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    • The Old Gringo

    • A Novel
    • By: Carlos Fuentes, Margaret Sayers Peden (translator)
    • Narrated by: David Crommett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    One of Carlos Fuentes’s greatest works, The Old Gringo tells the story of Ambrose Bierce, the American writer, soldier, and journalist, and of his last mysterious days in Mexico living among Pancho Villa’s soldiers, particularly his encounter with General Tomas Arroyo. In the end, the incompatibility of the two countries (or, paradoxically, their intimacy) claims both men, in a novel that is, most of all, about the tragic history of two cultures in conflict.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • too long but cool

    • By Norma on 11-14-16

    Regular price: $17.96

    • The Nautical Chart

    • By: Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Margaret Sayers Peden (translator)
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    At a maritime auction in Barcelona, Merchant Marine Officer Manuel Coy sees an intense bidding war erupt over a seemingly innocuous 18th-century atlas. The auction winner is the beautiful Tanger Soto, who is obsessed with a Jesuit ship sunk by pirates in the 17th century. Joining forces, Tanger and Manuel hit the seas in search of Dei Gloria and its precious, yet unidentified, cargo. Their quest sends them not only into dangerous waters, but also into the perilous recesses of the human heart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Sailor, The Siren, and the Sunken Ship

    • By gone2ground on 08-23-12

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Terra Nostra

    • By: Carlos Fuentes, Margaret Sayers Peden (translator), Jorge Volpi (introduction), and others
    • Narrated by: Walter Krochmal
    • Length: 46 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 9

    One of the great masterpieces of modern Latin American fiction, Terra Nostra is concerned with nothing less than the history of Spain and of South America, with the Indian Gods and with Christianity, with the birth, the passion, and the death of civilizations. Fuentes skillfully blends a wide range of literary forms, stories within stories, Mexican and Spanish myth, and famous literary characters in this novel that is both a historical epic and an apocalyptic vision of modern times. Terra Nostra is that most ambitious and rare of creations - a total work of art.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Too much of a good thing

    • By Gordon on 06-29-14

    Regular price: $39.95