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albert

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  • Into the Beautiful North: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Luis Alberto Urrea
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (53)

    Nineteen-year-old Nayeli works at a taco shop in her Mexican village and dreams about her father, who left the family to work in the United States. Recently, it has dawned on her that he isn't the only man who has left town. In fact, there are almost no men in the village - they've all gone north. While watching The Magnificent Seven, Nayeli decides to go north herself and recruit seven men - her own "Siete Magnificos"---to repopulate her hometown and protect it from the bandidos who plan on taking it over.

    A User says: "The other side of the story"
    "Good Story. Talented performer, Bad Spanish."
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    This was a contemporary and sensitive portrayal of the clash of Mexican, American and Mexican-American cultures. Mr. Urrea knows his subject well and tells his tale, cleverly educating his reader about the how Mexicans embrace American culture, but on their own terms.

    The performer was a good fit for the mood and character, and characters, of the Story. Her spanish accent was natural and unaffected and added to my enjoyment. But, her mispronunciation of a handful of spanish words was painfully distracting to a bilingual listener.

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