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Una descripcion morbosa de la decadencia. La Montana Magica fue la obra que logro para Thomas Mann, el insigne escritor aleman, el Premio Nobel. En esa historia, situada en un sanatorio de tuberculosos en los altos de una montana, el autor creo un increíble microcosmos, reflejo de lo que el consideraba la decadencia de su patria y de toda la civilizacion europea. El protagonista Hans Castorp, una persona promedio, sin ninguna aspiracion a ser heroe, representa al hombre del comun, aislado en un medio donde las cosas suceden pero sin que ninguno de los personajes pueda hacer nada para impedir o para avanzar los hechos. Considerada como una de las grandes novelas de la literatura universal, es una orgullosa adicion para esta serie de audiolibros.

In this dizzyingly rich novel of ideas, Mann uses a sanatorium in the Swiss Alps, a community devoted exclusively to sickness, as a microcosm for Europe, which in the years before 1914 was already exhibiting the first symptoms of its own terminal irrationality. The Magic Mountain is a monumental work of erudition and irony, sexual tension and intellectual ferment, a book that pulses with life in the midst of death.

(P)2003 Editorial Fonolibros de Colombia

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It's in Spanish!!!!

What disappointed you about La Montana Magica [The Magic Mountain]?

Couldn't understand one word. Obviously, I should have noticed that this was being read in Spanish; but I didn't; and I've wasted a whole credit.

Would you ever listen to anything by Thomas Mann again?

No idea

How did the narrator detract from the book?

You tell me.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Fury

Any additional comments?

Is there any way I can get my credit back? This is such a waste.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • James
  • 04-02-13

Heard it was good... audiobook not in English

Where does La Montana Magica [The Magic Mountain] rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

If you know Italian you are in luck, if you don't, you need to wait for another version

What did you like best about this story?

A smart and pretty Russian chick turned me onto it... although she spoke several languages

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

no

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

laugh, when I realized it would not be English

Any additional comments?

Wait for a language that you are fluent in and it will be great.

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  • DIANA
  • 23-10-12

this audio is in Spanish

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

As I said in the title, beware that this book is in Spanish and not in English. I do not speak Spanish, so for me this was a waste of money, and I can't comment on any other aspects of it.

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  • Inconforme
  • 04-04-16

Versión resumida

La versión es resumida, al final se hace un poco confusa frente a la versión original. Se omiten algunas secciones que darían claridad al final de la historia.

Muy buena narración

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  • Marie Bequillard
  • 28-01-15

Boring

Too boring but well read. A waste of time. No real essence to the story

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