- File Size: 978 KB
- Print Length: 121 pages
- Publication Date: September 7, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00NEVHVWC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,327,550 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Mexican Swimmer tells the tale of an anti-hero, named, Rodrigo Villalobos. One evening standing on a balcony he can see across the village, seven brothels between him and his home. Bragging to his bodyguards, that he will swim his way home, thus proving to them and himself, he's still the virile, macho specimen, women long for. His impetuous endeavor however, places not only Rodrigo into a life and death struggle but also has put his family in the crosshairs of death. A stunning, fast-paced thrill ride of a story. Paul's deep affection for pure cinema comes through page after page in The Mexican Swimmer. I liken his writing style to joy of watching classic film by the greatest of film directors. Give me Howard Hawks, John Ford, William Wyler, Otto Preminger and I've got a book by Paul Kyriazi. This is my third book of Paul's I've read and each time it just gets better and better. Again, the fact, that you also get the audio book too for the price of an ebook makes this a perfect choice.
Author Paul Kyriazi doesn’t sacrifice story line or character development to create this novella. It is packed with as much detail and action as any full size novel I have read recently.
This is a very easy to read fast paced book that just keeps you hooked. I love stories like this that I can read from start to finish in a relatively short period.
Its suitable for many audiences, But it is more adult subject matter. That’s not to say there is anything really bad, but content younger readers won’t (or shouldn’t) relate to.
I haven’t listened to the audio version yet as I don’t typically have a quiet place to enjoy them, but I hope to try this one out sometime soon. This review will be updated with that info when the time comes.
Overall it was a very enjoyable story, and I look forward to reading more from.
On top of a great story, the author also provides an excellently produced audio version for no extra charge.
Definitely check this out.
The sound effects in the background of the story are done in a way that does not overpower the commentary. Its almost as if you are hearing the thoughts of the story teller as he remembers the occurrences. It really aids in drawing you into the world that the author created.
I listen to many audio books on my commutes and during my time in the gym. I have to say that this one, more than many others pulled me in and really engaged me in the story. It has an "old time, silver screen" feel to it. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great story to lose yourself in.
And the thrill ride that is The Mexican Swimmer is no different.
Take one part John Woo, one part Raymond Chandler--spice with a healthy dose of south of the border flavor--and you've got a story that's inventive, unique, packed with action, and the best part is you'll feel like you're right there the whole time.
That's because of the production. Mr. Kyriazi doesn't spare the horses on anything. First, he's got an ear for talent. Sure, in other productions he's had some big names, but he's also found the lesser known but equally as skilled talent to go along with them.
And in this one, Rodrigo Villalobos knocks it out of the park. Adding to the Old Hollywood feel is great music and moods to set the scene.
If you are a fan of audio books, Old Time Radio, short stories, or just a novel tale well told, do yourself and your imagination a favor.
Get The Mexican Swimmer from Paul Kyriazi. You can thank me later.
When Rodrigo decides that he is going to visit every whore house he can get his bare bum into between his house and The Utopia (supposedly the best little whore house) it certainly sounds like he's up for an adventure! But when he runs into his ex-girlfriend and a mobster, his plans start to go sideways on him and the action really starts. He finds himself in ever-present danger as people try to kill, maim and otherwise do him harm while all he really wants is a good time. But have no fear, because Rodrigo has a few tricks of his own to lay out for those who mean to do him harm
A great story -- and I highly recommend grabbing and listening to the audio version, too!