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  • The Barbarian Nurseries

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Héctor Tobar
    • Narrated By Frankie J. Alvarez
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (137)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (121)

    With The Barbarian Nurseries, Héctor Tobar gives our most misunderstood metropolis its great contemporary novel, taking us beyond the glimmer of Hollywood and deeper than camera-ready crime stories to reveal Southern California life as it really is, across its vast, sunshiny sprawl of classes, languages, dreams, and ambitions.

    David says: "A modern classic for 21st century Los Angeles"
    "Thought-provoking story, memorable protagonist"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I have, especially to my sister-in-law and daughter who, like me, loved "Tortilla Curtain" by T.C. Boyle. It's a different writing style, with somewhat less "pathos", but just as powerful.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I think that I didn't realize Arecelli was going to be so central when I started, but her character development was wonderful and she grew to be one of my most memorable recent characters. The lack of understanding, and misunderstanding, between cultures really stood out and will change the way I look at "the other".


    What about Frankie J. Alvarez’s performance did you like?

    Just very well done.


    If you could take any character from The Barbarian Nurseries out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I don't think I'd be ready for dinner with any of them, although I basically liked all of the main characters. Another great aspect of this story was that none of the main characters were "bad people" or unlikeable people.


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