The Shadow of the Wind Audiobook [Free Download by Trial]

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The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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Barcelona, 1945: Just after the war, a great world city lies in shadow, nursing its wounds, and a boy named Daniel awakes on his 11th birthday to find that he can no longer remember his mother's face. To console his only child, Daniel's widowed father, an antiquarian book dealer, initiates him into the secret of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a library tended by Barcelona's guild of rare-book dealers as a repository for books forgotten by the world, waiting for someone who will care about them again.



  • This audiobook is absolutely stunning, like pure poetry. The audio presentation is top-notch, adding another layer of greatness to the experience. The story itself is incredibly original and inspiring, leaving me eager to revisit it again and again.
  • Every now and then, when a die-hard bookworm gets lucky, they stumble upon a masterpiece that leaves them utterly speechless. "The Shadow of the Wind" is exactly that kind of gem. While many have praised the author's skill and the narrator's talent, it's crucial to recognize the gifted translator who impeccably preserved the essence and lyrical beauty of the original piece. I wholeheartedly endorse this book for anyone who appreciates exceptional literature.
  • I absolutely loved this audiobook! It combines everything I adore about audiobooks and books in general. Zafón is a brilliant storyteller who effortlessly paints vivid imagery, injects lively humor, and includes thought-provoking historical references for his characters. The way he intricately weaves together a captivating narrative is truly addictive – once you start, it's nearly impossible to stop (trust me, multitasking while listening to this book is a no-go – you need to be fully engaged). I also have to commend Jonathan Davis for his fantastic narration. He brings an inviting quality to the story and enhances the overall experience. Although, I do wish he gave me a heads-up when the main voice switched to a female character. It wasn't a major issue, I eventually caught on, but it did leave me a bit confused for a while!