One Hundred Years of Solitude is a literature classic and one of the finest novels of its time. It was first published in print in 1964 and since then. It is still loved by many generations over the course of more than 50 years. There was huge demand for this novel to come in audio format and it created a great impact in the literary world.
The novel is a product of Gabriel Marquez where Gregory Rabassa did the translation to English from Spanish. If you want to have a look at more quality work of Gabriel in audio format, then The Splendid and the Vile and Thaumaturge are the recommended novels.
The performance in this audio version is by John Lee. His voice and great expression made it a memorable and a show-stopper kind of a performance.
The story in this novel is all about the rise and fall of Macondo, which is a small mythical town and has the influential history of the Buendia family. The book is actually a chronicle of life and death, and several other tragedies that may surround human lives. The beautiful and the ridiculous story of the Buendia family will form a great entertaining literary writing experience for the listeners. One will be able to see the entire Latin America perhaps.
The theme of the novel is dominated by war and revolution, lust and love, youth and senility, and poverty and riches. The novel actually weaves the personal, political and the spiritual side to carve a new wat of consciousness in storytelling. The novel has been translated into a number of other languages due to its immense popularity.