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El último pasajero

3.33  ·  Rating details ·  4,121 ratings  ·  441 reviews
Agosto de 1939. Un enorme trasatlántico llamado Valkirie aparece a la deriva en el océano Atlántico. Un viejo buque de transporte lo encuentra por azar y lo remolca a puerto, tras descubrir que en él tan solo hay un bebé de pocos meses y algo más que nadie es capaz de identificar. Setenta años después, un esquivo hombre de negocios decide reflotarlo y repetir, paso por pas ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published May 2013 by Planeta (first published January 1st 2013)
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Laudys
Dec 07, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Wow.

I don't even know where to begin. This book is such a claustrofuck that I have no idea where to start this review. And the worst thing is that I don't even know how it became that way.

At first, I was reading this great character-driven story about a depressed reporter who lost her husband and finds new strength by working in the strange story about a cursed/ghost ship he had been working on prior to his untimely death. She follows into his footsteps and things get a turn for the worse when s
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Michael Hicks
Dec 07, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The Last Passenger was my December selection from the Amazon Kindle First program, and snared me with the hook of time traveling Nazi ghost cruise-ship. Such a terrific premise! And that cover art is beautiful!

Unfortunately, this read ultimately fell way short of my lofty expectations, my disappointment further compounded by a too-simplistic PR spin billing Manel Loureiro as "the Spanish Stephen King." The Last Passenger lacks the truly creepy chills and depth of character I expect from King's w
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Todos Mis Libros
Sep 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lo-tengo
Hoy os traigo una novela de terror que contiene una base argumental que es todo un clásico: un tenebroso barco fantasma. Esta premisa me resultaba muy atractiva, y desde que conocí el libro a través de reseñas vuestras, cuando se publicó, estaba deseando leerlo. Ya lo he hecho y os traigo mis impresiones.

En primer lugar, quiero destacar que me ha resultado una novela muy entretenida y bastante adictiva. Esto está propiciado por el ritmo ligero y a la vez lineal que posee toda la trama, ya que no
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Pamela
Okay, if you're like me, and you heard "time traveling Nazis" and immediately thought of Jeremy Robinson's SecondWorld, I salute you. I'll also urge you to just go read SecondWorld again, because it's fun and actually kind of creepy and Robinson does a good job with the concept. Manuel Loueiro's time traveling Nazi cruise liner and assorted ghosts doesn't fare nearly as well. The style and quality of The Last Passenger actually mimics the fatal voyage of the Titanic quite closely. While it start ...more
Patricia
Feb 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Muuuuy buen libro, argumento interesante, ambiente bien logrado, buen final, me gustó mucho y lo recomiendo.
Café de Tinta
Lo he disfrutado, porque Loureiro escribe de un modo ágil y que te da ganas de seguir con la historia, pero esas escenas de sexo, gratuitas a tope y que te sacan de la historia.... (vale, son sólo un par, pero muy muy muy detalladas y me sobran) en cambio el agobio que transmite el Valkirie y el desgarro mental que transmite a sus ocupantes me han tenido enganchada.
Leo C.
Después de tres días intensos de lectura he terminado "El Último Pasajero". Primera novela que leo del autor y no descarto leer otras que escriba en el futuro. He visto alguna que otra película sobre barcos fantasma y me apetecía leer algo así. No me arrepiento para nada. Este libro supera cualquier película. Me ha recordado algo a "Ghost Ship" aunque el libro tiene una trama bastante elaborada que hace que no puedas dejar de leer. Necesitas saber qué misterios rodean al barco y la verdad es que ...more
Michael
Dec 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hmm... Loureiro has been called the "Spanish Stephen King" and 'The Last Passenger' reads like 'The Shining' set on a Nazi cruise ship from 1939 where all the passengers but one disappeared. Go figure. Good stuff.
Bufo Calvin
Dec 05, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I don't think I've ever rated a book one star before, and this was a very complicated choice to make.

When I started reading the book, I really enjoyed it...it felt like good old-fashioned pulp, with an atmospheric mystery.

However, there was a character in it later on that was such a thunderingly negative stereotype that, upon reflection, that affront overwhelmed a lot of good writing.

