Raimund Gregorius teaches classical languages at a Swiss lycEe, and lives a life governed by routine. One day, a chance encounter with a Portuguese woman inspires him to question his life-and leads him to an extraordinary book that will open the possibility of changing it. Inspired by the words of Amadeu de Prado, a doctor whose intelligence and magnetism left a mark on everyone who met him and whose principles led him into a confrontation with Salazar's dictatorship, Gregorius boards a train to Lisbon. As Gregorius becomes fascinated with unlocking the mystery of who Prado was, an extraordinary tale unfolds. "A treat for the mind. One of the best books I have read in a long time." - Isabel Allende "A rare reading pleasure." - San Francisco Chronicle "One of the great European novels of the past few years." - Page des libraires (France)
by Anne Perry
by Donna Leon
by Patrick J. Carnes
by Jules Verne
by Hilary Boyd
"In this story of self-discovery, listeners follow the journey of the main character, Raimund Gregorius, who is tipped into a midlife crisis after he discovers the work of poet and doctor Amadeu de Prado as a result of a chance meeting with a beautiful Portuguese woman. This is a highly descriptive story, and narrator David Colacci adopts a perfect reading style. His low-key delivery allows the carefully composed words to shine while keeping the listener engaged during the descriptive passages. His nuanced characterizations also support this lengthy and sometimes challenging work. K.J.P. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"
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