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    • Manuscript Found in Accra

    • By: Paulo Coelho, Margaret Jull Costa (translator)
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 497
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 441
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 433

    The latest novel from number-one internationally best-selling author Paulo Coelho is a classic of inspiration and reflection, a meditation on life, love, and the significance of change. A novel of philosophical reflection set in Jerusalem during the time of the Crusades. Here a community of Christians, Arabs, and Jews who have long lived together harmoniously have been warned of an imminent attack and certain destruction. Contemplating their demise, the community assembles to seek the wise counsel of a Greek Copt.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Manuscript Found in Accra

    • By N. Gibson on 05-03-13

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Adultery

    • A Novel
    • By: Paulo Coelho, Margaret Jull Costa (translator), Zoë Perry (translator)
    • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 425
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 372
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 376

    A woman in her 30s begins to question the routine and predictability of her days. In everybody's eyes, she has a perfect life: happy marriage, children, and a career. Yet what she feels is an enormous apathy. All that changes when she encounters a successful politician who had, years earlier, been her high school boyfriend. As she rediscovers the passion missing from her life, she will face a life-altering choice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a not uncommon vacation in hell

    • By Richard D. Shewman on 09-01-14

    Regular price: $24.50

    • 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 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31

    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 Infatuations

    • By: Javier Marías, Margaret Jull Costa (translator)
    • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 71
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      3 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 60

    At the Madrid café where she stops for breakfast each day before work, María Dolz finds herself drawn to a couple who is also there every morning. Though she can hardly explain it, observing what she imagines to be their "unblemished" life lifts her out of the doldrums of her own existence. But what begins as mere observation turns into an increasingly complicated entanglement when the man is fatally stabbed in the street. María approaches the widow to offer her condolences, and at the couple’s home she meets - and falls in love with - another man who sheds disturbing new light on the crime.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Skip this one!

    • By stl1111 on 08-19-13

    Regular price: $28.00

    • 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 91
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      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 85

    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

    • 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

    • Skylight

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

    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