The Sound of Things Falling

  • by Juan Gabriel Vasquez
  • Narrated by Mike Vendetti
  • 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Juan Gabriel Vsquez has been hailed not only as one of South America’s greatest literary stars, but also as one of the most acclaimed writers of his generation. In this gorgeously wrought, award-winning novel, Vsquez confronts the history of his home country, Colombia.
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. His journey leads him all the way back to the 1960s and a world on the brink of change: a time before narco-trafficking trapped a whole generation in a living nightmare.
Vsquez is “one of the most original new voices of Latin American literature” according to Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa, and The Sound of Things Falling is his most personal, most contemporary novel to date, a masterpiece that takes his writing - and will take his literary star - even higher.

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Good story, weird narration.

The story is good but sadly the experience is kind of ruined by an odd narration which for the majority of the time sounds like Google translate.
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Good historical content but shocking narration!

The narrator has a poor grasp on sentence structure and shocking Spanish. Interesting history colombia
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 29-03-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury