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    • Love in the Time of Cholera

    • By: Gabriel García Márquez
    • Narrated by: Armando Durán
    • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 249
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 229
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      4 out of 5 stars 230

    From the Nobel Prize-winning author of One Hundred Years of Solitude comes a masterly evocation of an unrequited passion so strong that it binds two people's lives together for more than half a century. In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career, he whiles away the years in 622 affairs - yet he reserves his heart for Fermina. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Its Very Long

    • By J Z A on 27-08-15

    Regular price: £21.69

    • Cesar Millan's Short Guide to a Happy Dog

    • 98 Essential Tips and Techniques
    • By: Cesar Millan
    • Narrated by: Armando Durán
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    After more than nine seasons as television’s Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan has a new mission: to use his unique insights about dog psychology to create stronger, happier relationships between humans and their canine companions. Both inspirational and practical, A Short Guide to a Happy Dog draws on thousands of training encounters around the world to present 98 essential lessons.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book must listen for anyone with dog probs

    • By miss on 04-10-15

    Regular price: £16.39

    • Avenue of Mysteries

    • By: John Irving
    • Narrated by: Armando Duran
    • Length: 20 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      4 out of 5 stars 33

    As we grow older - most of all, in what we remember and what we dream - we live in the past. Sometimes we live more vividly in the past than in the present. As an older man, Juan Diego will take a trip to the Philippines, but his dreams and memories will travel with him; he is most alive in his childhood and early adolescence in Mexico. 'An aura of fate had marked him,' John Irving writes.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A really good listen, but not Irving's best

    • By T on 03-10-16

    Regular price: £25.99

    • Spoils

    • By: Brian Van Reet
    • Narrated by: Armando Duran, Mr Andrew Eiden, Ms Nicol Zanzarella
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    It is the spring of 2003, and coalition forces are advancing on Iraq. Images of a giant statue of Saddam Hussein crashing to the ground in Baghdad are being beamed to news channels around the world. Nineteen-year-old Specialist Cassandra Wigheard, on her first deployment since joining the US Army two years earlier, is primed for war. For Abu al-Hool, a jihadist since the days of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, war is wearing thin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A realistic and more nuanced story

    • By Paul on 25-07-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • 2666

    • By: Roberto Bolaño
    • Narrated by: John Lee, Armando Durán, G. Valmont Thomas, and others
    • Length: 39 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 69
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      4 out of 5 stars 42
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Composed in the last years of Roberto Bolaño's life, 2666 was greeted across Europe and Latin America as his highest achievement, surpassing even his previous work in its strangeness, beauty, and scope. Its throng of unforgettable characters includes academics and convicts, an American sportswriter, an elusive German novelist, and a teenage student and her widowed, mentally unstable father. Their lives intersect in the urban sprawl of Santa Teresa - a fictional Juárez - on the U.S.-Mexico border.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • peaks and troughs

    • By Bridie on 03-01-10

    Regular price: £40.69

    • The Savage Detectives

    • A Novel
    • By: Roberto Bolaño
    • Narrated by: Eddie Lopez, Armando Durán
    • Length: 27 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 20

    The late Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño has been called the García Marquez of his generation. The Savage Detectives is a hilarious and sexy, meandering and melancholy, companionable and complicated road trip through Mexico City, Barcelona, Israel, Liberia, and finally the desert of northern Mexico. It is the first of Bolaño's two giant works, with 2666, to be translated into English and is already being hailed as a masterpiece.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Discover a whole new world of fiction

    • By Moose Molloy on 05-10-09

    Regular price: £33.89

    • No One Writes to the Colonel, and Other Stories

    • By: Gabriel García Márquez
    • Narrated by: Armando Durán, Roxanne Hernandez, Marcelo Tubert, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    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".

    Regular price: £16.39

    • The Secret History of Costaguana

    • By: Juan Gabriel Vasquez
    • Narrated by: Armando Duran
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    On the day of Joseph Conrad's death, in 1924, the Colombian-born José Altamirano begins to write and cannot stop. Many years before, he confessed to Conrad his life's every delicious detail - from his country's heroic revolutions to his darkest solitary moments. Those intimate recollections became Nostromo, a novel that solidified Conrad’s fame and turned Altamirano’s reality into a work of fiction. Now Conrad is dead, but the slate is by no means clear. Nostromo will live on and Altamirano must write himself back into existence.

    Regular price: £15.49

    • Ithaca

    • A Novel Based on Homer's Odyssey
    • By: Patrick Dillon
    • Narrated by: Elijah Alexander, Armando Durán
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      4 out of 5 stars 16

    In the tumultuous aftermath of the Trojan War, a young man battles to save his home and his inheritance. Setting out to find his father, he ends up discovering himself. Telemachus' father, Odysseus, went off to war before he was born...and never came back. Aged 16, Telemachus finds himself abandoned, his father's house overrun with men pursuing his beautiful mother, Penelope, and devouring the family's wealth. Telemachus determines to leave Ithaca, his island home, and find the truth.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Boring, waste of time

    • By 420 Blaze it on 19-07-18

    Regular price: £20.49

    • The Captain's Verses

    • The Love Poems
    • By: Pablo Neruda, Donald D. Walsh - translator
    • Narrated by: Armando Durán
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Pablo Neruda, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, finished writing The Captain's Verses in 1952 while in exile on the island of Capri - the paradisiacal setting for the blockbuster film Il Postino ( The Postman). Surrounded by sea, sun, and Capri's natural splendors, Neruda addressed these poems to his lover, Matilde Urrutia, before they were married, but he didn't publish them publicly until 1963.

