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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.
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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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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