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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,226 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Arturo Pérez-Reverte Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Andrés Faulques, a world-renowned war photographer, has retreated to a tower overlooking the Spanish coast, where he paints a vast mural incorporating the indelible images of conflict he’s witnessed in his lifetime.

One night, an unexpected visitor interrupts his solitude. As Faulques struggles to recall the face, the man explains that he was the subject of an iconic photo taken by Faulques in a war zone years ago—a photo that destroyed his life. “And why have you come looking for me?” asks Faulques. The stranger answers, “Because I’m going to kill you.”

So begins a life-or-death exchange in which Faulques is forced to recall a time when he loved a beautiful woman and risked his life daily for art and testimony. Yet as the tense dialogue between Faulques and his would-be killer continues, the stakes grow even higher. What they are grappling with becomes not just Faulques’ fate, but the very nature of love and cruelty itself.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jaci | 2/14/2014

    " One of his best...love and morality intepreted by art. Extremely moving. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Brent | 2/1/2014

    " This was a different kind of story, not one I think I'd recommend... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Robert Morrow | 1/28/2014

    " Well-written but a disappointing ending spoils the tension. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ginny | 1/23/2014

    " Very provocative and compelling writing, but the plot is not as involving as some of his other books. Examines the connection between human nature, violence, and war as it is filtered through art. Asks whether war journalism is mere voyeurism. "

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