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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (525 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Douglas Carlton Abrams, Douglas Abrams Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2007 ISBN: 9781415938522
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Douglas Abrams’s magical debut novel captures the heart of the Spanish Golden Age and the secret life of the world’s greatest lover–Don Juan.

It was a time of discovery and decadence, when life became a gamble and the gold that poured endlessly into the port of Sevilla devalued money, marriage, and love itself. In the midst of these treacherous times, Juan Tenorio is born and then abandoned in the barn of a convent. He wants nothing more than to be a priest, until he falls in love with one of the sisters. When their affair is discovered, Juan leaves the Church forever. He is soon recruited to be a spy by the powerful Marquis de la Mota, who teaches him to become the world’s greatest libertine and seducer of women.

It is after knowing countless women that Don Juan is convinced by the Marquis to keep a diary, and it is here within its pages that he reveals his greatest adventures and the Arts of Passion he mastered. But what finally compels him to confess everything is the most perilous adventure of all–the irresistible fall into the madness of love with the only woman who could ever make him forget all others.

The Lost Diary of Don Juan is not only a triumph of literary imagination but a deliciously sensual exploration of the secrets to undying love. At once a profound meditation and daring adventure, this novel brings to life one of history’s most notorious and alluring individuals with depth, intelligence, and delight.


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina | 2/13/2014

    " Ah, what fun this book was. Swashbuckling, racy, dramatic... it kept me engrossed and entertained. Awesome. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brooklyn | 2/10/2014

    " What a joke! I couldn't get past the first 75 pages it was so cheesy. A well written harlequin/soft porn for men! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 2/8/2014

    " This was a charming novel celebrating the beauty of both love and lust. I found this book to be a quick read due to the fast pace of the story. The writing was languid and luxurious, as was the fantasy of the archtype hero (even if he was more focused on quantity of lovers rather than quality). My only complaint is the development of the latter half of the novel - I wish the author would've given as much respect to the end of the book as he did the beginning. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine | 2/3/2014

    " Completely enjoyed this book. It's about how to love a woman and how to understand the way their mind and body works. A good historical fiction and mystery as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ruth | 1/15/2014

    " I'm saving this one for the long hot summer! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pamela | 1/14/2014

    " The plot was just as romantic (certainly not realistic) as its namesake but a bit fantastic ... thought I was reading about Zorro. The Spanish history, culture, and terms in this were easily accessible to the average reader; the novel's most redeeming qualities included lyrical, erotic prose and insight into the mind and body (embodiment of the divine) of a galanteador (seducer). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claire | 1/11/2014

    " Well researched. A great dive into 16th century Spain, the Inquisition and the everpresence of the Catholic Church. A book about chivalry and finding true love and one's soul. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Arielle | 12/10/2013

    " Weellll...This book was a little dirty. When I got it, I thought the dust jacket said something about there being more to the story of Don Juan than what legend tells us, but there wasn't. It pretty much was exactly what it sounded like. It was fairly good writing I guess, just not my cup of tea. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 12/5/2013

    " Interesting summer read, good camping fare! (It was the book, not audio) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth A | 11/30/2013

    " Really fun read....the "lost" diary of Don Juan. Many believe the stories of Don Juan are myth but this story is told as though one is actually reading the long lost diary of Don Juan. Real page turner and rich description of the times during the Spanish Inquisition. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheila | 11/7/2013

    " I enjoyed this book. It was a story with many layers. It's a romance. It's a man coming to know himself and what he wants in life. It's a mystery. It's open ended and you can decide what happened to Don Juan and his love. There's good and evil, heroes and villians. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Danielle | 7/13/2013

    " Sooooooooo sappy and not very interesting, unfortunately. The jacket made it sound so cool but it is really disappointing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 5/3/2013

    " This book would make a good movie. A good balance of sword-fighting and romance and an interesting perspective on the Spanish Inquisition. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elise | 12/25/2012

    " While the writing was very poetic, and the sex scenes unrivaled (and making me wonder how the author is in bed!), the book seemed longer than its 290 pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 6/15/2012

    " This is definately a steamy read! It is a fun, fast read but best for adults only. Underneath the inuendos and turns of language this book carries a message about relationships and marriage. It would also be a great book to take the beach! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruskin Principe | 3/11/2012

    " I think i would like to see this in the big screen! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Graciela | 11/18/2011

    " It's a quick read. I'd recommend it if you like historical novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 9/21/2011

    " A little romance and some action. I enjoyed it very much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amie | 8/24/2011

    " Wow! It was extremely sexy and adventurous. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abigail | 7/8/2011

    " Felt a little contrived throughout, but it was pretty entertaining. There were a lot of interesting details about the seedier side of 16th century Spainish court life. It was a decent way to pass an 800+ mile car ride. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 4/22/2011

    " This book would make a good movie. A good balance of sword-fighting and romance and an interesting perspective on the Spanish Inquisition. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fourthemodicas | 12/7/2009

    " I didn't finish because I started to read it and it seemed to be verbadum the movie about Don Juan. If I hadn't seen the movie it would have been a fun and enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 9/7/2009

    " I really enjoyed this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina | 6/5/2009

    " Ah, what fun this book was. Swashbuckling, racy, dramatic... it kept me engrossed and entertained. Awesome. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paula | 5/22/2009

    " Interesting at first, but I found it slow in the middle. A good premise from a new author to watch. "

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About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.