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Love in the Time of Cholera

By: Gabriel García Márquez
Narrated by: Armando Durán
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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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Editorial Review

With a plot beginning in the 19th century that stretches into the 20th century, this exceptional half-century romance remains just as relevant and stunning in the 21st century. Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez proves himself once again with a literary classic that's filled to the brim with humorous sagacity, complex characters, and a bittersweet story that will stay with you.
A brilliant writer, it's no surprise that García Márquez brought a chronicle of life into full bloom with original characters that the listener can't help but be drawn to. But such a talented best-selling author doesn't leave things at surface level. With an appraisal of people as complex and often contradictory, this compelling audiobook is full of twists and turns, with characters in opposition against themselves as much as with the world around them. The major characters are never flat or two-dimensional, as García Márquez brings the beautiful story to full life with masterly evocation of the reality of human existence.
Love in the Time of Cholera received critical acclaim after publication, and it remains one of the most popular, celebrated Gabriel García Márquez audiobooks today. As ambitious books go, it's certainly hit its mark. By turns matter-of-factly despondent and achingly romantic, this title is sure to capture your imagination.
Seasoned García Márquez narrator Armando Durán gives us another stunning performance with Love in the Time of Cholera. He captures the slow burn of over 50 years of pining for a lost love with a steady, personality-filled reading. — Audible Latino Editor