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    • Blindness

    • By: Jose Saramago
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 813
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 560
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 563

    A city is hit by a sudden and strange epidemic of "white blindness", which spares no one. Authorities confine the blind to an empty mental hospital, but there social conventions quickly crumble and the struggle for survival brings out the worst in people.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dark

    • By Cora Judd on 08-27-08

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Las Intermitencias De La Muerte [The Intermittency of Death]

    • By: José Saramago
    • Narrated by: Albert Cortés
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    En un país cuyo nombre no será mencionado se produce algo nunca visto desde el principio del mundo: la muerte decide suspender su trabajo letal, la gente deja de morir. La eurofia colectiva se desata, pero muy pronto dará paso a la desesperación y al caos.Sobran los motivos. Si es cierto que las personas ya no mueren, eso n o significa que el tiempo haya parado. el destino de los humanos será una vejez eterna.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Excelente premisa, personas aburridas

    • By ATREYU on 02-26-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Death with Interruptions

    • By: Margaret Jull Costa (translator), Jose Saramago
    • Narrated by: Paul Baymer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 83

    On the first day of the new year, no one dies. This of course causes consternation among politicians, religious leaders, morticians, and doctors. Among the general public, on the other hand, there is initially celebration - flags are hung out on balconies, people dance in the streets. They have achieved the great goal of humanity: eternal life. Then reality hits home....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • interesting but slightly boring

    • By Kerry on 07-08-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Baltasar and Blimunda

    • By: Jose Saramago, Giovanni Pontiero (translator)
    • Narrated by: Tamir
    • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24

    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

    • 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 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not for those who love a plot-driven novel

    • By TiffanyD on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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 82
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    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

    • Cain

    • By: Jose Saramago
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 86

    In this, his last novel, Saramago daringly reimagines the characters and narratives of the Bible through the story of Cain. Condemned to wander forever after he kills Abel, he is whisked around in time and space. He experiences the almost-sacrifice of Isaac by Abraham, the Tower of Babel, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Joshua at the battle of Jericho, Jobe's ordeal, and finally Noah's ark and the Flood.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One Heck of Funny Book!!!!!

    • By Melinda on 10-14-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 43
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    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

    • All the Names

    • By: Jose Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa (translator)
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    Senhor Jose is a low-grade clerk in the city's Central Registry, where the living and the dead share the same shelf space. A middle-aged bachelor, he has no interest in anything beyond the certificates of birth, marriage, divorce, and death that are his daily routine. But one day, when he comes across the records of an anonymous young woman, something happens to him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • effortless abstract conections

    • By ron on 02-20-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Elephant’s Journey

    • By: Jose Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa (translator)
    • Narrated by: Christine Williams
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30

    In 1551, King Joo III of Portugal gave Archduke Maximilian an unusual wedding present: an elephant named Solomon. In Jose Saramago's remarkable and imaginative retelling, Solomon and his keeper, Subhro, begin in dismal conditions, forgotten in a corner of the palace grounds.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Portuguese

    • By Bibliophile1963 on 01-17-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    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

    • Skylight

    • By: José Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa - translator
    • Narrated by: Diogo Martins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Lisbon, late 1940s. The inhabitants of a faded apartment building are struggling to make ends meet: Silvestre the cobbler and his wife take in a disaffected young lodger; Dona Ldia, who used to work the streets, is now kept by a businessman with a roving eye. The cultivated family of Dona Cndida, come down in the world, keep to themselves with their books and music.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Cecità

    • Letto da Sergio Rubini
    • By: José Saramago
    • Narrated by: Sergio Rubini
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    In un tempo e un luogo non precisati, all'improvviso l'intera popolazione perde la vista per un’inspiegabile epidemia...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Rapporto conflittuale

    • By Cliente Amazon on 09-14-17

    Regular price: $12.38

    • Die Reise des Elefanten

    • By: José Saramago
    • Narrated by: Burghart Klaußner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Inspiriert von der wahren Geschichte eines indischen Elefanten, den man im 16. Jahrhundert auf spektakuläre Weise über Land und See von Spanien nach Wien überführte, erzählt Saramago meisterhaft und voller Ironie von den sagenhaften Abenteuern des Elefanten Salomon und seines gewitzten Mahuts. Salomon hat als Besitz von Johann III. von Portugal nur noch gelitten...

    Regular price: $17.72

    • Le Conte de l'île inconnue

    • By: José Saramago
    • Narrated by: Albert Millaire
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Et pourquoi veux-tu donc un bateau, peut-on le savoir, tel fut en effet ce que le roi lui demanda...

    Regular price: $14.54

    • Über die Liebe und das Meer

    • Gedichte
    • By: José Saramago
    • Narrated by: Niki Graca
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Was ist Zeit? Was ist der Mensch? Welche Kraft hat die Natur, und was hat es mit dem ewigen Mysterium der Liebe auf sich...

    Regular price: $9.80

    • Kain

    • By: José Saramago
    • Narrated by: Helmut Krauss
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Die Geschichte der Menschheit ist die Geschichte ihrer Uneinigkeit mit Gott, weder versteht er uns, noch verstehen wir ihn, heißt es in Saramagos Kain, und es könnte das Motto des Buches sein. Saramago schickt seinen Kain an die unterschiedlichsten Schauplätze des Alten Testaments und lässt ihn aktiv an den biblischen Episoden teilhaben. So ist Kain dabei, als Abraham aufgefordert wird, seinen Sohn Isaak zu opfern, wobei er ihm überzeugend die Unsinnigkeit dieses Unternehmens vor Augen führt...

    Regular price: $13.77

    • Cain

    • By: Jose Saramago
    • Narrated by: Jay Villiers
    • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Two decades after Portuguese novelist and Nobel Laureate José Saramago shocked the religious world with his novel The Gospel According to Jesus Christ, he has done it again with Cain, a satire of the Old Testament. Written in the last years of Saramago’s life, it tackles many of the moral and logical non sequiturs created by a wilful, authoritarian God, and forms part of Saramago’s long argument with religion. The stories in this book are witty and provocative.

    Regular price: $18.69