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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,066 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Pascal Mercier Narrator: David Colacci Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Raimund Gregorius teaches classical languages at a Swiss lycée, and lives a life governed by routine. One day, a chance encounter with a Portuguese woman inspires him to question his life - and leads him to an extraordinary book that will open the possibility of changing it. Inspired by the words of Amadeu de Prado, a doctor whose intelligence and magnetism left a mark on everyone who met him and whose principles led him into a confrontation with Salazar's dictatorship, Gregorius boards a train to Lisbon. As Gregorius becomes fascinated with unlocking the mystery of who Prado was, an extraordinary tale unfolds.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tamara | 1/29/2014

    " Whew. This novel is chock full of pithy aphorisms and well-posed questions, both in structure and text, but the bumpy ride through the sentences can get rough. Each character is more of a lens for a set of ideas than a person--but that will probably be o.k. with the reader who is enjoying the ideas. The ideas are fun; the prose is preachy. At one point I was completely enthralled in the dialectics, then the flatness of the characters jabbed at the text like bits of broken glass. Ouch. I was glad to learn a little about Salazar and Portuguese history, but it was too little for me. I guess I would have liked more of a historical context and less existential didacticism. I'm a picky reader. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Betty Rots | 1/23/2014

    " One of the best books I've read in years! "

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

    " Die Idee ist eigentlich gut, aber irgendwie ist dieser Roman doch langweilig. Das geht so langsam - betonen auf langsam - voran. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by stillme | 1/9/2014

    " So many amazing thoughts. I just wish I'd had more time and focus so I could fully appreciate the book. "

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