No One Writes to the Colonel, and Other Stories by Gabriel García Márquez audiobook

No One Writes to the Colonel, and Other Stories

By Gabriel García Márquez
Translated by J. S. Bernstein
Read by Armando Durán , Roxanne Hernandez , Marcelo Tubert , and Thom Rivera

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5.77 Hours Unabridged
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From the Nobel Prize–winning author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, a series of short stories told in “spare,unpretentious…picturesque prose” (LibraryJournal) Written with compassionate realism and wit, the stories inthis mesmerizing collection depict the disparities of town and village life inSouth America, of the frightfully poor and outrageously rich, of memories andillusions, and of lost opportunities and present joys. Stories include “No OneWrites to the Colonel,” “Tuesday Siesta,” “One of These Days,” “There Are NoThieves in This Town,” “Balthazar’sMarvelous Afternoon,” “Montiel’s Widow,” “One Day after Saturday,” “ArtificialRoses,” and “Big Mama’s Funeral.”

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From the Nobel Prize–winning author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, a series of short stories told in “spare,unpretentious…picturesque prose” (LibraryJournal)

Written with compassionate realism and wit, the stories inthis mesmerizing collection depict the disparities of town and village life inSouth America, of the frightfully poor and outrageously rich, of memories andillusions, and of lost opportunities and present joys. Stories include “No OneWrites to the Colonel,” “Tuesday Siesta,” “One of These Days,” “There Are NoThieves in This Town,” “Balthazar’sMarvelous Afternoon,” “Montiel’s Widow,” “One Day after Saturday,” “ArtificialRoses,” and “Big Mama’s Funeral.”

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“García Márquez creates an absolute jewel of a novella in No One Writes to the Colonel, a story that evokes the entire range of human emotions from misplaced hope to blackest cynicism.” Oprah.com
“A rare combination of grace and vibrancy. Every scene, every gesture, sings life and denies death…He is an absolute master.” New York Times
“García Márquez’s style is direct and matter-of-fact; in attitude, he accepts these characters with the same inevitability as they accept the heat and the rain.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“[These stories] are told in spare, unpretentious, but picturesque prose, compassionate of human frailty but also rich in wit and irony. The characters are all too human, alternately humorous and tragic.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Gabriel García Márquez

Author Bio: Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel García Márquez (1927–2014) was an author, journalist, and pioneer of the Latin American boom. Among his many books are The Autumn of the Patriarch, No One Writes to the Colonel, Love in the Time of Cholera, Living to Tell the Tale, Memories of My Melancholy Whores, and of course the classic One Hundred Years of Solitude. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.77
Audience: Adult
Language: English