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    • Love in the Time of Cholera

    • By: Gabriel García Márquez
    • Narrated by: Armando Durán
    • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,957
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,721
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,737

    From the Nobel Prize-winning author of One Hundred Years of Solitude comes a masterly evocation of an unrequited passion so strong that it binds two people's lives together for more than half a century. In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career, he whiles away the years in 622 affairs - yet he reserves his heart for Fermina. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Timeless Romance, brought to life by Armando Duràn

    • By Anne on 09-05-13

    Regular price: $23.07

    • 2666

    • By: Roberto Bolaño
    • Narrated by: John Lee, Armando Durán, G. Valmont Thomas, and others
    • Length: 39 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 718
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 515
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 521

    Composed in the last years of Roberto Bolaño's life, 2666 was greeted across Europe and Latin America as his highest achievement, surpassing even his previous work in its strangeness, beauty, and scope. Its throng of unforgettable characters includes academics and convicts, an American sportswriter, an elusive German novelist, and a teenage student and her widowed, mentally unstable father. Their lives intersect in the urban sprawl of Santa Teresa - a fictional Juárez - on the U.S.-Mexico border.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Best Book I Read or Listened to in 2009

    • By William on 01-05-10

    Regular price: $41.97

    • Avenue of Mysteries

    • By: John Irving
    • Narrated by: Armando Duran
    • Length: 20 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 687
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 634
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 631

    John Irving returns to the themes that established him as one of our most admired and beloved authors in this absorbing novel of fate and memory. As we grow older - most of all, in what we remember and what we dream - we live in the past. Sometimes we live more vividly in the past than in the present. As an older man, Juan Diego will take a trip to the Philippines, but what travels with him are his dreams and memories; he is most alive in his childhood and early adolescence in Mexico.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Irving Out of the Park!

    • By Peter on 11-21-15

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Savage Detectives

    • A Novel
    • By: Roberto Bolaño
    • Narrated by: Eddie Lopez, Armando Durán
    • Length: 26 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 289
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 221

    The late Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño has been called the García Marquez of his generation. The Savage Detectives is a hilarious and sexy, meandering and melancholy, companionable and complicated road trip through Mexico City, Barcelona, Israel, Liberia, and finally the desert of northern Mexico. It is the first of Bolaño's two giant works, with 2666, to be translated into English and is already being hailed as a masterpiece.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Started slow but ended great

    • By Rebecca Lindroos on 12-06-09

    Regular price: $34.96

    • Cesar Millan's Short Guide to a Happy Dog

    • 98 Essential Tips and Techniques
    • By: Cesar Millan
    • Narrated by: Armando Durán
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 295
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259

    After more than nine seasons as television’s Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan has a new mission: to use his unique insights about dog psychology to create stronger, happier relationships between humans and their canine companions. Both inspirational and practical, A Short Guide to a Happy Dog draws on thousands of training encounters around the world to present 98 essential lessons.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good, But Not What I Expected Based On The Title

    • By Jami on 02-11-16

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Che Guevara

    • A Revolutionary Life
    • By: Jon Lee Anderson
    • Narrated by: Armando Durán
    • Length: 36 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 696
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 460
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 465

    Che Guevara was a dashing rebel whose epic dream was to end poverty and injustice in Latin America and the developing world through armed revolution. Jon Lee Anderson traces Che's extraordinary life from his comfortable Argentine upbringing to the battlefields of the Cuban revolution, from the halls of power in Castro's government to his failed campaign in the Congo and his assassination in the Bolivian jungle.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Encompassing and Fair Look at an Historical Man

    • By Matt on 08-10-11

    Regular price: $41.97

    • No One Writes to the Colonel, and Other Stories

    • By: Gabriel García Márquez
    • Narrated by: Armando Durán, Roxanne Hernandez, Marcelo Tubert, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    Written with compassionate realism and wit, the stories in this mesmerizing collection depict the disparities of town and village life in South America, of the frightfully poor and outrageously rich, of memories and illusions, and of lost opportunities and present joys. Stories include "No One Writes to the Colonel", "Tuesday Siesta", "One of These Days", "There Are No Thieves in This Town", "Balthazar's Marvelous Afternoon", "Montiel's Widow", "One Day After Saturday", "Artificial Roses", and "Big Mama's Funeral".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great stories

