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  • La Vérité sur l'Affaire Harry Quebert

  • By: Joël Dicker
  • Narrated by: Thibault de Montalembert
  • Length: 21 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Marcus Goldman, auteur d'un premier best-seller, est en panne d'inspiration. Quand il apprend que son mentor, le célèbre écrivain Harry Quebert, est le suspect numéro un d'un crime, il se précipite à son secours. Dans le jardin de Quebert, on a retrouvé le corps de Nola - 15 ans - serrant contre elle le manuscrit du roman d'amour que Quebert lui avait dédié. Devenu un best-seller, il avait fait la gloire de son auteur. L'histoire de Quebert devient alors le sujet romanesque que Marcus avait tant cherché.

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  • Long book- worth persevering

  • By ronnoco on 20-11-18

Long book- worth persevering

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

Reviewed: 20-11-18

This was the longest book I have tackled in French (860 pages). It was reasonably accessible with just a few dictionary stops. It helped to have the audible narration for pronunciation and pace. The story was quite convoluted, skipping back and forth in time and from different perspectives but it all came together in the end. A carefully crafted tale which referred to the story-telling (book writing) process as part of its structure, woven into what was essentially a crime thriller. I don't know why the audio version used different place names and occasionally diverged from the original text, but overall it was accurate and very clearly narrated. I am now ready to watch the TV series version ( in English) to see how that is managed, but unfortunately I know whodunnit!