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Malinche: Una Novela (Texto Completo) [Malinche: A Novel ] | [Laura Esquivel]

Malinche: Una Novela (Texto Completo) [Malinche: A Novel ]

La princesa de la literatura latinoamericana, está de regreso con la historia el legendario amor entre el conquistador Hernan Cortés y su intérprete, la india Malinalli.
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Publisher's Summary

La princesa de la literatura latinoamericana, está de regreso con la historia el legendario amor entre el conquistador Hernan Cortés y su intérprete, la india Malinalli.

FonoLibro se enorgullece en presentar la nueva novela de la laureada escritora mexicana Laura Esquivel, Malinche, narrada por la laureada estrella mexicana Lucia Méndez.

Cuando Malinalli conoce a Cortés asume que se trata del propio Dios Quetzalcóatl que regresa a liberar a su pueblo. Los dos se enamoran apasionadamente, pero este amor pronto es destruido por la desmedida sed de conquista, poder y riqueza de Cortés.

A lo largo de la historia de México Malinalli/Malinche ha sido conocida por su traición al pueblo indio. Pero recientes investigaciones históricas han mostrado que Malinalli fue la mediadora entre dos culturas, la hispánica y la americana nativa; y entre dos lenguas, el español y el náhuatl.

Lo que Esquivel ha hecho aquí es desafiar la mitología tradicional mediante un retrato muy temperamental del Adán y la Eva de la cultura mestiza, Cortés y Malinalli, con la caída del imperio azteca como telón de fondo. Contada con el lirismo de la tradición cantarina y pictórica del náhuatl, Laura Esquivel nos brinda un mito fundacional de la cultura híbrida del Nuevo Mundo y una extraordinaria historia de amor.

This audiobook is in Spanish.
Este audiolibro es en Espanol.

©2006 Laura Esqivel; (P)2006 FonoLibro Inc.

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    Rachel West Hartford, CT, USA 04-04-08
    Rachel West Hartford, CT, USA 04-04-08
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    "Nice book"

    The book is nice, but the background music drove me crazy. Especially since I was listening to this in part to practice my Spanish comprehension, the music made it hard to listen.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Blanca Fishers, IN, USA 03-10-09
    Blanca Fishers, IN, USA 03-10-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Did not like it! Good book not a good audible."

    I was so looking forward to listen to this book. Lucia Mendez is not good at narrating this story and the music does not help her. She over does it with the dramatic tone of voice. Could not hear more than 30mins. I just couldn't take it. I'll try to buy the printed book and read it even if it takes me weeks.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer BOISE, ID, United States 02-13-12
    Amazon Customer BOISE, ID, United States 02-13-12 Member Since 2010
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    "¡Espectacular!"
    Where does Malinche rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is one of the best audios I've listened to.


    What about Lucia Mendez’s performance did you like?

    Lucia's vocal variety, pace, and clarity in pronunciation is excellent. I would recommend this listening to learners of Spanish at any level.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Luis Los Angeles, CA, United States 01-18-12
    Luis Los Angeles, CA, United States 01-18-12
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    "Absurda y ridícula novela."
    Would you try another book from Laura Esquivel and/or Lucia Mendez?

    No.


    What could Laura Esquivel have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Esta novela no está basada en hechos o en la realidad sociocultural de los nativos de la época. Es más, hace perpetua los mismos prejuicios que, desafortunadamente, todavía son parte de la cultura actual. Me horrorizó escuchar como -supuestamente- hablaba la abuela de


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment.


    Any additional comments?

    No pude terminar de escucharla... a lo mejor hubiera logrado redimir algo, pero me fué imposible soportar más...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Claude Portland, OR, USA 04-27-08
    Claude Portland, OR, USA 04-27-08
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    "A marvelous delight"

    Mas, mas, mas. This book is one of the few delights available in Spanish through Audiobooks. It is read with all the beauty that is available from Spanish culture -- and that's a lot. This is a wonderful interpretation of the role of women in culture, in Mexican history, and in the universe! I only wish there were already a full library of these delicious delights.
    What a marvelous reading of a significant and powerful novel!

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Judith T. Lackritz San Antonio, Texas United States 10-03-13
    Judith T. Lackritz San Antonio, Texas United States 10-03-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Malinche as a Legend"
    If you could sum up Malinche in three words, what would they be?

    Legendary, dramatic, and compelling


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Grandmother and her influence on the young Malinche


    What about Lucia Mendez’s performance did you like?

    Lucia Mendez speaks quite distinctly so it is easy to understand her against the background music.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The opening descriptions with Malinche and the grandmother


    Any additional comments?

    I hesitated to purchase the audio version because of other reviewers' criticisms about the background music, but I found the music to be an interesting feature of the audio version. Esquivel appears to like to try new technologies and forms for the presentation of her novels. The drama in this one ties the music into the legendary nature of the story of Malinalli.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ruth Burton Bakersfield, CA, US 02-13-13
    Ruth Burton Bakersfield, CA, US 02-13-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Laura Esquivel, another great book!!!"
    What did you love best about Malinche?

    I loved the way Laura Esquivel uses Malinche as the mother of The "mestizo"race with all the exotic beauty and mysticism .


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Malinche, sensual, brave, and mistic.


    What does Lucia Mendez bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The diferent entonation, accents.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Little resentment agaist Spaniers for the lack of understanding of the new world. What a pitty to destry an entire civilization, without validating their knowledge.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Norma Vallejo, CA, United States 02-06-13
    Norma Vallejo, CA, United States 02-06-13
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    "QUE NOVELA!!!"
    Would you listen to Malinche again? Why?

    Yes I am going to listen to Malinche again!!! Just in case that I missed anything!! :-)


    What did you like best about this story?

    I felt that I was part of it, that I was watching all of it!


    Have you listened to any of Lucia Mendez’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    First time, she did a "great "job!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes!


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait for the movie to be made!!!! :-D

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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