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    • The Shadow of the Wind

    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 18 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,033
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,885
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,904

    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 Labyrinth of the Spirits

    • A Novel
    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 27 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 203

    Nine-year-old Alicia lost her parents during the Spanish Civil War when the Nacionales (the fascists) savagely bombed Barcelona in 1938. Twenty years later, she still carries the emotional and physical scars of that violent and terrifying time. Weary of her work as an investigator for Spain’s secret police in Madrid, a job she has held for more than a decade, the 29-year old plans to move on. At the insistence of her boss, Leandro Montalvo, she remains to solve one last case: the mysterious disappearance of Spain’s Minister of Culture, Mauricio Valls. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Zafon can spin a masterful tale!

    • By Eric S Fuller on 10-24-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Angel's Game

    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
    • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 966
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 748
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 747

    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

    • 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 494
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 431
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 434

    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

    • Marina

    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 262
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 235
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237

    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 Shadow of the Wind

    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
    • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168

    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 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 80

    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 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    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

    • The Midnight Palace

    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 72

    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

    • Il labirinto degli spiriti

    • Il Cimitero dei Libri Dimenticati 4
    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    • Narrated by: Valerio Amoruso
    • Length: 28 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Barcellona, fine anni '50. Daniel Sempere non è più il ragazzino che abbiamo conosciuto tra i cunicoli del "Cimitero dei Libri Dimenticati", alla scoperta del volume che gli avrebbe cambiato la vita. Il mistero della morte di sua madre Isabella ha aperto una voragine nella sua anima, un abisso dal quale la moglie Bea e il fedele amico Fermín stanno cercando di salvarlo.

    Regular price: $14.63

    • Das Labyrinth der Lichter

    • Friedhof der vergessenen Bücher 4
    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
    • Narrated by: Uve Teschner
    • Length: 27 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Spanien in den dunklen Tagen des Franco-Regimes: Ein Auftrag der Politischen Polizei führt die eigenwillige Alicia Gris zurück in ihre Heimatstadt Barcelona. Unter größter Geheimhaltung soll sie das plötzliche Verschwinden des Ministers Mauricio Valls aufklären. In seinem Besitz befand sich ein geheimnisvolles Buch, das Alicia auf schmerzliche Weise an ihr eigenes Schicksal erinnert. Es führt sie in die Buchhandlung Sempere & Söhne.

    Regular price: $31.29

    • Der Schatten des Windes

    • Friedhof der vergessenen Bücher 1
    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
    • Narrated by: Uve Teschner
    • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    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 Labyrinth of the Spirits

    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Lucia Graves
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 27 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    From the international best-selling author of The Shadow of the Wind. Barcelona, 1957. Daniel Sempere runs the Sempere & Sons bookshop, is happily married and has a son. No longer the child who discovered the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, he is still haunted by the mysterious death of his mother when he was six years old. Meanwhile his best friend and accomplice, Fermin, is about to marry the love of his life. But something appears to be bothering him....

    Regular price: $21.81

    • L'Ombre du vent

    • Le Cimetière des livres oubliés 1
    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
    • Narrated by: Frédéric Meaux
    • Length: 17 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    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

    • Das Spiel des Engels

    • Friedhof der vergessenen Bücher 2
    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
    • Narrated by: Gerd Wameling
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Der junge David Martín fristet sein Leben als Autor von Schauergeschichten. Als ernsthafter Schriftsteller verkannt, von einer tödlichen Krankheit bedroht...

    Regular price: $6.43

    • Der Gefangene des Himmels

    • Friedhof der vergessenen Bücher 3
    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
    • Narrated by: Andreas Pietschmann
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Barcelona, Weihnachten 1957. Der Buchhändler Daniel Sempere und sein Freund Fermín finden sich erneut in ein großes Abenteuer hineingezogen...

    Regular price: $6.22

    • 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 Angel's Game

    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
    • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
    • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    In an abandoned mansion at the heart of Barcelona, a young man, David Martín, 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
    • Fantastic narration and story!

    • By ar43r on 01-02-14

    Regular price: $20.02

    • The Shadow of the Wind

    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    • Narrated by: James Wilby
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    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

    • Le Labyrinthe des esprits

    • Le Cimetière des Livres oubliés 4
    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
    • Narrated by: Frédéric Meaux
    • Length: 28 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Cette nuit j'ai rêvé que je retournais au Cimetière des Livres oubliés... Dans la Barcelone franquiste des années de plomb, la disparition d'un ministre déchaîne une cascade d'assassinats, de représailles et de mystères. Mais pour contrer la censure, la propagande et la terreur, la jeune Alicia Gris, tout droit sortie des entrailles de ce régime nauséabond, est habile à se jouer des miroirs et des masques. Son enquête l'amène à croiser la route du libraire Daniel Sempere.

    Regular price: $29.97

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