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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mitch Albom Narrator: Kevin O'Neill, Mike Hodge, Paul Stanley, Christian Baskous, Adriana Sananes, Tony Chiroldes, George Guidall, Mitch Albom, Mitch Albom, Robin Miles, A Full Cast Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Mitch Albom creates his most unforgettable fictional character—Frankie Presto, the greatest guitarist to ever walk the earth—in this magical novel about the bands we join in life and the power of talent to change our lives.

An epic story of the greatest guitar player to ever live, and the six lives he changed with his magical blue strings.

In Albom’s most sweeping novel yet, the voice of Music narrates the tale of its most beloved disciple, young Frankie Presto, a war orphan raised by a blind music teacher in a small Spanish town. At nine years old, Frankie is sent to America in the bottom of a boat. His only possession is an old guitar and six precious strings.

But Frankie’s talent is touched by the gods, and his amazing journey weaves him through the musical landscape of the twentieth century, from classical to jazz to rock and roll, with his stunning talent affecting numerous stars along the way, including Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Carole King, Wynton Marsalis, and even KISS.

Frankie becomes a pop star himself. He makes records. He is adored. But his gift is also his burden, as he realizes, through his music, he can actually affect people’s futures—with one string turning blue whenever a life is altered.

At the height of his popularity, Frankie Presto vanishes. His legend grows. Only decades later, does he reappear—just before his spectacular death—to change one last life.

With its Forest Gump–like romp through the music world, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is a classic in the making. A lifelong musician himself, Mitch Albom delivers a remarkable novel, infused with the message that “everyone joins a band in this life” and those connections change us all.

The complete list of narrators includes Mitch Albom, Roger McGuinn, Ingrid Michaelson, John Pizzarelli, Paul Stanley, George Guidall, Mike Hodge, Robin Miles, Christian Baskous, Tony Chiroldes, Kevin O’Neil, Adriana Sananes, Ken Brown, and Sarab Kamoo.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Albom’s fable about the power of song carries you along like a beautiful melody.”

    People

  • “A beautiful story that forces us to think about the concept of a life well lived…Albom brings his literary magic once again.”

    Huffington Post

  • “Albom’s The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto hits the right notes. Albom’s love for music is richly apparent… and his maxims about life will no doubt bring readers on a pleasantly sentimental journey about the bandmates in their lives.”

    USA Today

  • “The narrative ensemble, which includes the author, is an inspired choice for this production. Their collective talents prove equal to a story with an extensive cast and a magical blend of realism and fantasy. Omniscient narrator Music sets the pace and guides listeners through the captivating tale of an orphan whose guitar, with its magic strings, changes lives as he plays with some of the most celebrated bands of the twentieth century. Wisely, the narrators don’t attempt mimicry, yet they manage to effectively portray the voices of some musical icons. As these personalities tell Frankie’s story, the narrators’ perfect timing and pacing effectively deliver Albom’s wonderfully natural dialogue. The fortunate listener who can briefly suspend disbelief will be rewarded with one of this season’s true audio gems.”

    AudioFile

  • A People Pick of the Week for November 30, 2015
  • An AudioFile Editors’ Pick
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A New York Times Bestseller
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