It's hard for me to say that. After all, we read books with characters behaving badly and embrace them. The only
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Lou
Cuando comencé a leerlo me pareció único y muy original. la historia iba bien, los personajes, el misterio, todo, hasta que se embarcaron al Valkirie... Creo que ya era bastante obvio lo de Isaac, sobre su verdadera identidad, así que no fue sorpresa.

Y allí comenzó mi decepción. Cuando empieza el viaje y hablan sobre la conspiración nazi, el supuesto saboteador y las escenas de sexo... ¿En serio? Eso era totalmente innecesario y pareció como si hubiesen sido escritas solo para rellenar páginas.
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Luis A. Vidorreta
Sep 23, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: terror
Gran decepción la de este libro que supone un proyecto demasiado ambiciosos en mi opinión para el autor.
Si bien la historia tiene su atractivo el principal problema de la novela es que el autor no se fía del lector. No confía en que este entienda las tramas o las motivaciones de los personajes y peca en exceso de las explicaciones . Narra demasiado al detalle cada acción, cada expresión, cada corazonada y la lectura se hace bastante pesada. Un ejemplo, contad cuantas veces en un capítulo utiliza
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Therin Knite
Dec 07, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, fantasy
I give this book four stars for the first half and no stars for the second, hence the two-star final rating. Basically, this book's plot just completely got away from it, and it morphed from an eerie mystery with possible paranormal overtones into a completely ludicrous fantasy story that mashed together so many different ideas in the last 100 pages that I couldn't even keep track of what the heck was happening.

The characters were nuts. The "reveals" were nuts. The ending was ridiculous. And fi
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Estibaliz79
La verdad es que me da la impresión de que este libro está bastante sobrevalorado. Cierto es que de este estilo no hay muchos en la literatura nacional (thriller y terror... más o menos), pero también lo es que la trama está bastante cargadita de clichés y resulta forzada en su grandiosidad en más de una ocasión. Para mí el mayor defecto de la historia es su protagonista, Kate, que no acaba de resultar creíble como heroína de acción, en exceso clarividente en más de una ocasión.

El que quiera una
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Andrew
Jan 28, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The female protagonist of The Last Passenger could only have been written by a man. She is a hapless bimbo of the first order, who relies on everything other than her witts or skill to survive the story. The commanding use of her breasts aside, her chiefest asset is literally--yes, literally--the ghost of her husband. Were this farce it would be high art. As is, it's a joke.
Diane Patterson
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Vuely
Aug 04, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Le doy un tres sobre diez.

Empieza estupendamente bien y poco a poco se va desinflando. Además es bastante previsible. Pero su talón de Aquiles es que no consigue esa atmósfera gótica, oscura y asfixiante que debería impregnar el libro.

Una pena.
Ishtar
May 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-book, historica, 2013, terror
Realmente le pondría 4 estrellas y media. Me ha gustado muchísimo, te mantiene en tensión todo el rato y engancha mucho. Te hace querer saber más y más y más... cuesta mucho dejarlo. Es exactamente lo que buscaba y creo que me animaré con más cosas del autor, a ver si me gustan tanto como este.
Reading is my Escape
August 28, 1939 - Somewhere in the North Atlantic Ocean, the Valkyrie is found, drifting, with a single passenger - a baby wrapped in a blanket and left on the dance floor.

Present Day - Kate is a reporter who recently lost her husband (Ralph), and she is looking for a distraction. When the editor offers her the chance to follow up on the final story Ralph worked on, she jumps at the chance. But this is no simple mystery. There is an evil presence on the Valkyrie, and Kate may be the only one wh
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Arleny
Sep 17, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
La verdad fue un libro bien entretenido, la primera mitad me tenía súper enganchada y las escenas enserio eran 10/10, todo con un aire oscuro y perturbador pero como vi en otros comentarios/reseñas, siento que algunas cosas quedaron al aire y sin alguna explicación para entender porqué pasaban las cosas, sentí que algunos personajes realmente no aportaban nada a la historia y a mí lo de Robert como que no me convenció mucho y el final me hubiese gustado ver como armó ese reportaje Kate porque pa ...more
Mi Camino Blanco
Un argumento muy cinematográfico y de un género poco habitual entre los autores españoles. La historia realmente atrapa desde un principio, engancha y entretiene y no puedes dejar de leer hasta llegar al final.

