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Laurie

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  • The Tortilla Curtain

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By T. Coraghessan Boyle
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (108)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (33)

    PEN-Faulkner Award-winning author T. Coraghessan Boyle weaves together the stories of two families in Southern California: one affluent, the other destitute. As Boyle creates a counterpoint of personal needs, civic responsibility, and social custom, each family's quest for the American Dream fuels deep fear and anger that ultimately lead to a perilous confrontation.

    Donald says: "The Tortilla Curtain"
    "Annoying !"
    Overall

    The woman who reads this book was annoying to listen to -- to say the least. I could hear her continually swallowing and making various smacking sounds. I found myself thinking about how I couldn't stand to listen to her (but had to because it was for a class reading assignment) more than listening to the story. Appears author used his thesaurus frequently also annoying... you'll understand when you start listening. Wouldn't recommend to anyone.

    4 of 11 people found this review helpful

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