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    • The Sound of Things Falling

    • By: Juan Gabriel Vasquez
    • Narrated by: Mike Vendetti
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 133
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      3 out of 5 stars 121
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      4 out of 5 stars 122

    In the city of Bogot, Antonio Yammara reads an article about a hippo that had escaped from a derelict zoo once owned by legendary Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. The article transports Antonio back to when the war between Escobar’s Medelln cartel and government forces played out violently in Colombia’s streets and in the skies above. Back then, Antonio witnessed a friend’s murder, an event that haunts him still. As he investigates, he discovers the many ways in which his own life and his friend’s family have been shaped by his country’s recent violent past.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Colombian Tragedy

    • By David on 09-14-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • La forma de las ruinas [The shape of the ruins]

    • By: Juan Gabriel Vásquez
    • Narrated by: Juan Sebastián Aragón
    • Length: 18 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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    En el año 2014, Carlos Carballo es arrestado por intentar robar de un museo el traje de baño de Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, líder político asesinado en Bogotá en 1948. Carballo es un hombre atormentado que busca señales para desentrañar los misterios de un pasado que lo obsesiona. Pero nadie, ni siquiera sus amigos más cercanos, sospecha las razones profundas de su obsesión. ¿Qué conecta los asesinatos de Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, cuya muerte partió en dos la historia de Colombia, y de John F. Kennedy?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Don’t even bother

    • By Sandra on 06-18-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Secret History of Costaguana

    • By: Juan Gabriel Vasquez
    • Narrated by: Armando Duran
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    On the day of Joseph Conrad's death, in 1924, the Colombian-born José Altamirano begins to write and cannot stop. Many years before, he confessed to Conrad his life's every delicious detail - from his country's heroic revolutions to his darkest solitary moments. Those intimate recollections became Nostromo, a novel that solidified Conrad’s fame and turned Altamirano’s reality into a work of fiction. Now Conrad is dead, but the slate is by no means clear. Nostromo will live on and Altamirano must write himself back into existence.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Reputations

    • By: Juan Gabriel Vásquez
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Javier Mallarino is a living legend. He is his country's most influential political cartoonist, the consciousness of a nation. A man capable of repealing laws, overturning judges' decisions, destroying politicians' careers with his art. His weapons are pen and ink. Those in power fear him and pay him homage. At 65, after four decades of a brilliant career, he's at the height of his powers. But this all changes when he's paid an unexpected visit from a young woman.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I must be missing something

    • By Kozź on 03-11-17

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The All Saints' Day Lovers

    • By: Juan Gabriel Vasquez, Anne McLean - translator
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A Colombian writer is witness to a murder that will mark him forever. A woman sits alone in her house, waiting for her husband to return, while he lies in another woman's bed 20 kilometers away. Through blood-soaked betrayal, a love affair, murder, and long-meditated revenge, Vasquez achieves an extraordinary unity of emotion, morality, and landscape with these fragmented lives.

    Regular price: $19.95