Invisible Cities (Compact Disc)

By Italo Calvino, John Lee (Narrated by)

Tantor Audio, 9781452614489

Publication Date: June 24, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (6/23/2013)
Paperback (5/3/1978)
MP3 CD (6/24/2013)
Hardcover, Chinese (11/1/1993)
Compact Disc (6/24/2013)

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In a garden sit the aged Kublai Khan and the young Marco Polo-Tartar emperor and Venetian traveler. Kublai Khan has sensed the end of his empire coming soon. Marco Polo diverts the emperor with tales of the cities he has seen in his travels around the empire: cities and memory, cities and desire, cities and designs, cities and the dead, cities and the sky, trading cities, hidden cities. Soon it becomes clear that each of these fantastic places is really the same place.

About the Author

Italo Calvino (1923-1985) was an Italian journalist and writer of short stories and novels. His best known works include the Our Ancestors trilogy, the short story collection "Cosmicomics," and the novels "Invisible Cities" and "If on a Winter's Night a Traveler."

British narrator John Lee has read audiobooks in almost every conceivable genre, from Charles Dickens to Patrick O'Brian. He has won numerous Audie Awards and "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, and he was named a Golden Voice by "AudioFile" in 2009.