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    • The Shadow of the Wind

    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,479
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,374
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,390

    Barcelona, 1945: Just after the war, a great world city lies in shadow, nursing its wounds, and a boy named Daniel awakes on his 11th birthday to find that he can no longer remember his mother's face. To console his only child, Daniel's widowed father, an antiquarian book dealer, initiates him into the secret of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a library tended by Barcelona's guild of rare-book dealers as a repository for books forgotten by the world, waiting for someone who will care about them again.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Have the book handy

    • By Rebecca on 07-17-05

    Regular price: $38.50

    • The Angel's Game

    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
    • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 816
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 615
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 615

    In an abandoned mansion at the heart of Barcelona, a young man, David Martin, makes his living by writing sensationalist novels under a pseudonym. The survivor of a troubled childhood, he has taken refuge in the world of books and spends his nights spinning baroque tales about the city's underworld. But perhaps his dark imaginings are not as strange as they seem, for in a locked room deep within the house lie photographs and letters hinting at the mysterious death of the previous owner.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My Favorite Book!

    • By bluebelle on 02-24-12

    Regular price: $39.93

    • Marina

    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184

    When 15-year-old Oscar Drai suddenly vanishes from his boarding school in Barcelona, no one knows his whereabouts for seven days and seven nights. His story begins when he meets the strange Marina while he's exploring an old quarter of the city. She leads Oscar to a cemetery, where they watch a macabre ritual that occurs on the last Sunday of each month. At exactly 10 o'clock in the morning, a woman shrouded in a black velvet cloak descends from her carriage to place a single rose on an unmarked grave.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent narration

    • By RueRue on 09-12-16

    Regular price: $22.80

    • The Prisoner of Heaven

    • A Novel
    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 413
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 358
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 361

    Internationally acclaimed New York Times best-selling author Carlos Ruiz Zafon takes us into a dark, gothic Barcelona and creates a rich, labyrinthine tale of love, literature, passion, and revenge in which the heroes of The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel's Game must contend with a nemesis that threatens to destroy them. Barcelona, 1957. It is Christmas, and Daniel Sempere and his wife, Bea, have much to celebrate. They have a beautiful new baby son named Julian, and their close friend Fermin Romero de Torres is about to be wed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Brings together the stories from previous 2 books

    • By MissSusie66 on 07-17-12

    Regular price: $21.67

    • The Shadow of the Wind

    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
    • Length: 17 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135

    Hidden in the heart of the old city of Barcelona is the 'cemetery of lost books', a labyrinthine library of obscure and forgotten titles that have long gone out of print. To this library, a man brings his 10-year-old son Daniel one cold morning in 1945. Daniel is allowed to choose one book from the shelves and pulls out 'La Sombra del Viento' by Julian Carax. But as he grows up, several people seem inordinately interested in his find.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A book with depth and a story well told<br />

    • By Marius on 03-11-17

    Regular price: $15.98

    • The Prince of Mist

    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 71

    It's war time, and the Carver family decides to leave the capital where they live and move to a small coastal village where they've recently bought a home. But from the minute they cross the threshold, strange things begin to happen. In that mysterious house still lurks the spirit of Jacob, the previous owners' son, who died by drowning.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Really for teens but good!

    • By Diane on 06-24-11

    Regular price: $19.38

    • The Watcher in the Shadows

    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 44

    When fourteen-year-old Irene Sauvelle moves with her family to Cape House on the coast of Normandy, she's immediately taken by the beauty of the place - its expansive cliffs, coasts, and harbors. There, she meets a local boy named Ishmael, and the two soon fall in love. But a dark mystery is about to unfold, involving a reclusive toymaker who lives in a gigantic mansion filled with mechanical beings and shadows of the past.

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Marina

    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    The novel Carlos Ruiz Zafón wrote just before The Shadow of the Wind. 'Fifteen years on, the remembrance of that day has returned to me. I have seen that boy wandering through the mist of the railway station, and the name of Marina has flared up again like a fresh wound. We all have a secret buried under lock and key in the attic of our soul. This is mine...' In May 1980, 15-year-old Oscar Drai suddenly vanishes from his boarding school in the old quarter of Barcelona. For seven days and nights no one knows his whereabouts...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing book! I couldn't stop reading it

    • By Ana on 05-01-17

    Regular price: $17.55

    • L'ombra del vento

    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
    • Narrated by: Riccardo Bocci
    • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    A Barcellona una mattina d'estate del 1945 il proprietario di un negozio di libri usati conduce il figlio undicenne, Daniel, al Cimitero dei Libri Dimenticati, un luogo segreto dove vengono sottratti all'oblio migliaia di volumi di cui il tempo ha cancellato il ricordo. E qui Daniel entra in possesso di un libro "maledetto" che cambierà il corso della sua vita.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great narration, great story!

    • By la chilenita on 08-31-17

    Regular price: $12.24

    • Marina

    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
    • Narrated by: Andreas Pietschmann
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    In seinen freien Stunden streift der Internatsschüler Óscar Drai durch die verwunschenen Villenviertel Barcelonas...