    Regular price: £13.19

    • Purgatory

    • By: Tomas Eloy Martinez
    • Narrated by: Armando Duran
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      2 out of 5 stars 1

    In the winter of 1976, Simon Cardoso is arrested by the military and is never seen again. Thirty years later, Emilia Dupuy, his wife, is stunned to find him in New Jersey. Her world, which had crumbled after losing him, is alight with life again. There is a caveat, however: for Simn Cardoso time stopped when he disappeared. Using this enigma as the foundation, Tomas Eloy Martinez' story of the anguish of a lost and recovered love is masterfully tied to the sinister sense of unreality created by a regime.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Perhaps not my style

    • By SuzD on 13-04-13

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Faces in the Crowd

    • By: Valeria Luiselli
    • Narrated by: Armando Durán, Roxanne Hernandez
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    A young mother in Mexico City, captive to a past that both overwhelms and liberates her, and a house she cannot abandon or fully occupy, writes a novel of her days as a translator living in New York. A young translator, adrift in Harlem, is desperate to translate and publish the works of Gilberto Owen, an obscure Mexican poet who lived in Harlem during the 1920s and whose ghostly presence haunts her in the city's subways. And Gilberto Owen, dying in Philadelphia in the 1950s, convinced he is slowly disappearing, recalls his heyday decades before.

    Regular price: £16.39

    • Zama

    • By: Antonio Di Benedetto, Esther Allen - preface translation
    • Narrated by: Armando Durán
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Written in a style that is both precise and sumptuous, weirdly archaic and powerfully novel, Zama takes place in the last decade of the 18th century and describes the solitary, suspended existence of Don Diego de Zama, a highly placed servant of the Spanish crown who has been posted to Asunción, the capital of remote Paraguay. There, eaten up by pride, lust, petty grudges, and paranoid fantasies, he does as little as he possibly can while plotting his eventual transfer to Buenos Aires.

    Regular price: £22.39

    • Love Poems

    • By: Pablo Neruda
    • Narrated by: Armando Durán
    • Length: 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Charged with sensuality and passion, Pablo Neruda's love poems are the most celebrated of the Nobel Prize winner's oeuvre, captivating listeners with earthbound images and reveling in a fiery reimagining of the world. Mostly written on the island paradise of Capri (the idyllic setting of the Oscar-winning movie Il Postino), Love Poems embraces the seascapes surrounding the poet and his love, Matilde Urrutia, their waves and shores saturated with a new, yearning eroticism.

    Regular price: £13.19

    • The Mark of Zorro

    • By: Johnston McCulley
    • Narrated by: Armando Durán
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    1820s California, in a bygone era of sprawling haciendas and haughty caballeros, suffers beneath the whip of oppression. Missions are pillaged, native peasants are abused, and innocent men and women are persecuted by the corrupt governor and his army. But a champion of freedom rides the highways. His identity hidden behind a mask, the laughing outlaw Zorro defies the tyrant’s might. A deadly marksman and a demon swordsman, his flashing blade strikes down those who exploit the poor and oppressed.

    Regular price: £20.29

    • All That Followed

    • A Novel
    • By: Gabriel Urza
    • Narrated by: Thom Rivera, Kyla Garcia, Armando Durán
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    It's 2004 in Muriga, a quiet town in Spain's northern Basque Country, a place with more secrets than inhabitants. Five years have passed since the kidnapping and murder of a young local politician - a family man and father - and the town's rhythms have almost returned to normal. But in the aftermath of the Atocha train bombings in Madrid, an act of terrorism that rocked the nation and the world, the townspeople want a reckoning of Muriga's own troubled past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Expertly Told

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-09-16

    Regular price: £23.69

    • The Trail Beyond

    • By: Max Brand
    • Narrated by: Armando Duran
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Peter Quince was a fighter born and bred. Orphaned at a young age, he remembered an old woman saying that he was a bad one and would cause a lot of trouble in the world. Others claimed he had bad blood, and it would show up sooner or later. But Bill Andrews felt a connection with the boy, took him home, and raised him as one of his own despite his wife's misgivings. Peter soon learned he could manipulate people by withholding his true feelings. He had learned that battles should be won by cunning and strength, with cunning being far more important.

    Regular price: £19.29

    • Land of Careful Shadows

    • By: Suzanne Chazin
    • Narrated by: Armando Durán
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When the dead body of a Latino woman is found in a reservoir about 50 miles north of Manhattan, with a photo of a baby in her purse nearby, the police try to determine who the child is and if it is still alive. Along with the photo, they also find a disturbing note in the purse: "Go back to your country. You don't belong here."

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Creed of Violence

    • By: Boston Teran
    • Narrated by: Armando Durán
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mexico, 1910. The landscape pulses with the force of the upcoming revolution, an atmosphere rich in opportunity for a criminal such as Rawbone. His fortune arrives across the haze of the Sierra Blanca in the form of a truck loaded with weapons. Rawbone sees no other option and agrees to the deal - but he fails to recognize the true identity of Agent Lourdes, a man from deep within his past.

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Nightcap at Dawn

    • American Soldiers' Counterinsurgency in Iraq
    • By: J.B. Walker
    • Narrated by: Armando Duran
    • Length: 19 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A group of U.S. soldiers emailed their observations and experiences from Iraq and their candid opinions on fighting an insurgency. This book is the result. This startling collection of emails is a thoughtful and compelling narrative that carries the reader from the alleys and city streets to the homes of long-suffering Iraqis, and from the soldiers’ concrete bunkers to the “majestic” army base.

    Regular price: £28.99

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