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What if, one day, Europe was to crack along the length of the Pyrenees, separating the Iberian peninsula? In Saramago's lovely fable, the new island is sent spinning, like a great stone raft, towards the Azores. While the authorities panic and tourists and investors flee, three men, two women, and a dog are drawn together by portents that burden them with a bemusing sense of responsibility. Travelling at first packed into a car, then into a wagon, they take to the road to explore the limits of their now finite land, adrift in a world made new by this radical shift in perspective.

©1995 Jose Saramago (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"[T]he political reaction to this geological mishap is marvelously amusing - and greatly enhanced by the author's nimble prose and random metaphysical touches." (Publishers Weekly)
"A lovely questing story in a lineage of… Don Quixote and Kipling's Kim…. [The Stone Raft] may be Saramago's finest work." (Los Angeles Times)

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Slow, difficult listen

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

No. I loved Blindness, and that's why I tried this book. It was slow and never really gripped me. By the end, I was just trying to get through it.

Which character – as performed by Eli Carter – was your favorite?

Maria Guevara

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No.

Any additional comments?

The narration was well-done.

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