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Martin Santomé, viudo con tres hijos en vísperas de su jubilación, comienza a registrar en un diario íntimo su vida gris y sin relieve. La vida cotidiana de la rutina oficinesca y la de un hogar desunido y crispado se verán alteradas cierto día, cuando irrumpe en su opaca existencia la joven Laura Avellaneda, nueva empleadaa sus órdenes. Y ese cincuentón, hombre mediano pero no mediocre, consciente de sus límites y su desgana, decide abrir, casí sin proponérselo, un paréntesis luminoso.

Please note: This title is in Spanish.

©2002 Mario Benedetti (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC

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My first but not last Benedetti

In Latin-American literary territories there's a thick cult around this book. That's why I decided to download it eventually. I would sincerely like to say La tregua is so fresh and modern as when it was written, but I couldn't. Nowadays it's charmingly old-fashioned and even a bit dusty. Diary entries of a 50-year-old man from Montevideo about old age, love, loss, God with a superbe couleur locale, very exotic for me. It certainly worths a listen, it's well paced, clever and profound, but I don't find it particularly significant in my life.
The style of the writing is the highest quality and the narrator is astonishingly good.

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  • Gailie
  • 11-02-13

intriguing, heartbreaking gem

I listen to Spanish audiobooks occasionally to keep up my comprehension, and I find that Audible disappoints in its offering of audiobooks in Spanish. I was pleasantly surprised by how engaging this listen was. This tale of a widower in Uruguay, set in the 1950s, is revealed through a series of journal entries. It offers a glimpse of life in a very different place and time than our own, but I found myself able to relate to the character and his struggles.

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  • Daniel
  • 10-02-16

Muy amena historia, bien narrada

Muy buena, con el especial estilo que caracteriza a éste autor, si vale la pena oírlo.

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  • Mike
  • 08-02-13

Como se Vive a Benedetti

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Solo puedo decir que vivi este libro!!! Increible vos del narrador! Termino diciendo que llore al leer el libro!! Ha sido hasta ahora le mejor audio libro en mi biblioteca!

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  • D. S. Calvo
  • 01-08-12

Una joya de la literatura hispanoamericana

Mario Benedetti con descarnado realismo nos sumerge en esta historia de amor y desamor a los cincuenta a??os. Uno se siente arrastrado por la simpat??a que genera el protagonista pero a la vez el autor le hace entender el ambiente hostil que le rodea. Una lectura obligada para cualquier amante de la buena lectura.

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  • 14-01-17

Mi primer libro de benedetti

Perfecto en todas manera. Ninguna novela han podido explicar de una manera tan perfecta la edad media de un hombre, siendo uno de ellos tuve dificultad en diferenciar el personaje de mí.

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