The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom audiobook

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A Novel

By Mitch Albom
Read by Mitch Albom , with  a full cast

HarperAudio 9780062294432
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From the beloved author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven comes his most critically acclaimed novel yet—a stunningly original tale of love: love between a man and a woman, between an artist and his mentor, and between a musician and his God-given talent. Narrated by the voice of Music itself, the story follows Frankie Presto, a war orphan born in a burning church, through his extraordinary journey around the world. Raised by a blind guitar teacher in Spain and gifted with a talent to change people’s lives—using six mysterious blue strings—Frankie navigates the musical landscape of the twentieth century, from the 1950s jazz scene to the Grand Ole Opry to Elvis mania and Woodstock, all the while searching for his childhood love. As he becomes a famous star, he loses his way, until tragedy steals his ability to play the guitar that had so defined him. Overwhelmed by his loss, Frankie disappears for decades, reemerging late in life for one spectacular yet mystifying farewell. Part love story, part magical mystery, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is Mitch Albom at his finest, a Forrest Gump-like epic about one man’s journey to discover what truly matters and the power of talent to change our lives.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times Bestseller

A People Pick of the Week for November 30, 2015

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

An AudioFile Editors’ Pick

From the beloved author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven comes his most critically acclaimed novel yet—a stunningly original tale of love: love between a man and a woman, between an artist and his mentor, and between a musician and his God-given talent.

Narrated by the voice of Music itself, the story follows Frankie Presto, a war orphan born in a burning church, through his extraordinary journey around the world. Raised by a blind guitar teacher in Spain and gifted with a talent to change people’s lives—using six mysterious blue strings—Frankie navigates the musical landscape of the twentieth century, from the 1950s jazz scene to the Grand Ole Opry to Elvis mania and Woodstock, all the while searching for his childhood love.

As he becomes a famous star, he loses his way, until tragedy steals his ability to play the guitar that had so defined him. Overwhelmed by his loss, Frankie disappears for decades, reemerging late in life for one spectacular yet mystifying farewell.

Part love story, part magical mystery, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is Mitch Albom at his finest, a Forrest Gump-like epic about one man’s journey to discover what truly matters and the power of talent to change our lives.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Albom’s fable about the power of song carries you along like a beautiful melody.” People
“A beautiful story that forces us to think about the concept of a life well lived…Albom brings his literary magic once again.” Huffington Post
“Albom’s The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto hits the right notes. Albom’s love for music is richly apparent… and his maxims about life will no doubt bring readers on a pleasantly sentimental journey about the bandmates in their lives.” USA Today
“The narrative ensemble, which includes the author, is an inspired choice for this production. Their collective talents prove equal to a story with an extensive cast and a magical blend of realism and fantasy. Omniscient narrator Music sets the pace and guides listeners through the captivating tale of an orphan whose guitar, with its magic strings, changes lives as he plays with some of the most celebrated bands of the twentieth century. Wisely, the narrators don’t attempt mimicry, yet they manage to effectively portray the voices of some musical icons. As these personalities tell Frankie’s story, the narrators’ perfect timing and pacing effectively deliver Albom’s wonderfully natural dialogue. The fortunate listener who can briefly suspend disbelief will be rewarded with one of this season’s true audio gems.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Mitch Albom

Author Bio: Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom is an author, playwright, and screenwriter whose works include Tuesdays with Morrie, a #1 New York Times bestseller, and others. His books have been made into acclaimed films for television. He also works as a columnist and a broadcaster and has founded seven charities in Detroit and Haiti, where he operates an orphanage/mission.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Religious
Runtime: 9.72
Audience: Adult
Language: English