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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (11,272 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Roberto Bolano Narrator: Eddie Lopez, Armando Durán Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2009 ISBN:
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The late Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño has been called the García Marquez of his generation.

The Savage Detectives is a hilarious and sexy, meandering and melancholy, companionable and complicated road trip through Mexico City, Barcelona, Israel, Liberia, and finally the desert of northern Mexico. It is the first of Bolaño's two giant works, with 2666, to be translated into English and is already being hailed as a masterpiece. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jodie | 2/13/2014

    " Read this on the flight over from Brisbane to Perth. Is it wrong to have no idea what's happening yet love every single word on the page? Utter gorgeousness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Claire | 1/13/2014

    " I love usage of testimonials to color the protagonists. This book has spiked my interest in Bolano and I am looking forward to reading more of him "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pedro Colón | 12/8/2013

    " To read about a duel at a beach between a critic and a writer is worth every other sentence in this work. Informative?-not much: Transformative absolutely - art in its most enlightening rendering. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tigerhillarp | 12/6/2013

    " I must confess that this is not among the greatest books I have read; it is incredibly slow, lacking a clear narrative and told from a very male perspective. Still, it is like nothing else and inspired me to read 2666, which is the reason I give it an extra star above the 3 that it really deserved. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason Williams | 12/3/2013

    " One of the best books I've read in a long time. Bolano, with his diversity and detailed descriptions and smooth, accessible language, is a genius author. The book veers way away from the main plot, if this book can be considered to have a plot at all, but it is ok, because everything in between that and its return to the plot is highly entertaining. A must read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kirsten | 11/8/2013

    " i found it irresistibly expansive and poignant. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anat | 10/16/2013

    " I just began this book and am enjoying every page. It's one of those books that takes you on a journey to another world. So smart and beautifully written. It's about a young Chilean poet coming of age in Mexico city. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Myriam | 8/30/2013

    " It's about nothing... and everything. And is utterly amazing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Blue | 5/26/2013

    " Why does everyone love this book? I didn't like it that much. Sigh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hi-way | 11/24/2012

    " Astonishing in scope. Deserves multiple reads to remember passages read while drunk. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patrick | 6/27/2012

    " A masterpiece. Brilliantly difficult, awe-inspiring, and absolutely beautiful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brent Hayward | 10/3/2011

    " If I hadn't read 2666, this would be have been it for Bolano. Some fairly nice passages but overall really quite dull. There were no insights here- we follow quasi-losers around as they do nothing special on several continents. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J. M. | 9/29/2011

    " Fascinating and engrossing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sufian Abas | 7/1/2010

    " Kebetulan, waktu saya habis buku ni, TV3 sedang tayangkan lagu dangdut. Kebetulan? Saya rasa tidak. Ada sesuatu di sini, Watson. Ada sesuatu. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claudio Saavedra | 4/29/2010

    " I loved it. The best book by a Chilean author I've read so far. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Leida | 10/6/2009

    " I hesitate to review a book that I haven't finished reading and won't finish. I just didn't like this at all. Maybe I am too old to read a book about self-indulgent young men or maybe I just didn't get the latin culture. I'd love to know what others thought of this book. "

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