people's lives together for more than half a century.

In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career, he whiles away the years in 622 affairs - yet he reserves his heart for Fermina. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral. Fifty years, nine months, and four days after he first declared his love for Fermina, he does so again.

With humorous sagacity and consummate craft, Gabriel García Márquez traces an exceptional half-century of unrequited love. Though it seems never to be conveniently contained, love flows through the novel in many wonderful guises - joyful, melancholy, enriching, and ever surprising.

©1988 Gabriel García Márquez (P)2013 Blackstone Audio

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  • oscar
  • LEXINGTON, SC, United States
  • 06-09-15

Que Bueno!

The book is purely wonderful, funny and moving yet without sparing the listener from the tragedies and sadnesses of life. A timeless classic read made all the better by a truly brilliant performance.

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Wonderful

A classic worth a second listen. Life, love, old age, cholera, and death all masterfully woven together by the Columbian author.

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A great love story

Well written and narrated with enthusiasm and empathy for all of the characters, the book creates realistic and vivid images of life ......and love....at the beginning of the 20th century.

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  • Susan
  • oakland, ca, United States
  • 04-23-15

Terrific, beautiful

So glad they finally came out with the unabridged version. I refused to listen to the other one. Well done.

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Captivating

Exquisitely written, I was captured every moment.
It was easy to imagine myself almost all the characters and anticipate what would happen next.

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Great story and mindful

The narrator pulled the story into a beautiful tone. The book it self kept me interested and intrigued. I will definitely be coming back to it again.

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Amor

Well-narrated story about the multifaceted nature of love. This isn't a simple story about the love lasting a lifetime, but moreover is a story of passion in all its forms.

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great job

This was not not my usual fare but I loved it. Highly recommend it. Narration excellent.

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Great Journey, but the destination?

I do love Marquez...but his books always leave me feeling empty. It's like jogging in circles without ever reaching a destination.

Now the narrator is wonderful!!! Can't thing of a better person to narrate this book.

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  • Susan
  • Fort Smith, AR
  • 01-26-15

Perfection! Sad that it ended!

The only bad thing I can say about this audio book is that it ended!
Gabriel Garcia Marquez brings a masterful work in this one, and I was hooked from the first words.
The narrator does a superb job on this and that is a credit as well to the translation into English. It is not too hard to follow, which was my initial concern.
The characters are deep and the story line is fabulous.

Pick this one up if you are looking for a wonderful listen!

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