The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

A Novel

Book - 2015
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This is the epic story of Frankie Presto - the greatest guitar player who ever lived - and the six lives he changed with his six magical blue strings. He makes records. He is adored. But Frankie Presto's gift is also his burden, as he realizes the power of the strings his teacher gave him, and how, through his music, he can actually affect people's lives. At the height of his popularity, tortured by his biggest mistake, he vanishes. His legend grows. Only decades later, having finally healed his heart, does Frankie reappear just before his spectacular death - to change one last life. With the Spirit of Music as our guide, we glimpse into the lives that were changed by one man whose strings could touch the music - and the magic - in each of us.
Publisher: New York :, Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,, 2015.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780062294418
Characteristics: 496 pages ;,20 cm.


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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.

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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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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