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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (411 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eduardo Sacheri Narrator: Mark Bramhall Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN: 9781470803476
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The basis for a 2015 major motion picture, Secret in Their Eyes, starring Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, and Dean Norris, directed by Billy Ray

Benjamín Chaparro is a retired detective still obsessed by the brutal, decades-old rape and murder of a young married woman in her own bedroom. While attempting to write a book about the case, he revisits the details of the investigation. As he reaches into the past, Chaparro also recalls the beginning of his long, unrequited love for Irene Hornos, then just an intern, now a respected judge. Set in the Buenos Aires of the 1970s, Sacheri’s tale reveals the underpinnings of Argentina’s Dirty War and takes on the question of justice—what it really means and in whose hands it belongs.

The original Spanish version of this book was the basis for the Argentine film that won the 2010 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A brutal murder is the starting point for this strange, compelling journey through Argentina’s criminal-justice system…A view of the world as a dark place illuminated by personal loyalties.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “A beguiling novel…Complex and engaging.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[An] incomparable novel…An intricate sequence of thrilling scenes…As the narrative switches back and forth between the present and the past it vibrates with a tension that Chaparro seems to embody. Sacheri’s style is urgent and economical, and he can heighten suspense with a single sentence…Courage, loyalty, cruelty, revenge: Sacheri slyly undermines our assumptions about the most fundamental human responses in a novel that is deeply political and profoundly compassionate…In Morales, Sacheri has created an unforgettable character that personifies not only despair but also endurance of a most terrible kind. Readers who first encountered The Secret in Their Eyes as the 2010 Academy Award-winning movie based on Sacheri’s novel will once again, in these pages, observe grief made terrifyingly visible.”

    Barnes & Noble Review

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tove Henn | 1/22/2014

    " A few bad words, but I thought the author is a wonderful writer and this is a great book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 1/18/2014

    " Great book. First narrative on some parts, and then real dialogue in others. Very intriguing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 1/18/2014

    " While I wouldn't consider this very psychological, the prose is clear and engaging; Chaparro is an enjoyable protagonist and Morales is an interesting character for the times he is present. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Riet | 1/2/2014

    " Ik heb twee jaar geleden de Argentijnse verfilming van dit boek gezien. Het boek is beter, zoals altijd, maar ook behoorlijk anders. Het is een combinatie van thriller, liefdesgeschiedenis en commentaar op de politieke toestanden in Argentinie in de jaren '70. Heel leesbaar en knap in elkaar gezet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 12/12/2013

    " Excelente libro de facil lectura e historia atrapante. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roger | 11/24/2013

    " Moves along nicely, but a little predictable. "

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

    " Loved this book! Great narrator and point of view; great twist at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammie | 2/27/2012

    " It's a very good book because there are things we don't see coming! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alejandro | 8/21/2011

    " Un buen libro, pero es uno de los pocos casos en los que la adaptación cinematográfica supera con creces a la obra impresa "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 12/30/2010

    " Excelente libro de facil lectura e historia atrapante. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammie | 7/7/2010

    " It's a very good book because there are things we don't see coming! "

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About the Author
Author Eduardo Sacheri

Eduardo Sacheri’s first collection of short stories was published in Spain in 2000 under the title Traidores y otros cuentos. Three other collections were published between 2001 and 2007, all of which have been bestsellers in Argentina. The film adaptation of his novel La pregunta de sus ojos won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 2010.

About the Narrator

Mark Bramhall has won eighteen AudioFile Earphones Awards and has twice been a finalist for the Audiobook Publishers Association’s prestigious Audie Award for best narration. He has been named by Publishers Weekly and AudioFile magazine among their “Best Voices of the Year” in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. He is also an award-winning actor whose acting credits include off-Broadway, regional, and many Los Angeles venues as well as television, animation, and feature films. He has taught and directed at the American Academy of Dramatic Art.