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4.54 out of 54.54 out of 54.54 out of 54.54 out of 54.54 out of 5 4.54 (13 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jorge Luis Borges Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2010 ISBN: 9781101222515
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patrick | 6/1/2011

    " Latin America's Kafka. Just as good, if not better. Genius compressed into short stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacob | 5/30/2011

    " It's strange to think that Portuguese national is probably the man who all modern fiction writing owes their greatest debts to. Story after story, broken genre after broken genre, Borges manages to simultaneously entertain and lay down tracks for the future of literature. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanna | 4/9/2011

    " So much fun for your brain. Loved this when I was 17. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 3/27/2011

    " Simply a favorite; do yourself a favor and take the time to read these stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bel | 3/25/2011

    " Favourite short stories:
    The Circular Ruins
    Three Versions of Judas
    The Immortal
    The Waiting

    Favourite essays:
    Partial Magic in the Quixote
    Kafka and his Precursors
    Avatars of the Tortoise "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 3/13/2011

    " I'm loving it!!! Best collection of essays/short stories I've read in years! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hesper | 3/11/2011

    " If I'm ever stranded on a deserted island, I'm making sure this book comes along. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 3/10/2011

    " Good so far, the screenwriter who wrote Inception based alot of that movie off ideas he got by reading this author and a few others.

    Ok just finished it and thought it was really great. If you are looking for something a little out there this is it. It challenges your view of the world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mito | 3/1/2011

    " i can't even talk about it i love it so much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nadine | 2/28/2011

    " I really enjoyed reading this book. I also really enjoyed finishing it. It can be exhausting to get through, but you'll be better for having read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Conor | 2/14/2011

    " You know what's awesome? Reading something that people have been recomending to you for years and finding that no only was it an amazing read, but that it outstripped even your best expectations for it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hans | 2/9/2011

    " Fantastic in a couple senses of the word. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brianna | 2/5/2011

    " For all intents and purposes, I'm done with this book for the year. Mind-boggling, to say the very least. Very witty, even though I only read 6 little pieces from it. I will definitely have to re-visit this one. "

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About the Author
Author Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Luis Borges was born in Buenos Aires in 1899 and was educated in Europe. One of the most widely acclaimed writers of our time, he published many collections of poems, essays, and short stories before his death in Geneva in June 1986. In 1961 Borges shared the International Publisher’s prize with Samuel Beckett. The Ingram Merrill Foundation granted him its Annual Literary Award in 1966 for his “outstanding contribution to literature.” In 1971 Columbia University awarded him the first of many degrees of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa (eventually the list included both Oxford and Cambridge), that he was to receive from the English-speaking world. In 1971 he also received the fifth biennial Jerusalem Prize and in 1973 was given one of Mexico’s most prestigious cultural awards, the Alfonso Reyes Prize. In 1980 he shared with Gerardo Diego the Cervantes Prize, the Spanish world’s highest literary accolade. Borges was Director of the Argentine National Library from 1955 until 1973.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of more than eighty AudioFile Earphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. His forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.