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The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto - A Novel

Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom creates his most unforgettable fictional character-Frankie Presto, the greatest guitarist to ever walk the earth-in this magical novel about the bands we join in life and the power of talent to change our lives. An epic story of the greatest guitar player to ever live, and the six lives he changed with his magical blue strings. In Albom's most sweeping novel yet, the voice of Music narrates the tale of its most beloved disciple, young Frankie Presto, a war orphan raised by a blind music teacher in a small Spanish town. At nine years old, Frankie is sent to America in the bottom of a boat. His only possession is an old guitar and six precious strings. But Frankie's talent is touched by the gods, and his amazing journey weaves him through the musical landscape of the 20th century, from classical to jazz to rock and roll, with his stunning talent affecting numerous stars along the way, including Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Carole King, Wynton Marsalis and even KISS. Frankie becomes a pop star himself. He makes records. He is adored. But his gift is also his burden, as he realizes, through his music, he can actually affect people's futures-with one string turning blue whenever a life is altered. At the height of his popularity, Frankie Presto vanishes. His legend grows. Only decades later, does he reappear-just before his spectacular death-to change one last life. With its Forest Gump-like romp through the music world, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is a classic in the making. A lifelong musician himself, Mitch Albom delivers a remarkable novel, infused with the message that "everyone joins a band in this life" and those connections change us all. The complete list of narrators includes Mitch Albom, Roger McGuinn, Ingrid Michaelson, John Pizzarelli, Paul Stanley, George Guidall, Mike Hodge, Robin Miles, Christian Baskous, Tony Chiroldes, Kevin O'Neil, Adriana Sananes, Ken Brown, and Sarab Kamoo.

Mitch Albom creates his most unforgettable fictional character-Frankie Presto, the greatest guitarist to ever walk the earth-in this magical novel about the bands we join in life and the power of talent to change our lives. An epic story of the greatest guitar player to ever live, and the six lives he changed with his magical blue strings. In Albom's most sweeping novel yet, the voice of Music narrates the tale of its most beloved disciple, young Frankie Presto, a war orphan raised by a blind music teacher in a small Spanish town. At nine years old, Frankie is sent to America in the bottom of a boat. His only possession is an old guitar and six precious strings. But Frankie's talent is touched by the gods, and his amazing journey weaves him through the musical landscape of the 20th century, from classical to jazz to rock and roll, with his stunning talent affecting numerous stars along the way, including Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Carole King, Wynton Marsalis and even KISS. Frankie becomes a pop star himself. He makes records. He is adored. But his gift is also his burden, as he realizes, through his music, he can actually affect people's futures-with one string turning blue whenever a life is altered. At the height of his popularity, Frankie Presto vanishes. His legend grows. Only decades later, does he reappear-just before his spectacular death-to change one last life. With its Forest Gump-like romp through the music world, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is a classic in the making. A lifelong musician himself, Mitch Albom delivers a remarkable novel, infused with the message that "everyone joins a band in this life" and those connections change us all. The complete list of narrators includes Mitch Albom, Roger McGuinn, Ingrid Michaelson, John Pizzarelli, Paul Stanley, George Guidall, Mike Hodge, Robin Miles, Christian Baskous, Tony Chiroldes, Kevin O'Neil, Adriana Sananes, Ken Brown, and Sarab Kamoo.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Mitch Albom creates his most unforgettable fictional character-Frankie Presto, the greatest guitarist to ever walk the earth-in this magical novel about the bands we join in life and the power of talent to change our lives. An epic story of the greatest guitar player to ever live, and the six lives he changed with his magical blue strings. In Albom's most sweeping novel yet, the voice of Music narrates the tale of its most beloved disciple, young Frankie Presto, a war orphan raised by a blind music teacher in a small Spanish town. At nine years old, Frankie is sent to America in the bottom of a boat. His only possession is an old guitar and six precious strings. But Frankie's talent is touched by the gods, and his amazing journey weaves him through the musical landscape of the 20th century, from classical to jazz to rock and roll, with his stunning talent affecting numerous stars along the way, including Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Carole King, Wynton Marsalis and even KISS. Frankie becomes a pop star himself. He makes records. He is adored. But his gift is also his burden, as he realizes, through his music, he can actually affect people's futures-with one string turning blue whenever a life is altered. At the height of his popularity, Frankie Presto vanishes. His legend grows. Only decades later, does he reappear-just before his spectacular death-to change one last life. With its Forest Gump-like romp through the music world, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is a classic in the making. A lifelong musician himself, Mitch Albom delivers a remarkable novel, infused with the message that "everyone joins a band in this life" and those connections change us all. The complete list of narrators includes Mitch Albom, Roger McGuinn, Ingrid Michaelson, John Pizzarelli, Paul Stanley, George Guidall, Mike Hodge, Robin Miles, Christian Baskous, Tony Chiroldes, Kevin O'Neil, Adriana Sananes, Ken Brown, and Sarab Kamoo.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Paul Stanley, Adriana Sananes, Christian Baskous, George Guidall, Kevin O'Neill, Mike Hodge, Robin Miles, Tony Chiroldes

