The Prisoner of Heaven : Cemetery of Forgotten Books

  • by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • Narrated by Peter Kenny
  • Series: Cemetery of Forgotten Books
  • 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The third in the cycle of novels that began with The Shadow of The Wind and The Angel’s Game, The Prisoner of Heaven returns to the world of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books and the Sempere & Sons bookshop. It begins just before Christmas in Barcelona in 1957, one year after Daniel and Bea from The Shadow of the Wind have married. They now have a son, Julian, and are living with Daniel's father at Sempere & Sons.
Fermin still works with them and is busy preparing for his wedding to Bernarda in the New Year. However something appears to be bothering him. Daniel is alone in the shop one morning when a mysterious figure with a pronounced limp enters. He spots one of their most precious volumes, that is kept locked in a glass cabinet, a beautiful and unique illustrated edition of The Count of Monte Cristo. Despite the fact that the stranger seems to care little for books, he wants to buy this expensive edition. Then, to Daniel's surprise, the man inscribes the book with the words 'To Fermin Romero de Torres, who came back from the dead and who holds the key to the future'. This visit leads back to a story of imprisonment, betrayal, and the return of a deadly rival.
Read by Peter Kenny. As both actor and singer, Peter Kenny has worked widely in theatre and broadcasting, appearing with, amongst others, the Royal Shakespeare Company, A&BC, Coventry Belgrade, and the BBC Radio Repertory Company. He is a prolific audiobook reader. Titles include: The Wasp Factory and Look to Windward by Iain Banks.

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An enthralling tale

Once again we are treated to a rich tale and deep believable characters. A joy.
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- Jean

Always pulls you in

When I met Daniel Sempere in The Shadow of the Wind I instantly fell in love with the world he lives in, followed close behind was the love and obsession for Juilan Carax. Fortunately, Carlos Ruiz Zafon wrote follow up books that drew me in again from start to finish. The way he writes has an insane way of making you believe you are inside his mind. In The Prisoner of Heaven we get to learn about who Fermin was before he met Daniel and what lead him to live on the streets. Exceptional book and will be reading again.
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- Elly

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-06-2012
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited