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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,103 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Helprin Narrator: Robert Ian MacKenzie Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Best-selling, critically acclaimed author Mark Helprin’s work has drawn favorable comparisons to an elite group of literary legends, including James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Edgar Allan Poe, and Thomas Mann. Helprin’s sheer comic brilliance shines in this ingenious farce. A thinly veiled satire of what might have happened to the British monarchy if Princess Diana had survived, Freddy and Fredericka is an imaginative gem full of clever wordplay and wicked political jabs. Download and start listening now!


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  • [Mark Helprin] frequently astounds with the freshness of voice and the oddly soaring majesty of this … comic call for greatness in a mediocre era. Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alice | 2/18/2014

    " Loved this book. You must suspend disbelief; it is quite a fantasy. But it is FUNNY. How easy it is to find a sad book; more difficult is to find a truly amusing book. This book made me laugh out loud. Mark Helprin is a terrific writer, but I don't recall that any of his earlier books are humorous. This book is long, so be prepared to spend some time with it. Worth the effort for sure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Amy | 2/16/2014

    " I laughed so hard, I nearly peed my pants! My mom also read and laughed herself silly. One of my favorite books ever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Hank | 2/5/2014

    " Eventhough I spent a good while reading this 500+ page fine print book, the time was well spent. The satire was rich because of the deeper truths revealed in the comical happenstances of the Prince and Princess of Wales. What constitutes true royalty? How easily can words be misunderstood, especially between the British and American styles of English speaking? Some parts became ponderous and detailed, but those parts set up the engaging and meaningful consequences. And the ending was very satisfying and frankly beautiful to behold. Magical in a way but earthy and real in its portayal of American and British culture. And a heartfelt love story of grand proportions. Much to enjoy. This is the first of Helprin I have read and there will be more. Take a wild ride through America from a vantage point never experienced previously. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Wendi Kavanaugh | 1/21/2014

    " To be honest, I struggled with this book. It has beautiful lyrical lines and at times is very funny. I feel that its about 276 pages too long. The editor should have tightened up the book. At times, I struggled with odd hard to pronounce and remember names. The American travelogue was enduring, sweet, over-the-top weird, and just plain dumb at points. I skimmed parts of the journey simply because I lost interest. With that said, I finished the the novel in time for my book club discussion. Yesterday my friend sent me a message telling me how much she loved the book. I predict a lively animated discussion tomorrow! I love that the couple stayed together when most would have given up. I appreciate their forgiveness that they shared for one another. Other than the lyrical descriptions of food my favorite part as Mr. Neil as an anagram for Merlin. I wouldn't recommend this to all my friends, but I would to avid readers who love to learn odd little things about life and history. "

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