Length:

9h 44m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:44


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

15:41


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

05:01


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

21:12


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

03:45


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

21:56


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

05:47


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

04:43


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

18:00


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

05:53


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

04:05


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

04:53


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

15:46


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

12:34


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

09:22


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

11:36


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

23:04


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

14:29


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

09:32


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

02:31


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

05:37


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

01:45


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

04:49


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

01:50


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

12:04


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

06:44


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

09:03


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

02:00


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

03:17


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

19:22


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

02:09


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

08:01


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

03:46


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

14:15


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

09:47


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

02:56


Part 3, Chapter 36
Part 3, Chapter 36

03:14


Part 3, Chapter 37
Part 3, Chapter 37

02:57


Part 3, Chapter 38
Part 3, Chapter 38

03:42


Part 3, Chapter 39
Part 3, Chapter 39

01:26


Part 3, Chapter 40
Part 3, Chapter 40

18:16


Part 3, Chapter 41
Part 3, Chapter 41

03:17


Part 3, Chapter 42
Part 3, Chapter 42

01:39


Part 3, Chapter 43
Part 3, Chapter 43

11:39


Part 4, Chapter 44
Part 4, Chapter 44

12:21


Part 4, Chapter 45
Part 4, Chapter 45

01:24


Part 4, Chapter 46
Part 4, Chapter 46

14:06


Part 4, Chapter 47
Part 4, Chapter 47

08:48


Part 4, Chapter 48
Part 4, Chapter 48

04:42


Part 4, Chapter 49
Part 4, Chapter 49

12:12


Part 4, Chapter 50
Part 4, Chapter 50

15:18


Part 4, Chapter 51
Part 4, Chapter 51

03:22


Part 5, Chapter 52
Part 5, Chapter 52

19:43


Part 5, Chapter 53
Part 5, Chapter 53

22:37


Part 6, Chapter 54
Part 6, Chapter 54

10:52


Part 6, Chapter 55
Part 6, Chapter 55

08:06


Part 6, Chapter 56
Part 6, Chapter 56

13:40


Part 6, Chapter 57
Part 6, Chapter 57

08:28


Part 6, Chapter 58
Part 6, Chapter 58

07:19


Part 6, Chapter 59
Part 6, Chapter 59

03:16


Part 6, Chapter 60
Part 6, Chapter 60

10:09


Part 6, Chapter 61
Part 6, Chapter 61

03:41


Part 6, Chapter 62
Part 6, Chapter 62

14:05


Part 6, Chapter 63
Part 6, Chapter 63

14:22


Part 6, Chapter 64
Part 6, Chapter 64

09:30


Part 6, Chapter 65
Part 6, Chapter 65

01:12