Love in the Time of Cholera

  • by Gabriel García Márquez
  • Narrated by Armando Durán
  • 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Classic, 2014
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. Fifty years, nine months, and four days after he first declared his love for Fermina, he does so again.
With humorous sagacity and consummate craft, Gabriel García Márquez traces an exceptional half-century of unrequited love. Though it seems never to be conveniently contained, love flows through the novel in many wonderful guises - joyful, melancholy, enriching, and ever surprising.

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Do you like Marmite?

From looking at other reviews, this does seem to be a bit of a "marmite book". I had been looking forward to 'hearing' this since it had been on many people's "top" list of books. It was a struggle to finish it... the characters are just given no "depth". There's something strange about the way it's written (someone who understands literature styles might be able to define it!).

So, I found the characters confusing and just not "likeable" at any level. Such a disappointment. Yes, the odd insightful sentence but left me like someone who's just taken that accidental mouthful of marmite on toast... I got to the end... but it wasn't what I would call enjoyable!
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- Mini

Its Very Long

If you could sum up Love in the Time of Cholera in three words, what would they be?

Immersive,
Lyrical
Long


What about Armando Durán’s performance did you like?

I particularly enjoyed his enjoyment of the language. It was fully articulated and the rolling and complicated Spanish names and culture was laid out in a way that was surprising givenit was read in English.


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Everything comes to he who waits


Any additional comments?

The book is very long. The first half and the last quarter were great but once things had been established it became repetitive until it got close to the very enjoyable conclusions.

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- J Z A

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-08-2013
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.