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    • The Name of the Rose

    • By: Umberto Eco, William Weaver - translator
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett, Nicholas Rowe, Neville Jason
    • Length: 21 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,201
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,110

    The year is 1327. Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate. But his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths that take place in seven days and nights of apocalyptic terror. Brother William turns detective, and a uniquely deft one at that. His tools are the logic of Aristotle, the theology of Aquinas, the empirical insights of Roger Bacon-- all sharpened to a glistening edge by his wry humor and ferocious curiosity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The meaning of the mystery & mystery of meaning

    • By Ryan on 02-14-14

    Regular price: $34.01

    • Foucault's Pendulum

    • By: Umberto Eco
    • Narrated by: Tim Curry
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 407
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 265
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 262

    One Colonel Ardenti, who has unnaturally black, brilliantined hair, a carefully groomed mustache, wears maroon socks, and who once served in the Foreign Legion, starts it all. He tells three Milan book editors that he has discovered a coded message about a Templar Plan, centuries old and involving Stonehenge, a plan to tap a mystic source of power far greater than atomic energy.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • too much missing

    • By Kenneth on 01-29-07

    Regular price: $19.93

    • The Name of the Rose

    • By: Umberto Eco
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 21 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113

    This hugely engaging story of murder, superstition, religious politics and drama in a medieval monastery was one of the most striking novels to appear in the 1980s. The Name of the Rose is a thrilling story enriched with period detail and laced with tongue-in-cheek allusions to fictional characters, the most striking of which is the Franciscan friar William of Baskerville, who displays many characteristics of Sherlock Holmes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The medium is the stupendous message.

    • By Earnest on 10-14-13

    Regular price: $69.29

    • El nombre de la rosa [The Name of the Rose]

    • By: Umberto Eco
    • Narrated by: Juan Carlos Gustems
    • Length: 22 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251

    La novela emblemática de Umberto Eco ahora en audiolibro Valiéndose de las características propias de la novela gótica, la crónica medieval y la novela policíaca, El nombre de la rosa narra las actividades detectivescas de Guillermo de Baskerville para esclarecer los crímenes cometidos en una abadía benedictina en el año 1327. Le ayudará en su labor el novicio Adso, un hombre joven que se enfrenta por primera vez a las realidades de la vida, más allá de las puertas del convento.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excelente narrador!

    • By Marlo on 10-29-15

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Baudolino

    • By: Umberto Eco
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 18 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133

    As Constantinople is being pillaged and burned in April 1204, a young man, Baudolino, manages to save a historian and a high court official from certain death at the hands of crusading warriors. Born a simple peasant, Baudolino has two gifts: his ability to learn languages and to lie. A young man, he is adopted by a foreign commander who sends him to university in Paris. After he allies with a group of fearless and adventurous fellow students, they go in search of a vast kingdom to the East.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • For Umberto Eco fans, very good but not great

    • By DFK on 07-09-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Prague Cemetery

    • By: Umberto Eco
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 397
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 344
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 345

    Whether it’s a critically acclaimed novel or provocative collection of essays, every work from best-selling author Umberto Eco is a highly anticipated publishing event. The Prague Cemetery is set amid conspiracy-rich 19th century Europe, where intrigue abounds—and where a lone, evil genius may be pulling all the strings.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Umbrage and Umberto; Peanut Butter and Jelly

    • By Mel on 12-07-11

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Il nome della rosa

    • By: Umberto Eco
    • Narrated by: Tommaso Ragno
    • Length: 20 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Fine novembre del 1327. In una perduta abbazia benedettina dell'Italia settentrionale, il frate Guglielmo da Baskerville e il novizio Adso da Melk si trovano a indagare su una serie di misteriosi e inquietanti delitti, uno al giorno per sette giorni. Capolavoro di Umberto Eco, questo giallo medievale ha incantato e divertito milioni di lettori in tutto il mondo.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best thriller book ever, great narrator

    • By Matteo Marcantonio on 05-01-17

    Regular price: $13.27

    • How to Write a Thesis

    • By: Umberto Eco
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    By the time Umberto Eco published his best-selling novel The Name of the Rose, he was one of Italy's most celebrated intellectuals, a distinguished academic and the author of influential works on semiotics. Some years before that, in 1977, Eco published a little book for his students, How to Write a Thesis, in which he offered useful advice on all the steps involved in researching and writing a thesis.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very nice work from Eco.

    • By Marco Piccirilli on 03-15-16

    Regular price: $19.59

    • Der Name der Rose

    • By: Umberto Eco
    • Narrated by: Gert Heidenreich
    • Length: 26 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Es gibt literarische Werke, die sind so präzise, klug und spannend geschrieben, da möchte man auf kein Wort verzichten...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Nur für Kenner des Buches

    • By Amazon-Kunde on 04-03-18

    Regular price: $9.80

    • Der Friedhof in Prag

    • By: Umberto Eco
    • Narrated by: Gert Heidenreich, Jens Wawrczeck
    • Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Paris, 1897. Der Italiener Simonini erwacht in einer Pariser Wohnung ohne Erinnerung an die vergangenen Tage...

