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The High Mountains of Portugal - A Novel

Yann Martel

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • "Fifteen years after The Life of Pi, Yann Martel is taking us on another long journey. Fans of his Man Booker Prize-winning novel will recognize familiar themes from that seafaring phenomenon, but the itinerary in this imaginative new book is entirely fresh. . . . Martel's writing has never been more charming."-Ron Charles, The Washington Post NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR In Lisbon in 1904, a young man named Tomás discovers an old journal. It hints at the existence of an extraordinary artifact that-if he can find it-would redefine history. Traveling in one of Europe's earliest automobiles, he sets out in search of this strange treasure. Thirty-five years later, a Portuguese pathologist devoted to the murder mysteries of Agatha Christie finds himself at the center of a mystery of his own and drawn into the consequences of Tomás's quest. Fifty years on, a Canadian senator takes refuge in his ancestral village in northern Portugal, grieving the loss of his beloved wife. But he arrives with an unusual companion: a chimpanzee. And there the century-old quest will come to an unexpected conclusion. The High Mountains of Portugal-part quest, part ghost story, part contemporary fable-offers a haunting exploration of great love and great loss. Filled with tenderness, humor, and endless surprise, it takes the reader on a road trip through Portugal in the last century-and through the human soul. Praise for The High Mountains of Portugal "Just as ambitious, just as clever, just as existential and spiritual [as Life of Pi] . . . a book that rewards your attention . . . an excellent book club choice."-San Francisco Chronicle "There's no denying the simple pleasures to be had in The High Mountains of Portugal."-Chicago Tribune "Charming . . . Most Martellian is the boundless capacity for parable. . . . Martel knows his strengths: passages about the chimpanzee and his owner brim irresistibly with affection and attentiveness."-The New Yorker "A rich and rewarding experience .

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • "Fifteen years after The Life of Pi, Yann Martel is taking us on another long journey. Fans of his Man Booker Prize-winning novel will recognize familiar themes from that seafaring phenomenon, but the itinerary in this imaginative new book is entirely fresh. . . . Martel's writing has never been more charming."-Ron Charles, The Washington Post NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR In Lisbon in 1904, a young man named Tomás discovers an old journal. It hints at the existence of an extraordinary artifact that-if he can find it-would redefine history. Traveling in one of Europe's earliest automobiles, he sets out in search of this strange treasure. Thirty-five years later, a Portuguese pathologist devoted to the murder mysteries of Agatha Christie finds himself at the center of a mystery of his own and drawn into the consequences of Tomás's quest. Fifty years on, a Canadian senator takes refuge in his ancestral village in northern Portugal, grieving the loss of his beloved wife. But he arrives with an unusual companion: a chimpanzee. And there the century-old quest will come to an unexpected conclusion. The High Mountains of Portugal-part quest, part ghost story, part contemporary fable-offers a haunting exploration of great love and great loss. Filled with tenderness, humor, and endless surprise, it takes the reader on a road trip through Portugal in the last century-and through the human soul. Praise for The High Mountains of Portugal "Just as ambitious, just as clever, just as existential and spiritual [as Life of Pi] . . . a book that rewards your attention . . . an excellent book club choice."-San Francisco Chronicle "There's no denying the simple pleasures to be had in The High Mountains of Portugal."-Chicago Tribune "Charming . . . Most Martellian is the boundless capacity for parable. . . . Martel knows his strengths: passages about the chimpanzee and his owner brim irresistibly with affection and attentiveness."-The New Yorker "A rich and rewarding experience .
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • "Fifteen years after The Life of Pi, Yann Martel is taking us on another long journey. Fans of his Man Booker Prize-winning novel will recognize familiar themes from that seafaring phenomenon, but the itinerary in this imaginative new book is entirely fresh. . . . Martel's writing has never been more charming."-Ron Charles, The Washington Post NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR In Lisbon in 1904, a young man named Tomás discovers an old journal. It hints at the existence of an extraordinary artifact that-if he can find it-would redefine history. Traveling in one of Europe's earliest automobiles, he sets out in search of this strange treasure. Thirty-five years later, a Portuguese pathologist devoted to the murder mysteries of Agatha Christie finds himself at the center of a mystery of his own and drawn into the consequences of Tomás's quest. Fifty years on, a Canadian senator takes refuge in his ancestral village in northern Portugal, grieving the loss of his beloved wife. But he arrives with an unusual companion: a chimpanzee. And there the century-old quest will come to an unexpected conclusion. The High Mountains of Portugal-part quest, part ghost story, part contemporary fable-offers a haunting exploration of great love and great loss. Filled with tenderness, humor, and endless surprise, it takes the reader on a road trip through Portugal in the last century-and through the human soul. Praise for The High Mountains of Portugal "Just as ambitious, just as clever, just as existential and spiritual [as Life of Pi] . . . a book that rewards your attention . . . an excellent book club choice."-San Francisco Chronicle "There's no denying the simple pleasures to be had in The High Mountains of Portugal."-Chicago Tribune "Charming . . . Most Martellian is the boundless capacity for parable. . . . Martel knows his strengths: passages about the chimpanzee and his owner brim irresistibly with affection and attentiveness."-The New Yorker "A rich and rewarding experience .

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mark Bramhall

Length:

10h 52m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:13


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

01:23:52


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

01:00:38


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

50:54


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

01:04:23


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

01:00:22


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

50:24


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

56:13


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

01:11:34


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

50:09


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

42:05


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

01:01:15


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

00:31