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The magic strings of Frankie Presto : a novel, Mitch Albom

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The magic strings of Frankie Presto : a novel
Title
The magic strings of Frankie Presto
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Mitch Albom
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Author
Narrator
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
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
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
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Albom, Mitch
Dewey number
813/.6
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not applicable
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not applicable
LC call number
PS3601.L335
LC item number
M34 2015ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
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PerformerNote
Read by Mitch Albom, Adriana Sananes, Tony Chiroldes, Christian Baskous, Kevin O'Neill, George Guidall, Robin Miles, Paul Stanley and Mike Hodge
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sananes, Adriana
  • Chiroldes, Tony
  • Baskous, Christian
  • O'Neill, Kevin
  • Guidall, George
  • Miles, Robin
  • Stanley, Paul
  • Hodge, Mike
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civil War (Spain : 1936-1939)
  • Guitarists
  • Spain
  • Guitarists
  • Refugees
  • Spain
  • FICTION / General
  • Fiction
  • Literature
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The magic strings of Frankie Presto : a novel, Mitch Albom
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (09 hr., 34 min., 11 sec.))
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online
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Isbn
9780062420022
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computer
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rdamedia
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digital
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
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other
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173E2430-3011-4AB1-95B9-F7923AFB5E2D
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  • ocn928885966
  • (OCoLC)928885966
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Label
The magic strings of Frankie Presto : a novel, Mitch Albom
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (09 hr., 34 min., 11 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062420022
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
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unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
Other physical details
digital
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
173E2430-3011-4AB1-95B9-F7923AFB5E2D
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  • ocn928885966
  • (OCoLC)928885966
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