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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (37,984 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Grisham Narrator: Karl Hoffmann Publisher: FonoLibro Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2006 ISBN:
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FonoLibro les trae, en una magnifica produccion, el audiolibro en español del más reciente éxito del famoso escritor John Grisham, autor de los best sellers La Firma, El Informe Pelicano, Tiempo para Matar, El Rey de Los Pleitos, y El Cliente, otros éxitos.

Gracias a un indulto presidencial, Joel Backman es liberado tras seis años de confinamiento por uso indebido de una información altamente confidencial. Backman había obtenido un programa capaz de poner en peligro el sistema de vigilancia por vía satélite mas sofisticado del mundo, cuando dirigía un poderoso bufete de abogados, y era conocido como El Intermediario. En vez de informar sobre el descubrimiento a las autoridades de su país, decidió hacer el negocio de su vida vendiendo dicha información, pero las cosas salieron mal y fue condenado por traición a veinte años de cárcel. A pesar de la gravedad del asunto, la CIA logra que Backman sea liberado mucho antes y, argumentando que son muchos los que desearían acabar con su vida, lo saca del país oculto en un avión militar. Su destino es Italia donde podrá empezar una nueva vida bajo una identidad oculta y la protección de la CIA. Sin embargo, Backman, no solo desconfía de las buenas intenciones de esta, sino que sospecha! que todo pueda ser una trampa.

Un emocionante thriller que aborda con realismo los intereses que mueven las altas esferas y el enorme poder que tienen las principales agencias de espionaje del mundo.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jr Bacdayan | 2/14/2014

    " It's OK. Not that bad, not that good either. The plot was promising, but I got bored along the way. Because it's Grisham, the characters are always interesting and the writing is always great. But my problem here was the pace. There were a lot of instances where I thought Grisham was beating around the bush. He was rather fond of the Italian culture and took lengths to explain quite a few things and that would have been nice if this was a book about Italy. But, this is an espionage thriller of some sort and there were quite a lot of dull parts. Well if this is a thriller, I wasn't thrilled. The ending was redeeming because it contained some excitement, but it was little too late. I was at the point of no return. I had already gotten bored and my mind was already filled with thoughts about how I wasted my time. That being said, I still think that Grisham's sub-par work is better than most out there. If you're a Grisham fan then read this. If not, then don't. You're better off reading his other books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Koit | 2/13/2014

    " I liked this more than I thought I would. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 2/10/2014

    " Straight up stupid. The only reason I read this book cover to cover was because I was in a hostel for a week without any internet access or tv. If you're a fan of Italy, it provides some nice scenery, but otherwise, Grisham's overuse of already over-used phrases is kind of painful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cass | 2/5/2014

    " Does listening to a book on tape count as reading it? I picked up this book on tape when I was going on a road trip. I like listening to John Grisham books and I'm not sure I have actually physically read any of his books. The reader does a great job with his reading especially in this book with all the Italian words. It's another great story about a lawyer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacquelineboggs | 2/4/2014

    " John Grisham never disappoints...this one has a lot of CIA conspiracy and definitely is hard to put down "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cassidy Ellis | 1/25/2014

    " This book was way to slow getting off. The first half is just the protagonist learning Italian. However, if you can make it through, the 2nd half was excellent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Venus Chor | 1/21/2014

    " Grisham is my favorite "lawyer" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dolphe | 1/17/2014

    " John Grisham's "The Broker" offers an exciting, richly detailed, and well-written story for the first three quarters of the tale. Unfortunately, as with a few of Grisham's books, there seems to be an unrelenting rush during the last quarter to get the story over and done. That results in a huge crush of information which could have more conveniently been spread out over the course of the preceding pages. It's as if we're entering a completely different story in the final chapters and it sadly leaves the reader feeling cheated. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Candy | 1/16/2014

    " Not my favorite Grisham book by a long shot (sloppy ending, too many plot holes) but I thoroughly enjoyed the tour of Bologna and the related history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina Davis | 1/16/2014

    " Again, can't go less than 5 stars when I can't put it down. I loved learning about the culture and language of Italy with the main character. But it was also just a fun escape to read. Just the right amount of intrigue and intensity as you follow a man on the run. And the ending was not at all disappointing "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracie | 1/11/2014

    " Not as suspenseful or as exciting as some of his others. But it was thrilling enough to get me through the 3 hour flight just fine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig | 1/10/2014

    " I listened to this on audio book CDs and throughly enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 1/6/2014

    " I have't read Grisham in a long time and was glad to get back. The story is never slow and is quite clean. I forgot how wonderful it is to read a good author who isn't afraid to not swear or throw trashy sex at people! Bravo, Mr. Grisham! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaqueline | 12/25/2013

