The Magic Strings Of Frankie Presto

The Magic Strings Of Frankie Presto

A Novel

Book - 2015
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Sent to America at age nine with nothing but an old guitar, Frankie Presto achieves success on the mid-twentieth-century music scene before becoming overburdened by his ability to affect people's futures through his music.
Publisher: New York :, Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062294418
Characteristics: 496 pages ; 20 cm


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Oct 16, 2019

Creative and original fictional work. Spanish war orphan is raised by a blind guitar virtuoso and then embarks on his own career, rising to great heights and falling deeply. He often loses his way but recovers when he returns to his musical roots. Narrator is Music.

May 31, 2019

I loved it. I have a feeling that I'm not capable of not liking anything that Mitch Albom has written or will write.

May 18, 2019

Found this book by accident on the way out. Soooo glad I borrowed it. Perhaps the best Mitch Albom book ever. A great read - couldn’t put it down.

Feb 26, 2019

His books always have an important message.

Nov 22, 2018

When words are not enough, it is the beautiful language of music that binds people together. This is the theme of this book narrated my music itself. It follows Frankie Presto throughout his life and tells tales of how his music came to influence so many people and how he altered the lives of 6, including himself. As much as I love this author, I can't say I was completely absorbed into this book. It wasn't until the last 15 pages when I glad I didn't give up on it. However, he still did an amazing job connecting the various people and events together that spanned over several decades.

Jun 08, 2018

One of my all-time favorite stories. I've enjoyed several of the other Mitch Albom books, but this one was amazing. The story, the characters, the musical references, all wonderful. I listened on audiobook and I can't imagine that it would be as good to read, as the numerous people voicing the different characters made it that much better.

NL_Val Jan 09, 2018

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is "Magic". The narrator of this story is music and it takes us on an unforgettable trip through Frankie's life.

ArapahoeHannah Nov 21, 2017

It was truly enchanting and I found it to be like nothing that I’ve ever read.

Sep 11, 2017

So AMAZING!!! Next best thing to Tuesdays with Morrie all over again. I loved it!! Absolutely Magical! All the emojiis and heartstrings!!

Jul 17, 2017

Mitch Albom tells compelling stories. Loved how he entwined historical musicians into Frankie's life. Other books I've read, I've felt a more upbeat connections. Frankie, through bad luck or bad choices, never has a life I feel he had true happiness and contentment. Sad.

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Aug 17, 2016

Mitch Albom creates a fictional character who lives through the very influential time of music, from the classics through Elvis and Woodstock to a current country star. Frankie isn't perfect and he suffers some of the pitfalls that musicians often encounter, but he is a sympathetic protagonist. You learn about many historical composers and musicians as Frankie makes his way through the musical landscape.

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