Includes a bonus PDF with a character chart!
One of the twentieth century’s enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize–winning career.
The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. Rich and brilliant, it is a chronicle of life, death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the beautiful, ridiculous, and tawdry story of the Buendía family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America.
Love and lust, war and revolution, riches and poverty, youth and senility, the variety of life, the endlessness of death, the search for peace and truth—these universal themes dominate the novel. Alternately reverential and comical, One Hundred Years of Solitude weaves the political, personal, and spiritual to bring a new consciousness to storytelling. Translated into dozens of languages, this stunning work is no less than an account of the history of the human race.
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What in the heck happened?????
- Melinda "I love literary fiction and I occasionally delve into non-fiction. I love books that are suspenseful and am really into well-told stories."
Great story ruined by pathetic choice of narrator.
The choice of John Lee to narrate this story is incomprehensible. Don't get me wrong, Lee is a great narrator, just completely wrong for this book.
I would place One Hundred Years of Solitude in the top ten novels ever written.
You can tell he went to great lengths to get the pronunciations of the Spanish names correct. Everything else is with a very proper British accent. It distracts from the story continuously.
Changing anything would border on blasphemous. If anyone thinks they can write a better tale than Gabriel García Márquez, go for it. Don't draw a mustache on the Mona Lisa
I can only assume that the editor who chose the narrator for this book is off looking for someone with a heavy Japanese accent to narrate upcoming Dostoevsky audiobooks.
- John Long "Longshot"