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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 1,221
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,129

    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

    • The Complete Cosmicomics

    • Translated by Martin McLaughlin, Tim Parks, & William Weaver
    • By: Italo Calvino, Martin McLaughlin - translator, Tim Parks - translator, and others
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Italo Calvino's beloved cosmicomics cross planets and traverse galaxies, speed up time or slow it down to the particles of an instant. Through the eyes of an ageless guide named Qfwfq, Calvino explores natural phenomena and tells the story of the origins of the universe. Poignant, fantastical, and wise, these 34 dazzling stories - collected here in one definitive anthology - relate complex scientific and mathematical concepts to our everyday world.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Moments of Greatness = Worth the Read

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • 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 85
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 46

    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

    • Marcovaldo

    • or The Seasons in the City (Translated by William Weaver)
    • By: Italo Calvino, William Weaver - translator
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Marcovaldo is an unskilled worker in a drab industrial city in northern Italy. He is an irrepressible dreamer and an inveterate schemer. Much to the puzzlement of his wife, his children, his boss, and his neighbors, he chases his dreams - but the results are never the expected ones.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect narrator and wonderful story

    • By Dn8sk!#Ujka on 12-17-17

    Regular price: $13.99