Cemetery of Forgotten Books

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 4,801 ratings

The Shadow of the Wind Publisher's Summary

Hidden in the heart of the old city of Barcelona is the 'cemetery of lost books', a labyrinthine library of obscure and forgotten titles that have long gone out of print. To this library, a man brings his 10-year-old son Daniel one cold morning in 1945. Daniel is allowed to choose one book from the shelves and pulls out 'La Sombra del Viento' by Julian Carax.

But as he grows up, several people seem inordinately interested in his find. Then, one night, as he is wandering the old streets once more, Daniel is approached by a figure who reminds him of a character from La Sombra del Viento, a character who turns out to be the devil. This man is tracking down every last copy of Carax's work in order to burn them. What begins as a case of literary curiosity turns into a race to find out the truth behind the life and death of Julian Carax and to save those he left behind. A page-turning exploration of obsession in literature and love, and the places that obsession can lead.

©2011 Carlos Ruiz Zafon (P)2011 Orion Publishing Group Limited
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  • Book 1

    • The Shadow of the Wind

    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
    • Length: 17 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131

    Hidden in the heart of the old city of Barcelona is the 'cemetery of lost books', a labyrinthine library of obscure and forgotten titles that have long gone out of print. To this library, a man brings his 10-year-old son Daniel one cold morning in 1945. Daniel is allowed to choose one book from the shelves and pulls out 'La Sombra del Viento' by Julian Carax. But as he grows up, several people seem inordinately interested in his find.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A book with depth and a story well told<br />

    • By Marius on 03-11-17

    Regular price: $15.98

    • The Shadow of the Wind

    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,411
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,309
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,326

    Barcelona, 1945: Just after the war, a great world city lies in shadow, nursing its wounds, and a boy named Daniel awakes on his 11th birthday to find that he can no longer remember his mother's face. To console his only child, Daniel's widowed father, an antiquarian book dealer, initiates him into the secret of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a library tended by Barcelona's guild of rare-book dealers as a repository for books forgotten by the world, waiting for someone who will care about them again.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Have the book handy

    • By Rebecca on 07-17-05

    Regular price: $38.50

  • Book 2

    • The Angel's Game

    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
    • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 806
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 605
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 605

    In an abandoned mansion at the heart of Barcelona, a young man, David Martin, makes his living by writing sensationalist novels under a pseudonym. The survivor of a troubled childhood, he has taken refuge in the world of books and spends his nights spinning baroque tales about the city's underworld. But perhaps his dark imaginings are not as strange as they seem, for in a locked room deep within the house lie photographs and letters hinting at the mysterious death of the previous owner.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My Favorite Book!

    • By bluebelle on 02-24-12

    Regular price: $39.93

    • The Angel's Game

    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
    • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
    • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    In an abandoned mansion at the heart of Barcelona, a young man, David Martín, makes his living by writing sensationalist novels under a pseudonym. The survivor of a troubled childhood, he has taken refuge in the world of books, and spends his nights spinning baroque tales about the city's underworld. But perhaps his dark imaginings are not as strange as they seem, for in a locked room deep within the house lie photographs and letters hinting at the mysterious death of the previous owner.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic narration and story!

    • By ar43r on 01-02-14

    Regular price: $20.02

  • Book 3

    • The Prisoner of Heaven

    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    The Prisoner of Heaven returns to the world of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books and the Sempere & Sons bookshop. It begins just before Christmas in Barcelona in 1957, one year after Daniel and Bea from The Shadow of the Wind have married. They now have a son, Julian, and are living with Daniel's father at Sempere & Sons.

    Fermin still works with them and is busy preparing for his wedding to Bernarda in the New Year. However something appears to be bothering him.

    Regular price: $20.24

    • The Prisoner of Heaven

    • A Novel
    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 401
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 347
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 350

    Internationally acclaimed New York Times best-selling author Carlos Ruiz Zafon takes us into a dark, gothic Barcelona and creates a rich, labyrinthine tale of love, literature, passion, and revenge in which the heroes of The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel's Game must contend with a nemesis that threatens to destroy them. Barcelona, 1957. It is Christmas, and Daniel Sempere and his wife, Bea, have much to celebrate. They have a beautiful new baby son named Julian, and their close friend Fermin Romero de Torres is about to be wed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Brings together the stories from previous 2 books

    • By MissSusie66 on 07-17-12

    Regular price: $21.67