• by Umberto Eco
  • Narrated by George Guidall
  • 18 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As Constantinople is being pillaged and burned in April 1204, a young man, Baudolino, manages to save a historian and a high court official from certain death at the hands of crusading warriors. Born a simple peasant, Baudolino has two gifts: his ability to learn languages and to lie. A young man, he is adopted by a foreign commander who sends him to university in Paris. After he allies with a group of fearless and adventurous fellow students, they go in search of a vast kingdom to the East - a kingdom of strange creatures, eunuchs, unicorns and, of course, lovely maidens.
Fusing historical events with myths and fables, this is a lighthearted, splendid tale.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great reader and and interesting story

Umberto Eco books are always convoluted and tricky and this book is no exception. I enjoyed the story but the reading was first rate. This probably the best reading I have heard out of the 10+ books I have listened to. He enlivened a story that dragged a little at times. I'm sorry it's over.
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- James McDermott

Fantastic story with a great narrator.

A fascinating story made all the better by the philosophy, history, and theology woven throughout.
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- David Grice "sir gibbie"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-20-2012
  • Publisher: Recorded Books