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Talking In Whispers

3.42  ·  Rating Details ·  151 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
An exciting, uncompromising political thriller, set in Chile under the military junta.

Sixteen-year-old Andres becomes a wanted man and the target of security forces after the driver of a car that he is travelling in is shot and his father is taken away. Then Andres meets an American journalist who provides him with evidence that will be ‘more valuable than bullets’ against
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published 1997 by HarperCollins UK (first published 1983)
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Not only quite a poor story but also very badly edited: lots of (grammar) mistakes and the entire book printed in bold!
Mar 18, 2009 Sherzad rated it it was amazing
This book was about the Chilean Revolution in the 1970's. It had many relevances to the real atrocities that happened and how bad the government was back then, how they killed Allende as the rich hated his regime!

This book is centered around a boy who grew up in the town of Santiago. He and his dad are musicians and the Junta (a strict dictatorship of generals who ran the country) ambushed them on the way back and take Andreas' dad captive. Andreas struggles for survival as people are looking fo
Mar 03, 2014 James rated it really liked it
I read this book in school and still had the old copy among my things so I decided to re-read it. I'm glad I did because it's a short but exciting and sad adventure set in Chile under the military Junta. It manages to convey the atmosphere of fear and oppression of that time and you really empathise with the characters on their journey of rebellion in the face of despair. It's an especially good means of teaching young and not so young people of the plight of the oppressed and the value of human ...more
Jul 08, 2010 Natalie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I studied this book for gcse and found it again recently, wondered what it would be like without disecting every syllable. I wish I had not bothered! It was not exciting and I just ended up with more questions than when I started.
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Oct 25, 2011 Chris Cinque rated it liked it
This book was about a boy named Andres and his two friends Isa and Beto. Andres had a dad named Juan that disappeared and they had no idea what to do. So they went on an adventure to find clues and solve the mystery of Andres missing father Juan.
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I read this book in school and again in my twentys. I enjoyed reading it both times. In my twenties I couldn't put it down.
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