and others. Would you be willing to try another one of John Lee’s performances? One credit a month to pick any title from our entire premium selection to keep (you’ll use your first credit now). After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of From his 1935 debut with "The Universal History of Iniquity", through his immensely influential collections Armando Durán, By: In the end I was so involved I was sad when I was finished.I think this is a wonderful audiobook, not only because the book is among my all-time favorites, but also because of Lee's performance. This is one of the best books I've ever read. One Hundred Years of Solitude Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. ", We all die alone, but there's alot of life before that, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 22, 2018. As he recalls his childhood days, the sad affair of Charles Swann and Odette de Crecy, his transition to manhood, the tortures of love and the ravages of war, he realises that the simplest of discoveries can lead to astonishing possibilities. I've read it twice when I was in high school and was very intrigued by the complexity of the story. Reviewed in the United States on July 11, 2018, I can report that I persevered and finished reading this book. Unable to add item to List. The rules are simple: make things visible, exploit natural relationships that couple function and control, and make intelligent use of constraints. Translated into dozens of languages, this stunning work is no less than an account of the history of the human race. Authenticity is something many listeners value in their audiobook experiences, and that often boils down to narration style and accents. He's definitely in my top 10. The carefully drawn portraits, like looking at charcoal sketches brushed together when the subject wasn't watching, are exquisite in their details and perceptions. A new reader needs to go into this with a very open mind! Myth and history run in and out of each other’s spheres, while realistic dialogue and description merge with fantastic asides and episodes. 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. favorite novels are extended songs. Literary fiction is often lauded for its clever devices, and OHYOS is a novel so thoroughly in love with its conceit that storytelling takes a lowly place. Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. I would like to report that I enjoyed it but didn't. ©1964 Gabriel García Márquez (P)2013 Blackstone Audio. Please try again. The vast number of characters and events made it difficult to follow, especially when there is only one average performer who acts all the characters himself. Fantastical things happening in an everyday world I have more trouble with. dead workers, mown down by the authorities ... and then the counter-claim that none of this happened. It tells the story of one day in Dublin, June 16th 1904, largely through the eyes of Stephen Dedalus (Joyce's alter ego from Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man) and Leopold Bloom, an advertising salesman. I first read One Hundred Years of Solitude about 10 years ago, and have re-read it or referred to it many times, since. And Mr. Lee is reading it so fast that the words do not sparkle. ), and that it is truly a terrible blow. The patriarch Esteban is a volatile, proud man whose voracious pursuit of political power is tempered only by his love for his delicate wife, Clara, a woman with a mystical connection to the spirit world. By: Now, John Lee is a fine narrator. I read One Hundred Years of Solitude many years ago. I love this book. I started listening and immediately switched off. get ready for some lucid dreams for days after reading. This is about as weird as they come in my view. Translated into dozens of languages, this stunning work is no less than an account of the history of the human race. It's not an easy audio experience, espcially if you have not read it before. Lot’s of characters, all with practically the same name? One hundred Years of Solitude MUST be read in print, as uninitiated people not familiar with the book will be even more confused as I am… It is hard for me to give a beloved novel such a low rating, but I must. I had recently finished the wonderful 'Love in the Time of Cholera', another Marquez book I had read before, but then had my delight increased tenfold with the impeccable delivery of Armando Duran. What would have made One Hundred Years of Solitude better? One Hundred Years of Solitude, is so big a story that it transcends cultures and gains when read by people in whose language it is translated. Constance Garnett - translator, Narrated by: Alternatively, wait for another version to be released. Dan Woren, By: E. M. Forster. I don't know enough Spanish to have an opinion on his pronunciation but several English words were pronounced wrongly - impious was 'impeeous', primer was 'primmer', and vehement was 'vyhement'. There's a problem loading this menu right now. He played Alydon in the 1963–64 Doctor Who serial The Daleks. Download the accompanying reference guide. Can't make head or tale out of it. I told a friend about this book, and he asked, "Who determines good literature and who decides on a Nobel prize for it?" What other book might you compare One Hundred Years of Solitude to and why? Fantastic imagery and a superbly inventive tale, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 9, 2015. One Hundred Years of Solitude has made a name for itself as one of the most stunning novels of the 20th Century. I know the story by heart (I read it twice in a 2-year period because I am in 2 book discussion groups) and it was just as gorgeous the second time around. George Guidall, Narrated by: Jim Norton, By: Yes - as I have previously read this book, I know that my bad experience is not based on the story but on the narrator. enticing images of gypsies’ flying carpets and conversational ghosts, I was struggling with it initially, and quite daunted by the length of it so got audio transcription. Cancel anytime. I just want to find my print copy and read it again, savoring each line by exquisite line. In a story where many characters already share first names, it would have helped to give them some individuality by varying the voices. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 10, 2018. The House of the Spirits brings to life the triumphs and tragedies of three generations of the Trueba family. He turned the characters into parodies. Ian Lee is not the man for this book, more suited to Jeffrey Archer novels but even in them he puts me off. [ShoppingCartItemsAddedOnMerge] audiobook(s) were left in your cart from a previous visit, and saved to your account for your convenience. Why or why not? The narration is so fast that delivers almost no comprehension. Marisol Ramirez, By: Pretty sure I will never get anything read by John Lee again. I went into my listening experience knowing this, and after reading some scathing reviews by other listeners – while I understand how translation from page to digital can create some inevitable need for clarifications – I have to disagree with such harsh reviews that seem to trash the audiobook as a whole. It’s a very bad production. People make it seem like it's impossible to get through so many repeating names, but even when the characters share a name, almost every single character (until the last generation--and by that point the first characters are long gone so that it wasn't really confusing) has a unique name. His has twice won acclaim as AudioFile’s Best Voice in Fiction & Classics. An odyssey brought to life. I found some of the passages interesting, but struggled with the run-on sentences and convoluted stream-of-consciousness regurgitation. this work is so different and so interesting, you should try reading it no matter what your school experience with literature has been. As a consequence of this excess of memorable writing, “One Hundred Years of Solitude” has the effect of going on and on, making it at least a challenge to sustain one’s reading, which, I think, needs ups and downs. Ursula - because she is almost ever-present. I found my comprehension and enjoyment of the book increased dramatically.It also increased my appreciation of John Lee’s approach. But his real problem is not the enemy - it is his own army, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Enjoy the journey. When it got to the end, I couldn't stop listening; I'm caught in the trap of it now, and listening/reading through for the second time (which is good actually as things become a lot clearer second time around). Hurricanes strike. Vladimir Nabokov, Narrated by: Fyodor Dostoyevsky is a titanic figure among the world's great authors, and The Brothers Karamazov is often hailed as his finest novel. He is much too aggressive in his voice. The sense that history constantly repeats itself is expressed in family names being handed down the generations (especially Aureliano!) What a bummer!. Cancel online anytime. I remember flipping to the first page and reading the very first line of the book: “Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.” Already I was drawn in. The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. June 29, 2020 by Tokybook. Some books, like Joyce’s Ulysses, gain immeasurably from audio readings but paradoxically can be frustrating to listeners because of the density of detail, number of characters and the bewildering nonlinear narrative flow.I think 100 Years falls into this category. Marquez refused to allow it to be filmed and I can see why. Can you imagine how farcical it would be if a female reader decided to do a comically deep and macho 'caveman voice' every time she spoke for a male character?! By: By: William Faulkner, Narrated by: In an incisive, thorough analysis of the current international situation, Noam Chomsky argues that the United States, through its military-first policies and its unstinting devotion to maintaining a world-spanning empire, is both risking catastrophe and wrecking the global commons.

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