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The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom
Contemporary fiction

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

by Mitch Albom

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This book is so awesome because it shows how music changes lives. It is such a great read. I love Mitch Albom's writing.

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296 ratings
  • 63% Love
  • 27% Like
  • 5% Dislike
  • Raleigh, NC

    This was the best book I’ve read in a long time. I fell in love with Frankie, I laughed, I cried, I and didn’t want the book to end! I will definitely read it again, which I rarely ever do. 10/10 rec!

  • Denver, CO

    I finished and wanted to start reading it over again. What a unique premise. This author also wrote from the perspective of dozens of characters, yet each had a unique voice and the flow was seemless.

  • Hayward, CA

    I have read a Mitch Albom book i didn't like. This one was exceptional how he weaved all the lives together. I felt like I wanted to have an encounter with Frankie Presto. Just couldn't put it down

  • Bozeman, MT

    Another brilliant story by Mitch Albom! By far, my favorite author hands down. Every story is inspiring and the religious and spiritual undertones are truly amazing. Grab the kleenex for this one!

  • Ithaca, NY

    Albom does it again with this magical realism mixed with charming and probing philosophical journey. He kept me guessing and thinking throughout the book while making the story easy and relatable.

  • Pittsburgh, PA

    One of my favorite books of all time. Albom spins a tale of talent, love, and fame in a perfect story that you can't pull yourself away from. I read all of this book in one sitting & wanted more.

  • Kearney, NE

    I love the way this story unfolded one chapter at a time through Frankie's life ... but with interviews with friends and acquaintances at his funeral scattered every few chapters. Heart warming.

  • Meridian, ID

    This is my new favorite book! If I hadn't believed that music can change lives before reading this book, I would definitely believe it now! Loved this book and will highly recommend to everyone!

  • Rahway, NJ

    Mitch Albom never disappoints when he releases a novel so I knew I was in for a treat with this novel. The way he tells the story makes you feel like you’re a part of the journey as well.

  • Concord, NH

    Mitch Albom always writes an A+ book and he hasn't failed with this one. Frankie Presto is a simple character in a world of complexity. Yet, who isn't. The author brings it all together.


    This was so uniquely told by the narrator - music. The story follows Frankie’s incredible life throughout some impressive music history and is moving like nothing I’ve ever read.

  • San Ramon, CA

    A completely unique experience. This novel made me laugh, cry and had me on the edge of my seat, wondering what would happen next. Beautifully written, absolutely absorbing.

  • Lewisburg , WV

    Mitch Albom is a fantastic author and he did not fail with this book. It was so well written and kept you wanting more the entire time just to unravel Frankie's history.

  • Long Beach, CA

    I've been a big fan of this author for many years. This was a very very sweet story. The endings to Mitch Albom's books are always tear jerkers and beautiful.

  • Collingswood, NJ

    Amazing. One of my favorite books ever. The story telling was unique and the characters so well written. I will definitely read it again and again.

  • Arlington, VA

    I love Mitch Albom, and this book did not disappoint. An absolutely beautiful story of Frankie Presto and the lives he influenced along the way.

  • Berea , OH

    I loved, loved, loved this book! Couldn’t put it down! It’s what you read when you feel lost in life and need a way back!

  • York, PA

    This book had everything! Mystery, laughter and tears! A great read, as always from Mitch. I would definitely recommend it!


    Best book I've read in a long time. I love Mitch Alboms writing style. The story was sad, beautiful and happy at times.

  • New Franklin, OH

    This was a beautiful magic of music story... I loved how the author used real musicians like a documentary.. just lovely !

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