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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 3,732
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,610
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,628

    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 39
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 37

    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
    • The end of an epic novel

    • By Chris on 10-18-18

    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 880
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 675
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 675

    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 448
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 390
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 393

    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 231
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209

    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 167
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149

    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 Labyrinth of the Spirits

    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Lucia Graves
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 27 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    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 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    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

    • The Labyrinth of the Spirits

    • A Novel
    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 27 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    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.

    Regular price: $30.79

    • 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

    • 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 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 75

    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 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 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    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 Midnight Palace

    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 69

    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

    • 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 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    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 Prisoner of Heaven

    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So enjoyable

    • By disco on 06-02-18

    Regular price: $20.24

    • 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 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    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

    • 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 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    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 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 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    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

    • Le jeu de l'ange

    • Le Cimetière des livres oubliés 2
    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
    • Narrated by: Frédéric Meaux
    • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    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: $20.76

    • 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 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

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