En muchos pasajes me parecía estar ante una imitación de Stephen King ("El Resplandor") y en otras ante el capítulo de Expediente X en que salía un submarino nazi. Y ojo, que éso desde luego no es un defecto; si te van a comparar con algo, ésas dos son obras maestras.

Ese in crescendo mági
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Colleen
Jan 15, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, thriller
I received an ARC ebook copy of this book from Amazon Prime.

It starts out well enough. Intriguing and fast-paced. But it just goes downhill from there.

Manel Loureiro's THE LAST PASSENGER is the story of the Valkyrie, a Nazi luxury liner that was found floating, completely abandoned, in the middle of the Atlantic just days before WWII was declared. Flash forward 70 years, Kate Kilroy is a London reporter, still reeling from the sudden death of her husband, assigned to investigate the Valkyrie an
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Jacqueline Patricks
Got for an Amazon Prime Read.

Started off creepy, ended shallow and inconsistent.

Started off creepy and strong then devolved into a not-so-believable mystery. While it's fast paced, that's not a compliment as it tends to gloss over some details and/or contradict some aspects of the story or character. The pace does makes it easier to get to the more interesting aspects of the Nazi-ship mystery. Still, there's parts of the mystery that are never fully explained and you have to take a lot on faith
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Jodi M Cornelius
Too awesome for words

This book reminded me of the movie Gone With The Wind only because of the "famous" staircase and the movie The Fog" though that's just due to the basis of the storyline, plus a couple of books I have read on The Bermuda Triangle

The story starts out with a small boat inside a fog bank that's not a normal fog bank and because of that they almost collide with a Nazi ship called "Valkyrie" in 1939 only to find the crew and passengers are all gone, except for a baby who they take
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Superiu
Sep 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Uno de los mejores libros que he leído este año y eso que no soy fanático de los libros de terror o suspenso. Y justo salió a la venta este 2013. La historia es entretenida de principio a fin, aún cuando la descripción del libro es un spoiler de los primeros capítulos, el leerlo te tiene atrapado en la historia y sus personajes, aún cuando me fue difícil imaginarme a algunos de ellos y el aspecto del barco Valkirie (que es otro protagonista).

Si duda es muy buen material para hacer una buena pelí
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Julie
Dec 06, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
English version : The Last Passenger
Started off great. A national passenger ship reappears just before ww2 after disappearing several days earlier. Setting the stage for a time travel /ghost ship tale on a nazi ship. It had a couple of eye rolling moments early on ; but, at about 50% it turns into Ghost (the Patrick Swayze movie) on a ghost ship.
At that point I couldn't wait for it to be over, and after falling asleep with less than 5% remaining I couldn't bring myself to discover if I'd misse
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Jenna Grimes
Dec 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was not disappointed in this read. The best Amazon Prime free-read I've gotten. Said to be the "Spanish Stephen King", the book was filled with suspense, paranormal activity, and juicy sex. I will probably look into more of Otero's books. Oh and did I mention Nazis? There were time traveling Nazis.
Susan
Jan 11, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Book started out with a hook I couldn't let go of. Nazi cruise ship. 1939. WWII. Mysterious disappearances. The first 100 pages were good, then it went downhill. I didn't have high expectations for The Last Passenger, but I realize I gave the book too much credit. Disappointing. Weird. Confusing. I was shocked to learn this was written by a best-selling author with a good track record.
Margarita Gautier
Jul 13, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me ha tenido enganchadísima
Kike Sandman
Jul 06, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Muy buen relato que en muchos tramos me recuerda distintas historias de otros autores. Con un prólogo bestial luego la trama afloja un poco pero aún así atrapa a lo bestia.
Leslie
This is a techno-thriller, time travel, horror story that is not chaste and is loaded with violence and terror.

This book is like the Shining https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1... and Ghostboat https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2... were merged with some of the mysticism of Raiders of the Lost Ark or an X-files episode. Ghostboat should not be confused with the 2002 movie Ghost Ship https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0288477/...

I do have a unique personal story about the Ghostboat book which I wi
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International bestselling author Manel Loureiro was born in Pontevedra, Spain and studied law at Universidade de Santiago de Compostela. After graduating, he worked in television, both on-screen (appearing on Televisión de Galicia) and behind the scenes as a writer. His Apocalypse Z trilogy—The Beginning of the End, Dark Days, and The Wrath of the Just—took him from the blogosphere to bestsellerdo

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