    Regular price: $8.91

    • El cementerio de Praga [The Prague Cemetery]

    • By: Umberto Eco
    • Narrated by: Joan Massotkleiner
    • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    Un hombre escribe sentado a una mesa en una habitación abarrotada de muebles: he aquí al capitán Simonini, un piamontés afincado en la capital francesa, que desde muy joven se dedica al noble arte de crear documentos falsos.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Un triunfo

    • By Jorge Humberto Rodríguez on 07-19-16

    Regular price: $22.67

    • The Island of the Day Before

    • By: Umberto Eco, William Weaver - translator
    • Narrated by: Tim Curry
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    In 1643, in the still un-chartered waters of the South Seas, Roberto della Griva survives the wreck of his ship, the Amaryllis, only to find himself a castaway on another ship, the mysteriously deserted Daphne. Why is she deserted? Or is someone still on board? Get ready for a romance of navigation and science in the mid-17th century as told by the internationally acclaimed Umberto Eco.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Puzzling and entrancing

    • By Gary on 01-03-04

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Il pendolo di Foucault

    • By: Umberto Eco
    • Narrated by: Tommaso Ragno
    • Length: 26 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Tre redattori editoriali, dopo aver frequentato a lungo autori che si dilettano di scienze occulte, società segrete e complotti cosmici, decidono di inventare, con avventata leggerezza, un Piano. Ma qualcuno li prende sul serio. Affabulatorio, incalzante e coltissimo, è questo un romanzo che spazia furiosamente nel tempo, dove fanno la loro comparsa una sterminata serie di personaggi, di miti, di leggende, dai Templari ai Rosacroce, dai Miti Celtici ai Culti dell'antico Egitto, dal Santo Graal ai Vangeli Apocrifi, da Napoleone a Hitler, a Cagliostro.

    Regular price: $13.70

    • Six Walks in the Fictional Woods

    • By: Umberto Eco
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    In this exhilarating book, we accompany Umberto Eco as he explores the intricacies of fictional form and method. Using examples ranging from fairy tales and Flaubert, Poe and Mickey Spillane, Eco draws us in by means of a novelist's techniques, making us his collaborators in the creation of his text and in the investigation of some of fiction's most basic mechanisms.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • big ideas presented simply

    • By Ashton on 01-31-14

    Regular price: $22.00

    • Imie Rózy [The Name of the Rose]

    • By: Umberto Eco
    • Narrated by: Krzysztof Gosztyla
    • Length: 28 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Listopad 1327 roku. Do znamienitego opactwa benedyktynów w pólnocnych Wloszech przybywa uczony franciszkanin, Wilhelm z Baskerville, któremu towarzyszy uczen i sekretarz, nowicjusz Adso z Melku. W klasztorze panuje ponury nastrój. Opat zwraca sie do Wilhelma z prosba o pomoc w rozwiklaniu zagadki tajemniczej smierci jednego z mnichów. Sprawa jest naglaca, gdyz za kilka dni w opactwie ma sie odbyc wazna debata teologiczna, w której wezma udzial dostojnicy koscielni, z wielkim inkwizytorem Bernardem Gui na czele.

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Geschichten für aufgeweckte Kinder

    • By: Umberto Eco
    • Narrated by: Gert Heidenreich
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Alles in der Welt besteht aus Atomen, erklärt Eco in "Die Atome spielen nicht mehr mit". Aber wehe, wenn man ein Atom spaltet...

    Regular price: $6.22

    • The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana

    • By: Umberto Eco
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 83

    Internationally best-selling author Umberto Eco is a master stylist whose books, including The Name of the Rose and Baudolino, have been savored by millions around the world. Now, with The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana, Eco crafts another of the ambitious and breathtaking novels that are his trademark.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • TOTTALLY ENGROSSING

    • By Sharon on 09-30-06

    Regular price: $27.95

    • The Name of the Rose

    • By: Umberto Eco
    • Narrated by: Theodore Bikel
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 291
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 142

    Virtuoso storyteller Umberto Eco conjures up a gloriously rich portrait of 14th century Franciscan Italy with such grace, ease, wit, and love that you will become utterly intoxicated with the place and time. The story is performed by Theodore Bikel who has starred in numerous Broadway hits, including The Sound of Music, Zorba, and Fiddler on the Roof.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged is not as sweet

    • By connie on 11-06-07

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Name of the Rose

    • By: Umberto Eco
    • Narrated by: Michael Pennington
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    A spectacular best seller and now a classic, The Name of the Rose catapulted Umberto Eco, an Italian professor of semiotics turned novelist, to international prominence. An erudite murder mystery set in a fourteenth-century monastery, it is not only a gripping story but also a brilliant exploration of medieval philosophy, history, theology, and logic.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • No match to the original text

    • By Jaydeep on 09-03-12

    Regular price: $12.39

    • Le Nom de la Rose

    • By: Umberto Eco
    • Narrated by: François d'Aubigny
    • Length: 22 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Au début du XIVe siècle, une abbaye située aux confins de la Provence et de la Ligurie. Un lieu voué à la prière et à l'étude avec sa bibliothèque qui fait l'admiration de tout l'Occident chrétien, à l'écart des violences et des luttes de pouvoir qui déchirent les royaumes voisins. Jusqu'au jour où un moine est trouvé mort au bas des murailles.

    Regular price: $21.81

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