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Download El Caligrafo de Voltaire (The Calligrapher of Voltaire) Audiobook (Unabridged)

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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (140 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Pablo De Santis Narrator: George Bass Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2011 ISBN:
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Un forastero llamado Dalessius llega a un puerto con el corazón de Voltaire en un frasco y la obsesión no menos terrible por una mujer. Con estos elementos iniciales y el trasfondo de las ruinas del Antiguo Régimen, ocasionadas por la Revolución Francesa, la novela consigue colocar a Voltaire y al arte de lacaligrafía en un clima más misterioso, qu real.

En la búsqueda de la renovación de ese arte, Dalessius descubre palabras que desaparecen, letras que brillan en la oscuridad o tintas que envenenan.

Recostado entre los ataúdes de un servicio nocturno de entregas de cadáveres, y bajo las órdenes de Voltaire, viaja primero a Toulouse y luego a París, donde debe investigar un plan de fanáticos religiosos que luchan por acabar con la Ilustración y devolver Francia la fe perdida. Dalessius sigue los pasos de un fabricante de autómatas, pinta mensajes secretos sobre mujeres desnudas y deja que el amor lo distraiga de su misión.A cada paso lo acecha la sombra del legendario calígrafo Silas Darel y una certeza última sobre su oficio: todo lo que sirve para escribir, también sirve para matar.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Josh Bisker | 1/4/2014

    " This book blew. Even as short as it was, I felt cheated for the time I spent on it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephen | 12/4/2013

    " interesting historical mystery involving the main character in a series of twists and turns, may seem odd to some this book but found it interesting and surreal in parts "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Paula | 10/23/2013

    " Dull and dry. What was the mystery? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katie Kurtz | 9/4/2013

    " Ugh. So pretentious. Stopped less than 50 pages in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bridget | 8/8/2013

    " When you have a couple of hours to yourself, you really should open up this book. It's a fast, fun read that will get your mind going. Voltaire's Calligrapher is an instant classic. It's smart, witty and engaging. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 6/5/2013

    " sorta like reading a prose poem, one minichapter at a time. Not sure I'll look for more books by the author, but I'll remember the name. Interesting stuff, though the story is a bit disjointed. Nice and steampunky and dark without being grim. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 4/21/2013

    " Very good. Interesting look at Voltaire's times, automatons, intrigue, and the lives of calligraphers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glitter | 9/22/2012

    " Another 24 hour book. Historical, lucid, tangled, but good. Very good. Thw magic of it all, the nostalgia for the old, the indescribable beauty of writing all touches and retouches maginificently. A must read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 6/29/2012

    " An interesting little novel. It moved very quickly, interested more in the plot arc and clever wording than in backstory and worldbuilding, which was refreshing. Entertaining and quirky. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anna | 5/27/2012

    " Fun, but surprisingly violent. And everybody died. Gruesomely. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Clare | 3/23/2012

    " Some really interesting characters but incredibly hard to follow. I kept trying to read it and get into it but gave up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gabrielle Grozea | 1/25/2012

    " It was very easy to finish because it has a very alert rhythm. The marvelous and misterious Paris mixes very well with the gothic style filled with anticipation. If you are a looking for a biography of some sort, you will be very disappointed, but you will find an excellent fantasy story. "

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About the Author
Author Pablo De Santis

Pablo De Santis nació en Buenos Aires en 1963. Ha sido guionista y jefe de redacción de la revista argentina Fierro y ha trabajado como guionista y escritor de textos para programas de televisión. Su primera novela El palacio de la noche apareció en 1987 a la que le siguieron Desde el ojo del pez, La sombra del dinosaurio, Pesadilla para hackers, El último espía, Lucas Lenz y el Museo del Universo, Enciclopedia en la hoguera, Las plantas carnívoras y Páginas mezcladas, obras en su mayoría destinadas a adolescentes.

About the Narrator

George Bass es narrador de audiolobros. Sus obras incluyen Caligrafo de Voltaire y La Tierra del Fuego.