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    • The Gospel According to Jesus Christ

    • By: Jose Saramago, Giovanni Pontiero (translator)
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 69

    A brilliant skeptic, Jose Saramago envisions the life of Jesus Christ and the story of his Passion as things of this earth: A child crying, the caress of a woman half asleep, the bleat of a goat, a prayer uttered in the grayish morning light. His idea of the Holy Family reflects the real complexities of any family, and, as only Saramago can, he imagines them with tinges of vision, dream, and omen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A dry, wry retelling of the story of Jesus Christ

    • By Gaurav on 03-11-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The History of the Siege of Lisbon

    • By: Giovanni Pontiero (translator), Jose Saramago
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    In this "ingenious" novel ( New York Times) by "one of Europe's most original and remarkable writers" ( Los Angeles Times), a proofreader's deliberate slip opens the door to romance-and confounds the facts of Portugal's past.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Stone Raft

    • By: Jose Saramago, Giovanni Pontiero (translator)
    • Narrated by: Eli Carter
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Slow, difficult listen

    • By Kelly on 03-28-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis

    • By: Jose Saramago, Giovanni Pontiero (translator)
    • Narrated by: Michael McConnohie
    • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    The year: 1936. Europe dances while an invidious dictator establishes himself in Portugal. The city: Lisbon-gray, colorless, chimerical. Ricardo Reis, a doctor and poet, has just come home after sixteen years in Brazil.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A great novelist deserves a competent reader!

    • By Prof. Neil Larsen on 11-26-13

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Baltasar and Blimunda

    • By: Jose Saramago, Giovanni Pontiero (translator)
    • Narrated by: Tamir
    • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23

    From the recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature, a "brilliant...enchanting novel" (New York Times Book Review) of romance, deceit, religion, and magic set in 18th-century Portugal at the height of the Inquisition.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Devastating narration

    • By Deladier on 01-13-13

    Regular price: $24.95