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

Label
The magic strings of Frankie Presto : a novel
Title
The magic strings of Frankie Presto
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Mitch Albom
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
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 twentieth 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
Cataloging source
BLACP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
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Albom, Mitch
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3601.L335
LC item number
M34 2016ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Mitch Albom and a full cast
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1952-
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  • O'Neill, Kevin
  • Hodge, Mike
  • Stanley, Paul
  • Baskous, Christian
  • Sananes, Adriana
  • Chiroldes, Tony
  • Guidall, George
  • Miles, Robin
  • McGuinn, Roger
  • Pizzarelli, John
  • Michaelson, Ingrid
  • Brown, Ken
  • Kamoo, Sarab
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  • Civil War (Spain : 1936-1939)
  • FICTION / Religious
  • FICTION / General
  • Guitarists
  • Orphans
  • Magic
  • Popular music
  • Spain
  • United States
  • Guitarists
  • Magic
  • Orphans
  • Popular music
  • Refugees
  • Spain
  • United States
Target audience
general
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The magic strings of Frankie Presto : a novel, Mitch Albom
Instantiates
Publication
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Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn966640006
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (9 hr., 43 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062562326
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9780062562326
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
40brs6
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9780062562326
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o966640006
  • (OCoLC)966640006
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The magic strings of Frankie Presto : a novel, Mitch Albom
Publication
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn966640006
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (9 hr., 43 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062562326
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9780062562326
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
40brs6
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9780062562326
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o966640006
  • (OCoLC)966640006
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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