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Life of Pi

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Winner of the Man Booker Prize

One boy. One boat. One tiger.  

After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild, blue Pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a 16-year-old boy named Pi, a hyena, a zebra (with a broken leg), a female orangutan - and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger. The scene is set for one of the most extraordinary and beloved works of fiction in recent years. 

©2002 Yann Martel (P)2017 Vintage Canada

Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
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The High Mountains of Portugal

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The author of the best-selling Life of Pi returns to the storytelling power and luminous wisdom of his master novel.

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' 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.

Filled with tenderness, humor, and endless surprise, The High Mountains of Portugal - part quest, part ghost story, part contemporary fable - offers a haunting exploration of great love and great loss, asking questions about faith and lack of faith that are at the heart of all of Yann Martel's novels.

©2015 Yann Martel (P)2015 Random House Audio

Narrator: Mark Bramhall
Author: Yann Martel
Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
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The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios

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Here are four unforgettable stories by Yann Martel, the New York Times best-selling author of Life of Pi. In the exquisite title novella, a very young man dying of AIDS joins his friend in fashioning a story of the Roccamatio family of Helsinki, set against the yearly march of the 20th century. In "The Time I Heard the Private Donald J. Rankin String Concerto with One Discordant Violin, by the American composer John Morton", a Canadian university student visits Washington, D.C., and experiences the Vietnam War and its aftermath through an intense musical encounter. In "Manners of Dying", variations of a warden's letter to the mother of an executed man reveal how each life is contained in its end. The final story, "The Vita Eterna Mirror Company: Mirrors to Last till Kingdom Come", is about a young man who discovers an antique mirror-making machine that runs on memories.Written earlier in Martel's career, these tales are as moving as they are thought-provoking, as inventive in form as they are timeless in content. They display the startling mix of dazzle and depth that have made Yann Martel an international phenomenon.

©1993, 2004 Yann Martel (P)2004 HighBridge Company

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Die Hohen Berge Portugals

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Lissabon, 1904: In einem Automobil begibt sich der junge Tomás auf eine abenteuerliche Expedition in die Hohen Berge Portugals. Ein tragikomischer Roadtrip beginnt, der ein unvermutetes Ende nimmt. Doch das ist erst der Anfang einer fantastischen Geschichte, die die einsame Gegend noch Jahrzehnte später umweht wie ein unauslöschlicher Zauber...

Ein unglaubliches und doch absolut glaubhaftes Meisterwerk über das Leben, den Tod und die Liebe - voller Weisheit und Witz.

©2016 Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York / Yann Martel. All rights reserved / S. Fischer Verlag GmbH, Frankfurt am Main. Aus dem Englischen von Manfred Allié (P)2016 Argon Verlag GmbH, Berlin

Narrator: Stephan Schad
Author: Yann Martel
Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
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