Baudolino by Umberto Eco audiobook

Baudolino

By Umberto Eco
Read by George Guidall

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As Constantinople is being pillaged and burned in April 1204, a young man, Baudolino, manages to save a historian and a high court official from certain death at the hands of crusading warriors. Born a simple peasant, Baudolino has two gifts: his ability to learn languages and to lie. A young man, he is adopted by a foreign commander who sends him to university in Paris. After he allies with a group of fearless and adventurous fellow students, they go in search of a vast kingdom to the East-a kingdom of strange creatures, eunuchs, unicorns and, of course, lovely maidens. Fusing historical events with myths and fables, this is a lighthearted, splendid tale.

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One of the 2002 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Fiction

As Constantinople is being pillaged and burned in April 1204, a young man, Baudolino, manages to save a historian and a high court official from certain death at the hands of crusading warriors. Born a simple peasant, Baudolino has two gifts: his ability to learn languages and to lie. A young man, he is adopted by a foreign commander who sends him to university in Paris. After he allies with a group of fearless and adventurous fellow students, they go in search of a vast kingdom to the East-a kingdom of strange creatures, eunuchs, unicorns and, of course, lovely maidens. Fusing historical events with myths and fables, this is a lighthearted, splendid tale.

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Author Bio: Umberto Eco

Author Bio: Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco (1932–2016) was an Italian novelist, literary critic, philosopher, semiotician, and university professor. He is best known internationally for his novel The Name of the Rose, a historical mystery combining semiotics in fiction with biblical analysis, medieval studies, and literary theory. He later wrote other novels, including Foucault’s Pendulum, The Island of the Day Before, and The Prague Cemetery. He also wrote academic texts, children’s books, and essays. He was the founder of the department of media studies at the University of the Republic of San Marino, president of the graduate school for the study of the humanities at the University of Bologna, member of the Accademia dei Lincei, and an honorary fellow of Kellogg College, Oxford. He was A co-honoree of the Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement in 2005.

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Available Formats : CD
Runtime: 18.90
Audience: Adult
Language: English