    Regular price: $9.80

    • The Midnight Palace

    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 65

    Set in Calcutta in the 1930s, The Midnight Palace begins on a dark night when an English lieutenant fights to save newborn twins Ben and Sheere from an unthinkable threat. Despite monsoon-force rains and terrible danger lurking around every street corner, the young lieutenant manages to get them to safety, but not without losing his own life.... Years later, on the eve of Ben and Sheere's 16th birthday, the mysterious threat reenters their lives. This time, it may be impossible to escape....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another lovely book, beautifully presented.

    • By R. J. Melton on 08-02-11

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Le jeu de l'ange (Le Cimetière des livres oubliés 2)

    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
    • Narrated by: Frédéric Meaux
    • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    Dans la turbulente Barcelone des années 1920, David, un jeune écrivain hanté par un amour impossible, reçoit l'offre inespérée d'un mystérieux éditeur : écrire un livre comme il n'en a jamais existé, "une histoire pour laquelle les hommes seraient capables de vivre et de mourir, de tuer et d'être tués", en échange d'une fortune et, peut-être de beaucoup plus.

    Regular price: $23.55

    • The Midnight Palace

    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Calcutta, May 1916. Lieutenant Peake pauses for breath outside the ruins of Jheeter's Gate station knowing that he only has a few hours to live. Inside his overcoat he is sheltering two newborn babies - twins, a boy and a girl. Peake runs at full tilt to the house of Aryami Bose, to whom he entrusts the children. In 1932 we meet the boy, Ben, and his group of friends the night before they are due to leave St Patricks orphanage.

    Regular price: $15.98

    • L'Ombre du vent (Le Cimetière des livres oubliés 1)

    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
    • Narrated by: Frédéric Meaux
    • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Dans la Barcelone de 1945, le jeune Daniel Sempere est conduit par son père dans un lieu mystérieux : le cimetière des livres oubliés. Là, il est soumis à un étrange rituel : "adopter" un livre, qu'il aura mission de "sauver". Ce sera "L'Ombre du vent" d'un certain Julien Carax.

    Regular price: $21.71

    • Der dunkle Wächter

    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
    • Narrated by: Rufus Beck
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Ein wunderschöner Sommer am Meer. Ein mysteriöser Spielzeugfabrikant, der mit hunderten mechanischer Figuren und den Schatten der Vergangenheit auf einem riesigen Anwesen lebt...

    Regular price: $9.80

    • Der Schatten des Windes (Friedhof der vergessenen Bücher 1)

    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
    • Narrated by: Uve Teschner
    • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    An einem dunstigen Sommermorgen des Jahres 1945 wird der junge Daniel Sempere von seinem Vater an einen geheimnisvollen Ort in Barcelona geführt - den Friedhof der Vergessenen Bücher. Dort entdeckt Daniel den Roman eines verschollenen Autors für sich, er heißt "Der Schatten des Windes", und er wird sein Leben verändern...

    Regular price: $6.22

    • The Shadow of the Wind

    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    • Narrated by: James Wilby
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Hidden in the heart of the old city of Barcelona is the "cemetery of lost books", a labyrinthine library of obscure and forgotten titles that have long gone out of print. To this library, a man brings his 10-year-old son Daniel one cold morning in 1945. Daniel is allowed to choose one book from the shelves and pulls out La Sombra del Viento by Julian Carax.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not my usual read

    • By Avril Gordon on 10-20-11

    Regular price: $15.88

    • The Watcher in the Shadows

    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    A mysterious toymaker who lives as a recluse in an old mansion, surrounded by the magical beings he has created...a sickly wife locked away in a hidden room...an enigma involving strange lights that shine out from the small island on which an old, disused lighthouse stands...a shadowy creature that hides deep in the woods...These are the elements of a mystery will bind 14-year-old Irene to Ismael during one magical summer spent in Blue Bay when her mother takes a job as a housekeeper for the enigmatic toymaker, Lazarus Jann.

    Regular price: $17.55

    • The Prisoner of Heaven

    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    The Prisoner of Heaven returns to the world of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books and the Sempere & Sons bookshop. It begins just before Christmas in Barcelona in 1957, one year after Daniel and Bea from The Shadow of the Wind have married. They now have a son, Julian, and are living with Daniel's father at Sempere & Sons.

    Fermin still works with them and is busy preparing for his wedding to Bernarda in the New Year. However something appears to be bothering him.

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Le prisonnier du ciel (Le Cimetière des livres oubliés 3)

    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
    • Narrated by: Frédéric Meaux
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Barcelone, 1957. Daniel Sempere et son ami Fermin, les héros de "L'Ombre du vent" affrontent le plus grand défi de leur vie. Un secret ressurgit du passé de Fermin, qui lie leurs vies, et éclaire d'un jour nouveau le passé de Daniel, et son destin.

    Regular price: $19.99

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