One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez audiobook

One Hundred Years of Solitude

By Gabriel García Márquez
Translated by Gregory Rabassa
Read by John Lee

Blackstone Publishing
14.05 Hours Unabridged
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One of the twentieth century’s enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize–winning career. The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. Rich and brilliant, it is a chronicle of life, death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the beautiful, ridiculous, and tawdry story of the Buendía family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America. Love and lust, war and revolution, riches and poverty, youth and senility, the variety of life, the endlessness of death, the search for peace and truth—these universal themes dominate the novel. Alternately reverential and comical, One Hundred Years of Solitude weaves the political, personal, and spiritual to bring a new consciousness to storytelling. Translated into dozens of languages, this stunning work is no less than an account of the history of the human race. Visit http://www.blackstoneaudio.com/docs/Family_Tree.pdf to access a bonus PDF with a family tree.

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Summary

Summary

One of Audible’s Best Audiobooks of 2014: Classics

A Voice Arts Award Nominee

A New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

An Oprah’s Book Club Selection

A Literary Hub Pick

One of the twentieth century’s enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize–winning career.

The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. Rich and brilliant, it is a chronicle of life, death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the beautiful, ridiculous, and tawdry story of the Buendía family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America.

Love and lust, war and revolution, riches and poverty, youth and senility, the variety of life, the endlessness of death, the search for peace and truth—these universal themes dominate the novel. Alternately reverential and comical, One Hundred Years of Solitude weaves the political, personal, and spiritual to bring a new consciousness to storytelling. Translated into dozens of languages, this stunning work is no less than an account of the history of the human race.

Visit http://www.blackstoneaudio.com/docs/Family_Tree.pdf to access a bonus PDF with a family tree.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator John Lee pulls listeners into this enchanting and mystical tale, often described as the quintessential Latin American novel…Listeners will enjoy Lee’s enticing images of gypsies’ flying carpets and conversational ghosts, and embrace Lee’s solemnity as he describes the soldier patriarch who lost thirty-two consecutive wars and the children born with pigs’ tails. Soon, one is entwined in Márquez’s magical world.” AudioFile
“My favorite novels are extended songs. What is One Hundred Years of Solitude if not an opera? And a grand one at that!” Sting, Grammy Award–winning singer-songwriter and musician
“The first piece of literature since the Book of Genesis that should be required reading for the entire human race.” William Kennedy, New York Times bestselling author
“Unofficially, it’s everybody’s favorite work of world literature and the novel that, more than any other since World War II, has inspired novelists of our time…sexy, entertaining, experimental, politically radical, and wildly popular all at once.” Vanity Fair
“More lucidity, wit, wisdom, and poetry than is expected from one hundred years of novelists, let alone one man.” Washington Post Book World
“García Márquez feeds the mind’s eye nonstop…Like the jungle itself, this novel comes back again and again, fecund, savage, and irresistible.” Chicago Tribune Book World
“[One Hundred Years of Solitude] stands at the apex of twentieth-century literature.” Amazon.com
“If Senor Garcia-Marquez’ book is fable, it is also satire with some of the fanciful giantism of earlier proponents…A luxuriant, splendid, and spirited conception.”                Kirkus Reviews

Reviews

Reviews

by Rogue Writer 9/13/2017
Overall Performance
Narration
Story

Magical and Tragic

This was my favorite of all the Marquez books so far. This book excels in magical realism and is cast with a million colorful characters, creatures, and scenes. There’s so much to write about this book, but I wouldn’t want to flavor your consumption of this book that spans a hundred years of the Buendia family and the village of Macondo. If you’re familiar with some of Marquez’s other works, you’ll recognize a myriad of storylines and characters of his. At one point in the story, I recognized the character from a gut-wrenchingly beautiful feature-length Spanish film that I watched many years ago, Erendira, that I discovered was based on this tiny passage. The only gripe I have with the audiobook version is John Lee because he is British. For a distinctly Latin American book, I want to hear someone who at least affects a Latin accent, like Armando Duran, who read some of the other Marquez books.

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 14.05
Audience: Adult
Language: English