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    • The Name of the Rose

    • By: Umberto Eco
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 21 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 689
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 651
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      4 out of 5 stars 651

    This hugely engaging story of murder, superstition, religious politics and drama in a medieval monastery was one of the most striking novels to appear in the 1980s. The Name of the Rose is a thrilling story enriched with period detail and laced with tongue-in-cheek allusions to fictional characters, the most striking of which is the Franciscan friar William of Baskerville, who displays many characteristics of Sherlock Holmes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sean Barrett does justice to this wonderful text.

    • By Booklover on 12-01-15

    Regular price: £64.99

    • The Prague Cemetery

    • By: Umberto Eco
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    Nineteenth-century Europe, from Turin to Prague to Paris, abounds with the ghastly and the mysterious. Conspiracies rule history. Jesuits plot against Freemasons. Italian priests are strangled with their own intestines. French criminals plan bombings by day and celebrate black masses by night. Every nation has its own secret service, perpetrating forgeries, plots, and massacres.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A thrilling romp

    • By Ian on 24-12-12

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Il nome della rosa

    • By: Umberto Eco
    • Narrated by: Tommaso Ragno
    • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Fine novembre del 1327. In una perduta abbazia benedettina dell'Italia settentrionale, il frate Guglielmo da Baskerville e il novizio Adso da Melk si trovano a indagare su una serie di misteriosi e inquietanti delitti, uno al giorno per sette giorni. Capolavoro di Umberto Eco, questo giallo medievale ha incantato e divertito milioni di lettori in tutto il mondo.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A masterpiece!

    • By Jaqueline Donada on 27-02-19

    Regular price: £12.89

    • Baudolino

    • By: Umberto Eco
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    As Constantinople is being pillaged and burned in April 1204, a young man, Baudolino, manages to save a historian and a high court official from certain death at the hands of crusading warriors. Born a simple peasant, Baudolino has two gifts: his ability to learn languages and to lie. A young man, he is adopted by a foreign commander who sends him to university in Paris. After he allies with a group of fearless and adventurous fellow students, they go in search of a vast kingdom to the East.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A mythical portrait of an extraordinary time

    • By afc on 08-07-15

    Regular price: £33.89

    • How to Write a Thesis

    • By: Umberto Eco
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    By the time Umberto Eco published his best-selling novel The Name of the Rose, he was one of Italy's most celebrated intellectuals, a distinguished academic and the author of influential works on semiotics. Some years before that, in 1977, Eco published a little book for his students, How to Write a Thesis, in which he offered useful advice on all the steps involved in researching and writing a thesis.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • For humanities only

    • By Sa.Jo on 15-03-16

    Regular price: £18.39

    • The Name of the Rose

    • By: Umberto Eco
    • Narrated by: Michael Pennington
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    A spectacular best seller and now a classic, The Name of the Rose catapulted Umberto Eco, an Italian professor of semiotics turned novelist, to international prominence. An erudite murder mystery set in a fourteenth-century monastery, it is not only a gripping story but also a brilliant exploration of medieval philosophy, history, theology, and logic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Close to perfection.

    • By Anonymous User on 27-08-13

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Der Name der Rose

    • By: Umberto Eco
    • Narrated by: Gert Heidenreich
    • Length: 26 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Es gibt literarische Werke, die sind so präzise, klug und spannend geschrieben, da möchte man auf kein Wort verzichten...

    Regular price: £9.49

    • The Story of the Betrothed

    • By: Umberto Eco
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Lorenzo and Lucia, both from peasant families, are planning their wedding. However, after meeting the villainous Don Rodrigo, the couple are forced to flee their village. Their dangerous journey in exile takes them through one of the most dramatic eras in Italian history, filled with war, famine, and plague. Will they ever be able to find happiness together?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Short yet satisfying

    • By Mrs Clare Moses on 06-08-17

    Regular price: £5.29

    • Six Walks in the Fictional Woods

    • By: Umberto Eco
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    In this exhilarating book, we accompany Umberto Eco as he explores the intricacies of fictional form and method. Using examples ranging from fairy tales and Flaubert, Poe and Mickey Spillane, Eco draws us in by means of a novelist's techniques, making us his collaborators in the creation of his text and in the investigation of some of fiction's most basic mechanisms.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The weight behind the word

    • By Welsh Mafia on 27-12-11

    Regular price: £20.69

    • Le Nom de la Rose

    • By: Umberto Eco
    • Narrated by: François d'Aubigny
    • Length: 22 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Au début du XIVe siècle, une abbaye située aux confins de la Provence et de la Ligurie. Un lieu voué à la prière et à l'étude avec sa bibliothèque qui fait l'admiration de tout l'Occident chrétien, à l'écart des violences et des luttes de pouvoir qui déchirent les royaumes voisins. Jusqu'au jour où un moine est trouvé mort au bas des murailles.

    Regular price: £21.19

    • Il pendolo di Foucault

    • By: Umberto Eco
    • Narrated by: Tommaso Ragno
    • Length: 26 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Tre redattori editoriali, dopo aver frequentato a lungo autori che si dilettano di scienze occulte, società segrete e complotti cosmici, decidono di inventare, con avventata leggerezza, un Piano. Ma qualcuno li prende sul serio. Affabulatorio, incalzante e coltissimo, è questo un romanzo che spazia furiosamente nel tempo, dove fanno la loro comparsa una sterminata serie di personaggi, di miti, di leggende, dai Templari ai Rosacroce, dai Miti Celtici ai Culti dell'antico Egitto, dal Santo Graal ai Vangeli Apocrifi, da Napoleone a Hitler, a Cagliostro.

