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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: January 2012 ISBN:
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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 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 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 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 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 1/7/2014

    " Thre are two books by this title, this is the one I read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gina Whitlock | 1/3/2014

    " Just couldn't get into the story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Simon Gianoutsos | 1/2/2014

    " I'm not having a good run with books at the moment, and whilst I really wanted to enjoy this one, I ended up persisting for 160 pages and then deciding that it wasn't for me. I did appreciate the very descriptive and philisophical nature of the story but is was just too slow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vic Van | 12/31/2013

    " This book is like a book, within a book. On the surface it's just an intriguing story. But the book inside the book offers profound philosophical reflections on issues such as power, relationships, friendship... I liked it a lot, although I found the ending slightly disappointing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joao Povoa | 12/4/2013

    " A very good novel, quite philosophical, as a Portuguese I was impressed how a non Portuguese could have so much knowledge of Portugal and the city of Lisbon. Worth reading it, It's great the way the author can get you inside the book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Raphael Pollet | 10/15/2013

    " goed geschreven roman begint boeiend en grappig eindigt met een eerder saaie zoektocht in Lissabon. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sheri | 9/19/2013

    " That Germans are really boring. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sue | 7/30/2013

    " Whoa. Am I dumb or was this a boring book!? (sorry A-girl, I know it was a present). I agree with the 1-3 star reviews on this site. Whew. I'm done. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alan | 1/31/2013

    " The story was interesting but the writing(translation) was difficult to wade through. This was especially true of the writings of Amadeu de Prado although some of the one line quotes were good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fleurinka24 | 1/27/2013

    " Took me a while to finish it, but it was one of the best books I've ever read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 DJ Yabis | 4/22/2012

    " LOVE IT! So fucking deep! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joyce | 2/4/2012

    " Badly edited and badly translated trade paperback killed this one for me. "

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About the Narrator

David Colacci is an actor and director who has directed and performed in prominent theaters nationwide. His credits include roles from Shakespeare to Albee, as well as extensive work on new plays. As a narrator, he has recorded more than one hundred audiobooks, earned eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, and been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His narration of The Suspect was named one of AudioFile’s Best Audiobooks of 2007.