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Is there anything you would change about this book?
The rigidly noble Tuareg of the title, with his loving and beautiful ex-slave wife seemed like well painted cut-outs rather than three dimensional people. Like Manaos, the background is well-researched and plausible.
Would you be willing to try another book from Alberto Vázquez Figueroa? Why or why not?
I read Manaos before this, and enjoyed it much more. The brutality of the Amazon rubber extraction made a more compelling backdrop to the sympathetic but rather one-dimensional hero of that novel.
What about Fernando Díaz’s performance did you like?
Clearly read with momentum and expression.
Did Tuareg inspire you to do anything?
Probably not to buy another of Figueroa's work.
Any additional comments?
Adventure novels are not usually my choice, and so this critical review should be taken with a pinch of salt if you like them. Figueroa makes the context interesting, and I guess it is very well researched; the action rattles on at a good pace, supported by fluent, clear and evocative writing.
I have never seen Audible not have foreign books translated or with a choice in download language. This was a waste of my time and credits. I don't speak or read Spanish and the language was not obviously noted when I bought it. Big mistake for me.
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