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  • Los detectives salvajes [The Wild Detectives]

  • By: Roberto Bolaño
  • Narrated by: Alberto Santillán, Angelines Santana, Yareli Arizmendi, and others
  • Length: 28 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 98

Entre la narrativa detectivesca, la novela "de carretera", el relato biográfico y la crónica, Los detectives salvajes está considerada por la crítica y el público de todo el mundo como una de las mejores y más originales ficciones escritas en las últimas décadas. Uno de los mejores libros en español de los últimos 25 años según.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Una gran historia.

  • By Coatl S on 11-13-17

Una de las obras mestras de la literatura

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-21-17

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Una novela impresionante. Muy bien escrita, y un audiolibro muy bien leído. Altamente recomendable.

Un homenaje a la Literatura y la Poesía y a los amigos de las adolescencia y juventud. La rebelión contra los establecido: frente al realismo mágico, el realismo visceral. Frente a la política tradicional: la revolución. La historia de cómo los sueños y los ideales de la juventud evolucionan y se adaptan con la vida y como algunos vuelven en círculo a los ideales de la juventud y otros toman otros senderos en el camino. Una historia circular y universal. Cada lector es en cierta medida uno o varios personajes de esta compleja novela.
La primera y la última parte de la novela se centran en la vida universitaria y literaria en el DF de México en los primeros años 70 y en la historia de la búsqueda de Cesárea Tinajero, una poeta de los años 30 que fue la “fundadora” del realismo visceral. La parte intermedia son entrevistas a personas que conocieron a Lima y Belano, los protagonistas de la historia, que nunca cuentan su historia en primera persona, es decir el lector conoce sus peripecias a través del punto de vista de otros, con visiones que no son siempre congruentes. Cada entrevistado tiene su propia voz característica en español y percibe los hechos desde su propia óptica, desde el académico hasta la culturista, desde la fulana de barrio hasta el editor de libros.

El audiolibro al estar leído con múltiples voces ayuda mucho a comprender la novela. De hecho es una de las mejores lecturas en español que he oído en mi vida (cuando habla un mejicano lo lee un mejicano, una uruguaya tiene acento uruguayo, etc.) . Le recomendaría la audición a cualquiera que quiera hacer el esfuerzo de leer una de las obras maestras de la literatura en Español del siglo XX/XXI.

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  • A Mercy

  • By: Toni Morrison
  • Narrated by: Toni Morrison
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 307
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 139

Jacob is an Anglo-Dutch trader and adventurer, with a small holding in the harsh north. Despite his distaste for dealing in "flesh," he takes a small slave girl in part payment for a bad debt from a plantation owner in Catholic Maryland. This is Florens, "with the hands of a slave and the feet of a Portuguese lady." Florens looks for love, first from Lina, an older servant woman at her new master's house, but later from a handsome blacksmith, an African, never enslaved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, this book

  • By Suzn F on 12-28-08

Great book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-18-09

Magnificent book from Toni Morrison. A story about love and betrayal in the late 1600s. A story told from multiple points of view. Morrison uses stream of consciousness for most of the book, what reminds me of Faulkner and "The Sound and The Fury". Not an easy book to read because until you finish it you really do not get the whole story: literally until the very last sentence of the novel.

I think this book is easier to read that to listen to, because each chapter is narrated by one character, and in the audiobook version the separation between chapters is not clear. Toni Morrison has a wonderful evocative voice, but she does not try to change it for each character of the novel, relying only for identification of each of them on the different way they express themselves. The makes the audition confusing, at least initially. I ended up reading the book on paper at the same time that I was listening to Toni Morrison's voice, and then I was completely hooked on the book.

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  • Home

  • A Novel
  • By: Marilynne Robinson
  • Narrated by: Maggi-Meg Reed
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 346
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 247
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245

Glory Boughton, aged 38, has returned to Gilead to care for her dying father. Soon her brother, Jack - the prodigal son of the family, gone for 20 years - comes home too, looking for refuge and trying to make peace with a past littered with tormenting trouble and pain.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wish that I had read this one

  • By S. Elder on 10-02-08

Marilynne Robinson does it again

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-08

I love Marilynne Robinson writings and this is a wonderful book. I listened to Gilead a couple of years ago, and I think this one is even better. It is difficult to conceive both books separately once you have read (or listen) to them. The story is about family interactions and I am not going to spoil it for you. It is written in such wonderful prose that it takes your breath away.

The narrator of this book is good. It always takes me an hour or so to get accustomed to a new voice, so try to get over the initial hump and she becomes a convincing Glory. I did not like the characterization of Boughton the father, because his voice was a little annoying, but I suspect in real life I would have found his *real* voice annoying too.

Housekeeping was about sisterhood, Gilead is about fatherhood, Home is brotherhood. I am dying to see Marilynne Robinson talk about motherhood. I want to hear more about the stories of Della and her son Robert and Ames wife Lila and her son.

I cannot wait until Marilynne Robinson next book. I think she is one of the most gifted authors of contemporary American literature.

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