Twain & Stanley Enter Paradise by Oscar Hijuelos audiobook

Twain & Stanley Enter Paradise

By Oscar Hijuelos
Read by various narrators

Grand Central Publishing 9781455561490

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781478960331

  • ISBN: 9781478961468

Runtime: 18.22 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

An Entertainment Weekly Pick of Blockbuster Novels

A Men’s Journal Pick of 7 Best Books of November 2015

One of Newsday’s Books Not to Miss

A Boston Globe Pick for Fall 2015

A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week

An Amazon Best Book of the Month for November 2015

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

The magisterial final novel from Oscar Hijuelos, acclaimed author of The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love.

Twain & Stanley Enter Paradise follows famed nineteenth-century journalist-explorer Henry Stanley, his wife, the painter Dorothy Tennant, and Stanley’s long friendship with Mark Twain, as they venture to Cuba in search of Stanley’s father. Told through a fictitious manuscript and imagined correspondence between Stanley, Tennant, and Twain, Hijuelos captures not only the general style of educated nineteenth century, but manages to pull off the seemingly impossible task of channeling Mark Twain himself. The manuscript—in the works for decades—was found by Hijuelos’ widow after his death.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

TWAIN & STANLEY ENTER PARADISE is a natural and delightful extension of Hijuelos' work, and like his earlier books, this one is distinguished by vitality so intense as to give the reader a charge just picking up the book. . . . a voice that is haunting and mesmerizing, and a story that shows just how fantastic and enjoyable Oscar Hijuelos' imagination really was. Craig Nova, author of The Good Son
What a wonder to have Oscar Hijuelos return from the celestial beyond with a tale that is thoroughly of this world and firmly anchored in history! TWAIN & STANLEY ENTER PARADISE is a marvelous blend of research and the imagination, resurrecting two fascinating contemporaries-Mark Twain and Henry Morton Stanley-and lending a bygone era the shimmer of here and now. Marie Arana, author of American Chica, Cellophane, and Bolívar: American Liberator.
The great Oscar Hijuelos lives on in this ambitious, fascinating, and richly detailed work that, like the author, is in a class by itself. Gay Talese
Oscar Hijuelos, who left us suddenly and far too soon, has been deeply missed by those of us who were his friends-missed both as a friend and as a writer. The friend will not be coming back, but what a miracle that he has given us this last novel-which is a fine and wonderful novel, and surely among the best books Oscar ever wrote. Paul Auster
What a wonder to have Oscar Hijuelos return from the celestial beyond with a tale that is thoroughly of this world and firmly anchored in history! TWAIN & STANLEY ENTER PARADISE is a marvelous blend of research and the imagination, resurrecting two fascinating contemporaries-Mark Twain and Henry Morton Stanley-and lending a bygone era the shimmer of here and now. Marie Arana, author of American Chica, Cellophane, and Bolívar: American Liberator.
An extraordinary feat of imaginative historical re-creation. Booklist (starred review)
This book is good news for Hijuelos fans. Kirkus
So sad that this is our last Hijuelos novel, so fabulous that we have it. Library Journal (starred review)
A brilliant posthumous capstone. EW.com
A magical story. David Baldacci, CBS Sunday Morning
The final masterpiece by the Pulitzer-Prize-winning writer....Twain fans, get ready. Huffington Post
Vividly imagined and detailed epic...How lucky we are to have this rich novel. Publisher's Weekly (starred review)
TWAIN & STANLEY ENTER PARADISE is a natural and delightful extension of Hijuelos' work, and like his earlier books, this one is distinguished by vitality so intense as to give the reader a charge just picking up the book. . . . a voice that is haunting and mesmerizing, and a story that shows just how fantastic and enjoyable Oscar Hijuelos' imagination really was. Craig Nova, author of The Good Son
The great Oscar Hijuelos lives on in this ambitious, fascinating, and richly detailed work that, like the author, is in a class by itself. Gay Talese
Oscar Hijuelos, who left us suddenly and far too soon, has been deeply missed by those of us who were his friends-missed both as a friend and as a writer. The friend will not be coming back, but what a miracle that he has given us this last novel-which is a fine and wonderful novel, and surely among the best books Oscar ever wrote. Paul Auster
“[An] ambitious, fascinating, and richly detailed work that, like the author, is in a class by itself.” Gay Talese, New York Times bestselling author
“Stylistically adventurous…will make illuminating reading for Hijuelos fans.” USA Today
“An exciting and moving blend of letters, narrative, and imagined memoir…Hijuelos gives a delightful glimpse into the relationship of two of history’s most fascinating subjects.” Vanity Fair
Twain & Stanley Enter Paradise delivers as an erudite vaudeville of turn-of-the-century superstars.” Boston Globe
“Hijuelos spins a great tale, rich with details…There’s just a kind of gorgeous magic to the disparate but parallel lives he is charting.” NPR
“An engrossing commentary on friendship, fame, and fate.” Newsday
“[A] vividly imagined and detailed epic…How lucky we are to have this rich novel.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Told through a combination of formats, including straight narrative, letters, memoir, and diary entries—all invented, and convincingly so…By observing them at many moments of vulnerability, readers gain insights into their makeup…It’s an extraordinary feat of imaginative historical re-creation.” Booklist (starred review)
“The main voices [are] ably performed by the ensemble of narrators. Henry Leyva captures the charming and tragic elder Clemens, and—more remarkably—James Langton, the bull-headed and searching Stanley. The vividly rendered Tennant—read by Polly Lee—matches both for energy and passion. Robert Petkoff ably covers the narration and other major characters. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
Twain & Stanley Enter Paradise is a marvelous blend of research and the imagination, resurrecting two fascinating contemporaries…and lending a bygone era the shimmer of here and now.” Marie Arana, award-winning author of American Chica
“Like his earlier books, this one is distinguished by vitality so intense as to give the reader a charge just picking up the book.” Craig Nova, award-winning author of The Good Son

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Author

Author Bio: Oscar Hijuelos

Author Bio: Oscar Hijuelos

Oscar Hijuelos (1951–2013) was a recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, the Rome Prize, and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. He was also nominated for the National Book Award.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 18.22
Audience: Adult
Language: English