    • By Bernadette on 03-04-16

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Polish Boxer

    • By: Eduardo Halfon
    • Narrated by: Armando Durán
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    The Polish Boxer covers a vast landscape of human experience while enfolding a search for origins: a grandson tries to make sense of his grandfather’s past and the story behind his numbered tattoo; a Serbian classical pianist longs for his forbidden heritage; a Mayan poet is torn between his studies and filial obligations; a striking young Israeli woman seeks answers in Central America; a university professor yearns for knowledge that he can’t find in books and discovers something unexpected at a Mark Twain conference.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Zama

    • By: Antonio Di Benedetto, Esther Allen - preface translation
    • Narrated by: Armando Durán
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    Written in a style that is both precise and sumptuous, weirdly archaic and powerfully novel, Zama takes place in the last decade of the 18th century and describes the solitary, suspended existence of Don Diego de Zama, a highly placed servant of the Spanish crown who has been posted to Asunción, the capital of remote Paraguay. There, eaten up by pride, lust, petty grudges, and paranoid fantasies, he does as little as he possibly can while plotting his eventual transfer to Buenos Aires.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lost Master Work of The New World

    • By tomasito on 02-28-17

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Story of My Teeth

    • By: Valeria Luiselli
    • Narrated by: Armando Duran, Thom Rivera
    • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 48

    Gustavo "Highway" Sanchez is a late-in-life world traveler, yarn spinner, collector, and legendary auctioneer. His most precious possessions are the teeth of the "notorious infamous", like Plato, Petrarch, and Virginia Woolf. Written in collaboration with the workers at a Jumex juice factory, The Story of My Teeth is an elegant, witty, exhilarating romp through the industrial suburbs of Mexico City and Luiselli's own literary influences.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Character of Deceit

    • By C. Wiley on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Love Poems

    • By: Pablo Neruda
    • Narrated by: Armando Durán
    • Length: 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Charged with sensuality and passion, Pablo Neruda's love poems are the most celebrated of the Nobel Prize winner's oeuvre, captivating listeners with earthbound images and reveling in a fiery reimagining of the world. Mostly written on the island paradise of Capri (the idyllic setting of the Oscar-winning movie Il Postino), Love Poems embraces the seascapes surrounding the poet and his love, Matilde Urrutia, their waves and shores saturated with a new, yearning eroticism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Durán exceptional as voice of Neruda

    • By Rochelle on 11-02-16

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Somebody

    • The Reckless Life and Remarkable Career of Marlon Brando
    • By: Stefan Kanfer
    • Narrated by: Armando Durán
    • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Brando is perpetually fascinating, both for the power of the characters he portrayed and for his tumultuous personal life. Best-selling biographer Stefan Kanfer seamlessly intertwines the man and the work to give us the fullest and most illuminating appraisal yet. Kanfer takes us from Brando's troubled childhood to his arrival in New York in the 1940s, where he studied with the legendary Stella Adler and became, at age 23, the star of Broadway in A Streetcar Named Desire.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well researched and good narration

    • By sav on 10-20-16
    • The Reckless Life and Remarkable Career of Marlon Brando
    • By: Stefan Kanfer
    • Narrated by: Armando Durán
    • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 11-11-08
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 40 ratings

    Regular price: $25.17

    • Purgatory

    • By: Tomas Eloy Martinez
    • Narrated by: Armando Duran
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In the winter of 1976, Simon Cardoso is arrested by the military and is never seen again. Thirty years later, Emilia Dupuy, his wife, is stunned to find him in New Jersey. Her world, which had crumbled after losing him, is alight with life again. There is a caveat, however: for Simn Cardoso time stopped when he disappeared. Using this enigma as the foundation, Tomas Eloy Martinez' story of the anguish of a lost and recovered love is masterfully tied to the sinister sense of unreality created by a regime.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Faces in the Crowd

