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    Fantastic Book

    Loved this book. It reminded me of Forrest Gump where a fictional character's life interacts with historical greats but this time it's within the music industry. Frankie's story is so great that you really wish this person was a real.
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    Like walking through the history of Rock and Roll

    Earlier this year I read Mitch Albom’s book Have a Little Faith and just loved it. This authors writing style really captivated me and I couldn’t wait to read more of his books. After enjoying his non-fiction, I was interested and curious as to how his style would transition to fiction. If my 5/5 rating isn’t indication enough, it is safe to say that I loved this book. I was just as captivated with Albom’s fiction as I was with his non-fiction. The multiple time periods were right up my alley and the way he weaved real life people into Frankie’s story was so imaginative. Initially I was concerned that the shift between time periods would be confusing. The fact that most of the story is narrated by “Music” was quite different from anything I had ever read before. However the change in time was clearly noted and the narration offered readers a view of the characters life that was quite unique. Although I have very little music ability myself and couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket, I consider myself a music lover. Most specifically I enjoy classic Rock and Roll and have always had a keen interest in the 1950’s and 1960’s. So The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto was a real treat and learning experience for me. As I read along I was very eager to see what music icon would be introduced next. I would definitely recommend The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto to music lovers young and old. This was such a clever story that I couldn’t put down. I am very much looking forward to reading more by Mitch Albom. I was sent a copy of The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom, from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
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    Inspiring not religious

    "I am Music. And Music is in the connection of human souls, speaking a language that needs no words. Everyone joins a band in this life. And what you play always affects someone. Sometimes it affects the world." A boy is born, hidden in a church being destroyed by men enraged and at war. His dying mother names him Francisco and entrusts his safety to a young novice nun. Francisco's life defies the odds and he becomes a famous magician, singer and song writer named Frankie Presto whose music motivates him and directs his life through poverty, wealth, sickness, health, youth and old age. His first love, Aurora, is his soul-mate whose on-again off-again connection brings Frankie through life. A moving story of great emotions & famous musicians throughout the 1940s - 1980s tell of his influence on their lives at Frankie's funeral. Read this book in 30 hours, I couldn't put it down.
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    Music is in you

    Was a interesting story of ones life and challenges . Couldnt put it down. Loved it. As with all his books they keep you wanting to read further.
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    Magic srings of Frankie presto

    This is one of the best books I have read. It is so well written it grabbed me from the opening page and never let up. Intriguingly mysterious which always had me wondering if this was based on a true story. This story will be in my memory forever! Thank you!!
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