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  • La desaparición de Stephanie Mailer [The Disappearance of Stephanie Mailer]

  • By: Joël Dicker
  • Narrated by: Víctor Velasco, Juan Carlos Gustems, Raúl Llorens, and others
  • Length: 20 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209

La noche del 30 de julio de 1994, la apacible población de Orphea, en la región de los Hamptons, asiste a la gran apertura del festival de teatro. Pero el alcalde se retrasa... Mientras tanto, un hombre recorre las calles vacías buscando a su mujer, hasta hallar su cadáver ante la casa del alcalde. Dentro, toda la familia ha sido asesinada. Jesse Rosenberg y Derek Scott, dos jóvenes y brillantes policías de Nueva York, resuelven el caso. Pero veinte años más tarde, en la ceremonia de despedida de la policía a Rosenberg, la periodista Stephanie Mailer lo afronta.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Muy buen audiolibro

  • By Adriana on 09-11-18

worth the time to listen

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

Lots of suspects and perhaps too many characters are all connected to, or trying to solve a murder committed 20 years earlier.  The case was actually closed and considered solved even though the accused died in in a traffic accident while being pursued by the police. The case is reopened when Stephanie Mailer stumbles upon information pertinent to the murder.


Although my first language is English, this audio book in Spanish managed to keep my attention until the very end.


Definitely worth the time to listen and very well narrated. One must pay very close attention to the jumping back and forth  from one decade to another.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • La pareja de al lado [The Couple Next Door]

  • By: Shari Lapena
  • Narrated by: Mercè Montalà
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Tu vecina te dijo que preferiría que no llevaras a tu bebé de seis meses a la cena. No es nada personal, simplemente no soporta sus llantos. Tu marido estaba de acuerdo. Después de todo, vivís en la casa de al lado. Podíais llevaros el monitor infantil y turnaros para pasar a verla cada media hora. Tu hija dormía cuando fuiste a comprobar por última vez. Sin embargo, en este momento, mientras subes corriendo las escaleras hasta su habitación envuelta en un absoluto silencio, confirmas que tu peor pesadilla se ha hecho realidad: ha desaparecido.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Con los pelos de punta!

  • By DI on 05-28-18

riveting Thriller

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

finished this audiobook in record time couldn't help but get to the next episode. A surprise at every turn and well narrated like watching a movie

  • El silencio de la ciudad blanca

  • Trilogia de la Ciudad Blanca 1
  • By: Eva García Saénz de Urturi
  • Narrated by: Juan Magraner
  • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344

Tasio Ortiz de Zárate, el brillante arqueólogo condenado por los extraños asesinatos que aterrorizaron la tranquila ciudad de Vitoria hace dos décadas, está a punto de salir de prisión en su primer permiso cuando los crímenes se reanudan de nuevo: en la emblemática Catedral Vieja de Vitoria, una pareja de veinte años aparece desnuda y muerta por picaduras de abeja en la garganta. Poco después, otra pareja de veinticinco años es asesinada en la Casa del Cordón, un conocido edificio medieval.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excelente!

  • By Jorge Algara on 05-15-18

spellbinding Thriller

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

Reviewed: 05-01-18

immediately went out to buy a hardbound copy to give to my brother-in-law. Listened to the audio version two times

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pídeme lo que quieras

  • By: Megan Maxwell
  • Narrated by: Inma Sancho
  • Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87

Tras la muerte de su padre, el prestigioso empresario alemán Eric Zimmerman decide viajar a España para supervisar las delegaciones de la empresa Müller. En la oficina central de Madrid conoce a Judith, una joven ingeniosa y simpática de la que se encapricha de inmediato.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Me encantó, despierta pasiones dormidas...

  • By Edith Cabrera on 06-26-18

Explicit but not pornographic.

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

Reviewed: 12-13-17

Very well written and narrated. A very good story ...explicit but not pornographic. Highly recommrnded

  • Short Spanish Stories

  • Beginners Short Stories to Learn Spanish
  • By: Language Mastery
  • Narrated by: Jorge Bouza
  • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

Are you frustrated with learning Spanish? What if we told you there's a better, more enjoyable way to learn Spanish and grow your vocabulary exponentially? Well, guess what? There is! The best way to learn Spanish is by immersing yourself in the subject. The problem? You might feel like you don't know where to start. And that's exactly why Language Mastery created a series of Spanish books.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • book contains one unexpected surprise

  • By craig a horst on 08-17-17

book contains one unexpected surprise

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-17-17

I was surprised to find each of the stories in Spanish followed by the story read in English like a bilingual book

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • El juego de Ripper

  • By: Isabel Allende
  • Narrated by: Catalina Muñoz
  • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123

Tal como predijo la astróloga más reputada de San Francisco, una oleada de crímenes comienza a sacudir la ciudad. En la investigación sobre los asesinatos, el inspector Bob Martín recibirá la ayuda inesperada de un grupo de internautas especializados en juegos de rol, Ripper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ripper, a gripping story

  • By craig a horst on 08-08-17

Ripper, a gripping story

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

Reviewed: 08-08-17

This was one of the best audiobooks I have listened to. At times I thought the author had gone into too much detail unnecessarily but in the end everything comes together and make sense. I highly recommend this book and I am very envious of the author to have such imagination.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Cuentos de Las Mil y Una Noches (Tales from A Thousand and One Nights)

  • By: Coral Communications
  • Narrated by: Graciela Lecube
  • Length: 56 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

"Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves" and "Sinbad the Sailor" are brought to life by "the actress with 100 voices," Graciela Lecube. In Spanish.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • sinbad y ali baba.

  • By craig a horst on 12-11-16

sinbad y ali baba.

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

Reviewed: 12-11-16

great practice for my Spanish. very well narrated and easy to understand. I highly recommend this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • La Caída de la Casa Usher

  • By: Edgar Allan Poe
  • Narrated by: Miguel Angel Jenner
  • Length: 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

Edición sin música.Un joven caballero es invitado al viejo caserón de un amigo de la infancia, Roderick Usher, artista enfermizo y excéntrico que vive completamente recluido en compañía de su hermana, Lady Madeline, también delicada de salud. Usher vive presa de una enfermedad indefinible, lo que hace a todos temer por su vida. La que acaba muriendo es su hermana. Sus restos mortales son depositados en una cripta, pero no tardan en producirse terribles acontecimientos que desembocarán en un trágico final.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • somewhat too difficult in Spanish

  • By craig a horst on 01-11-16

somewhat too difficult in Spanish

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

Reviewed: 01-11-16

I enjoy listening to audio books in Spanish but this one was far too difficult..