    Regular price: £12.89

    • El nombre de la rosa [The Name of the Rose]

    • By: Umberto Eco
    • Narrated by: Juan Carlos Gustems
    • Length: 22 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    La novela emblemática de Umberto Eco ahora en audiolibro Valiéndose de las características propias de la novela gótica, la crónica medieval y la novela policíaca, El nombre de la rosa narra las actividades detectivescas de Guillermo de Baskerville para esclarecer los crímenes cometidos en una abadía benedictina en el año 1327. Le ayudará en su labor el novicio Adso, un hombre joven que se enfrenta por primera vez a las realidades de la vida, más allá de las puertas del convento.

    Regular price: £21.29

    • Imie Rózy [The Name of the Rose]

    • By: Umberto Eco
    • Narrated by: Krzysztof Gosztyla
    • Length: 28 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Listopad 1327 roku. Do znamienitego opactwa benedyktynów w pólnocnych Wloszech przybywa uczony franciszkanin, Wilhelm z Baskerville, któremu towarzyszy uczen i sekretarz, nowicjusz Adso z Melku. W klasztorze panuje ponury nastrój. Opat zwraca sie do Wilhelma z prosba o pomoc w rozwiklaniu zagadki tajemniczej smierci jednego z mnichów. Sprawa jest naglaca, gdyz za kilka dni w opactwie ma sie odbyc wazna debata teologiczna, w której wezma udzial dostojnicy koscielni, z wielkim inkwizytorem Bernardem Gui na czele.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great book I have really enjoyed it, great author

    • By Anonymous User on 11-03-18

    Regular price: £22.49

    • The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana

    • By: Umberto Eco
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Internationally best-selling author Umberto Eco is a master stylist whose books, including The Name of the Rose and Baudolino, have been savored by millions around the world. Now, with The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana, Eco crafts another of the ambitious and breathtaking novels that are his trademark.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Yambo ? more Rimbaud than Rambo - great fun

    • By Welsh Mafia on 12-09-08

    Regular price: £15.53

    • Numero Zero

    • By: Umberto Eco
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    It's 1992. Colonna is offered a fee he can’t refuse to ghostwrite a memoir. His subject, Braggadocio, is convinced that Mussolini’s corpse was a body double and part of a wider Fascist plot. When a body is found stabbed to death in a back alley, even Colonna is jolted out of his complacency. Fuelled by conspiracy theories, Mafiosi, love, corruption and murder, Número Zero reverberates with the clash of forces that have shaped Italy since the Second World War.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An interesting book

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-09-16

    Regular price: £15.69

    • Numero Zero

    • By: Umberto Eco, Richard Dixon - translator
    • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Lake Como, 1945. Mussolini and his mistress are captured and shot by local partisans. The precise circumstances of Il Duce's death remain shrouded in confusion and controversy. Milan, 1992. Colonna, a depressed hack writer, is offered a fee he can't refuse to ghostwrite a memoir. His subject: a fledgling newspaper financed by a powerful media magnate.

    Regular price: £17.99

    • El cementerio de Praga [The Prague Cemetery]

    • By: Umberto Eco
    • Narrated by: Joan Massotkleiner
    • Length: 15 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Un hombre escribe sentado a una mesa en una habitación abarrotada de muebles: he aquí al capitán Simonini, un piamontés afincado en la capital francesa, que desde muy joven se dedica al noble arte de crear documentos falsos.

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Der Friedhof in Prag

    • By: Umberto Eco
    • Narrated by: Gert Heidenreich, Jens Wawrczeck
    • Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Paris, 1897. Der Italiener Simonini erwacht in einer Pariser Wohnung ohne Erinnerung an die vergangenen Tage...

    Regular price: £8.69

    • Nullnummer

    • By: Umberto Eco
    • Narrated by: Felix von Manteuffel
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Korruption, Intrigen, Verschwörungstheorien. Eine echte (?) Nullnummer. Mailand, 6. Juni 1992, nachts. Bei dem Journalisten Colonna ist eingebrochen worden. Doch die gesuchte Diskette mit brisanten Informationen hat man nicht gefunden und so sieht Colonna plötzlich sein Leben bedroht. Denn wie alle anderen spielt auch er ein Doppelspiel: Für den Commendatore Vimercate soll er eine Zeitung lancieren, die mit schmutzigen Gerüchten über die gute Gesellschaft arbeitet. Zugleich schreibt er heimlich ein Enthüllungsbuch über diesen skandalösen Plan.

    Regular price: £9.49

    • Numéro zéro

    • By: Umberto Eco
    • Narrated by: Julien Allouf
    • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    En 1992, à Milan, un groupe de journalistes, cinq hommes et une femme, sont embauchés pour créer un nouveau quotidien qu'on leur promet dédié à la recherche de la vérité, mais qui se révèle un pur instrument de calomnie et de chantage. Ils fouillent dans le passé pour mettre en page leur "numéro zéro", et c'est le présent qui leur saute au visage... "L'ombre de Mussolini, donné pour mort, domine tous les événements italiens depuis 1945" : est-ce là le délire d'un journaliste d'investigation paranoïaque ?

    Regular price: £18.59

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