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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,310 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ildefonso Falcones Narrator: Paul Michael Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2008 ISBN: 9781436219921
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In the tradition of Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth, here is a thrilling historical novel of friendship and revenge, plague and hope, love and war, set in the golden age of 14th-century Barcelona. Arnau Estanyol arrives in Barcelona and joins the powerful guild of stone-workers building the magnificent cathedral of Santa Maria del Mar, while his adoptive brother Joan studies to become a priest. As Arnau prospers, he secretly falls in love with a forbidden woman. When he is betrayed and hauled before the Inquisitor, he finds himself face-to-face with his own brother. Will he lose his life just as his beloved cathedral is finally completed, or will his brother spare him? Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Illuminated | 1/16/2014

    " Devoid of subtext and lacking anything that would allow it to stand out among the historical books I read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah Jane | 12/13/2013

    " Interesting for history but storyline more than a little implausible. Also, main character is boring, which is a fictional crime. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Niek | 11/16/2013

    " Nog net twee sterren, omdat het verhaal op zich wel meeviel. De manier waarop Falcones het ons brengt is heel wat minder leuk (ofwel ligt het aan de vertaling). Hij weet je nooit helemaal mee te sleuren in het verhaal. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cinthya | 9/24/2013

    " una delicia de libro,...interesante de inicio al final "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vanessa | 7/23/2013

    " Me l'aveva consigliato il mio professore d'italiano e l'avevo subito comprato per rimediare alla figura di merda fatta quando mi aveva sgamato a copiare al compito. Un ottimo acquisto. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stefania | 5/10/2013

    " Un po' una scimmiottatura dei Pilastri della Terra ma non all'altezza. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia | 4/29/2013

    " This was one of my favorite books. Reminded me of Pillars of the eart "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie | 1/20/2013

    " One of the best novels I've ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 1/11/2013

    " Don't tlet the length of this book scare you; or the fact that it all takes place in Spain. It is actually a very easy to follow yet intriguing novel spanning the life of the main character Arnau Estanyol. A rags to riches to rags to riches story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jorge | 9/22/2012

    " Awesome book. Pillars of the Earth type "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luis Chinchilla | 5/17/2012

    " Excelente historial. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan Waldrop | 4/22/2012

    " Epic book in the fashion of Ken Follet and Pillars of the Earth and The World Without End "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Randy Price | 1/14/2012

    " One of my all time favorites! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joan | 5/16/2011

    " This is a terrific story of the building of the church Santa Maria de la Mar in Barcelona in the 14th century, of guilds, stonemasons and their power, of relations of Jews and Christians, serfdom and nobility, the Inquisition, and politics of the time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 3/1/2011

    " Not as good as Pillars of the Earth, but similar enough that if you're jonesing for some historical fiction yumminess you'll be quite satisfied. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frank | 2/24/2011

    " great book reminds me a little of Ken Follet and Carlos Zafon
    sort of a cross between them "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Antula | 2/14/2011

    " I just couldn`t find any sympathy for protagonists of this long, long, looooooong tale. "

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About the Author
Author Ildefonso Falcones

Ildefonso Falcones is married with four children and lives in Barcelona where he works as a lawyer. Cathedral of the Sea is intended as an homage to a people who built one of the most beautiful churches on earth in only fifty-four years. This historical novel has become an extraordinary publishing success with both readers and critics. Translation rights have been sold in thirty-two countries to date. It has won many prizes, including the Euskadi de Plata 2006 for the best novel in Spanish, the Qué Leer 2007 Prize for the best book, and the prestigious Italian Giovanni Boccaccio 2007 award for best foreign author.

About the Narrator

Paul Michael is an Audie Award-winning narrator. He has acted on stage, radio, television, and in feature films in Canada, Great Britain, and the United States. He has had leading roles in series and made-for-television movies and has guest starred in such series as VIP and Alias. He has been nominated for a Canadian Emmy (or Nellie) and has recorded over 150 audiobooks, including the international bestseller The Da Vinci Code, winning more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards.