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Author: Isabel Allende Narrator: Thom Rivera, Marisol Ramirez Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2016 ISBN: 9781508215257
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The unforgettable first novel that established Isabel Allende as one of the world’s most gifted and imaginative storytellers

The House of the Spirits brings to life the triumphs and tragedies of three generations of the Trueba family. The patriarch Esteban is a volatile, proud man whose voracious pursuit of political power is tempered only by his love for his delicate wife, Clara, a woman with a mystical connection to the spirit world. When their daughter Blanca embarks on a forbidden love affair in defiance of her implacable father, the result is an unexpected gift to Esteban: his adored granddaughter Alba, a beautiful and strong-willed child who will lead her family and her country into a revolutionary future.

One of the most important novels of the twentieth century, The House of the Spirits is an enthralling epic that spans decades and lives, weaving the personal and the political into a universal story of love, magic, and fate.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Inventive, funny, and persuasive…a vivid, absorbing work of art. Her characters are fascinatingly detailed and human.”

    People

  • “In its tumultuous story of rebellion and love among three generations, it is an allegory in which any family should be able to recognize a bit of itself.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “There are few trips more thrilling than those taken in the imagination of a brilliant novelist. That experience is available in The House of the Spirits.”

    Cosmopolitan

  • “A unique achievement, both personal witness and possible allegory of the past, present, and future of Latin America.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Both an engrossing narrative and an impassioned testimony to the people of Chile…Allende has her own distinctive voice [with] a whimsical charm…Richly and meticulously detailed.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Allende is a talented writer who deftly uses the techniques of magical realism but also shows great sensitivity in the delineation of character.”

    Library Journal

  • A New York Times bestseller

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About the Author

Isabel Allende, born in Peru and raised in Chile, is the author of numerous novels, including Maya’s Notebook, Island Beneath the Sea, Inés of My Soul, Daughter of Fortune, and The House of the Spirits. Her books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages and have sold more than sixty-five million copies worldwide.

About the Narrators

Gore Vidal (1925–2012), winner of the National Book Award, wrote numerous novels, short stories, plays, and essays, as well as nonfiction.

Marisol Ramirez is an audio narrator and actress who has appeared on numerous television shows, including ER, The Mentalist, Without a Trace, and Dallas. Among her film credits are Right at Your Door and Just Cause.