The Angel's Game

The Angel's Game

3.85 (72,487 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author)  , Read by 

List price: US$45.00

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

From master storyteller Carlos Ruiz Zafon, author of the international phenomenon "The Shadow of the Wind," comes "The Angel's Game--a"dazzling new page-turner about the perilous nature of obsession, in literature and in love. " "The whole of Barcelona stretched out at my feet and I wanted to believe that, when I opened those windows, its streets would whisper stories to me, secrets I could capture on paper and narrate to whomever cared to listen . . ." " In an abandoned mansion at the heart of Barcelona, a young man, David Martin, 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 ever existed--a book with the power to change hearts and minds. In return, he will receive a fortune, and perhaps more. But as David begins the work, he realizes that there is a connection between his haunting book and the shadows that surround his home. Once again, Zafon takesus into a dark, gothic universe first seen in the "Shadow of the Wind" and creates a breathtaking adventure of intrigue, romance, and tragedy. Through a dizzingly constructed labyrinth of secrets, the magic of books, passion, and friendship blend into a masterful story.show more

Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 129.54 x 149.86 x 43.18mm | 385.55g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 073938192X
  • 9780739381922
  • 2,092,435

Review quote

Praise for" The Shadow of the Wind"" " "One gorgeous read"--Stephen King "Diabolically good"--"Elle" magazine "Superbly entertaining"--"Washington Post " "Breathtaking"--"New York Times " "Wondrous"--"Entertainment Weekly ""Magic""--New" York "Times Book Review" "Absolutely marvelous"--"Kirkus " "Infectious"--"The Economist" "Outstanding"--"Library Journal" "Lavish"--"Booklist" "Gripping"--"Philadelphia Inquirer"show more

About Carlos Ruiz Zafon

CARLOS RUIZ ZAFÓN, author of The Shadow of the Wind and other novels, is one of the world’s most read and best-loved writers. His work has been translated into more than forty languages and published around the world, garnering numerous international prizes and reaching millions of readers. He divides his time between Barcelona and Los Angeles.show more

Rating details

72,487 ratings
3.85 out of 5 stars
5 28% (20,566)
4 38% (27,704)
3 25% (18,110)
2 7% (5,005)
1 2% (1,102)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X