    " One of Grisham's best books. Couldn't put it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott Collins | 12/17/2013

    " Didn't draw me in like Grisham's novels normally do. I thought it was well written, I just didn't get attached to the characters and the plot didn't excite me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lois Scouten | 12/1/2013

    " A story of international intrigue, with much of the action in Bologna, Italy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David | 11/24/2013

    " John Grisham writes too much about the Italian culture and history for my taste. He did the same thing with Playing for Pizza. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keith | 11/16/2013

    " Not Grisham's best, but the scenes with Marco exploring Italy are enjoyable. The rest of the plot is rather pointless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne Macdonald | 11/14/2013

    " very good book - looking forward to reading Nelson DeMilles next book The Panther "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Weisz | 10/17/2013

    " A good international spy mystery from John Grisham. A quick read; made me want to learn Italian. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy Schwartz | 10/15/2013

    " Not quite up to his usual standard. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Colin | 4/7/2013

    " Not quiet a long story, not queit a thriller. Not to sure about this book :( However it was a decent page turner "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah | 3/11/2013

    " It was fun experiencing Italy thru the Broker's eyes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 3/10/2013

    " I have not read John Grisham in ages. I have not been a big fan of his but this was just a fun read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jason Restuccia | 3/1/2013

    " This book was pretty mediocre. The main character is particularly like able and I would have like to know more about his transformation. I also felt like the action in the story was thin and glossed-over "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tyann | 9/17/2012

    " Pretty Good! The ending was a little dull but otherwise, not many complaints. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 7/17/2012

    " Loved the Italian connection. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 3/7/2012

    " I liked this book purely for the insight into Italian life... no cappuccinos in the afternoon, who knew? I think Grisham's books are all starting to sound the same. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sanjay Singh | 10/30/2011

    " it was really nice thriller it was okayish "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nick | 8/27/2011

    " A good story, although a couple of times I felt like I was reading a book on Italian history and not a spy thriller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patty | 7/14/2011

    " Selling federal secrets puts this man in prison. But when he gets out, the government wants access to his secrets. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 5/22/2011

    " It's a good, fun, escape. Grisham does well in describing the scenes and providing sufficient background without wasting words. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy | 5/20/2011

    " I didn't like this one as well as the other ones. I wasn't drawn in as much, but it was still entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracie | 5/11/2011

    " Not as suspenseful or as exciting as some of his others. But it was thrilling enough to get me through the 3 hour flight just fine. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ultraban | 5/9/2011

    " Grisham's attention to detail paints a beautiful picture of Italy, only to complement the smooth storytelling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ntombizozuko | 5/7/2011

    " it's a page-turner, you always want to know whats gonna happen next!



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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jake | 5/6/2011

    " Kind of slow. Not real exciting and not a lot seemed to happen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 4/23/2011

    " I finished this book in a day! I'm still a huge fan of Grisham... he can write an international "cut and run, escape! escape!" sequence like no other. I think this story would make a great movie. It reminded me a lot of The Firm, which is still my favorite of all time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 RK | 4/18/2011

    " another forgotten read. Grisham was actually pretty clever here. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 4/9/2011

    " An easy read which is nice after finishing Blindness, which was so intense. I like John Grishom easy to read enjoyable plots. Not too much thinking involved, but overall a good story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 4/6/2011

    " It was fine. It was typical Grisham. The audio kept me entertained as I drove to Arizona and back alone. If you are a Grisham fan, you will like it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steven | 4/4/2011

    " I've read a few Grisham books and liked them. This one was o.k., but after reading "The Camel Club" series by David Baldacci, "The Broker" seemed a little thin. I liked it, but Grisham does a better job with law stories than guy-on-the-run stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 4/3/2011

    " Good plot, but disappointing delivery. Much too long. "

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About the Author
Author John Grisham

John Grisham, whose name has become synonymous with the modern legal thriller, used to work sixty to seventy hours a week at a small Southaven, Mississippi, law practice, squeezing in time before going to the office and during courtroom recesses to work on his hobby—writing his first novel. When finally published, A Time to Kill met with little success, but when he sold the film rights to The Firm to Paramount Pictures, Grisham suddenly became a hot property among publishers. Spending forty-seven weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, The Firm became the bestselling novel of 1991. The successes of The Pelican Brief, which hit number one on the New York Times bestseller list, and The Client, which debuted at number one, confirmed Grisham’s reputation as the master of the legal thriller. His success even renewed interest in A Time to Kill, which was then republished. This time around, it was a bestseller. Since first publishing A Time to Kill in 1988, Grisham has written one novel a year, and all of them have become international bestsellers. There are currently over 275 million John Grisham books in print worldwide, which have been translated into forty languages. Nine of his novels have been turned into films, as was an original screenplay, The Gingerbread Man. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi.