Like a slow poison, the history of the place seeps into his bones as he struggles with an impossible love. Close to despair, David receives a letter from a reclusive French editor, Andreas Corelli, who makes him the offer of a lifetime. He is to write a book unlike anything that has ever existed, a book with the power to change hearts and minds. In return, he will receive a fortune, and perhaps more. But as David begins the work, he realizes that there is a connection between his haunting book and the shadows that surround his home.
Once again, Zafon takes us into a dark, gothic universe first seen in the Shadow of the Wind and creates a breathtaking adventure of intrigue, romance, and tragedy. Through a dizzingly constructed labyrinth of secrets, the magic of books, passion, and friendship blend into a masterful story.
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By Anonymous User on 01-05-2018
Great book. Some missing commentary though
I really enjoyed this book. It's funny because if you describe the story to me before I read it I dont think I would be interested. The shadow of the wind was recommended to me by some friends and I enjoyed that story so I listened to this one also. I'll be listening or reading the third book sometime soon for sure. Only negative is that in the audiobook commentary there is 2 spots where some of the commentary seems to be cut out. Both times I rewound the playback and it cut out at the same point mid commentary.
By Lily on 20-08-2017
Excellent narration. Complex but good story
Great story, I loved the first novel in this series so I was excited to try this one. I'm glad I did. It wasn't quite as good as The Shadow of the Wind but it was still really entertaining. I did find it quite complex and hard to follow at times, especially towards the end but overall it is really well written and expertly narrated and well worth a listen. I'm now on to the third book of the series.
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By bluebelle on 24-02-2012
My Favorite Book!
First off this is not my traditional audiobook listen but I love to read this author! I have all of his books in hardback and they are among my treasured possessions. This Author has such a talent with description, he makes the story come to life! I love to read his books right before bed because I'm guaranteed the most vivid dreams! He keeps you guessing and your never quit sure what will happen next. This is the 2nd book in the series, the 3rd will be released in English during the summer of 2012 and I can't wait!!!
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By MEMcL on 20-01-2013
I am obsessed with this series, and this author!
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I listened to my first book by this author, and didn't realize that it was the second in a series of three books. (Shadow of the Wind; The Prisoner of Heaven; The Angel's Game) The Spanish names of streets and characters can be confusing at first. But, I love the use of language and beautifully crafted dialogue, as well as the complicated plot. So, I started over, and read all three in the right order.
There are many questions to be answered, and I found myself going back and listening to previous chapters. The intricate story web is not to be taken lightly, and the characters are so finely drawn, and with wise observations of human nature sprinkled in. What a joy it was to read, and reread these books! I plan to let it rest for a few months and then listen to all three all over again. I know that there are nuggets in there that I missed this time. It was kind of like reading the Count of Monte Christo, or the Man in the Iron Mask. Weighty, wonderful literature and skilled story telling.
All three books were read by different narrators, but each was wonderful. Of all the Audible Books that I have listened to over the years, this is my favorite and most admired series.
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