Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez | Book Review

Information Souce: Goodreads
Love in the Time of Cholera

by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, Edith Grossman (translator), Armando Duran(narrator)
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. (more)

Audiobook, unabridged
Published December 1st 2013 by Blackstone Audio, Inc. (first published 1985)
Original title : El amor en los tiempos del cólera
ISBN13: 9781482939705
Edition language: English
Characters: Fermina Daza, Florentino Ariza, Juvenal Urbino, فرمینا دازا, فلورنتینو آریزا
literary awards: Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction (1988), Audie Award Finalist, Classic (2014)

My thoughts:

I like Armando Duran's voice his pronunciation was on point! I'm really grateful for audiobooks without it I don't think I can finish this book the story was so long it can be a bit tedious and the descriptions goes on and on and on kinda drags but I actually like this translation and story eventhough it has a lot of flowery descriptive words it made me imagine vividly each scenarios.

Oh cholera! you made me reminisce of my younger years haha

I hope there are more guys like Florentino patiently waiting and very passionate!...I miss the love letter days!

anyway...All we need is love! this book...all for the sake of love!

the ending was actually nice ^^

Overall 4 out of 5 stars!

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