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Falcó [Spanish Edition]

Serie Falcó [Falcó Series]
Narrated by: Raúl Llorens
Series: Serie Falcó, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
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Summary

Arturo Pérez-Reverte regresa con un libro protagonizado por su personaje más fascinante desde el capitán Alatriste.

Violencia, tramas de poder, suspense, lealtad y pasión conforman esta extraordinaria novela adictiva.

El mundo de Falcó era otro, y allí los bandos estaban perfectamente definidos: de una parte él, y de la otra todos los demás.

La Europa turbulenta de los años treinta y cuarenta del siglo XX es el escenario de las andanzas de Lorenzo Falcó, ex contrabandista de armas, espía sin escrúpulos, agente de los servicios de inteligencia. Durante el otoño de 1936, mientras la frontera entre amigos y enemigos se reduce a una línea imprecisa y peligrosa, Falcó recibe el encargo de infiltrarse en una difícil misión que podría cambiar el curso de la historia de España. Un hombre y dos mujeres - los hermanos Montero y Eva Rengel - serán sus compañeros de aventura y tal vez sus víctimas, en un tiempo en el que la vida se escribe a golpe de traiciones y nada es lo que parece.

Arturo Pérez-Reverte entrelaza magistralmente realidad y ficción en esta historia protagonizada por un nuevo y fascinante personaje, comparable a los más destacados espías y aventureros de la literatura.

Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2016 Arturo Pérez Reverte (P)2017 Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, S.A.U.

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  • Ju
  • 07-01-20

ni fu ni fa

me gusta mucho Pérez Reverte pero en ésta ocasión me ha dejado fría, ni fu ni fa, no me leeré los siguientes

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Uncomfortably sexist

I’m afraid I couldn’t really comment on the plot as from the outset to, maybe, three quarters of the way through, each female character introduced (of which there were many!) were objectified in such a derogatory fashion.
Their appearance was clearly of the utmost importance. As was their ability to lose all inhibitions at Falco’s presence. Woe betide any woman who had the audacity to leave the house without wearing make up.
Shame on the woman who doesn’t have the ‘perfect’ body. If a woman is intelligent she had to be pretty with it as the protagonist would take a beautiful woman over an intelligent one every time - this is stated by the protagonist himself. At one point he stated that a character who didn’t wear a scrap of make up nor provocative clothes and clearly didn’t flirt back or swoon at his very presence must have been a lesbian! But fear not! It turns out this woman is straight in the end!
All other ‘red blooded’ women were either clearly in lust with him or just deluding themselves.
Very outdated and uncomfortable listen, to the point that I’d find myself muttering ‘oh here we go’ every time a woman was mentioned. By the time new female characters stopped being introduced I’d lost the bulk of the story and could relate nothing of the plot.
I know it’s set in the 1930s but it wasn’t written then. Really no excuse
The only reason this gets 2 stars is because the reader himself was good and handled the different character voices well.
The story gets one star as there’s no way to put 0 stars without it looking like I forgot to rate it...

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My first exposure to the Spanish Civil War

I hadn’t really heard or read much about the civil war before this, and Pérez Reverte always does his research, so I trust this is based as much as possible in what was going on at the time.

A good story, quite graphic at times in case you’re squeamish... though I would say I had an inkling of where the twist was coming from, even if not precisely why.

For those of you who have read or listened to a lot of Perez Reverte, I have been a big fan of his novels but never quite got into the Alatriste series. I am though looking forward to the next Falcó.

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  • Mario
  • 07-10-17

Emocionante novela de espionaje

Buena novela de espionaje en el marco de la guerra civil española.

La narración es buena,

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-05-18

Perez Reverte at its best!

Great black novel based on the beginnings of the Spanish Civil War in the mid 1930's. Recommendable!!!!

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  • Fernando
  • 05-09-19

Buena historia

La narración de los personajes femeninos no debería forzar el tono. Si lo narra un hombre, que lo haga con la voz de hombre, caracterizandolo, pero sin entrar en otros matices.
En esta narracion parezca que sean tontas, por decir algo.
El resto bien.

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  • harizaleta
  • 30-05-19

una novela policíaca

En mi opinión muy dirigida a público español de más de 60 años con conocimientos de la historia se España.

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  • Conchi
  • 11-03-19

Sorprendida

El narrador genial, insuperable. El libro me ha encantado, leeré los otros libros restantes .

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-01-19

boring boring

it is rare that i stop trying to read a book entirely. figure if i paid for it may as well red it. but i could not tolerate this book. sexist, yes, but mostly just BORING!

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  • DmitryB
  • 28-12-18

Muy divertido y fiel al genero

libro much divertido, con el narrativo linear y todos estereotipos del tiempo - mujeres guapas, hombres valientes, etc.

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  • Lolinki
  • 22-11-18

muy interesante

Un tema apasionante, muy bien relatado por el narrador. Reverte está estupendo, como siempre. enhorabuena

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-11-18

falco

exelente emocionante,te mantiene al hilo envolmente en todo mento,cada capitulo deja ganas de mas la recomiendo

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  • Elsy martínez
  • 15-08-18

Fascinante

A lo que se expone Falcó en medio de una guerra, me fascinó y seguiré leyendo más libros del autor