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The Divine Boys

By: Laura Restrepo,Carolina De Robertis - translator
Narrated by: Ramón de Ocampo
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Publisher's Summary

From acclaimed Colombian author Laura Restrepo comes a prize-winning novel inspired by a true crime that shattered a community and exposed the dark recesses of toxic masculinity and privilege.

Immune to the consequences of immorality, five privileged young men in Bogotá bond over a shared code: worship drugs and drink, exploit women, and scorn the underclass.

As males, they declare the right to freedom of pleasure. As friends, only disloyalty to each other is forbidden. When a little girl from the slums disappears, the limits of a perverse and sacred bond will be tested in ways none of them could have imagined.

Hauntingly true, this daringly told work of fiction explores the tragic dynamic between genders, social classes, and victim and victimizer, and between five men whose intolerable transgressions will shake the conscience of a country.

©2020 Laura Restrepo (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Translation © 2020 by Carolina De Robertis.

Critic Reviews

"Narrator Ramón de Ocampo ramps up the tension in this literary crime story based on a true account.... Portraying the characters, he expertly handles even the most disturbing scenes." --AudioFile magazine

"Translated by the acclaimed novelist Carolina De Robertis and narrated by Ramón de Ocampo, The Divine Boys is a novel that will engross you from the very first chapter." --Book Riot

"Restrepo triumphs in her depiction of toxic masculinity and the clash of social classes, and navigates her characters through a sensational crime without subscribing to stereotypes. This elegy for lost youth and innocence is a powerhouse." --Publishers Weekly 

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narration in multiple person in type of stream of thoughts. can watch the character development from the inside out. a bit hard to track what the character thinking.

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Describes in a very creative way events that constantly happened in many large cities. One cannot stop listening. The story is amazing, and the narrator was great for it.

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Brilliantly written

This is one of the best written books I have read in years and I read a lot .I highly recommend this writer and hope Audable puts more of her books to audio.I feel this book deserves an award