Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez audiobook

Love in the Time of Cholera

By Gabriel García Márquez
Translated by Edith Grossman
Read by Armando Durán

Blackstone Publishing
15.65 Hours Unabridged
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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. Fifty years, nine months, and four days after he first declared his love for Fermina, he does so again. With humorous sagacity and consummate craft, Gabriel García Márquez traces an exceptional half-century of unrequited love. Though it seems never to be conveniently contained, love flows through the novel in many wonderful guises—joyful, melancholy, enriching, and ever surprising.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

Winner of the 1988 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction

An Oprah’s Book Club Selection

A 2014 Audie Award Finalist for Classic

A USA Today bestseller

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice for Broken Hearts

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. Fifty years, nine months, and four days after he first declared his love for Fermina, he does so again.

With humorous sagacity and consummate craft, Gabriel García Márquez traces an exceptional half-century of unrequited love. Though it seems never to be conveniently contained, love flows through the novel in many wonderful guises—joyful, melancholy, enriching, and ever surprising.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“It’s spellbinding—a luminous novel by a master of storytelling.” Joseph Heller, New York Times bestselling author
“A spacious mirror image of the novel that made him famous…The constant, throbbing fascination here is the shock of recognition.” Time
“A rich, commodious novel whose narrative power is matched only by its generosity of vision.” New York Times
“A love story of astonishing power and delicious comedy…humane, richly comic, almost unbearably touching, and altogether extraordinary.” Newsweek
“They are interesting characters whose sometimes bizarre proceedings interact with the peculiarities of the society they inhabit to create a wonderfully vivid and convincing world…What more can be asked of a novelist?” Atlantic
“Armando Durán’s bold performance of this much-loved novel is infused with energy and enthusiasm…Durán’s pronunciations and his navigation of complex sentences are smooth and artful, offering lively characters and animated descriptions…Duran is a skilled narrator whose affection for the material seems real.” AudioFile
“Thoroughly engrossing on the highest artistic level. It is easily his best work since One Hundred Years of Solitude…His vision is exalting.” Cleveland Plain Dealer
“The greatest luxury, as in all of García Márquez’s books, is the eerie, entirely convincing suspension of the laws of reality…the agelessness of the human story as told by one of this century’s most evocative writers.” Chicago Sun-Times Book Week
“Oh boy—does he write well. He writes with impassioned control, out of a maniacal serenity: the Garcimarquesian voice we have come to recognize from the other fiction has matured, found and developed new resources, been brought to a level where it can at once be classical and familiar, opalescent and pure, able to praise and curse, laugh and cry, fabulate and sing, and when called upon, take off and soar…There is nothing I have read quite like this…[A] shining and heartbreaking book.” Thomas Pynchon, National Book Award–winning author
“This is a beautiful story, beautifully told, and it should not be missed by any reader of literary fiction.” Booklist (starred review)
“A fully mature novel in scope and perspective…as rich in ideas as in humanity.” Publishers Weekly
“A compelling exploration of the myths we make of love. Highly recommended.  Library Journal

Reviews

Reviews

by Rogue Writer 9/13/2017
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When Love Comes Calling

On the surface, this is a story of (un)requited love. But it is the ambling way the story is told and the nuance of word choice that makes the story beautiful. The characters are pretty pitiful, Florentino Ariza who spends his life fawning for his youth, Fermina Daza, an uptight woman who is too stubborn to let love in and chooses a life of stability instead. All the while, she plays head games with her husband and Florentino. And Florentino becomes a philanderer and womanizer who rises to the head of the RCC Riverboat Company. The book is really lovely and deep, even if it is essentially just a love story.
by Tamim 9/13/2017
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Understand, it's Marquez, not PG...

I see a lot of negative reviews for this story and they just don't do it justice. Yes, there is the Marquez tendency to overindulge the male ego, but this is still a beautiful story about love lost and regained. About love in the silver years of old age. A man who waits years for his desired love, years for redemption and forgiveness. Armando Duran lends a masterful narration to this story. Each word is like music! You'll fall in love with this classic story. This is still a good listen!

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 15.65
Audience: Adult
Language: English