The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

Audiobook CD - 2015
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The tale of 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.
Publisher: [United States] : Harper Collins Publishers, 2015
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780062420039
Branch Call Number: UCD FICTION ALBOM
Characteristics: 8 sound discs (480 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in

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January1947
Jul 08, 2017

Well written -- characters were memorable and the use of real musicians with the story line made it compelling. Where can we meet this Frankie Presto?

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erinsnest
Jan 10, 2016

Jan 4 - 11 2016 listened as I read the book, great cast, great recording. This certainly enhanced the reading for me.

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