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The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

(2015)
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Mitch Albom creates his most unforgettable fictional character - Frankie Presto, the greatest guitarist ever to walk the Earth - in this magical novel about the bands we join in life and the power of talent to change our lives.

It's an epic story of the greatest guitar player ever to 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 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 that 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 Forrest 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.

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Hardback Editions

October 2016 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Magic Strings Of Frankie Presto (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Mitch Albom
ISBN: 0-606-39472-9 / 978-0-606-39472-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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November 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto
Author(s): Mitch Albom
ISBN: 1-84744-227-7 / 978-1-84744-227-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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November 2015 : USA Hardback

Title: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto
Author(s): Mitch Albom
ISBN: 0-06-241858-0 / 978-0-06-241858-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Collins USA
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November 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto Bam Signed Ed
Author(s): Mitch Albom
ISBN: 0-06-243324-5 / 978-0-06-243324-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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November 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A Novel
Author(s): Mitch Albom
ISBN: 0-06-229441-5 / 978-0-06-229441-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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Paperback Editions

January 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto
Author(s): Mitch Albom
ISBN: 0-7515-4121-4 / 978-0-7515-4121-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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October 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A Novel
Author(s): Mitch Albom
ISBN: 0-06-229443-1 / 978-0-06-229443-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
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October 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto
Author(s): Mitch Albom
ISBN: 0-7515-4122-2 / 978-0-7515-4122-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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January 2016 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A Novel
Author(s): Mitch Albom
ISBN: 0-06-256204-5 / 978-0-06-256204-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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November 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A Novel
Author(s): Mitch Albom
ISBN: 0-06-241686-3 / 978-0-06-241686-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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Audio Editions

November 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto Low Price CD: A Novel
Author(s): Mitch Albom
ISBN: 0-06-256232-0 / 978-0-06-256232-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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November 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto CD: A Novel
Author(s): Mitch Albom
ISBN: 0-06-242003-8 / 978-0-06-242003-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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November 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto
Author(s): Mitch Albom
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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November 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto
Author(s): Mitch Albom
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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November 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A Novel
Author(s): Mitch Albom
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   


November 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A Novel
Author(s): Mitch Albom
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Kindle Editions

November 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto
Author(s): Mitch Albom
Publisher: Sphere
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November 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A Novel
Author(s): Mitch Albom
Publisher: Harper
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