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
9.72 Hours Unabridged
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Mitch Albom creates his most unforgettable fictional character—Frankie Presto, the greatest guitarist to ever walk the earth—in this magical novel about the bands we join in life and the power of talent to change our lives. In his most stunning novel yet, the voice of Music narrates the tale of its most beloved disciple, young Frankie Presto, a war orphan raised by a blind music teacher in a small Spanish town. At nine years old, Frankie is sent to America in the bottom of a boat. His only possession is an old guitar and six precious strings. But Frankie’s talent is touched by the gods, and his amazing journey weaves him through the musical landscape of the 20th century, from classical to jazz to rock and roll, with his stunning talent affecting numerous stars along the way, including Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Carole King, Wynton Marsalis and even KISS. Frankie becomes a pop star himself. He makes records. He is adored. But his gift is also his burden, as he realizes, through his music, he can actually affect people’s futures—with one string turning blue whenever a life is altered. At the height of his popularity, Frankie Presto vanishes. His legend grows. Only decades later, does he reappear—just before his spectacular death—to change one last life. With its Forest Gump-like romp through the music world, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is a classic in the making. A lifelong musician himself, Mitch Albom delivers a remarkable novel, infused with the message that “everyone joins a band in this life” and those connections change us all.

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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

Mitch Albom creates his most unforgettable fictional character—Frankie Presto, the greatest guitarist to ever walk the earth—in this magical novel about the bands we join in life and the power of talent to change our lives.

In his most stunning novel yet, the voice of Music narrates the tale of its most beloved disciple, young Frankie Presto, a war orphan raised by a blind music teacher in a small Spanish town. At nine years old, Frankie is sent to America in the bottom of a boat. His only possession is an old guitar and six precious strings.

But Frankie’s talent is touched by the gods, and his amazing journey weaves him through the musical landscape of the 20th century, from classical to jazz to rock and roll, with his stunning talent affecting numerous stars along the way, including Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Carole King, Wynton Marsalis and even KISS.

Frankie becomes a pop star himself. He makes records. He is adored. But his gift is also his burden, as he realizes, through his music, he can actually affect people’s futures—with one string turning blue whenever a life is altered.

At the height of his popularity, Frankie Presto vanishes. His legend grows. Only decades later, does he reappear—just before his spectacular death—to change one last life.

With its Forest Gump-like romp through the music world, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is a classic in the making. A lifelong musician himself, Mitch Albom delivers a remarkable novel, infused with the message that “everyone joins a band in this life” and those connections change us all.

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