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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (134,747 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon Narrator: Jonathan Davis Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Barcelona, 1945: Just after the war, a great world city lies in shadow, nursing its wounds, and a boy named Daniel awakes on his 11th birthday to find that he can no longer remember his mother's face. To console his only child, Daniel's widowed father, an antiquarian book dealer, initiates him into the secret of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a library tended by Barcelona's guild of rare-book dealers as a repository for books forgotten by the world, waiting for someone who will care about them again.

Daniel's father coaxes him to choose a volume from the spiraling labyrinth of shelves, one that, it is said, will have a special meaning for him. And Daniel so loves the novel he selects, The Shadow of the Wind by one Julian Carax, that he sets out to find the rest of Carax's work. To his shock, he discovers that someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book this author has written. In fact, he may have the last one in existence. Before Daniel knows it, his seemingly innocent quest has opened a door into one of Barcelona's darkest secrets, an epic story of murder, magic, madness, and doomed love.

An uncannily absorbing historical mystery, a heart-piercing romance, and a moving homage to the mystical power of books, The Shadow of the Wind is a triumph of the storyteller's art.

Translated by Lucia Graves. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Zsuzsanna Krajcsovics | 2/14/2014

    " One of the best book I've read in the last few years. Captured my soul :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by K (Karen) | 2/11/2014

    " I wish I could give this book a 4.5. I love all the descriptive writing! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jan | 1/27/2014

    " Een fantastisch boek. Een ware page turner. In een paar dagen uitgelezen. Het laatste deel tot laat gelezen en 's ochtends voor ik naar het werk ging uitgelezen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Abbie | 1/26/2014

    " I loved this book - couldn't put it down, I wasn't expecting it to be so dark and creepy in parts, as well as sad. I'd recommend this book to anyone, one of my favourites. Can't wait to read the others in the cemetary of forgotten books series. :) "

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