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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (372 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Pablo De Santis Narrator: Francisco Rivela Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2009 ISBN:
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Una estupenda obra de suspenso y misterio policíaco, esta novela se desarolla en los finales del siglo XIX dentro del marco de la Exposición Universal realizada en París en 1889. La historia comienza con el misterioso asesinato de un detective privado, que asiste a una convención de detectives de todo el mundo, organizada para exponer sus diferentes métodos de investigación utilizados en sus diferentes países de origen.

Esto da la pauta para desorrollar una historia de suspenso llevada con maestría por De Santis; el caso es investigado por los diferentes miembros de la convención, para lograr resolver el misterio de aquel asesinato. Paulatinamente el lector se convierte en otro de los investigadores, y poco a poco descubrirá que dentro del grupo hay quizá no uno sino varios asesinos, y uno de ellos es un asesino en serie. Esto mantiene el interés y hace tan ágil la lectura que el lector no querrá terminar esta interesante novela.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ange | 2/15/2014

    " I really enjoy a well written mystery and unfortunately The Paris Enigma just wasn't it. The plot was slow and disjointed. The narrative confusing and there was no stage where I found this gripping! Isn't that the whole idea of a mystery? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen | 2/10/2014

    " I have mixed feelings about this book. The story was woven around other stories. Twelve detectives from around the world gathered at the Worlds Fair to display thier techniques. Throughout the story, each detective and each of their assistants tell a tale about some crime they solved in their home countries. While interesting, it distracted from the main plot, which in the end seemed rushed. The writing was good, the characters well developed, but there were too many of them. I was lost by the middle of the book by which assistant belonged to which detective and who was from what country, etc. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tony | 1/31/2014

    " The Paris Enigma is advertised as a 'Historical whodunit' set in the 1880's in Paris at the World's Fair. The Twelve Detectives, a group of well known detectives from all around the world, are meeting in Paris, along with their acolytes (assistants) to spotlight their skills and implements of detection to the Worlds Fair crowds. The story is written from a first person perspective, a Sigmundo Salvatrio, who is a cobblers son in Buenos Aires, who dreams of being a detective and joins Renato Craig's (one of the Twelve) academy. When Renato gives up being a detective through illness and certain actions which I will not give away here, Salvatrio is sent to Paris in Craigs place to deliver his contribution to the Worlds Fair exhibit and a message to Viktor Arzaky, Craigs best friend and co-founder of the Twelve. Events unfold as one of the Twelve is murdered and Salvatrio is thrown in amongst what I found to be the most dysfunctional group of detectives I have ever known. Rivalry between the Twelve is one thing but I don't think they like each other at all. Translated from its original Spanish, The Paris Enigma is a very quick and enjoyable read. Where the Paris Enigma does fall down is a sense of location, I did not feel the streets of Buenos Airies or the streets of Paris while reading it. The great occasion of the Worlds Fair seemed to be a bit superfluous to the story and although the building of the Eiffel Tower does feature, it did not stand out. This may be a problem in translation as it is always said that to get a true sense of a book it should be read in its native language and in this case it may be true, I will have to give it the benefit of the doubt. Enjoyable, but not as good as I hoped it would be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 1/26/2014

    " What is an enigma? A blank piece of paper, a painting that starts as one thing and becomes another, a jigsaw puzzle? Defeated by shoe polish! I loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie Davis | 1/5/2014

    " Quirky but with a solution that I guessed early on. Agatha Christie he ain't. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Romei | 1/5/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. It was a detective story/mystery centering around 12 detectives at the turn of the 20th century (Paris World's Fair).Refreshingly different from anything I've read lately and other mysteries. Interesting characters, great ending,enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas S. | 1/2/2014

    " A charming novel, beautifully plotted and hearkening back to the grand mysteries of the '20s and '30s. Highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherree | 12/30/2013

    " I liked this book more than I expected to. I thought there were some flashes of brilliance, but unfortunately, they were just brief flashes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 9/26/2013

    " Not as good as I had hoped....liked the first part and liked the ending, but the rest was weird and hard to follow for me. Award winning fiction??? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gretchen | 9/21/2013

    " Fun read, would make a fantastic graphic novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 9/13/2013

    " A well-written and enjoyable mystery, set in Paris at the time of the World's Fair. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 9/11/2013

