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Publisher's Summary

The internationally acclaimed last work by the legendary Latin American writer
Master storyteller Eduardo Galeano was unique among his contemporaries (Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Mario Vargas Llosa among them) for his commitment to retelling our many histories, including the stories of those who were disenfranchised. A philosopher poet, his nonfiction is infused with such passion and imagination that it matches the intensity and the appeal of Latin America's very best fiction.
Comprised of all-new material, published here for the first time in a wonderful English translation by longtime collaborator Mark Fried, Hunter of Stories is a deeply considered collection of Galeano's final musings and stories on history, memory, humor, and tragedy. Written in his signature style - vignettes that fluidly combine dialogue, fables, and anecdotes - every moment displays the original thinking and compassion that has earned Galeano decades and continents of renown.
©2017 Eduardo Galeano (P)2017 Hachette Audio
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Critic Reviews

"A fitting final flourish for a literary giant of the Latin American left." ( Kirkus Reviews)
"Meticulously sculpted...with the lively and inimitable voice of a passionate rebel and storyteller.... With a keen sense for ironic reversals and equal measures of sly humor, empathy, anguish, and hope, this compendium of bite-size stories of resistance (elegantly translated by longtime collaborator Fried) is a worthy addition to the celebrated oeuvre of a writer who remains a towering figure both as an artist and a voice of conscience across Latin America and the world." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Galeano was a master of the shattered story. He had a way of making realism magical without being a magical realist. This book is yet another demonstration of his brilliance." (Arundhati Roy, author of The God of Small Things)
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5 out of 5 stars
By JC on 12-22-17

A lifetime of experiences expressed through poetry

Where does Hunter of Stories rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Certainly one of the most touching books I've read and/or listened to in the last year

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

I was deeply touched not only by the amazing stories Eduardo Galeano composed, but by the incredible variety of subjects and emotions that his poetry expresses.

Which character – as performed by Jordi Caballero – was your favorite?

The main character that moves the narrative forward in "Hunter of Stories" is the author himself. An observer of life. Thus, even though there are countless characters in the book, his is my favorite.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I think it's better absorbed "one sip at a time".

Any additional comments?

Thank you.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Christel Konang PhD on 12-19-17

A particularly liked how Mr. Caballero performed

Would you consider the audio edition of Hunter of Stories to be better than the print version?

They are both great. Obviously reading a book is a different experience that listening to a book. Each one brings something different to the table.

What did you like best about this story?

I felt the sorrows and joys that connect us all as human beings in stories from all over the globe, like in the story of the miners who have never seen the sea. What a treat!

Have you listened to any of Jordi Caballero’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is the first time I hear Jordi Caballero read a book. I enjoyed his vocal performance and his reading of “Hunter of Stories” with warmth, relatability, and obvious acting chops.

If you could give Hunter of Stories a new subtitle, what would it be?

"A beatiful expression of the diversity yet commonality in all cultures"

Any additional comments?

This is my first audio book. Because my time is valuable, I did not get it just because it was free with trying out the audible app, but because I got hooked by the sample. Thank you for providing high quality content.

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