The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 10:52am -- JGranatino

You know you’re in for something remarkable when a patron asks you if you have read The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom and exclaims, horrified, when you have not. This is one of those titles best listened to, as the voice of Music tells Frankie’s story intermingled with the voices of people whose lives he touched. Frankie was orphaned while still a baby, rescued by a man he always thought of as his father. Baffo Rubio took Frankie for guitar lessons as a young boy, and Music bestowed his gifts upon the promising musician. El Maestro was a task master and taught young Frankie not only about the guitar, but about life as well. He secured Frankie’s escape from war-torn Spain and Frankie embarked on his life’s journey which took him all over the world, working with such stellar musicians as Django and Duke Ellington. The audiobook intersperses Music’s voice with those of his contemporaries and that of Aurora, the love of his life, telling how Frankie influenced their lives and careers. As Albom (as Music) states, “Everyone joins a band in this life, be it music, family, friends or lovers. And those connections change the world.” 

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