    • By: Valeria Luiselli
    • Narrated by: Armando Durán, Roxanne Hernandez
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    A young mother in Mexico City, captive to a past that both overwhelms and liberates her, and a house she cannot abandon or fully occupy, writes a novel of her days as a translator living in New York. A young translator, adrift in Harlem, is desperate to translate and publish the works of Gilberto Owen, an obscure Mexican poet who lived in Harlem during the 1920s and whose ghostly presence haunts her in the city's subways. And Gilberto Owen, dying in Philadelphia in the 1950s, convinced he is slowly disappearing, recalls his heyday decades before.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • "I Am a Man"

    • Chief Standing Bear's Journey for Justice
    • By: Joe Starita
    • Narrated by: Armando Duran
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    In 1877, Chief Standing Bear's Ponca Indian tribe was forcibly removed from their Nebraska homeland and marched to Oklahoma - known then as Indian Territory - in what became the tribe's own Trail of Tears. "I Am a Man" chronicles what happened when Standing Bear set off on a 600-mile walk to return the body of his only son to their traditional burial grounds.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book & narration

    • By D. Blake Hammond on 03-25-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Dark Dude

    • By: Oscar Hijuelos
    • Narrated by: Armando Durán
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Dark Dude captures New York City in the 1960s - violent, decaying, slouching away from the American dream - and brings to life a character who has no choice but to head out west in search of something better. But, when Rico and his ex-druggie friend arrive in Wisconsin, they discover that picket-fenced apple-pie people can be just as violent and judgmental as the neighbors they left behind.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras

    • By: Duncan Tonatiuh
    • Narrated by: Armando Duran
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Funny Bones tells the story of how the amusing calaveras - skeletons performing various everyday or festive activities - came to be. They are the creation of Mexican artist Jose Guadalupe (Lupe) Posada (1852-1913). In a country that was not known for freedom of speech, he first drew political cartoons, much to the amusement of the local population but not the politicians. He continued to draw cartoons throughout much of his life, but he is best known today for his calavera drawings.

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Spoils

    • By: Brian Van Reet
    • Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella, Armando Duran, Andrew Eiden
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    It is April 2003. American forces have taken Baghdad and are now charged with winning hearts and minds. But this vital tipping point is barely recognized for what it is, as a series of miscalculations and blunders fuels an already-simmering insurgency intent on making Iraq the next graveyard of empires. In dazzling and propulsive prose, Brian Van Reet explores the lives on both sides of the battle lines.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • disappointed after all the hype

    • By Barbara on 01-30-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Trail Beyond

    • By: Max Brand
    • Narrated by: Armando Duran
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Peter Quince was a fighter born and bred. Orphaned at a young age, he remembered an old woman saying that he was a bad one and would cause a lot of trouble in the world. Others claimed he had bad blood, and it would show up sooner or later. But Bill Andrews felt a connection with the boy, took him home, and raised him as one of his own despite his wife's misgivings. Peter soon learned he could manipulate people by withholding his true feelings. He had learned that battles should be won by cunning and strength, with cunning being far more important.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Ithaca

    • A Novel Based on Homer's Odyssey
    • By: Patrick Dillon
    • Narrated by: Elijah Alexander, Armando Durán
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In the tumultuous aftermath of the Trojan War, a young man battles to save his home and his inheritance. Setting out to find his father, he ends up discovering himself. Telemachus' father, Odysseus, went off to war before he was born...and never came back. Aged 16, Telemachus finds himself abandoned, his father's house overrun with men pursuing his beautiful mother, Penelope, and devouring the family's wealth. Telemachus determines to leave Ithaca, his island home, and find the truth.

    Regular price: $24.47

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