One Hundred Years of Solitude

  • by Gabriel García Márquez
  • Narrated by John Lee
  • 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Includes a bonus PDF with a character chart!
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.

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Too hard to enjoy as an audio book

The book does not lend itself to being enjoyable to listen to. Names, timelines, plot... all don't work in the audio book.
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- Vicky Finn

Disappointing

Although generally highly regarded , this book in the style of Magical Realism seems to be a never ending account of military manouvres. It is almost inpenetrable , although I stuck it out through the first 8 chapters, I couldnt stand any more.
The psuedo story was buried deep within the endless, often senseless detail.
I wouldnt recommend it to anyone other than die hard Magic Realism Enthusiasts. The reader is too fast and delivers in a monotonous tone.
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- meredith

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-01-2014
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.