Listen free for 30 days

Listen with a free trial

One credit a month, good for any title to download and keep.
Unlimited listening to the Plus Catalogue - thousands of select Audible Originals, podcasts and audiobooks.
Exclusive member-only deals.
No commitment - cancel anytime.
Buy Now for £17.69

Buy Now for £17.69

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Summary

From the Nobel Prize-winning author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, a series of short stories told in "spare, unpretentious...picturesque prose" (Library Journal). 

Written with compassionate realism and wit, the stories in this mesmerizing collection depict the disparities of town and village life in South America, of the frightfully poor and outrageously rich, of memories and illusions, and of lost opportunities and present joys. Stories include "No One Writes to the Colonel", "Tuesday Siesta", "One of These Days", "There Are No Thieves in This Town", "Balthazar's Marvelous Afternoon", "Montiel's Widow", "One Day After Saturday", "Artificial Roses", and "Big Mama's Funeral".

©1968 Gabriel García Márquez (P)2013 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What listeners say about No One Writes to the Colonel, and Other Stories

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    11
  • 4 Stars
    9
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    14
  • 4 Stars
    7
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    11
  • 4 Stars
    5
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Some great, some very random stories

Some of the stories make sense, some start in a weird place, some end in a weird place, but overall it is an amazing exercise for imagination

2 people found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Bernadette
  • Bernadette
  • 04-03-16

great stories

love Gabriel Garcia Marquez's stories. I could listen all day. I only wish there was a clear notice when the stories changed.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Pierre Desir
  • Pierre Desir
  • 16-03-16

Great book.

Great writing and great performance. Might I suggest a little more time before the following story begins. Give the reader a chance to ponder.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Bloo
  • Bloo
  • 08-07-14

Fun little stories

What made the experience of listening to No One Writes to the Colonel, and Other Stories the most enjoyable?

The stories were short and enjoyable, and some of them tied into other GGM works (particularly One Hundred Years of Solitude).

Who was your favorite character and why?

Rebeca Buendia, a carryover from One Hundred Years of Solitude, because I liked hearing from her again.

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

Gotta go with Rebeca again.

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

There were plenty of parts that made me laugh!

Any additional comments?

Fun short stories!

1 person found this helpful