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The Angel's Game

Lu par : Dan Stevens
Série : Cemetery of Forgotten Books, Volume 2
Durée : 15 h et 24 min
Catégories : Anglais - Fiction, Historical
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In an abandoned mansion at the heart of Barcelona, a young man, David Martín, makes his living by writing sensationalist novels under a pseudonym. The survivor of a troubled childhood, he has taken refuge in the world of books, and spends his nights spinning baroque tales about the city's underworld. But perhaps his dark imaginings are not as strange as they seem, for in a locked room deep within the house lie photographs and letters hinting at the mysterious death of the previous owner.

Like a slow poison, the history of the place seeps into his bones as he struggles with an impossible love. Close to despair, David receives a letter from a reclusive French editor, Andreas Corelli, who makes him the offer of a lifetime. He is to write a book unlike anything that has existed - a book with the power to change hearts and minds. In return, he will receive a fortune, perhaps more. But as David begins the work, he realises that there is a connection between this haunting book and the shadows that surround his home.

Set in the turbulent 1920s, The Angel's Game takes us back to the gothic universe of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, the Sempere & Sons bookshop, and the winding streets of Barcelona's old quarter, in a masterful tale about the magic of books and the darkest corners of the human soul.

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  • ar43r
  • 02/01/2014

Fantastic narration and story!

Where does The Angel's Game rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is one of my favorite books I've ever read

What other book might you compare The Angel's Game to and why?

The other of that kind might be a "Master and Margarita" by Bulgakov.

What about Dan Stevens’s performance did you like?

One of the best narrations

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  • Robert Vlach
  • 24/03/2011

Very bad book

Forget about Shadow of the Wind, which was outstanding book. Angel's game is indeed trash, especially the ending.

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  • Elke
  • 17/07/2019

Modern fairytale,brilliantly written and performed

The young hero's journey to manhood, to the true purpose of his life, living in a mysterious old mansion and with a most mysterious benefactor - or is it just the ramblings of a very ill man? What an entertaining story full of wit and gems of wisdom found along the way. Have only recently become a fan of Dan Stevens' work for Audible, with his pleasant voice and incredibly varied performance there's never a dull moment. Highly recommended for readers/listeners with daydreaming tendencies...

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  • Anna Monch
  • 09/01/2018

Brilliant. I love it!

Great story, great narrator. This might be the best (audio) book I've listened to so far

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  • 19/11/2015

Such an excellent narration!

Halten Sie die Hörbuch-Ausgabe von The Angel's Game für besser als das Buch?

Yes, definitely.

Hat Ihnen Dan Stevens an der Geschichte etwas vermittelt, was Sie vielleicht beim Selberlesen gar nicht bemerkt hätten?

Although I don't really like reading "feeling bad" stories like "The Angel's Game" I just couldn't stop listening. His Narration is simply superb.

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  • Sergiu Amarie
  • 22/10/2011

The Angel’s Game

The Angel’s Game has many games inside, one of them with the reader. It is a book designed to make you step into the storytelling process and become a part of it. In other words, the wicked, gothic chick wants your blood. Beware. Maybe, without realizing, I ended up writing a monster book after all... Don’t say I didn’t warn you, courageous reader. I’ll see you on the other side. --Carlos Ruiz Zafón

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  • 80sonnenblumen
  • 19/05/2011

The Angel's Game - a fascinating story and a superb narrator

Although I haven't been able to listen through the whole audiobook yet, I find it a very captivating story. I'm also very found of the narrator, Dan Stevens... He is doing a fantastic job by imitating all these different characters.