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    • The Bridge of San Luis Rey

    • By: Thornton Wilder
    • Narrated by: John Chancer
    • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21

    An ancient bridge collapses over a gorge in Peru, hurling five people into the abyss. It seems a meaningless human tragedy; but one witness, a Franciscan monk, believes the deaths might not be as random as they appear. Convinced that the disaster is a punishment sent from Heaven, the monk sets out to discover all he can about the travellers. The five strangers were connected in some way, he thinks, so there must be a purpose behind their deaths. But are their lost lives the result of sin... or of love?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unexpectedly and totally brilliant...

    • By Welsh Mafia on 08-05-13

    Regular price: £10.99

    • The Eighth Day

    • By: Thornton Wilder
    • Narrated by: John Chancer
    • Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    In 1962 and 1963, Thornton Wilder spent 20 months in hibernation, away from family and friends, in the Rio Grande border town of Douglas, Arizona. While there, he published The Eighth Day, a tale set in a mining town in southern Illinois about two families blasted apart by the apparent murder of one father by the other. The miraculous escape of the accused killer, John Ashley, on the eve of his execution and his flight to freedom triggers a powerful story tracing the fate of his and the victim’s wife and children.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • stunning

    • By Josephine on 11-06-18

    Regular price: £22.99

    • El Puente de San Luis Rey (Texto Completo) [The Bridge of San Luis Rey]

    • By: Thornton Wilder
    • Narrated by: Hernando Ivan Cano
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Thornton Wilder's beautiful novel, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, tells the story of a bridge in Lima, Peru, where one day in the 18th century, five people lost their life. A friar devotes himself to investigating the accident and concludes that all the dead had fulfilled their destiny and it was inevitable that they would die that day.

    Regular price: £10.99