    " Reminiscent of Sherlock Holmes, and great fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angèle Rondeau | 7/29/2013

    " Pretty well written yet a little bit too confusing! But certainly lovely to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 7/7/2013

    " This is the most amazing murder mystery I've ever read! There are so many twists and turns, right up to the end! You finally find out 'who done it' and then you get the rug whipped out from under you yet again! I can't recommend this book enough! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gyoung | 4/17/2013

    " A great tale of detectives and detecting, in a Paris on the eve of the opening of the Eiffel Tower. Great fun, while you feel very intellectual because you are reading great writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Plg | 4/4/2013

    " Requires some thinking, but enjoyable nonetheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MiloÅ¡ Petrik | 4/1/2013

    " Not what you expect. Twice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Callaway | 12/19/2012

    " The book didn't quite live up to my expectations, but it came close. It will probably be even more enjoyable for devotees of the mystery genre. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 8/6/2012

    " 'The Paris Enigma' is a literary novel. It is beautifully written, a perfect example of how the mystery can rise above genre expectations. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jamie | 3/24/2012

    " Barely recreated in my mind the experience, energy and feel of Paris in the late 1800's. Little did it make me want to know who the murderer was by the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 8/16/2011

    " Really enjoyed this. An outsiders look at detectives, but ones that seem to be clearly fictional detectives. Shame most of his stuff hasn't been translated. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Arabis | 5/21/2011

    " The idea sounded appealing "Twelve of the world's greatest sleuthes have gathered to discuss their most famous cases..." as did the setting of the Paris World Fair in 1889. But sadly, this one didn't really grab me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gyoung | 1/18/2011

    " A great tale of detectives and detecting, in a Paris on the eve of the opening of the Eiffel Tower. Great fun, while you feel very intellectual because you are reading great writing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lara | 1/4/2011

    " I think de Santis was trying to create an atmospheric historical thriller, but his characters' extended musings on the philosophical nature of detective work and mysteries simply didn't leave a very strong impression. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawna | 11/30/2010

    " The book was a mystery as to how to read it. Like a puzzle within a puzzle and that is what made it so fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 11/29/2010

    " clever-fun and loved the setting at the Paris world's fair "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 11/21/2010

    " I really enjoyed this book. It was a detective story/mystery centering around 12 detectives at the turn of the 20th century (Paris World's Fair).Refreshingly different from anything I've read lately and other mysteries. Interesting characters, great ending,enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danny | 9/18/2010

    " Fun, kind-of thinky, very atmospheric (there's absinthe!) but also mostly aimed at lovers of detective fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yesica | 9/6/2010

    " Pensé que iba a estar mejor... el enigma está bueno pero medio rebuscado taaantos personajes que aparecen.
    El lugar y momento donde transcurren los hechos me parecieron muy interesantes. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jkrenik | 2/14/2010

    " Not my cup of tea. I read this for a book review I am attending. The vignettes detailing the detectives past triumphs were the most interesting facets of the book. On the whole, I thought the storyline was weak. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 7/24/2009

    " Quirky but with a solution that I guessed early on. Agatha Christie he ain't. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherree | 6/29/2009

    " I liked this book more than I expected to. I thought there were some flashes of brilliance, but unfortunately, they were just brief flashes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jodi | 4/30/2009

    " Interesting in that it's a very literary-styled mystery novel....fun to have it set at the World's Fair in Paris. Didn't tie up well enough at the end for my liking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 3/31/2009

    " A well-written and enjoyable mystery, set in Paris at the time of the World's Fair. "

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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

Francisco Rivela is an actor, director, and announcer. His stage credits include many productions at the Spanish Repertory Theatre and other Hispanic theatres. Television appearances include The Cosby Show and several daytime dramas. Mr. Rivela presents his own dramatic projects in SOHO, and he has recorded many books for the American Foundation for the Blind and Recorded Books.

Francisco Rivela es actor, director y locutor. Sus créditos teatrales incluyen muchas producciones en el Repertorio Español y otros teatros hispanos. Apariciones en televisión incluyen The Cosby Show y varios dramas diurnos. Sr. Rivela presenta sus propios proyectos dramáticos en SOHO, y ha grabado muchos libros para la American Foundation for the Blind y Recorded Books.